By Lindee Goodall

How to Get Perfect Monograms on Terry Cloth Towels

Monogrammed towels - Harrington font customized for terry cloth @ LindeeGEmbroidery

How to embroider perfect monograms on towels

Saw these hand towels while out shopping and had to snap them up. I knew that with the contrasting border stripes, a monogram would be perfect. Of course, the challenge was getting them hooped accurately!


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Echidna P.I.E. Enhancements – October 2014 Announcement

Since Echidna P.I.E. is a new concept and we want to meet your needs and expectations, we’ve listened to you and made some enhancements to the program. The following email was sent to Echidna Platinum members from Gary Walker at Echidna. I’m reposting it here to answer questions.

October 2014 Echidna PIE Marigold Applique

What is the Echidna P.I.E.?


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FAQs About Echidna P.I.E.

I’ve been bombarded with questions concerning Echidna P.I.E. since writing How to Get Your Own Slice of P.I.E. so to clear those up, I’ve compiled them into this post. As new questions come up, I’ll add them here with their answers.

What is P.I.E?

P.I.E. stands for Platinum Inspiration & Embroidery and is an on-line monthly embroidery club through Echidna Sewing Products’ website to members of their Platinum Club. (more…)

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New Embroidery Software for Mac Users

Mac users rejoice! Briton Leap has expanded their line-up of Macintosh embroidery software to include 3 products:


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BX Machine Embroidery Fonts

Looking for high quality machine embroidery fonts that are keyboard-friendly? Check out our growing selection in the Alphabets section of our on-line shop. Here you’ll find a large range of small fonts not available elsewhere plus fonts in 1, 2, and 3″ size. The stated font size is based on the main portion of an uppercase letter (baseline to cap height); not the actual letter size. This means some larger font sizes won’t fit a 4 x 4″ hoop. (more…)

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Embroidery Tip

  • Don’t figure-8 rubber bands around thread spools to prevent thread raveling. The pressure can damage and soften the thread for several layers, causing thread breaks when the thread is used. Rubber bands can also tarnish some metallic threads.


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