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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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 […]
One of the most common requests I get from my readers and through my Etsy store is if I can stitch out one of my designs as an embroidery patch. And, I’ve actually made a patch for a customer from one of my designs. But, I’ll admit, initially I was a bit confused about how […]
We’ve already established the fact here that every machine embroidery enthusiast makes mistakes. And when the mistake is really bad, sometimes the best solution is to rip out your stitches and start again. But if you’re new to this game (or you have never made a mistake), you’re probably wondering how to remove embroidery. Is […]
One of the most common questions that comes up in my embroidery groups and forums is: “what is the best embroidery digitizing service?” I am actually amazed that this keeps popping up again and again because the same handful of digitizing services are always recommended. So, I thought it might be helpful if I put […]
Stabilizer can get expensive, especially when you use a fresh piece for just about everything you embroider or appliqué. When I first started using my embroidery machine, I went through A TON of stabilizer. And, it was costing me a fortune! Since then, I’ve come up with a few strategies to save money on embroidery stabilizer […]
I never anticipated that after I started making appliqué designs, people start asking me how to use them. It all seems so simple to me now. But, I do remember when getting started that I, too, was perplexed about how to appliqué on an embroidery machine. But, before we get TOOOOO deep here – let’s […]
When you’ve spent over 10 years working with an embroidery machine, you’re bound to make a few embroidery mistakes. This is certainly true for me. The funny thing is – the more I share stories with other machine embroidery geeks, the more I hear the same stories again and again. It seems we’ve all made […]
Investing in an embroidery machine in a big decision. And, unfortunately, it’s a little bit of a chicken and egg conundrum. If you are new to machine embroidery, you probably are not sure if you will even use an embroidery machine. So… you don’t know if you should buy one until you actually buy it… […]