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February IEC: Easter Embroidery Designs

Internet Embroidery Club members, your February designs have arrived! Stitch up the sweetest children’s garments and home decor projects with these Easter embroidery designs. This February 2017 monthly collection includes chicks, eggs, an Easter basket and a bow. Two of the designs (the Easter basket and bow) feature optional wing-needle fill. A wing needle...

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Sweet Valentine Embroidery Ideas

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to stitch something special for those you love. From hand-sewn Valentines to treat bags, you can make a grand statement of love with small but sentimental keepsakes. And machine embroidery can help you create those projects quickly and easily! Below we’ve gathered together some of our favorite Valentine...

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5 Fun Quilt Projects

Quilts are such special, timeless projects. They make perfect gifts – whether you’re creating an heirloom quilt to celebrate a wedding or a new baby, or you’re making something comfy for a college kid’s dorm. You can cuddle with quilts, use them to adorn a bed or display them on your wall. You can...

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Sneak Peek at the March School of Art Fashion

Our events team is heading to Lakeland, Fla. this March for our first live event of 2017: the School of Art Fashion Boutique! The fun begins March 13, and we have five terrific school options for you. Become a licensed Martha Pullen teacher with me, Alicia Welcher and Connie Palmer; create an art quilt with Ellen...

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Organize Your Sewing Space in the New Year

Happy new year, friends! Have you set sewing goals for 2017? I think one goal many of us can agree on is to simply get organized. There’s something about tidying up your sewing space that’s so creatively inspiring, and I have a great project to share today that can help you with that. Keeping...

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January IEC: Heart Embroidery Designs

Internet Embroidery Club members, we’re so excited to share the first of our monthly 2017 Internet Embroidery Club designs with you! This seasonal collection includes two lovely heart embroidery designs: a row of three hearts and a larger single heart, both available in two sizes for 4×4 and 5×7 inch hoops. Mix and match...

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5 Reasons to Become a Licensed Martha Pullen Teacher

2017 is nearly here – have you thought about your New Year’s resolutions yet? The new year is a great time to set sewing-related goals for yourself — maybe you want to create a certain number of projects, master new techniques or share your skills by teaching others to sew. No matter your resolution,...

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Creative Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas

Giving presents to loved ones is one of the best parts of the holiday season. We’ve shared inspiration all season for special handmade gifts to make, and today we’ve gathered together some creative last-minute gift wrapping ideas. They’re perfect for those special gifts you’ve stitched, but you can certainly use them on your store-bought...

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10 Quick Christmas Embroidery Ideas

With just a week to go until Christmas, time’s winding down to work on holiday projects. But if you’re looking for some fast and easy ideas that’ll help you finish everything on your gift list, machine embroidery is just the ticket. Below, we’ve gathered together 10 of our favorite festive machine embroidery designs from...

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Christmas Pajama Embellishment Ideas

Wearing new holiday “jammies” on Christmas Eve is a long-standing tradition for many families. This year, why not forego the store-bought PJs and gather up some cute Christmas prints to create your own? The festive pajamas shown here were designed by Karen Faylor and featured in our November/December 2010 issue of Sew Beautiful magazine. Choose your...