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All Things Thread: Machine Embroidery Thread 101

Which thread types make for great embroidery designs? The answer isn’t as easy as you may think. Read on and stock up on the thread you’ll use most so you’re prepared for whatever project comes your way. From rayon to … Continue reading

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Paper Piecing In-the-Hoop

Paper piecing allows you to use intricate pieces to create interesting blocks. Combine paper piecing and the embroidery machine for a faster and more accurate end result.

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Free Sewing Pattern – Shady Lady Hat Pattern

If you’re a sewist who loves gardening, or vice versa, you’re in good company here! Enjoy this free hat sewing project for the perfect accessory to keep you cool this summer, embellished with a too-cute dragonfly. Make this handy visor … Continue reading

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It’s (Puppy) Love: New Dog-themed Embroidery Collection

If you love your pet as much as you love sewing, count yourself in good company. The CME team is full of pet lovers, and pups in particular. That’s why we’re so excited to bring you the new Puppy Love … Continue reading

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Top 15 Stabilizer Tips for Machine Embroidery

Proper stabilizing is critical to successful machine embroidery. Read on to learn more about the four basic stabilizer types: water-soluble and heat-removable stabilizers (often used as toppers), cut-away and tear-away stabilizers (often attached to the fabric wrong side as a … Continue reading

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Southwest Embroidery Design Inspiration

From fabric prints to embellishments, we’re having a major love affair with all things southwestern, including (and hence!) our new embroidery design collection, Southwest Story. When we were deciding what feature project to make with the collection, we had a … Continue reading

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Stitch the Trend: Embroidered Trench Coats

If you’ve got a need in your wardrobe for a stylish spring coat, join our Luzerne Trench sew along on the Sew News blog. We’re joined by the Deer & Doe team, and we’re talking all things trench style, colors, … Continue reading

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Date Night Inspiration: 4 Embroidered Looks Perfect for Going Out

If one of your personal goals for the new year includes more date nights, you’re in good company! And, if you’re like me, you tend to think about date night the morning of…as in, too late to make a totally … Continue reading

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Easy Embroidered Boy’s Pajama Set

I have two young boys in my life (and one girl!), and I have to admit that at this point, the handmade gifts tally tips very heavily in favor of my daughter. I’m working to remedy that: Christmas PJs to … Continue reading

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Monogrammed Holiday Pillow Wraps + FREE ALPHABET!

Every year, my favorite CME issue is a toss-up between the Halloween issue and the Christmas holiday issue. There are many things to love in both issues, this year – and I have a ton of favorites from both issues! … Continue reading

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