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French knots and lazy daisy stitches

Variegated Eleganza threads customize your embroidery stitches

Yesterday on QUILTsocial we talked about using Eleganza thread to add wool applique to a table runner and now I've ...
The PFAFF Creative Sensation Pro

10 top features of the PFAFF creative sensation pro

To say this machine makes me feel special is an understatement! It makes me feel like a pro - 'someone ...
Embroidered charm in placemat

Add charm to fabric with the Basic Shape Creator

Today I'm going to share one more of the embroidery features in the PFAFF Creative 4.5. The quilter in me ...
Let's get a handle (or two) on our market tote. Commercial handles add a professional finish to handcrafted bags.

Sewing: Getting a Handle on the Market Tote

Sewing is so much fun! Let's get a handle (or two) on our creatively embroidered mezzaluna market tote. I like ...
Machine embroidery needles are designed to handle machine embroidery thread. Use a new one with each project to avoid disappointing results. The thread has a wonderful sheen and comes in a rainbow of colors.

Creative Machine Embroidery Personalizes Market Tote

Yesterday, we considered creative machine embroidery and its application to the stylish Mezzaluna Market Tote. Today, let's get stared on ...
As that thread comes up from the needle it rubs against the surface of the sewing machine. Those two metal bars protect the surface of the sewing machine. Running that thread along the surface at high speed would soon wear a groove in the plastic surface. The metal bars prevent that from happening. Who knew!

How to Use a Sewing Machine and its Features

Whew - we've had an amazing overview of the Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q, it's important to know how to use ...
Embroidery Stitches: Let's Get FANCY!

Embroidery Stitches: Let’s Get FANCY!

Today we're going to have a look at some of the embroidery stitches: let's get FANCY on the Husqvarna Viking ...