Category: Embroidery Supplies

Machine Embroidery with Metallic Thread

Back in 2009, my three-year old wanted her name embroidered on her new beach towel, so I let her choose the thread. Naturally – she chose the option with the most bling: the dreaded metallic thread. In her defense, the silver metallic thread did match the color of the shark on the towel. But I […]

Save money on embroidery stabilizer using these tricks

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 […]

Why are my needles breaking

Why are my needles breaking on my embroidery machine?

I sit there, mesmerized, watching my embroidery machine do its thing… happily humming along, then suddenly – POP – the needle breaks. After a brief moment of gratitude that the needle tip did take my eye out, and carefully disposing of the tip before it ends up in my foot, I change the needle and […]

unique, independent fabric stores in the united states

101 Independent Fabric Stores in the USA!

Well, it’s almost summer, which means summer travel is about to begin. For me, this means discovering some new independent fabric stores. Seeking out these little gems is a survival tactic. Allow me to explain. While I don’t know what your adventures entail, it looks like I may be traipsing around the South visiting Civil […]

embroidery blanks suppliers

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 […]