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Fixing Puckers in Machine Embroidery

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to avoid them, puckers still show up in machine embroidery. Here’s how you can save your project!

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Common Bobbin Blunders and How to Fix Them!

For something that is virtually unseen, bobbin thread plays an important part in the way your machine embroidery turns out. These tips will help you troubleshoot and fix two of the most common issues.

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Pucker Prevention: Three Things You Should Never Do When Hooping

Hooping is such an important part of machine embroidery. Do it right and it likely goes unnoticed but do it wrong and everyone will notice. These tips will help you avoid puckers when hooping!

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Stitching for the Pool and Beach

If you are planning any fun in the sun this summer, these tips and tricks will help your machine embroidery hold up to sun, sand, salt, and chlorine.

Memorial Day weekend, we honor those who paid the ultimate price so that the rest of us can live the lives we do today. It is also the unofficial kick off to summer and that can mean plenty of time at the pool or at the beach. With a little bit of care, your embroidered beachwear will stand up to the challenge.

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Snag Nab-It: The Secret Weapon for Hiding Thread Tails!

 

This quirky little tool will quickly become your favorite for hiding stray threads! While researching our recent hot tip on burning thread tails to remove them, I found a YouTube video by Embroidery Nurse In it, Kelly Payne, a pediatric nurse from North Carolina, showed how to use this tiny wire tool, called a Snag Nab-It. Made by Dritz to fix snags on knit fabrics, the genius gadget works beautifully to pull thread tails, trimmed jump stitches, and thread loops to the back of your machine embroidery, too.

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Machine Embroidery Terms: I to K

Whether you are a seasoned embroiderer or just starting out, we hope the third installment of machine embroidery terms is helpful!

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One HOT Tip: Trim Thread Tails the Easy Way!

We’ve all wanted to set fire to projects that have run amok, but what if I told you that thread tails can be easily removed with a lighter?

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Machine Embroidery Terms: E to H

The second installment of our Machine Embroidery A to Z, offers a few more terms, techniques, and tutorials for machine embroiderers of all experience levels!

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Machine Embroidery Terms: A to D



Whether you are new to machine embroidery or are an experienced stitcher, some of these terms may be new to you! Here is the first installment of Machine Embroidery A to Z. We will periodically feature some terms and techniques infused with tutorials and tips and always welcome your tips, too!

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Freestanding Lace Tips and Tricks

It’s really pretty easy to stitch fabulous freestanding lace(FSL) with these tips! What once took weeks to make can now be stitched in minutes on our embroidery machines. We can mimic hand crochet doilies, edging, and ornaments using specially digitized FSL designs. Then, all that you need is water-soluble stabilizer (WSS) and a bit of patience. These tips will help!

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