Category: Helpful Techniques

10 embroidery mistakes and how to avoid them

10 Machine Embroidery Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

When you’ve spent over 10 years working with an embroidery machine, you’re bound to make a few embroidery mistakes. This is certainly true for me. The funny thing is – the more I share stories with other machine embroidery geeks, the more I hear the same stories again and again. It seems we’ve all made […]

how to clean embroidery hoop

How to clean an 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 […]

How to remove applique fabric in an enclose shape

Removing appliqué fabric using appliqué scissors in an enclosed shape

Why I love machine appliqué. I am a BIG FAN of appliqué.  In fact, I like machine appliqué so much that  (nerd alert) I belong to several Facebook groups dedicated to the topic. Maybe it’s because I’m impatient? A big piece of fabric appliquéd on another can make a dramatic visual impact without me having […]