design transfer screen

How to Move a Design from Your Computer to Your Embroidery Machine – In the Right Format!

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You’ve purchased an embroidery design and have it safely tucked away in a folder on your computer. The next step: Send the design to your embroidery machine. But how do you know which files to send?


setup program screen

Make It Yours: 7 Series Hover Feature

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This is the first in a series of tips I am sharing with you, proud new owners of BERNINA 7 Series sewing machines, as I discover new and exciting features on my new B 780.


stabilizer rolls

Which Stabilizer to Use? FREE Video Tutorial

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Tear-away, cut-away, sticky, water-soluble, fusible, stiff, sheer – there are so many different stabilizer types, how does one decide which one to use?


strip piecing pressing tip

A Tip for “Wobble-less” Strip Piecing

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Avoid “wobbles” when strip-piecing using a can of starch, your sewing machine, and this tip!


bent straight pins

Sewing Safety Tip: Straight Pins

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We all search long and hard for just the perfect pins. We love them fiercely. Don’t risk damaging them with your sewing machine!


french seam

How to Sew French (and Almost French) Seams

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When sewing with sheer and/or very lightweight fabrics, the seam finish is particularly important. One solution is a French seam, in which the raw edges are encased in fabric, creating a very narrow, smooth, finished edge.


magnifying lens

How to Use the Magnifier Set Lenses

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It’s easy to thread a sewing machine needle when you have these little lenses to bring everything into focus!


7 sewing tips

7 Sewing Tips from an Award-Winning Quilter

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These seven sewing tips are good advice for ALL sewists, not just quilters!


retro birds

Made to Create Pillow Featuring Embroidery Machine Applique

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Sweet appliqued birdies flock together on the front of Elva Mungai’s Made to Create pillow, which features Retro Birds Embroidery Collection #21001.


sewing machine blind hem

How to Stitch a Drapery Hem

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The final step in making custom draperies is hemming each panel with a hem that finishes the edge but also adds weight to help the drapery hang well. A deep, double-turned blind hem is the answer.