Embroidery Blog

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Machine Embroidered Prairie Points

By Hope Yoder
Machine Embroidered Prairie PointsIn the hoop is what most embroiderers want to do for fun, so today's post is all about making an in the hoop project quickly and easily. Have you heard about prairie points? Prairie points are a decorative trim used in the quilting world to embellish the edge of quilts, pillows or wall hangings. Make them the traditional way or use your embroidery software program to make them ITH. Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Quilting, Sewing, Knitting & More

By Craftsy
Free Sewing PatternJoin us in celebrating the end of another wonderful week. Get ready to have a creative weekend with this fresh roundup of free patterns created by independent designers around the world! From a breezy summer knit tee, to a cut cat handbag, to a creative colorful cross-stitch, and more, download the free patterns you like now! Read more »

Not Your Grandmother’s Jeans

By Hope Yoder
Embroidered PocketsI have always loved the look of machine embroidered jeans and remember a time when you could hardly find plain jeans in stores. That was many years ago when embellished jeans were all the rage. While fashion trends come and go, the good trends we all love eventually come around again, reinvented. Read more »

Modern Cutting Methods for Machine Embroidery Appliqué

By Marjorie Busby
Cutting Shapes for Machine EmbroideryJust imagine what beautiful things we could create with our embroidery machine if our appliqué shapes could be cut automatically for us and each one was perfect. The only thing left for us to do is stitch them out. Guess what? We can do that with the new tools available to us: die cutting machines and electronic cutting machines. Today, let's take a look at how die cutting machines can transform your shapes. Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Quilts, Knits, Garments & More!

By Karen Kelty
Free Shawl Knitting PatternHappy Friday! Let's celebrate with weekend with a fresh roundup of free patterns created by the best independent designers from around the world. From beautiful handmade wrapping paper, to charming flower coasters, a lovely knit shawl and more, download your favorite free patterns now! Read more »

Using a Wing Needle with Heirloom Machine Embroidery Designs: Church Dolls

By Marjorie Busby
Heirloom Embroidery DesignsHeirloom machine embroidery is beautiful and is a modern way to do French hand sewing. When my children were pre-teens, I spent many hours using my computerized machine to do French hand sewing using methods by Martha Pullen and Mildred Turner. That was before I had an embroidery machine. It is much easier to complete projects, like the one below, using an embroidery machine. Today, we'll take a look at one of my favorite projects to give as a baby gift: a church doll made using heirloom embroidery techniques. Read more »

The Best Key Keeper Ever Tutorial

By Marjorie Busby
Machine Embroidery Key FobAlmost two years ago, a friend made and gave me a key fob that was a fabric loop attached to metal hardware. But alas, I have now worn out that wonderful gift and have had to re-create my own. To me, a key fob is the perfect place to showcase embroidery. Enjoy a tutorial for making a quick and easy machine embroidery key fob. Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Quilts, Knits, Kittens & More

By Craftsy
Free Amigurumi PatternLet's celebrate Friday with a fresh roundup of free patterns created by the best independent designers from around the world. From an adorable children's dress, to a playful puppies quilt, amigurumi kittens and more, download your favorite free patterns now! Read more »

Create a Unique Wooden Embroidered Monogram

By Hope Yoder
Wooden Embroidered MonogramOwn an embroidery machine and want to make a quick-monogramed letter to embellish a bookcase, shelf or to create unique wall art? Enjoy a crafting project that includes machine embroidery, fabric covered buttons and woodcrafts. Read more »