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What type of designer are you?

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What I’ve learned from many Designs readers is that they’re pulled to projects featuring massive amounts of embroidery. They love to read about them, drool over the beautiful photographs and

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Oh Brother!

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Oh Brother, what innovations! On Monday, I attended Brother’s Back to Business dealer event in Nashville, TN and got to see the introduction of Brother’s amazing new line of products.

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Wrap Your Machine in Style!

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You love fabric.  You love thread.  You love to personalize everything.  After all, that’s what our skills are all about.  We don’t have to settle for anything.  Want to change

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from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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I’m writing from America’s Favorite Sewing Room in Beaver Dam, WI. I’ve been here for a few days taping with Nancy Zieman and I must say… it’s been a blast!

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Current of gratitude

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I look at birthdays as a celebration of gratitude because they make me count and share my blessings. Summer in my house is the season of gratitude because all of

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Your opinion matters!

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We’re always working on new things here at Designs – embroidery designs, Stipple Collections, a few soon-to-be-released books, magnetic hoops – and oh yes, future issues of Designs!  Whenever I

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Fear comes in many different sizes

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Fear can grip you in the most predictable and unpredictable moments. It’s common to look at a newly-purchased blouse and hesitate to put it in an embroidery hoop. I don’t

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All about hoops

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Embroidery machines are wonderful because you become a designer—a creator—an artist.  The challenge as I’m sure many of you have discovered—is having the right tools to execute your creative ideas.