CRAZY QUILTING 101: LET’S GET STARTED!

Have you ever wanted to learn how to crazy quilt in machine embroidery?  Here is your chance to get learning! Crazy Quilting came about in the early 1800’s and was really popular.  The idea of crazy quilting came about by using up every scrap of very expensive fabric so that there would be no waste. … Read More

EMBROIDERY ON A BUDGET: 5 ways to save money on fabric

EMBROIDERY ON A BUDGET: 5 Ways to save Money on Fabric The continuing series, Embroidery on a Budget by the Economical Embroiderer! This week’s topic is FABRIC. You can’t embroider without fabric (other than FSL, of course) and actually finding cheap fabric is not always easy. First, I would like to point out that there… Read More

SEW MANY STABILIZERS, SEW LITTLE TIME…

So many stabilizers, so little time! When you are first starting out with embroidery, you need to get a machine plus a ton of other things before you even turn on your machine. Having the correct thread is really important, but so is the correct stabilizer. Beleive it or not, using the right stabilizer and… Read More

YOU FLOAT A BOAT, NOT STABILIZER – Hooping skills 101

Many years ago, when I was just starting with embroidery I read some information about embroidery and running a successful business, and the thing I remember most was this: “YOU ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR HOOPING SKILLS” That made a lot of sense to me at the time, but I didn’t realize the vast… Read More

Troubleshooting Embroidery

Everyone has issues from time to time with stitching out embroidery.  You can stitch out one design, and then do the same design on something else and it fails miserably.  This happens more often and not, and we have a certain way that we work through it – troubleshooting.  We start with one thing and… Read More