Bonnie's Blog

Avoiding Thread Nests and Broken Needles

Thread nesting, or thread throw-up (because it makes you sick when you see that wad of thread on the bottom of a project) happens to all of us. Fortunately, I have some tips on how to avoid these mishaps!

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Perfect Embroidery Design Placement: Multiple Designs

After you become comfortable with embroidery design placement using just one design, it is time to get creative! I will show you how to tackle positioning and stitching multiple embroidery designs on a larger project, like . . . 

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Perfect Embroidery Design Placement: Single Designs

Do you struggle with getting designs stitched on your projects where you want them to be? We have all been there. Let me show you just how easy it is to achieve perfect . . .

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Tips for Fixing Hoop Burn

Sew Inspired by Bonnie tips for fixing hoop burn 

We all have experienced the dreaded hoop burn. Here are three of the best methods I have found to fix hoop burn and . . .

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5 Tips for Smooth Sailing Embroidery

Sew Inspired by Bonnie tips for smooth sailing embroidery
Do you want to create your embroidery projects with as little fuss as possible and have everything turn out just the way you like it? Read on for 5 tips for smooth sailing embroidery.

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Tips for Classy Holiday Projects: Choosing Embroidery Colors and Fabrics

Traditionally, we think of holiday colors as red and green with hints of silver and gold. Step out of the norm and embroider some extraordinary holiday projects just by changing . . . 

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How to Join Ends of Quilt Binding

Do you get frustrated trying to get the binding ends cut to the correct length so everything works? I have a couple of different . . . 

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Mitered Corners You Can Be Proud Of

Sew Inspired by Bonnie Mitered Corners Tutorial
I know that mitered borders scare a lot of people but they're really not that hard. I'll be the first to admit they scared me at first. Once you know a couple of little tricks, they're really not that difficult. Just take . . . 

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Stitching Freestanding Applique With GlitterFlex

Certain machine embroidered applique designs can be stitched so that they are freestanding. That is, they are not stitched on something else and can . . . 

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Laundry Instructions for GlitterFlex

Laundry instructions for GlitterFlex vinyl

Can you wash and dry GlitterFlex? . . . 

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