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How to machine embroider on wood

by Kathleen Fehr · Oct 25, 2021

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How to choose a brand of embroidery thread

Recently, a customer asked me what I thought about a particular brand of embroidery thread. That’s such a great question, so I thought I’d share my answer here with all of you.In my opinion, there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ brand of embroidery thread. Just like there are lots of different sewing machine makes and models, there are many different brands of thread and you just have to find the brand that works for you. When buying a brand of embroidery thread that you haven’t used before, I recommend buying only a few spools of it and actually running it...

Kathleen Fehr · Oct 26, 2021

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Which embroidery machine should you buy?

Whether you are new to the world of embroidery or you’ve been embroidering for years, buying a new embroidery machine can be overwhelming. There are so many brands and models to choose from. How do you pick the right one? The answer is: Test Drive, Test Drive, Test Drive. Every chance you can sit down and sew/embroider on the different brands/models of machines. If you live by a dealer, visit the dealer and sit in front of the machine yourself. Ask to press the buttons and thread the machine. Ask if you can change the bobbin and load a design....

Kathleen Fehr · Oct 26, 2021

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How to make a light box for under $20

There have been times when I've been working on a project and I thought, gee a light box would make this sooo much easier right now. But I didn't want to spend hundreds of dollars on one. I thought about asking my husband to make me one, but then again it would be a bit pricey and where would I store it? Where would I plug it in? Not to mention his "honey do" list is so long, I probably wouldn't see the light box until I was 102. Then two things happened at once...my Mom sent me some new...

Kathleen Fehr · Oct 26, 2021

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How to sew a headband, an easy project for beginners.

Are you looking for a fast and easy gift to make for teens this Christmas? I got you! This sewing tutorial will show you how to sew a headband. These are seriously the easiest gift I've ever sewn. And they are extremely comfortable. I wear them all the time and never get a headache when I have them on. They make a great gift for all ages really, not just teens. I like to use mine to hold my hair back when washing my face, and removing make up. Sew these headbands and pair them up with some fancy lotions...

Kathleen Fehr · Oct 26, 2021

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Learn how to master paper piecing

Let's be honest, sometimes when making quilt blocks it can be hard to not loose some of your points. It happens to the best of us. The tips of those triangles just don't play nice sometimes. With paper piecing you actually sew the fabric directly onto paper...and it really helps with those points! Watch the video below and learn just how easy paper piecing is, and watch those points become perfect.

Kathleen Fehr · Oct 26, 2021

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How to use water soluble stabilizer for machine embroidery

Do you like to embroidery on towels, fleece or other fuzzy fabrics?Do you want to make free standing lace embroidery? If so then this video is for you! Learn all about water soluble stabilizer and some of it's many uses. Be sure to watch till the end for tips on how to remove the stabilizer once the embroidery is finished. XOXO, Kat  :)

Kathleen Fehr · Oct 26, 2021