By Lindee Goodall

20 Things Every Machine Embroiderer Should Know!


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Essential Skills for Confidence at Every Step

Machine embroidery isn’t as simple as pressing the start button on your machine — I don’t have to tell you that! But with the right foundation of techniques, you can get the result you want, every time. Join me, returning Craftsy instructor Lindee Goodall, in my online Craftsy class, 20 Things Every Machine Embroiderer Should Know. I’ll set you up for success with new skills, tips and tricks that will help you approach every step of your embroidery with confidence! (more…)

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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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May Birth Month Flower: Hawthorn & Lily

May is the eleventh month in our Birth Month Flowers of the Year series and therefore the next to last block in this block of the month quilt.

Hawthorn, May birth month flower of the year from Lindee G Embroidery (more…)

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Embroidery Tip

  • Soft cut-away backings (my favorite is the no-show mesh variety) are kinder and less abrasive to metallic threads than stiff, crisp tear-aways.


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