Category Archives: Machine Embroidery

Sewing With Knits – a “Free” Little Dress Project – Part 2

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Well, my blog buddies, time to bring you up to speed with my little “free” dress project!  Last time we talked, I left you with a nice glass of Chianti, as I racked my brain about anything and everything I knew about sewing with knits.  So, here are some great tips to keep in mind when you’re using your sewing machine to construct a knit garment, some pulled from memory, others found online and in my sewing resource books: Read the rest of this entry

Viking Sensor Q Foot Installation Video

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Well my faithful blog followers, you have waited a LOOOONG time for another post from me.  I have discovered that I am not the best blogger.  This should not come as a surprise to me, as I was also that kid that never used a diary, either.  So, trying to develop new habits at this rather “mature” date, seems to be harder than I had anticipated, hah!  But, not to despair!  I hope the wait will be worthwhile.  I decided to finally set my mind to tackling the learning curve of creating a little tutorial video.  Now, I like to fashion myself as a techie – have some computer background as well as being a nurse by trade, but let me tell you.  There were SO many moving parts to this learning curve that I was ready to throw in the towel.  However, due to the kind nagging of my “comrades in arms” – a couple of very good friends of mine, who both worked they way through the same learning curve, I am tackling it with a full frontal assault.  Here is just a small portion of that learning curve, hope you find it as exasperatingly funny as I did (this morning, after re-counting this to my two very good comrades in arms), whilst I struggled through it into the wee hours of the night last night:

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BFF Birthday Table Runner #1- Part 1

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Okay my blogger lovelies, I promised an update on my BFFs’ table runners.  So, this is the first table runner.  Since my the first birthday falls in May, (you say, “But this is January for goodness’ sake!), I need to get started now if I expect to finish this by the time her birthday rolls around.  If I don’t get started way ahead of time, no accounting for the million and one interruptions that are bound to come up between now and then!  So, I had promised everyone that I’d post up an image of the EQ7 project, so, without further ado, here it is:

BFF 1 Table Runner

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Stabilizer Smarts 101

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Stabilizer Smarts 101

A frequently-asked question over on our  Viking Designer Gems list on Yahoo Groups, is what stabilizer would be best to use with a particular project.  So, here is some basic info, so you can make this decision a little easier for yourself.

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BFF Birthday Gift Ideas

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So, first, welcome to my little piece of the Blogosphere!  Happy you found me, and hope we can have a lot of fun with our spectacularly wonderful Husqvarna Viking sewing & embroidery machines!  I brought home a beautiful Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond Royale around the holiday season:

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And, I can’t wait to start my first project of the year with my new lovely – some pretty table runners for each of my BFF’s.  My gal pals really appreciate anything made by hand,  both being very talented ladies, themselves.  So, I want these table runners to be extra special.  I opted on table runners because both of my friends do a fair piece of entertaining (and I am my hubby are frequently the recipients of said entertaining), so I thought they’d enjoy something pretty and special for their respective dining rooms.  I had a lot of fun shopping for pretty fabrics for each of their beautiful homes, and thought I’d share some photos of the fabrics and designs for the first table runner.  A little fabric “eye candy” for you:

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