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Metal Foiling With Machine Embroidery Part 3

Welcome to our third and final installment on our series about combining embroidery and foiling! Metal foiling is a technique that once you get the hang of it produces stunning results. Working with metallic threads can be a bit tricky. … Continue reading

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Metal Foiling and Machine Embroidery Part 2

Today we’re continuing our series on combining foil with embroidery! For ideas and info on how to get started, check out part 1 here. Today we’re talking adhesive! There are two ways to apply foil to a fabric surface—adhesive and … Continue reading

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Metal Foiling and Machine Embroidery

Add metal foil to the embroidery mix for extra bling! In this three-part blog series, we’re talking about foil made specifically for fabric—a lightweight clear substrate with a very thin metal coating on one side. With the proper adhesive underneath, … Continue reading

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Free Embroidery Design

To celebrate Embroidery Month, we’re giving away an embroidery design every Friday! I’ve been digging into the CMEarchives to find some of my favorite designs that you may not have seen recently. It’s almost spring! We’re very close now to the … Continue reading

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Machine Embroidered Patches: Tips + Tricks

Whether the need is for an insignia or just for fun, patches are a quick and easy way to attach embroidery to any surface. The best and most common base fabric for patches is felt or twill, but any sturdy … Continue reading

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Creative Machine Embroidery Magazine: New Changes Are Coming!

If you subscribe to Creative Machine Embroidery, you may have noticed that your March/April issue hasn’t arrived yet and you may be wondering what’s going on. As we reviewed our upcoming year, we decided to make some changes to the schedule … Continue reading

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More Embroidery On Craft Foam

Craft foam is a great addition to embroidery. There are several techniques you can use with with material; read on for some ideas and technique descriptions.

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Valentine Embroidery Designs

Valentine’s Day is coming up… but not too soon! There’s still time to embroider some cute gifts, gift accoutrements and decor with a holiday flare. Below find some of our favorite love- and Valentine’s-themed embroidery designs, available at

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Latest Issue Is Here! See What’s In Store For You!

The January/February 2019 issue of Creative Machine Embroidery is hitting newsstands now. We’ve put together what we think is a really nice issue to start your new year off strong. Read on for some sneak peaks at some of our … Continue reading

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How To Use Craft Foam With Your Embroidery Machine

Craft foam is fabulous for adding loft to embroidered motifs, but it’s also a creative base for embroidery embellishment. Bring foam out in the open to create fashionably funky accessories and home décor. GETTING STARTED The foam used for embroidery … Continue reading

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