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Pick a Pretty Pocket: Machine Embroidery

By Marjorie Busby
Machine Embroidery PocketsWith machine embroidery I have found that adding a pocket is as easy as turning on my embroidery machine. And these are not just plain pockets or a one size fits all pocket. Machine embroidery pockets come in all kinds and sizes and can be added to almost anything. Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Machine Embroidery, Knitting & More

By Craftsy
Free Crochet PatternCelebrate the weekend with a fresh roundup of free patterns created by the best independent designers from around the world. From an adorable baby dress and dapper boys pants, to comfy socks, stylish earrings and more, download the free patterns you like now. Read more »

Creating In the Hoop Trapunto Blocks

By Hope Yoder
In the Hoop Trapunto BlocksWith today's awesome technology, it is now possible to create an In the Hoop (ITH) trapunto technique using a little know-how, special supplies, and an embroidery software program. Enjoy a step-by-step tutorial that will teach how to do just that! Read more »

In The Hoop Freestanding Name Tags Tutorial

By Hope Yoder
Embroidery In-the-Hoop Name TagsToday let’s talk about the traditional ITH designs that are uniquely digitized to create freestanding tags or name badges for backpacks, lunch boxes, hanging from a lanyard, luggage, sewing machine cases, computer cases, and more. Enjoy a step-by-step tutorial here! Read more »

Modern Tools for Machine Embroidery Appliqué: Electronic Cutters

By Marjorie Busby
Machine Embroidery Appliqué with Electronic CuttersElectronic cutters are perfect for creating and stitching original and one-of-a-kind designs, or a limited number of repetitive designs. These machines are now being recognized for the creative and fun ways that you can use them for machine embroidery appliqué. Learn how to appliqué this way here. Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Free Patterns for You!

By Craftsy
Free PatternsLet's celebrate the end of another amazing week with a new roundup of beautiful free patterns! Check out the beautiful selection this week including: a gorgeous large shawl, to cheerful coasters, a recipe box, and more. Just download the ones you like and have a great weekend! Read more »

Entering the Kingdom of Machine Embroidery Appliqué

By Marjorie Busby
Machine Embroidery AppliquéThere are so many different types of machine embroidery appliqué (MEA) that I’m not sure I can list them all. Many designs use a tackdown stitch over the appliqué fabric and the shape is trimmed around those stitches, or a template is used to cut the appliqué shape. You have probably seen instructions for both of these methods. I have some tips and tricks that I hope will not only be helpful but make machine embroidery appliqué a lot more fun! Read more »