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Choosing the Right Stabiliser

When tackling a new machine embroidery project it is always important to have the right equipment and material on hand. We have already discussed the importance of choosing the right needle, but now we are going to delve further into … Continue reading

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Machine Embroidery Twist on Sashiko Quilting

Sashiko Sashiko was a style of functional embroidery developed in Japan and used as early as the 17th century, which was very popular with the peasant class. Traditionally the style features geometric white patterns on darker, usually indigo cloth. (sashiko … Continue reading

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Choosing the right needle for machine embroidery

Choosing the right needle for a machine embroidery project doesn’t have to be a daunting prospect. Many an embroidery enthusiast may have avoided becoming a hysterical mess while attempting to purchase needles if they had just done a little research … Continue reading

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How to take perfect photos of your Machine Embroidery project.

How fabulous is this July Sew-a-Long ! We are already beginning to see some absolutely fabulous Tassel Bags being made. Today I thought I would share with you some handy tips in presenting your finished bag in the best possible … Continue reading

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Coloring with Sweet Pea’s in the hoop , machine embroidery Designs

by guest blogger Rita Wetzel     Coloring is fun for all ages – young, old, and in between.  It’s one of the first creative outlets we have as young children.  More importantly, we can enjoy it well into our … Continue reading

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How to insert a zipper in an “in the hoop” machine embroidery zipper purse

Learn how Sweet Pea uses these steps to insert a zipper in the hoop. Continue reading

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How to make a Scallop Edge

Scallop Edge Instructions © by Sandy Kiester USA – April 2017 Photos provided by Mia Swafford Items used in preparing to mark and stitch a scallop edge. Spray adhesive, pencil or pen, scissors, rotary cutter and cutting mat if you … Continue reading

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