Machine Embroidery Info

What’s Happening in Machine Embroidery?

Lots of trends, including quilting in the hoop, and other in-the-hoop projects.

Who are my favorites?

swpea.com – Always fresh, new designs with ideas like refrigerator handles, mug rugs and other adorable projects.

Amanda Murphy Designs – These are available on embroideryonline.com, but they’re not always easy to find. Here’s a quick link to Amanda’s newest stuff.

Amelie Scott – I like this gal.  Met her at market, and she is as normal as they come.  Her “Edge to Edge Quilting on Your Embroidery Machine” book is innovative and easy to use.  Loving her new holiday patterns.

embroideryonline.com – A great place to find professionally digitized designs.  They stay up to date and add new collections regularly.

urbanthreads.com – One of my favorites. Not your grandma’s embroidery.  And even if you’re grandma, you’re going to find something here to love.  Well-designed, reliable and innovative.

embroiderygarden.com – Lots of cute stuff here, but in particular, check out the “In the Hoop” designs.  Some wonderful ideas for small bags, wallets, etc.

I’ve also written about machine embroidery a number of times and gone over some techniques.  I’d like to share with you. Here are a number of topics that might interest you:

Vector vs. Bitmap — A Primer for Machine Embroidery Digitizers

Quilting Using Machine Embroidery

Machine Quilting with Embroidery

Machine Embroidery Applique

Machine Embroidery Digitizing — An Experiment

Little Ruby in the House…or Hoop

Little Ruby, Little Bags, In the Hoop

In Over My Head…As Usual, Multi-Hooping Part 1

Multi-Hooping Challenge, Part 2

Needle Punch Felting with Machine Embroidery

Freestanding Lace for the Holidays

Fun With Chalk Cloth

Zen Again

Things that go bump in the night…

Photography and Stitching on Organza, with a Touch of Needle Felting