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Quick Back-to-School Teacher Gifts

“Charm” your child’s new teacher with this cute hanging apple charm. It’s always shocking to see the first back-to-school items hit the store shelves. “Where has summer gone? And how much of it do we have left?” is always what … Continue reading

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Have an INCREDIBLES Father’s Day

I can’t wait to see the new Disney Incredibles 2 flick this weekend! I’m taking the whole family on Father’s Day, and the kids are really excited to surprise their dad with a special movie date.

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Make Fireworks POP with Trapunto

Have you started using trapunto in your machine embroidery projects? We have a great feature in the latest Creative Machine Embroidery magazine. Here are a few tips and tricks to combine machine embroidery with trapunto techniques to create striking projects.

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How To Place Machine Embroidery Designs

How to Achieve Perfect Placement for Machine Embroidery Designs by Kay Hickman Properly placed embroidery designs add a professional touch to any project. Learn to use paper templates and embroidery software to achieve perfect placement. Template Tips Paper templates are … Continue reading

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Earth Day Tote Bag Project

Celebrate Earth day by using sustainable fabric to create a reusable tote bag perfect for everyday use or trips to the farmer’s market. Embroider the tote with a lovely leaf-and-vine design, either by hand or machine.

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Flattering Embroidery Placement for Garments

We’ve all either seen it or committed the act ourselves. After careful sewing we some how have ended up placing large butterflies right on our butt.  Or, those fun abstract red circles now look more like two glaring eyes on … Continue reading

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