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 […]


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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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 […]


How to remove applique fabric in an enclose shape

How to remove the appliqué fabric using applique scissors in an enclosed shape

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 and a big piece of fabric appliquéd on another can make a dramatic visual impact without me having to wait a long […]