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Best free embroidery software

Embroidery machines are expensive, so you may be a bit alarmed to see the price of machine embroidery software. But, while some of the fancy high-end embroidery digitizing software is a bit pricey, you can find plenty of free embroidery software that is incredibly useful and may be exactly what you need. Products mentioned in […]

What is Embrilliance embroidery software

What is Embrilliance?

If you have been lurking around the embroidery crowd, you’ve probably heard people mention Embrilliance. This was definitely true for me. Long before I knew what it was, I often heard people raving about Embrilliance in machine embroidery Facebook groups. Soon, I learned that while many people refer to Embrilliance as a specific program, it […]

where to buy machine embroidery designs

Where to buy machine embroidery designs

Tired of stitching out the embroidery designs that came with your machine? Yes – those can get old quickly. Fortunately, for you, there are millions of machine embroidery designs instantly available online that you can purchase, download and immediately start stitching out on your embroidery machine.  If you are new to machine embroidery, however, you […]

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How to work with machine embroidery fonts

There are tons of different styles of machine embroidery fonts available that will help you achieve your desired aesthetic. But what are they? Where do you find them? And, how do you work with machine embroidery fonts to create names, words, phrases and monograms? Products mentioned in this post SewWrite Hatch by Wilcom SewWhat-Pro Embrilliance […]

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. Machine embroidery on denim is actually not difficult at all.  But to machine embroider jeans, you will have a couple of challenges.  But – I promise […]

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 especially tricky because there is an incredible amount of variety and each style projects such a unique and specific look.  In addition, some script fonts work […]

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, they will likely ask you if you will embroider for them – which may make you wonder… should you start a home embroidery business? Can you […]

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 thread against a deep indigo denim simply makes me swoon. In fact, when I first got my embroidery machine, it was probably the first fabric I […]

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 shirt to create the perfectly polished high end preppy look. I just did this on one of my husband’s shirts and I love the way it […]

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 fob.  And there are tons of different styles – some that clip onto a bag or back pack, some that are essentially just a keychain.  But, […]

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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 assemble a complete and functional item all within your embroidery hoop. Nevertheless, I do remember those days when I was first starting to figure out what […]

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 quilt with your embroidery machine? In fact, an embroidery machine can make quilting quicker and easier than doing it entirely with a sewing machine, and can […]