Inspiration and Mastery of
your embroidery machine.
Hi, I'm Julie, a.k.a the Machine Embroidery Geek. I love to make fun, modern projects with my embroidery machine - always thinking outside of the fussy, grandma box!
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It’s almost Halloween! So, you know what that means?? It’s the perfect time of year to try out stitching out embroidery designs with some glow-in-the-dark thread. Sound tricky? It’s actually not too bad. Plus – there are SO MANY fun thinks you can do with it! But before you go too crazy stitching up some […]
I only live a few miles from my mom and dad which and they actually still live in the home where I grew up. Great, right? Yep – it’s great until your kids discover all your old stuff that’s still lingering around in your childhood bedroom. One of the treasures my two girls recently uncovered […]
When I was just getting started in machine embroidery, appliqué was new and enticing, but a little frustrating. It took a lot of trial and error to get it right. But, now that I’ve put in hours behind the embroidery machine, studied up, and digitized many of my own appliqué designs, I can officially offer up […]
It’s officially fall! And, do you know what that means? It’s fleece season! Fleece is a dream fabric for embroiderers. There are so many fun and practical items you can make with fleece, and embroidery looks great on it. But, if you’re new to embroidery, perhaps you are wondering, how to embroider on fleece? Why […]
Machine embroidery terms and acronyms can be a little confusing, especially if you are new to the craft. Just scanning through forums and Facebook groups dedicated to machine embroidery, you may think that members are speaking another language. So, as your friendly neighborhood embroidery term translator, I thought I’d break it all down for you. […]
So…. you got your first embroidery machine. It’s awesome, isn’t it? Even if your machine is pretty basic and your maximum hoop size is only 4″ x 4″, hopefully you’ve learned that even with an inexpensive embroidery machine, you can still make a lot of cool stuff. But then you start hearing about multi-needle embroidery machines […]
So you’re wondering how to become an embroidery digitizer? I get it. I remember the feeling. As soon as I started using my embroidery machine I immediately wanted to learn how to create the files that my machine could stitch out. In fact, the goal of becoming an embroidery digitizer was the whole reason I […]
Embroidery files come in a BUNCH of different file formats. If you have browsed any of the sites that sell embroidery designs, you have likely seen them: XXX, SEW, PES, etc… Each of these file formats work with different types of embroidery machines. (Yes – it would have been nice if the machine embroidery industry […]