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Madeira USA is called upon throughout each year to provide articles about the industry to the main trade publications. This section includes articles that have been published recently. Topics range from instructional to business to problem solving.


TIPS and TRICKS: Frosted Matt
All Access, June 2019

Step by step instructions on incorporating the use of Frosted Matt into cap embroidery for a unique look. (Pages 189 – 194)
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Five Steps for Childrenswear Embroidery
Impressions, June/July 2019

Follow this process to stitch cute, comfy and clever designs for tots. (Pages 30 – 33)
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From Unique to Universal
Impressions, April 2019

Read how special effects threads add appeal to this company’s embroidered stock designs and other mixed media pieces. (Pages 34 – 36)
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Eliminating the Dirty Dozen
Wearables, March 2019

Got thread breaks? Here are the 12 major causes and how to avoid them. Spoiler alert: it’s rarely about the thread! (Pages 27 – 29)
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Embroidering on Stripes and Patterns
Wearables, January 2019

With proper planning, there’s no need to shy away from decorating on bold prints. (Pages 30 – 31)
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Troubleshooting for Embroidery
Impressions, October/November 2018

Answers to five questions commonly asked by embroiderers. (Pages 38 – 40)
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The Mixed Media Advantage
Impressions, October/November 2018

Use multiple decorating techniques to build customer loyalty and raise value and revenue. (Pages 30 – 35)
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Lead the Pack with Customized Carry-Alls
Wearables, October 2018

 Embroidered details and patches add value to an ordinary backpack. (Pages 24 – 25)
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Standing Out from the Crowd

Impressions, August 2018

Using specialty threads in stock designs. (Pages 34 – 36)
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The Importance of Embroidery Training
Impressions, June/July 2018

What to consider when laying a foundation for speed, quality and efficiency in your shop. This article provides key elements to include in employee training. (Pages 32-34)
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Tote Along
Printwear, May 2018

How to hoop and stabilize tote bags for best embroidered results. Includes various types of totes and when deconstruction is necessary. (Pages 54-56)
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Thread All About It Embroidery Thread Chart
Printwear, May 2018

We supplied information for a comprehensive thread chart in order to help readers choose which thread types would work best for different projects. Includes pros, cons and best uses. (Pages 58-63)
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The “E” in Team
Impressions, April 2018

Best practices of embroidering on performance wear. Working with stretchy fabrics and choosing the best stabilizers, thread and needle to achieve winning results. (Pages 36-38)
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Making the Impossible Possible
Impressions, January 2018

Think you are unable to embroider on a t-shirt? Think again! This article explains how to achieve best results embroidering on lightweight fabrics. (Pages 42-44)
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Apparel Tech Trends
Team & Active Wear

A Special Supplement to Impressions, January 2018

A look at recent trends for smart apparel in the sports and active wear industry. “Smart” apparel can breathe, move moisture away from the body and still appear fashionable and “cool.” (Pages 4-9)
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