Jump Stitches

Jump Stitches

What is a jump stitch? A “jump” stitch is a length of thread that joins the two non-adjacent areas of stitching without clipping the thread. The machine is stitching in one area and needs to move to another area to continue stitching with the same color.  In the above...
America’s True Colors?  They’re not red, white, and blue!

America’s True Colors? They’re not red, white, and blue!

This is an interesting tidbit from Spoonflower Fabrics. They surveyed their customer orders and analyzed that the US is decorated primarily in blue with some black and gray mixed in. Read here for their story: America’s Colors Revealed As for me, I find my colors are...
Thread Issues?

Thread Issues?

Seems thread issues can be the bane of an embroiderer’s existence. Today’s post is a referral to Superior Threads.  As usual, the first thing to look at is whether the thread is properly threaded.  The keyword here is “properly”.  Sometime the slightest off-placement...
National Embroidery Month

National Embroidery Month

February is National Embroidery Month. Seems the web is abuzz with lots of ideas for staying indoors and embroidering, whether it is by hand or by machine. Since February is the month of St. Valentine’s Day. I’ve been busy embroidering hearts to put about the place....
Warranty Services

Warranty Services

When buying your sewing machine, you will normally receive a warranty with the machine from the manufacturer. The warranty provides for certain services should your machine breakdown within a certain time period. Each manufacturer is different with respects to not...