How to make a custom baby lovey

How to make a custom baby lovey using your embroidery machine

Ready to make the most adorable, personalized baby gift using a few scraps lying around your sewing room? In this post I’ll show you how to make a custom baby lovey using your embroidery machine with just a little bit of sewing. First of all – i can take absolutely no credit for this project. […]

How to use a multi-position embroidery hoop

How to use a multi-position embroidery hoop

Have you ever wanted to stitch out an embroidery design that is larger than the largest embroidery hoop, you own? The solution may be within reach – and take the form of a multi-position hoop. These unique embroidery hoops (also referred to as repositionable hoops) are add on accessory you can purchase to enhance the […]

How to get an embroidery design on your computer.

How to get an embroidery design on a computer

If you’re new to the world of machine embroidery, one of the first things you’ll need to understand is how to get embroidery designs onto your computer. Why – you might wonder – if the goal is to get your embroidery machine to stitch out an embroidery design – would you need to get an […]

DIY embroidery home decor

Embroidery DIY Home Decor

Getting a little sick of your own home? After a summer of travel and seeing so many new and inspiring faces, I’m feeling inspired to spruce things up in my own home. Lucky for me – I own an embroidery machine (actually 3 😳) which is the perfect tool for upping my home decor game. […]

What is Embrilliance Enthusiast?

What is Embrilliance Enthusiast?

Want to be able to edit the embroidery designs you purchase or find for free online? Then maybe you need Embrilliance Enthusiast. Embriliance Enthusiast is an advanced embroidery design editor that runs on either a Mac or a PC. And in this article, I’ll be covering exactly what is Embrilliance Enthusiast. If you new to […]

Gift ideas for the machine embroidery enthusiast

Gift Ideas for Machine Embroidery Enthusiasts

OK – I know this is going to sound like a first world problem, but one of the more stressful parts of Christmas is not only coming up with gift ideas for other people, but also coming up with gift ideas for yourself. Inevitably, husbands, parents, children, Secret Santas, etc… ask what you want for […]

How to use a multi-needle embroidery machine

How to Use a Brother Multi-Needle Embroidery Machine

Are you tired of all the thread changing, small embroidery hoops, and slow stitch-outs? Well – maybe it’s time to say hello to a Brother multi-needle embroidery machine. As a beginner, using a multi-needle embroidery machine can seem a bit daunting. But trust me, it’s not as difficult as it appears. In this article, we’ll […]

how to precut appliqué fabric

How to precut appliqué fabric for machine embroidery

Love appliqué but hate having to remove your embroidery hoop from your machine to trim your appliqué fabric? Then why not precut appliqué fabric by hand or with your cutting machine? It’s quick, easy and ensures you will get a nice clean finish to your appliquéd project. Products mentioned in this post Why does appliqué […]

appliqué tips for beginners

10 appliqué tips for beginners

When I was just getting started in machine embroidery, appliqué was new and enticing, but a little frustrating.  It took a lot of trial and error to get it right.  But, now that I’ve put in hours behind the embroidery machine, studied up, and digitized many of my own appliqué designs,  I can officially offer up […]

free appliqué designs to stitch on your embroidery machine

38 free appliqué designs to stitch on your embroidery machine

You’ve probably noticed that there are a huge variety of appliqué designs available for sale. But, did you realize that you can also find dozens of free appliqué designs to download and stitch out? Stitching out appliqué designs on your embroidery machine is a great way to use up scraps of fabric while creating a […]

gifts to make for mom using an embroidery machine

Gifts for mom to make on an embroidery machine

OH man!  It’s that time of year again: the season in which I rack my brain trying to figure out what to give my mom and my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day. Fortunately, I own an embroidery machine, and I have a fairly good track record for embroidering personalized gifts that they have loved.  Since some […]

The best monogram fonts for Machine Embroidery

10 Best Monogram Fonts for Machine Embroidery

I have to admit, I’m in a bit of a monogram rut.  It seems like I keep using the same interlocking curly monogram over and over again. And while it’s attractive and serves its purpose, I’m frankly getting a bit sick of it. I need to invest in some new monogram typefaces, digitizing some myself […]