Embroidery Blog

Machine Embroidery Appliqué With the E-Stitch

By Marjorie Busby
Machine Embroidery Appliqué with the E-StitchMachine embroidery appliqué with the E-stitch, or as it is better known, the blanket stitch, is one of the most challenging methods of machine appliqué because it's an open stitch. In order to machine embroider with this stitch, the appliqué shape must be cut to the exact size and the tackdown stitch must be removed or disguised. There are two methods that are most often used for machine embroidery appliqué with this stitch. Here's a look at them both. Read more »

Get Crafty: 6 DIY Projects For Back-to-School

By Craftsy
DIY Back to School ProjectIt’s that time of year again, when lazy summer days give way to homework and hectic routines. Yep, it’s back-to-school season! Whether you’re thinking about how to save money on school supplies or just want to give your loved ones something handmade, get crafty with these DIY projects. Read more »

Combine Scrapbooking with Machine Embroidery

By Hope Yoder
Using SVG files for ScrapbookingHave you ever heard of SVG files? SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics, a file format commonly used in the scrapbooking word. Combine machine embroidery designs with SVG files and a die-cutting machine, and you can get a whole lot more from your embroidery designs. Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Quilting, Sewing, Knitting, Embroidery & More

By Karen Kelty
Free Knittig PatternHappy Friday, folks! If you're looking for some crafting inspiration to get you through the weekend, you've come to the right place! Here's another fresh roundup of free patterns from some of the world's best independent designers. From a stylish knit iPad case to an adorable sewn tea set, a sweet embroidered pincushion, a bold statement necklace, and more, download these free patterns today! Read more »

Machine Embroider Bunting Flags

By Marjorie Busby
Owl Bunting FlagsMachine embroidered bunting flags are an adorable way to decorate a baby's nursery. Or, you can customize them for cute, trendy decor for the holidays or special events, like birthday parties or weddings. Here's how I made adorable owl bunting flags for a nursery. Take these tips and customize them any way you like! Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Sewing, Quilting, Knitting & More

By Karen Kelty
Free Knitting PatternHappy Friday! Let's kick off the weekend with another roundup of fantastic free patterns from talented independent designers from all over the world! From a fashionable, figure-flattering dress, to an adorable knit scarflette, a stunning pendant, and more, download your favorites now! Read more »

5 Tips for Decorating Quilts With Embroidery

By Angela Mitchell
Quilt with EmbroideryBy definition, embroidery is the process of adding decorative designs onto fabric by hand or machine. Many quilters like to add embroidery to their work. Before starting your next project, check out these 5 tips for embroidering on quilts. Read more »