One of my favorite machine embroidery techniques is “in-the-hoop.” Projects that would normally require traditional sewing on a machine can get done with a touch of a button on the embroidery machine. Of course, most times you have to buy the designs, but it is possible to create them yourself (another blog). This flower was created completely by placing fabric on the stabilizer in the hoop and then pressing the button. I used an inexpensive polyester sheer with a design from Anita Goodesign called Gift Rose. Sew much fun!