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How to Machine Embroider on Stretched Canvas

Learn how to machine embroider on stretched canvas to make reverse canvas wall art. Reverse canvas is a great way to display your machine embroidery designs. I told you a few weeks ago that I’m really enjoying actually getting to use and play around with my embroidery machine. I’ve been embroidering on different materials and …

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What to Consider When Buying an Embroidery Machine

Embroidery machines are amazing machines! Here are the key things to consider when buying an embroidery machine for home use. If you’ve been thinking about buying an embroidery machine but not sure where to start, let me help you figure out exactly what to consider. What to Consider When Buying an Embroidery Machine Embroidery machines …

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Where to Find Embroidery Machine Designs for Greeting Cards

Where to find Embroidery Machine Designs for Greeting Cards. You can create beautiful greeting cards with your embroidery machine! So, I recently shared How to Create Machine Embroidered Greeting Cards using watercolor paper and your embroidery machine. Since then, I’ve embroidered all sorts of greeting cards – Christmas cards, Valentine’s Day cards, birthday cards, and …

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How to Embroider on a Cotton Clothesline Rope Basket

Learn how to embroider on a cotton clothesline rope basket or bowl to create unique embroidered baskets or bowls. So, last week I shared with you how to sew a cotton clothesline rope basket using your sewing machine, cotton clothesline rope, and the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine. This week, I thought we’d build …

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How to Make Machine Embroidered Greeting Cards

Learn how to make beautiful machine embroidered greeting cards using watercolor paper and your embroidery machine. This past year for Christmas I discovered that I could make Christmas cards using my Brother PE 770 embroidery machine and watercolor paper. To say I was really pleased with the results, is an understatement. So, let me share …

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The 15 Most Popular DIY Blog Posts from The Birch Cottage for 2021

Explore the most popular sewing, crochet, printable, recipe, and DIY blog posts for crafting a handmade home from The Birch Cottage in 2021. As we usher in another New Year, I always enjoy taking a look back at the past year at the most popular blog posts on The Birch Cottage blog. So, grab yourself …

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How to Sew a Casserole Dish Cozy for 9×13 Dish

Learn how to sew a casserole dish cozy or hot pad or koozie for any size dish. Below you’ll find a link to a casserole dish cozy pattern for both a 9×13 and 8-1/2×8-1/2 casserole dish cozy. Ever since we started using our Reversible Microwave Safe Bowl Cozies, I’ve wanted to make a cozy for …

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