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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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101 Fabric Stores You MUST Visit Before You DIE! Unique, independent fabric stores around the United States

Well, it’s almost summer, which mean 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 […]


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How to clean your dirty embroidery hoop. It’s easier to clean than you think.

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 […]


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Why is my bobbin thread showing on top? Tips to keep your machine embroidery stitching looking great.

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 […]


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Where can I buy blanks for machine embroidery and applique?

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 […]


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how to make a personalized t-shirt dress for only $5

How to make a sweet, personalized t-shirt dress using your embroidery machine

Hey there!  Are you lucky enough to have little girls in your life who are willing to wear wacky dresses?  Well – I used to, but now my girls are teenagers and are a bit less tolerant about wearing some of the things I make.  Fortunately I have two young nieces who are right in […]


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What should I charge for monogramming and embroidery services

What should I charge for monogramming or embroidery services?

So now you have an embroidery machine and you finally know how to use it. You are starting to enjoy making gifts for family and friends. But – wait – (insert record screech here) – does it seem like everyone (and I mean everyone) is starting to come out of the woodwork asking you to […]


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Top 10 most essential tools for machine embroidery (that don’t come with your embroidery machine)

Going to the fabric store can be a bit overwhelming.  Even if you aren’t tempted to buy fabric you probably don’t need, you can still get seduced by all the cool gadgets promising to make your sewing and embroidering easier.  But what’s worth buying and what warrants a pass?  Here’s what I think are the […]


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How to monogram a straw hat with your embroidery machine

Guess what next weekend is?  It’s Mother’s Day! EEEEEEEK.   And I have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what to get my mom or my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day. They are both REALLY hard to buy for, being that they are in the mid-70s, they have everything they need and (fortunately), they have the means to buy […]


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Treble clef and heart filled machine embroidery and applique designs for a music lover. 6 versions in multiple sizes.

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Fun lego inspired face machine embroidery and applique designs for your lego lover. 6 versions in multiple sizes.

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This ain’t my first rodeo machine embroidery design in 4 sizes. Retro rodeo design for your inner cowgirl.

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Darling in-the-hoop memory (or matching) game to make with your embroidery machine. Includes 12 different pairs of animal faces.

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