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!
Check out my collection of embroidery designs OR Visit the blog where I offer some embroidery inspiration and answer the perplexing questions that you may have regarding your embroidery machine.
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I sit there, mesmerized, watching my embroidery machine do its thing… happily humming along, then suddenly – POP – the needle breaks. After a brief moment of gratitude that the needle tip did take my eye out, and carefully disposing of the tip before it ends up in my foot, I change the needle and […]
Ok – I’ll say it. Shopping for Father’s day sucks. My dad needs absolutely nothing and what he does want – he just buys. When I’m really grasping for straws – I’ll get him the latest hardcover non-fiction World War II book. Boring. But, he’ll likely read it, or at least it will look good […]
After stitching out dozens of designs on your embroidery machine, are you beginning to crave the ability to make your own embroidery designs? I mean how great would it be to stitch out anything you can dream up and not just other designer’s creations? If this is where you are in your machine embroidery career, […]
Do you ever have one of those projects that turns out better than you could have ever imagined? For me, those experiences are few and far between. It’s such a bummer to overspend your money and time on a project that turns out like crap. But when it all works out better than expected, that […]
Well, it’s almost summer, which means summer travel is about to begin. While I don’t know what your adventures entail, it looks like I may be traipsing around the South visiting Civil War battlefields. This is definitely not my idea, nor my dream destination. Don’t get me wrong. I know this is very educational and […]
Here’s how I knew I had a nasty, dirty embroidery hoop. People started commenting on pictures in my blog posts that were completely unrelated to the embroidery hoop, saying “wow – you’re hoop is gross.” So, after hearing that a few times through the comments on my blog and social media channels, I thought, “maybe […]
It’s Saturday morning at 11:37 and you decide to monogram a gift for a party that starts in 23 minutes. You got this, right? Hoop and score the stabilizer, thread the machine, center the shirt on the stabilizer and get ready to go… But then, your embroidery machine starts stitching like absolute CRAP. What’s a […]
As a machine embroidery junkie, I’m always on the lookout for great deals on plain garments and linens suitable for machine embroidery and appliqué. Some of my favorite finds have been in average chain stores like Target, Walmart and Old Navy. A simple $4 hoodie on the clearance rack at Old Navy is a great […]