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  • Tip! Saving Money On Machine Embroidery 5

    October 17, 2016

    Or perhaps better put - "saving time and making more money on machine embroidery"! Because the more time you save, the more you make!

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    If you're embroidering as a business it's important to be as efficient as possible to maximize your profit.  We're often asked "what hoops will I need?"  Sometimes you just don't know until you get going and see what kind of orders you'll be handling. It's good to have an array of sizes, types (i.e. hat hoops) so you can handle any order.

    Pay attention to which hoops you're using the most.  Investing in multiples of those hoops can make you more profitable - while your machine is stitching one item, you're already hooping the next, creating a mini assembly line operation. When your machine stops you're ready to attach the next item and keep producing.

    Brother Entrepreneur Pro X PR1050X Brother Entrepreneur ProX PR1050X is the perfect business partner for your embroidery business!

    Getting into "production line" mode keeps your machine running continuously, minimizes down time rehooping and contributes directly to your bottom line. This is especially important if you're working on a machine with fewer or even a single needle, where rethreading is using valuable time and cutting into profit.

    A small cost to ramp up your profit, it's also a good consideration even if you embroider for pleasure. We're often making multiples and it keeps things moving along to get our projects done faster!

    Come on in to any of our stores for free consultation on the best products and supplies for your embroidery business, how to work efficiently - and maximize your profits!

    Speaking of all this stitching - do you have a C.P.P. for your machine? That's a "Complete Protection Package" - it covers 100% of all repairs and maintenance associated with your machine including the cost of all parts and labor - essential to keep a business up and running.  We'll keep you covered so you'll have peace of mind when your machine is stitching away! Give us a call or come on in so we can discuss the plan for your machine!

  • It's National Handbag Day!

    October 10, 2016

    Who knew October 10th is National Handbag Day?!  It was a surprise to us!

    Do you make bags? We've seen some beautiful bags our customers have brought in to show us (how about sharing some pictures on our Facebook page for all to see?!).  Here are some amazingly stitched bags from one of our instructors, Linda Snuggs -

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    Sew - how about you? Do you make purses or bags? There are some fun, easy options you can do right in the hoop - check out these Anita Goodesign options -

    Anita Goodesign Blossom Bag Anita Goodesign Blossom Bag

    Anita Goodesign Hobo Bag Anita Goodesign Hobo Bag

    These totes are so versatile - use them as your handbag or for your supplies to bring to class, all the things you need for a day at the beach, or your carryall when attending events and shows!

    Anita Goodesign Patchwork Tote Anita Goodesign Patchwork Tote

    We love the way this one uses the popular zendoodle look! This is perfect for so many looks - tone on tone, school colors, multicolored patches - you're the designer!

    Anita Goodesign Carried Away Anita Goodesign Carried Away

    Instructor Michele Rank incorporates her love for zippers into some of her bags (and her love for wild animals too!) -

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    We know not everyone has a love for inserting zippers, but it's super easy to do in your embroidery hoop - these small bags are perfect for small things in your big bag - use them for makeup, glasses, change, and more!

    Anita Goodesign Invisible Bags Anita Goodesign Invisible Bags

    Anita Goodesign Glamour Bags Anita Goodesign Glamour Bags

    And if you don't have an embroidery machine (yet!) - come on in to any of our six locations and let us show you things you never imagined you'd use it for! You'll be amazed at all the things they're used for!

    So now that you know it's National Handbag Day - you have a good excuse to treat yourself to a new bag - new design set, new sewing or embroidery machine to make it with - we'd love to celebrate National Handbag Day with you!

     

  • Tip! Patch Work - A Quicker Way to Sew On Those Scout Patches!

    September 13, 2016

    Every fall we get questions from customers about best ways to sew on patches for those new scout uniforms. There are a lot to sew right at the start - troop number, region, flags, and more!

    Scout Patches Example

    (Picture for example only - use your handbook for proper placement!)

    And of course as your scout (or other group member - there are a lot out there that have patches!) is more active - the more there will be to sew on!

    We came up with this efficient method that works great, always looks good, and saves time!

    Use YLI Wonder Invisible Thread as your top thread - since you can't see it, it matches everything! (And - if your stitching isn't just perfect - no one will know!)

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    Get YLI Wonder Invisible Thread

    Use regular sewing thread in the bobbin i.e. Metrosene or Mettler Silk Finish Cotton, to match the garment you're sewing to.

    Now you can sew on any/all patches without having to change threads to match! Gets them done faster and looks good front and back!

    And -- this is just what you need for creating that hand stitched look quilting on your sewing machine! It's just one of those many sewing tools and notions you always want to have on hand!

  • Tip! Saving Money On Machine Embroidery 4

    September 1, 2016

    We made it through a week of tech parties, followed by Sew Fun week, several staffers are wrapping up at Baby Lock convention and we're getting ready for the L.A. County Fair! What does all that mean for you?  Great deals on fantastic new sewing, quilting and embroidery products!

    We know you're excited about all those creative ideas you got at Tech Party - and the new equipment to make it happen!  (If you missed it, don't miss L.A. County Fair deals -- starting NOW! You don't have to go to the fair, park, eat all that fair food... well maybe that's worth the drive... )

    Fair Food

    We'll be offering all Fair specials in all our stores! We want you to know how very much it means to be your creative partner. We appreciate your business, and as part of our commitment to education, want to give you tips for all kinds of sewing related activities, as well as - saving money!

    If you use water soluble stabilizer for machine embroidery -- water soluble mesh, as used for free standing lace, 3D embroidery and more (we love Floriani's Wet N Gone - it comes in fusible and non fusible versions) -

    Floriani Wet n Gone

    Get Wet N Gone!

    you know there are always pieces leftover.  So big you don't want to just throw it away... but too small to hoop. It just accumulates... Here's a way to use those pieces and stretch your stabilizer dollars!  Use water soluble thread - YLI Wash-A-Way Water Soluble Basting Thread is perfect!

    Wash Away Water Soluble Thread

    I need Wash-A-Way!

    Stitch those larger pieces together with the water soluble thread - use it in your needle and bobbin - until they're big enough to hoop. Now you've joined your scraps to create hoopable size pieces! You'll save on stabilizer, and the thread will dissolve along with the stabilizer.

    YLI Wash-A-Way Water Soluble Basting Thread is also perfect for - basting - as it says. Baste quilts, garments, hems, and more, and your items will stay together while you do your permanent stitching but disappear in the wash.

    Here's a great video on using Wet N Gone successfully!  Now get stitching and show us what you made! We'd love to see your project photos on our our Facebook page!

     

     

     

  • It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

    August 11, 2016

    It's -- Tech Party Time!  And it's FREE!  But you must let us know you're coming! Better yet let us know you're bringing a friend!

    August 13th - 20th, 2016!

    9 a.m. - noon -- or -- 2 p.m. - 5 p..m.   August 13th - Temecula; August 16th - Victorville; August 17th - Corona; August 18th - Orange; August 19th - Huntington Beach; August 20th - Mission Viejo!  CLICK HERE to sign up online NOW!  Or just give us a call!

    Look at what George and the staff has been ogling at convention - we can't wait to show it off in the stores during our annual Tech Party - our "Sewing Technology" party - week!

    Are you interested in: Quilting... Embroidery... Software... Sewing Home Dec... Clothing Construction... Crafting... Multi Needle Machines and Business... Refreshments!... If you answered "YES!" to any of these - you DO NOT want to miss the 2016 Tech Party!

    If you've ever been to one of our Tech Parties you know you always see more than what's in the videos, we always have lots more product to show you! Often our manufacturers give us special privileges of having actual new products on hand just for YOU, our Tech Party guests!

    What are some of the new things you'll see and hear about this year? How about...

    New Brother Machines and Software Packages! Including the new Entrepreneur Pro X PR1050X ten needle! Dream Machine 2 with some major OOH! AHH! features!  It'll be there - in person! Have an original Dream Machine? No worries - there's an Upgrade Pack for you!

    And yes, there is a Baby Lock Destiny II version also - check this out (drool alert!) --

    Quilters - you're going to love the Dream Quilter™ 15DQLT15 15" Mid-Arm Quilting Machine and Dream Motion™ & Dream Motion™ PRO Software with Quilting Automation! (And you can use it on your Dream frame!)

    What's better than seeing videos of all these great new features, functions, machines, software and accessories?  Seeing it all - and Moore! - demonstrated in person of course!

    And - SPECIALS! Did we mention the special deals you get at Tech Party?! That's just one of the big reasons - It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

    It's FREE - but space is limited so call us, come in, or sign up online today!

  • Tip! Make Your Serger Your New Cutting Machine!

    July 22, 2016

    Is this your new cutting machine? Maybe!

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    Did you know - you can use your serger for perfect cut edges - even if you're not stitching!

    Think... flounces with curved edges… a non raveling fabric that doesn’t need a finished hem… cutting along marked lines on your fabric... cutting long pieces when you don't have the space to lay out the fabric length or don't want to use a rotary cutter, mat and ruler. This technique is perfect for circles or wavy lines or any curve that always ends up with “choppy” scissor cut lines!

    Circle Wavy Line

    And it's so easy!  Remove thread and needles from your serger then run the fabric through aligning the edge you want cut with the blade. You can precut those curves then just barely knick the edges when you "serge" to smooth and perfect the curves.

    We've used this technique for knit garments with a raw edge look for the neckline, sleeves and hems... cutting circles or trimming curves where we want a perfect cutting line to guide our sewing... or those flounces we see on so many garments - like McCall's pattern 5853 - those flounces are long curves that are crazy to cut with scissors and have a perfect outcome, but they're sure to come out smooth and perfect with this technique!

    McCalls 5853

    Sergers are great for sew many things. If you don't have one yet, come on in and try them out! And if you have one you may be underutilizing, sign up for a class! Check our classes here - sign up for a free guide class or one of the many special project classes to get the most from your serger!

  • Tip! Prevent Needles From Falling Into Your Machine

    July 2, 2016

    That moment...when you're changing a needle and the one you're removing or the one you're inserting falls into your machine - or worse - your serger.  We've all had that happen!  Now, depending on how far it fell, you have to play detective...

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    ... to find it. And you must find it to make sure it doesn't interfere with any working parts and cause any damage to your machine.

    To keep your machine safe, before removing a needle, place a piece of paper or a Post-It note under the foot. We also recommend using a needle holder tool - if it didn't come with your machine come see us and we'll get you set up - but in case you don't have one or it falls anyway, the tip will just hit the paper and your needle won't fall in!

    Needle Drop 1

    Isn't that just too simple?! We've shown this on a serger - some even come with a needle catcher in the bottom of the machine to catch your needle if it does fall - Baby Lock Ovation, Baby Lock Evolution Baby Lock Enlighten - we'll be happy to show you how it works at any of our stores!

    And - did you notice that clear foot? We're loving this Baby Lock serger foot  (shown on a Baby Lock Evolution) more and more as our go to foot. It's configured just like the regular foot that comes on the machine, but it's truly see through - you can follow your stitching line right on target... see exactly where your machine is stitching! No guesswork, and your stitching will be more precise! Come see it in person and you'll see how much your view of what you're stitching can be improved!

    Baby Lock Clear Foot Serger
  • Happy Summer! Send Your Machine on a Summer Vacation!

    June 20, 2016

    Today - June 20, 2016 - is officially the first day of Summer (though it's felt like it for awhile!).... Do you have vacation plans? Something big? Or maybe a "staycation"... or "sewcation"?!

    Your sewing machine can use some time off too! Summer vacation time is the perfect time to bring your machine in for its own spa vacay while you're away! Regular service and cleaning in areas we can't get into as users keeps your machine stitching beautifully. It's amazing how much a very small "lint blob" can interfere with perfect stitching and it can get worse if we let it go and keep building up!

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    Our terrific techs are ready to give your machine the TLC it deserves!  And - it may even be - FREE! Do you have a CPP (Complete Protection Package) for your machine? If not, or if you're not sure, come on in to any Moore's location or give us a call to see if you're covered or could be!

    It's so easy to let your sewing best friend go for "just one more project" ...over and over... until it really NEEDS service and you don't have the time to spare - this pic from McCall's Patterns says it all -

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    So many of our sewing friends have another machine just for this reason. Whether their machine is in for its annual service, needs an unexpected repair, or maybe they want something to take around to classes, travelling, sewing with friends - a second (third? fourth? Moore?!!) machine is always a good idea. Let us help you choose a good companion/backup for your main machine! Come see us in Mission Viejo, Orange, Huntington Beach, Corona, Victorville or Temecula today!

    Meanwhile - start summer off with a nice clean machine and you'll be set to stay in, stay cool, and stay stitchin' when it's just too hot to go out!

  • Tip! When to Sprint and When to Walk*

    June 13, 2016

     

    *No exercising necessary!

    Who knows what this is --

    Speed Control

    Is it something - just like this or something similar - you have on your sewing machine? And do you use it? We hope so! If not - you should! It could be one of your best sewing aids! Read on to see how this may be your new sewing BFF - the speed control!

    Sewing machine speeds just keep getting faster - that's great, because the faster you sew, the more time you have to - sew more (one of many good reasons to check out what's new - come on in to any of our stores and we'll show you!) - right? Sometimes you can set it to a sprinting speed and race through what you need to do! But sometimes the best way to get something done faster - and better - is to - SLOW DOWN!

    Sew Much Better!

    Are you a "pedal to the metal" sewer? (You can't see it but we're raising hands here - guilty!). Even if you've mastered sewing slower with your foot control, the speed control slider sets your speed so even if pushing the pedal to the floor you'll max out at the speed you've set. Why would you want to do this?

    -- You're trying something new - a project, fabric, foot, stitch - or -

    -- You're doing something that you haven't done for awhile

    -- You're working with a new machine

    -- You're teaching

    -- You want just a single motif, are sewing on a button, doing a mitered stitch, need to end at a precise point, a smooth curve - and more!

    -- You're working with distractions - sewing with friends, a class, or kids, husbands, pets wanting your attention too!

    -- You want your results precise, beautiful, better than ever!

    And when might you want to go faster?

    -- You're sewing long or tedious stretches - where you're simply stitching yards and yards of fabric

    -- You're doing a quick baste

    -- You're doing free motion work - quilting, embellishment, thread painting...

    Free Motion and Speed 

    Free motion doesn't HAVE to be fast - but the ability to keep speed constant is important in getting good results - particularly quilting.  Practice your free motion stitching at different speeds until you find something comfortable. We think a little faster is usually more comfortable and manageable than too slow.  But you can make it even better -

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    Does your machine have a Start/Stop button like/similar to the green one in the picture?

    Once you've set your favorite speed for free motion - try stitching with the Start/Stop button instead of using your foot pedal - your speed will be constant and you can focus on using both hands for moving your fabric! The quality of your stitching depends on speed (fast, slow or somewhere in between), regularity (constant speed without fluctuation) and fabric movement - you just knocked out two variables!

    So while we're often asked "how fast will it go?" when showing a machine, how fast it CAN go isn't always how fast you want to go - the speed slider makes it easy to customize your sewing style!

    We want to be your partner in achieving the best possible results and enhance your love for sewing and love of what you sew!  We'd love to see you and see what you've made! Please sprint, walk or drive on over to visit us at any of our locations!

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  • Tip! Saving Money On Machine Embroidery 3 - or - Why You Need Dream Weave!

    May 20, 2016

    We love machine embroidery and know you do too! Good tools and supplies are a good investment - which can actually save you money in the long run!

    Is Dream Weave part of your machine embroidery supply collection? If not it should be! And it's good for a lot more than embroidery which we'll tell you about!

    Dream Weave

    Order Dream Weave!

    It's often thought to be a stabilizer - it's not!  Dream Weave adds body to your delicate fabrics - like adding thread count! Lightweight fabrics, silks, satin, lame, batiste, lycra/knits, even quilting cottons - to enhance your fabric and help it stand up to the rigors of machine embroidery, or let you use a more dense design, without sheering, shredding or causing runs in your fabric.  Most important -- Dream Weave does this without changing the hand of your fabric!

    Why is that important?

    You chose your fabric for a special occasion, for the feel of it, the look - and you don't want to change that. Are there other fusible tricot type products out there? Yes! Do they cost less? Sometimes. So why invest in Dream Weave (notice we say invest)?  Because others can change the character of your fabric. The feel, the fluidity, the look. A soft fabric can become stiff or board like. Not what you wanted. If you just fuse the area behind the embroidery you now have a firm section and the rest of the fabric maintains its original character. Not what you wanted.

    You have a lot invested a lot in your machine, needles, threads, and more. Don't skimp by getting a product that can change your fabric or the item you're going to embroider and turn it into something you didn't want in the first place, possibly even rendering it unusable! That's not saving money - it's the opposite!

    So we have a list of more things you'll love Dream Weave for so you'll feel good about making the investment for beautiful embroidered items - and Moore!

    --  Use Dream Weave to iron on to the  back of embroidery to keep the back super soft! Even softer than the Fusible Mesh we love!  Floriani Fusible Mesh

    Get Fusible Mesh!

    It's perfect for infant wear and knits!

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    Get Dream Weave! White or Black!

    --  It's great to fuse onto the shoulders of knit tops to keep them stable but allow some stretch to fit.  We cut strips from the leftovers to have on hand - so you're making use out of what may have been waste! Simply lay the strip over the stitching line, press it on, and serge or sew as planned!

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    --  Got a rip or tear in something you love? Press the ripped or torn area nice and flat. Cut a piece of Dream Weave a little larger than the area that's torn - we usually go 1/4" - 1/2". (Another great use for small pieces that may have been discarded!).  Fuse it onto the back side of the item. Sometimes a second slightly bigger piece is in order, some like to do a darning or zigzag stitch over the tear on the front - but the Dream Weave will keep your fabric together - without changing its character or feel.

    --  Dream Weave is a wonderful sewing partner if you make jackets or skirts or clothing or use fabric you want to have a little more body but want a comfortable feel that's not too stiff - just fuse the yardage! It's perfect for boucle fabrics, and helps keep linen or silk dupioni or others that tend to wrinkle badly - less wrinkly!

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    Upgrade my look with Dream Weave!

    --  Dream Weave is a perfect treatment for knit fabrics when you need buttonholes. Fuse it to the back of the buttonhole area (we still use a small piece of tearaway on bottom and water soluble topper when stitching) so the buttonhole maintains its shape.

    We bet there are more uses we haven't found yet. Have you? Please share them in the comments section and/or post to our Facebook page!

    Dream Weave comes in black or white, packages or bolts!  Dream Weave Ultra adds a little more support for even more dense embroidery designs.

    Dream Weave Ultra

    Get Dream Weave Ultra!

    Invest in making your products a success with Dream Weave and any stabilizers you purchase - come on in to any of Moore's locations for a free stabilizer consultation to help ensure you get the best possible results! And did you know - Floriani even has a stabilizer app for your phone?

    Floriani Stabilizer App

    So even when the stores are closed, you can shop online at www.moores-sew.com, check our Blog Store for products you read bout here, or use the app to help make your shopping list!

    Now stop dreaming about perfect embroidery and make it happen!

     

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