Author Archives: lhartley

SPECIAL FINANCING

If you have been thinking about purchasing an Elna Sewing/Embroidery machine, now is the time to take advantage of this special offer.   This offer has been extended until July 11 giving you extra time to get to your Elna dealer to get … Continue reading

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Meet MONTANA

Meet Montana, my sewing buddy.  We rescued him about 1 year ago and he is now the most spoiled dog in the neighborhood.  He is a 1 year old hound mix.  As you can see he sits on my sewing … Continue reading

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Applique

I was recently working on a quilt that had strips that I wanted to applique down.  I wanted a small applique stitch, one that actually looked like it had been hand appliqued.  My Elna machine had the perfect stitch. It … Continue reading

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MEMORIZED SEAMS

Memorized Seams are extremely important when creating “Y” seams found in many quilt blocks.  A perfect example would be the tumbling block pattern. These blocks were made from 60° diamond shapes. To see how to create these, click on the link below. … Continue reading

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Know Your Needle Plate

Elna patented needle plates are designed with etched guides to simplify your sewing. Educator Nancy Fiedler provided this helpful Sewing Basics article to show you how to use the etched markings on your needle plate. Nancy goes over the starting needle position; … Continue reading

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eXpressive 920 Combining Stitches

The Elna eXpressive has 400 stitches and several fonts to choose from.  Recently I wanted to create a label and thought I would share how to do this. Combining Decorative Stitches Touch Home > Decorative Stitches > Play. Touch Combine  … Continue reading

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Groovy Kitchen by Mary Tanana

What are you cooking this week?  Mary Tanana’s Groovy Kitchen embroidery designs should get you in the mood to mix it up.  Find the full collection in our AcuDesign app.

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