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Fall 2019 Machine Embroidery Trends: Playful Plaid

The latest trend is dressing head to toe in one color hue. That trend has trickled over into prints — and plaid is where it’s at! Take the monochromatic trend to the next level with this look and elevate it … Continue reading

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How To Machine Embroider on Cork

Cork is eco-friendly, renewable and very trendy. It’s also a great surface to embroider on. While it acts like leather, vinyl and other non-fibrous materials in many ways (don’t pin it!), its fabric backing allows it to take embroidery better … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Fun Fall Designs with Creative Machine Embroidery!

The Fall 2019 issue of Creative Machine Embroidery is hitting newsstands on August 13! We’re so excited to share this one with you. Just a reminder that going forward, Creative Machine Embroidery will release four issues a year ¬— Spring, … Continue reading

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How To Use Decorative Designs In Machine Embroidery

Use embroidery motifs to add space to your next project—literally. Designs can span openings, holding them an equal distance apart. Most embroidery motifs serve a purely decorative function stitched atop the fabric’s surface. However, they can also be used functionally … Continue reading

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Friday Freebie! Free Machine Embroidery Design

Mother’s Day is almost here! To celebrate all the wonderful mothers out there, we’re giving away a free design. The Tea Time Teapot design evokes the warm and cozy feeling of chatting with your mom over a cup of tea. … Continue reading

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How To Use Stenciling In Machine Embroidery

Stenciling can add a whole new element to your embroidery. To learn tips, tricks and techniques for stenciling, check out part 1. To learn the steps of combining stenciling and embroidery, read on! Ink and Paint Stippling Stencil diminutive baskets … Continue reading

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FREE Easter Egg Embroidery Design

Spring and Easter designs are some of the cutest of the year! Who doesn’t love bunnies and charming eggs and floral designs? We sure do. With Easter right around the corner (Sunday April 21) we’re giving away a free design … Continue reading

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How To Use Stenciling + Machine Embroidery

Add stenciling to your embroidery for bold effects and added detail. Learn the basics of stenciling below, then discover ways to combine stenciling and embroidery in part 2. Getting Started Stenciling really requires only two tools: a stencil and a … Continue reading

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New Issue of Creative Machine Embroidery!

The Spring/Summer issue of Creative Machine Embroidery is finally here! I really love this issue, and I’m so excited that we finally get to share it with you.

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