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Elegant & Intricate Cutwork Embroidery Designs

By Debbie Henry
The idea of cutting fabric makes most embroiderers nervous. We dread the thought and try to avoid it at all costs, but to cut fabric on purpose? That is exactly what you do when you use cutwork embroidery designs. Read more »

Appliqué 6 Ways: Trapunto, Lace & Madeira Appliqué

By Hope Yoder
Young Girl Wearing a Lace Appliqued Shirt

This is the third and final post in our Appliqué 6 Ways series. We already touched on machine embroidered and electronic die-cut appliqué and free-standing and shadow appliqué, this week we will take a closer look at trapunto appliqué, lace shaping appliqué and Madeira appliqué.

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Appliqué 6 Ways: Free-standing and Shadow Appliqué

By Hope Yoder
Shadow Applique

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series featuring six ways to appliqué. Last week we took a look at machine embroidered appliqué and electronic die-cut machine appliqué. This week, I'll share some tips for free-standing appliqué and shadow appliqué.

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Little Embroidery Designs Plus Text Tutorial

By Hope Yoder
Machine Embroidered LunchboxDo you own any tiny little embroidery designs and are not sure what to do with them. In this week’s post, I will show you how easy it is to embellish text using embroidery software programs that generate embroidered text. Read more »