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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. “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 will need? What kind of thread do […]
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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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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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what is embroidery digitizing?

What is embroidery digitizing?

If you are new to the world of machine embroidery, you are likely starting to hear about embroidery digitizing and, perhaps, wondering that’s all about. It certainly didn’t take...
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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...
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Best machine embroidery thread

What is the best machine embroidery thread?

Looking for the best machine embroidery thread? I’m here to help! But, what do you want – the long answer or the short answer?  Let’s start with the short...
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best machine embroidered items to sell at craft shows

Best embroidered items to sell at craft shows

If you are thinking about participating in a craft show but wondering what the heck to sell, you have come to the right place. There are tons of different...
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