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1. Make sure to check out your favorite CME In-the-Hoop columnist's new book, Modern Machine Embroidery: 10 Projects from Pickle Pie with 25 Must-Have Embroidery Downloads. Lisa Archer will take you through each project step-by-step, with instructions that will help you achieve a professional look. Available mid-September. ($29.99, shopsewitall.com.com)

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2. Create a darling set of 12 Woodland Creatures. This collection includes a hedgehog, fox, skunk, bunny, deer, bear, owl, squirrel, raccoon, bird, mushroom and an acorn. Make the designs into felt appliques or ITH mini stuffed animals. ($19.99/ collection, etsy.com/shop/ goldenneedledesigns)

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3. Add some fun and pizazz to your embroidery machine with Urban Elementz Tattoo Elementz With more than 20 designs to choose from, you are sure to find a design that fits your machine's personality. Unlike real tattoos, you can remove them with ease whenever you wish. ($21.95, urbanelementz.com)

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4. Celebrate the spirit and honor Dia de los Muertos with CME's Halloween Scene collection. This collection is a fun and colorful way to celebrate life; see the Halloween Scene kit project on page 42. ($3.99/design, $19.99/collection, shopsewitall.com)

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5. Be the perfect mummy this Halloween with this ITH mask design. The design download comes in two sizes, one for adults and one for children. So wrap up your family and become a whole troop of mummies. ($4, etsy.com/shop/ HappilyAfterDesigns)

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6. The DreamCreator XE VM5100 combines quilting, sewing and embroidery all in one affordable machine. This dream machine features 531 built-in stitches (additional 30 included on a separate CD), 14 buttonhole styles, 5 sewing fonts, 318 built-in embroidery designs, 13 bobbinwork designs, 14 embroidery fonts, 140 frame pattern combinations and 3 Japanese embroidery fonts. You will be able to create whatever your heart desires with all of the amazing features. ($6,999.95, brother-usa.com)

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7. Everything is better with a bow. Add this charming Ribbon Bow from Urban Threads to any basic top, skirt or purse. The design features soft lines and shading to give the illusion of an actual bow. ($3-$7, urbanthreads.com)

8. Make the perfect Halloween treat for the little monster in your life. The Zip it Monsters pattern by Eazy Peazy Quilts gives you all the fun in creating a unique design. Add a clasp to your monster so your little one can take it along with them anywhere. ($9, eazypeazyquilts.com)

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9. Get the perfect placement on shirts with the Embroidery Placement Ruler by Creative Notions. Leave the guesswork behind and save some time. The ruler features pre-marked industry standard embroidery placement markers for adult sizes small to 4XL. ($18.99, shopsewitall.com)

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10. Keep your embroidery accessories close by while working on your machine with an adorable Porcupine Sewing Caddy from Smart Needle, featuring a large suction cup that allows the caddy to stick to your machine. The porcupine is made of high quality rubber that you can use as a pincushion and has six bobbin compartments and a small storage slot for embroidery scissors. ($13.99, smartneedle.com)

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11. Feathers, chevrons and arrows, oh my! Imagine all the fun you can have by adding the Tribal Aztec designs to any home decor project or even a denim jacket. This bundle of the designs includes three sizes of each design, nine in total. Use the discount code CME20 at etsy.com/shop/jazziest now through Oct. 31,2016, for 20% off your purchase. ($6, etsy.com/ shop/jazziest)

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12. Get ready for autumn with Patsy Aiken Design's Fall Scarecrow Embroidery design. This festive design will add to your decor, perfect on a tablecloth, napkins and more. ($4.95, patsy-aikendesigns.myshopify.com)

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13. Organize your vast number of thread spools in the Super Satchel Thread Organizer. The acid-free plastic case has two easily removable thread trays featuring a snap-closure with 108 spindles that hold a variety of spool sizes. ($27.99, shopsewitall.com)
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