Category Archives: Embroidery Tips

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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