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Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine

Using your embroidery machine to quilt large or small projects is totally possible and not difficult!

Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine

Although I'm a member of the Tucson Quilters Guild, I don't really think of myself as a quilter. However, the large trunk full of quilts and quilt projects I've made since 2009 tells another story.

You don't actually have to make a quilt to use the methods discussed here. Many small projects can also be quilted in the hoop: potholders, baby bibs, hot/cold drink wraps, mug rugs, along with many in-the-hoop projects.

There are several common ways to incorporate embroidery into your quilt project. For example, you might be

Got Puckers? 9 Professional Pointers for Pucker Prevention

When "pucker up" is not a good thing!

Got Puckers? 9 Professional Pointers for Pucker Prevention

Eight years ago, I wrote a post called Why Does My Embroidery Pucker (find it linked at the end of this post) and during the recently wrapped 2017 Virtual Sewing, Quilt, and Embroidery Expo, I focused on pucker problems in my two-part class called Professional Pointers for Pucker Prevention.

 

Embossed Monograms for Towels & Other Lofty Fabrics

Towel Tricks

Embossed monograms on towels are an easy and fun technique. They're also impressive looking and elegant and can work with most any decor.

An advantage with embossed monograms is that they're designed to let the nap peek through so you don't have to worry about the nap poking up though the design or your design getting lost in the nap, typically exactly what you want to avoid under normal circumstances.

Rescue Me - Easy Projects for Pet Lovers!

Rescue Me - Easy Projects for Pet Lovers!

Rescue Me is a collection of 20 simple designs targeted for raising awareness for pet adoption. If you're a pet foster, make your critter even more adorable by stitching up a personalized bandana!

Whether you foster pets or not, I've purposely kept these designs basic to make it quick and easy to whip up simple projects that can be done for a charity event, easy gifts, or craft show items.

How to Use Inktense on Fabric with Embroidery

How to Use Inktense on Fabric with Embroidery

If you’ve been reluctant to try inks or using media that requires a brush, then I’ve found something that gives you the look of inks with the ease of colored pencils and it’s called InkTense Colored pencils.

Basically, using a natural fiber fabric, you color just like any other pencil and then you activate with moisture and that can be plain water, aloe vera gel or textile medium. Once it dries, it’s permanent. It really doesn’t get any easier than this!

About Me

lindee crafsy ovalHi, I’m Lindee Goodall, a machine embroidery designer, digitizer, and educator  in Tucson, AZ.

It’s pretty accurate to say that I’m addicted to digitizing and I have a major fondness for cats, all things Mac, and Filemaker Pro. It’s my passion to help keep you in stitches—embroidery stitches, that is!

Mission

To inspire and nurture personal creativity and productivity by connecting embroiderers and digitizers with innovative, high-quality products and information that significantly elevate their enjoyment and experience while maximizing the use of technology. In other words, more toys and more fun!

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