This is a short tutorial about the differences there are between wash-away stabilizers. There are two different versions commonly used and can cause confusion, particularly for new machine embroiderers. When referring to wash-away stabilizer in our instructions we are referring to one that looks like this. It’s also called Backing. This is a woven stabilizer … Continue reading WASH-AWAY STABILIZERS…. understand the differences
Never used Mylar film in an embroidery project? Well, you’re in for a treat. It’s a very fun skill to add to your repertoire. This quick tutorial will show you just how inspiring Mylar film can be when used with embroidery. Here are several colors available. I got these at Dollar Tree a few years … Continue reading FUN WITH MYLAR FILM
If you are new to machine embroidery and you have purchased a design, you will get the design files, instructions plus a COLOR ANALYSIS DOCUMENT. You may be confused about how you use this document, but it’s very simple. Since 99% of our designs are In The Hoop Projects, you will have this Color Analysis as … Continue reading USING…. COLOR ANALYSIS SHEETS
CHARM PACKS, JELLY ROLLS, HONEY BUNS, JOLLY BARS, LAYER CAKES, FAT QUARTERS…Sounds like they ought to be in a dessert shop! But they aren’t! You will find these cute sounding names in fabric and quilt shops! We have a lot of customers who are quilters and many of these names are familiar to you, but … Continue reading YOUR GUIDE TO PRECUTS …….. all you need to know
Two weeks ago I posted a face mask pattern link, which you can find HERE. Since that time, there has been a lot of talk and speculation about face masks being effective. Today the CDC has recommended that people in the US wear homemade face coverings to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. You … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE A FACE MASK – more patterns
Anyone who would like to make face masks there are a lot of free online patterns. (I have included one below). These are easily made using a sewing machine. If you use an ITH design then there is stabilizer that will need to be removed from the mask, so tear away would be best to … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE A FACE MASK
Applique, commonly used as decoration, can be accomplished quite easily with your embroidery machine.
The right size insert or filler is essential to a great looking decorative pillow. Finding the correct size can be a problem when making custom accent pillows. Here is my recommend fix. Just make your own inserts. Watch my how-to video to learn more.
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