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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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10 facts you should know before you buy an embroidery machine

What do I need to know before buying an embroidery machine?

So you are interested in an embroidery machine? Do you really know what you are getting into? While an embroidery machine can offer a lot of fun and creativity, it can also be a money pit if you don’t put it to good use. So, before you whip out your credit card to buy an […]
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Best embroidery machines for beginners

Best embroidery machines for beginners

So you are thinking about learning how to machine embroider, but are not even sure where to begin? Well, the first thing you will need is an embroidery machine. But with so many different models on the market, which ones are are the best embroidery machines for beginners? Products mentioned in this post Brother PE535 […]
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beginner machine embroidery questions

Common beginner machine embroidery questions and answers

I often receive emails with machine embroidery questions, but this most recent one from Randi really got my attention. Wow! Newbies have a lot of questions! “I received a Brother PE535 for Christmas last year and still haven’t figured out how to use it or get started. I was wondering if you know what I […]
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Best Machine Embroidery Projects for Beginners

Best machine embroidery projects for beginners

Getting started with machine embroidery can be a little bit intimidating. First, you need to make the time to actually get your machine out of its box and set it up, but then you need to decide what exactly to make. You don’t want to take on anything too complicated – as a failure at […]
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free in-the-hoop key fob

Free in-the-hoop key fob

If you have been reluctant to try an in-the-hoop project, perhaps I can tempt you this one.  One of the easiest possible projects to make in-the-hoop is a key...
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in the hoop banner on an embroidery machine

In-the-hoop banner how-to

I’ve always wanted to make an in-the-hoop banner, but never got around to it – mostly because it seemed like A LOT of work.  But, with my little friend,...
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how to make a monogrammed duffel bag

How to make a monogrammed duffel bag

I’ve monogrammed a lot of duffel bags over the years using my embroidery machine, because, frankly, a monogrammed duffel bag makes a GREAT GIFT. The only issue is that...
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how to make an in-the-hoop napkin ring

How to make in-the-hoop napkin rings

Napkin rings offer a touch of elegance to your place settings. You have probably seen them made of all different types of materials including metals, wood, plastic and ceramics. ...
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Digitizing Embroidery Designs

how to digitize handwriting for machine embroidery

How to digitize handwriting for machine embroidery

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to recreate someone’s handwriting using your embroidery machine? Guess what? It’s actually pretty easy to digitize handwriting for machine embroidery. And it...
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what is inkstitch

Inkstitch: a free embroidery digitizing program

Just If you have been looking into different embroidery digitizing software, you may have experienced a big of sticker shock. Some of the higher-end, professional level embroidery digitizing programs...
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SewArt Review

SewArt review: more than just an auto-digitizing software

Interested in digitizing but don’t want to spend a fortune on digitizing software? Perhaps SewArt is the program for you. Made by S&S Computing, SewArt is designed to help...
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what is auto digitizing software for machine embroidery

What is auto digitizing software in machine embroidery?

Very shortly after I started to get the hang of my embroidery machine, I wanted to know exactly how to create the designs that my embroidery machine stitched out....
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how to machine embroider on jeans

How to machine embroider jeans

If you love embroidered denim, you may wonder if you can actually use your embroidery machine to stitch out embroidery designs down the leg of a pair of jeans....
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best machine embroidery script fonts

Best machine embroidery script fonts

When I start looking at fonts, I can really go down a rabbit hole. There are just so many options, it can be hard to choose. Script fonts are...
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how to start an embroidery business

How to start a home embroidery business

Getting an embroidery machine is fun and exciting. But, once you start adding names and monograms to everything you and your kids own, people start to notice. And then,...
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machine embroidery on denim

Machine embroidery on denim

My kids say that I’m a true hippy at heart which may explain why I love the look of machine embroidery on denim.  The contrast of the glossy embroidery...
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how to monogram a shirt pocket

How to monogram a shirt pocket

Got a boring dress shirt that you want to spice up a bit for one of the men in your life? Monogram a shirt pocket on a men’s dress...
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free in-the-hoop key fob

Free in-the-hoop key fob

If you have been reluctant to try an in-the-hoop project, perhaps I can tempt you this one.  One of the easiest possible projects to make in-the-hoop is a key...
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free in-the-hoop embroidery designs to download

Free in-the-hoop embroidery designs

In my opinion, one of the most fun and satisfying things you can make on an embroidery machine is an in-the-hoop (ITH) project.  It’s pretty amazing that you can...
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How to quilt on an embroidery machine

How to quilt with an embroidery machine

If you own an embroidery machine, you have probably used it to add names, monograms and designs to clothing and accessories. But, did you know that you can actually...
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