Fantastic Machine Embroidery Designs to Decorate and Embellish Your Items

Whether you want to add a crafty look to your home décor or you want to give a personal touch to your gift items, you will find almost every type of machine embroidery designs at OregonPatchWorks. Create embroidered projects, including cushions, table runners, tablecloths, wall hangings, tote bags, kitchen towels, bath towels, linens, quilts and much more. We have a myriad array of designs, all fantastic, some adorable, some elegant and all lovely which can transform your projects from average into something quite spectacular. We believe in providing high-quality machine embroidery designs along with excellent customer service provided in a fast and friendly manner. We have maintained these same high standards since OPW Mall’s inception 15 years ago. Our outstanding digitizers are highly professional and experienced at what they do as they create unique designs of all kinds. Providing the finest quality of embroidery designs is one of our specialties.

If you’re on the hunt for decorative embroidery designs for your home décor items, apparel, gift projects, and more, come to OPW Mall and find your favorite embroidery designs ranging from fill stitch, applique, free standing lace, cutwork, cross stich and more at competitive prices.

At OPW Mall, we have 100-plus fantastic digitizers that offer unique and beautiful styles of embroidery. Some of them are illustrated below:

Attic Treasures by Carolyn

Carolyn is an excellent embroidery designer, who has created beautiful designs such as Floral Alphabet, Glorious Spring, Scrolls and Roses, Lacy Monogram, Spring Flowers, Hearts and Flowers, Christmas Decorations, Roosters and Hens, Holly Berries and more. She has been in the field of digitizing for over 20 years. Aside from digitizing, she also loves to make children’s clothing, do heirloom hand embroidery and spend time with her grandchildren.

The designs listed below are digitized by Carolyn

Floral Alphabet: Stitches well on napkins, tote bags, glasses case, flour sack towels, cushions, bottle wraps, hooded towels, and more. Buy now and get 50% off on all selected designs.

 Floral Alphabet

Glorious Spring: Stitches well on table linens, placemats and runners, table runner, mug rugs, etc. Place your order today and get 50% off on all selected designs.

Glorious Spring

 Aljay Designs by Louise

Louise is highly ardent about her work and truly enjoys the world of embroidery. “I first became interested in embroidery about 15 years ago and have been digitizing for 13 years. I love doing designs in a light, variable stitch density, and flowers are my favorite subject.” says Louise. She has created a beautiful assortment of designs, including Lovely Violets Sets 1 and 2 Large, Christmas Décor Table Setting, Aquarium Set 1 Large, Rainbow Star Cushion, Aljay Semi Circles Set 1 Large and more. All of her designs are beautifully detailed and are a joy to stitch.

The designs listed below are digitized by Louise

Lovely Violets Sets 1 and 2 Large: These lovely violets add charm to your home décor items such as quilts, curtains, bedroom linens, table Linens, cushions, etc. Buy Set 1 & 2 together and save $10.

 Lovely Violets Sets 1 and 2 Large

Christamas Décor Table Setting: These Christmas designs perfectly fit hoop sizes from 4×4 inch to 6×8 inch hoop size. They can be used on dining room linens, Christmas stockings, tree skirts or any other Christmas items you want to decorate. Buy now and get 25% of on all selected designs.

Christamas Décor Table Setting

Each design in OPW Mall’s embroidery design library will complement any room in your home; add charm to your personal projects and add a personal touch to gift items on your holiday list.

Bring fun and creativity to all your projects this year with our eye-catching machine embroidery designs. To see more, visit

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By OPW Mall – Be the Part of #ILoveOPW Giveaway Contest and Win Free Embroidery Designs

I Love OPW

OPW is running #IloveOPW giveaway contest for its new and existing customers. To win free machine embroidery designs, all you have to do is to enter #IloveOPW giveaway contest and follow us on #Instagram; upload your project’s photos using OPW’s designs. In addition to this you can upload your project’s photos on our Facebook Page too. The best comments will win eight free machine embroidery designs.

Here are the three steps you need to follow:

  1. Follow @oregonpatchworks on Instagram
  2. Take a photo: Show us projects using OPW designs
  3. Tag @oregonpatchworks #ILoveOPW #Embroidery



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OPW Mall is organizing a Treasure Hunt Contest: Win Free Designs

OregonPatchWorks has organized a treasure hunt event for everyone to participate in, to celebrate their 15th Anniversary on the web. Starting September 1st, the hunt is on! They are hiding a darling image of a “Tribal Fox”, which will be hidden in plain sight on OPW Mall’s web pages. Over 100 machine embroidery designers’ stores are at the online mall and one tribal fox will be hidden at each store. It’s your job to find the tribal foxes to win free machine embroidery designs!

Everyone’s a winner! FYI: The prizes range from one design for finding one tribal fox to 60-100 designs for finding 100 or more tribal foxes and other prizes in between, so expect to spend some time hunting to win the big prizes. Don’t give up! If you get called away or busy with something else in the middle of the hunt, no problem… just set your list aside and get back to it later… you have until September 15th to turn in your entry. Keep going until you find them all to get the fabulous grand prize!

The OPW Mall team wants you to HAVE FUN looking through the fantastic embroidery designs at the mall. And they have just added a great new WISH LIST feature on the site, so now, when you see designs you love while you are looking for the tribal foxes, you can put items on your wish list and email it to yourself, so you can shop later! You’ll see the “Add to Wish List” buttons on the pages that show the embroidery designs.

Find the Tribal Foxes and Get the Exciting Prizes

  1. If you find one tribal fox, you will get a free embroidery design (OPW’s choice) for participating in the treasure hunt contest.
  2. If you find ten tribal foxes, you will get a free design collection of 10 designs plus the one free design (OPW’s choice – 11 designs total).
  3. If you find 50 tribal foxes, you will get three bonus samplers with 8 designs in each plus the one free design (25 designs total – you choose the samplers). There are 138 samplers to choose from, including 10 brand new ones (to be released September 1st), plus more coming soon after that!
  4. If you find 100 or more tribal foxes, you will get a Silver Threads Golden Needles Club archive. No membership is required – you get your choice of your favorite archive of 60-100 designs plus the one free design. There are 146 archives to choose from!

Instructions – Hunt begins September 1st

  1. Download the master list of Designer Stores here:
  2. Open the Main Embroidery Index that shows all of the designers’ sites here:
  3. Click each link to go to each designer’s store. Check each collection or single page until you find the Tribal Fox, then go back to Step 2 and repeat Step 2 and 3 until you find them all. There is one hidden in every designer’s store. Keep hunting, they are all there!
  4. Email your list to with “Tribal Fox” in the subject line. Remember to tell us your machine format.

a) If you find 1-49 tribal foxes, the OPW team will email you the designs you qualify for (either just one free design, or the free collection and free design).

b) If you find 50-99 foxes, tell them which three samplers you want; each sampler has 8 designs and can be viewed from here:

c) If you find 100 or more foxes, tell them your archive choice, linked from here:

5.  Submit once only and wait up to 10 days for processing. After 10 days, if you have not  heard from them, resubmit your entry or call them at 541-359-0879.

6. The hunt ends September 15, 2015 at midnight Pacific Time.

Enjoy hunting through their talented designers’ beautiful web pages and take advantage of the great offers you find on them! Happy Hunting!


OregonPatchWorks is one of the best online embroidery design stores who offer great embroidery designs and customer-centered services. Providing the highest quality machine embroidery designs, the best client care possible and consistent customer satisfaction are the top priorities of the friendly people at OPW Mall.


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Machine Embroidery Design Tips You Need To Know

Starting a new task can be quite challenging, but by using the right techniques and guidance, it can make the task easier and more fun. Any person who is new to machine embroidery design may find it hard to handle threads, machine, software etc. because embroidery designing is not as simple as you think. Each project using embroidery designs takes a lot of time, skill, effort, and patience before it becomes a finalized fabric masterpiece. In this blog you will find great machine embroidery tips which will help you learn how to create the finest projects using embroidery designs.

1. Perfect Hooping

Perfect Hooping

Improper hooping can create many problems such as misalignment of the design on the item, puckering of the fabric, thread looping, and more. Therefore, it’s important to learn the right hooping technique before starting the embroidery.

  1. First, you should know which type and size of hoop is required for your project. Each embroidery machine has different hoop sizes and the embroidery design requires the hoop size which is closest to the dimensions of the design to be stitched.
  2. Choosing the right stabilizer gives the foundation to your fabric to keep the embroidery design from distorting. The type of stabilizer you use will be dependent on the type/weight of the fabric, the density of the design and the use of the finished item. Some of the types available are cutaway, tear away and water soluble.
  3.  Look for a sturdy flat surface to hoop your fabric perfectly. A kitchen table, coffee table, and desk are the best options.
  4. Once you have gathered your hoop, stabilizers and fabric, start by placing the inner hoop on the table.
  5. Insure that your fabric and stabilizer are flat, iron the fabric if necessary.
  6. You can bind the stabilizer and fabric together with the help of temporary spray adhesive, if you wish.
  7. Place the stabilizer first, then the fabric over the inner ring (if you have not used spray adhesive), then place the outer hoop ring on top.
  8. Smooth out the stabilizer and fabric and gently tug the edges so the fabric lies flat in the hoop, while tightening the screw.
  9. Now your hoop is ready to go on the embroidery machine for stitching.

2. Choose Threads Carefully

Thread Embroidery Designs

Using regular sewing threads for your embroidery projects will give the poorest design results. Make sure you choose quality threads that are manufactured for machine embroidery only. There is a variety of threads available on the market such as Rayon machine embroidery thread, polyester embroidery thread, silk thread, cotton thread, and more, each made to stitch out on embroidery designs. Let’s discuss them.

Rayon thread: It is one of the most preferred threads because of its consistent performance, extensive availability, and high luster. This thread is available in a wide range of colors.

Polyester thread: There are now many polyester brands on the market that have a high luster like rayon and are very strong and durable. Machine embroidery polyester thread works well on projects which require frequent laundering or heavy wear.

Silk thread: This thread has unmatched shine and is considered the best option when embroidering on silk and other costly fabrics.

Cotton thread: This thread has a lovely soft shine. It can be purchased in a wide range of weights. Its softer quality is perfect for machine cross stitch and quilting.

3. Choose the Right Needles

Embroidery Designs

A needle with a rough burr can cause puckering of fabric and thread shredding, so if you are facing stitching problems, first try replacing the needle to see if this is the problem. Also clean out your bobbin area well between uses. There are different needle types that you can use in your embroidery machines such as sharp point needles, ball point needles, and specialty needles. Sharp point needles are good for woven fabrics and deliver the thread with less force to the fabric which prevents movement, whereas the ball point needle can effortlessly move between the fibers of knit fabrics in order to prevent tearing of the fabric.

A note about embroidery designs: It is important to use high quality embroidery designs for best results.   It is always good to test sew the embroidery design on scrap fabric first, to make sure it fits the needs of your project and is the quality you expect. With the proper tools, along with the best, high quality digitized embroidery designs, you can insure good results every time.

OregonPatchWorks is one of the best online embroidery design stores and offers a wide range of quality machine embroidery designs, frequent bonus offers and courteous services. Read more


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Multi Thread Machine Embroidery Designs Available For Your Projects

Time is always a major obstacle for me. I keep so busy that there isn’t a lot of free time to fit in anything else. Urgent matters force me to give up other tasks or activities. Sometime, my wants take precedence. Like this week when I should be preparing for a yard sale. Instead, I took time to finish setting up my new sewing room.

It is important that I have my embroidery machine available both for my own projects and to test the machine embroidery designs that I create. So, the machines are all in place, foot pedals matched to the correct one and power cords in place. Wouldn’t you just know it; I can’t find any of the tools and equipment that allows me to get designs into the embroidery machine!

It looks like those items are still out in the garage in plastic bins that I haven’t gotten to yet because I was concentrating on the cardboard boxes. So, I took time from unpacking and organizing to set up the sewing room and didn’t have all of my equipment to begin with! What a waste of time for both sets of tasks. And, yet, all of my embroidery supplies are organized, so I can’t complain too much.

I still haven’t found my smaller embroidery machine. I’d love nothing better than to tear the garage apart until it’s found, but that would be a time-waster when my first priority should be the yard sale. The garage is my staging area, so creating chaos in there will not help me. What if the machine should still be missing? I’ll waste time being upset about it instead of concentrating on the odds and ends I hope to sell in a few days. Like I said, time is a big thing in my life.

Back in my corporate days, I had a boss constantly tell me to work smarter, not harder. Because my tasks took up every moment of every day, all of it beyond my control, it was truly a stupid sentiment from him. When it comes to my personal life, though, working smarter is something I very much can control. That is why machine embroidery is so important to me. It allows me to create beautiful items quickly, adding charm to my life in little ways. Doing it by hand may be more satisfying, but it would take too much time to get anything done. Harder or smarter? Utilizing machine embroidery designs is definitely smarter!

I must say that walking into my newly organized sewing room does give me a thrill of joy and accomplishment, even if my main embroidery machine is nothing more than a large, white decorative piece. When I do find the missing equipment, it will be ready to go. I guess that’s still better than having everything on hand but not having it in order enough to use it.

Either way, I think I deserve a trip to my favorite online embroidery design gallery. I just know there will be a great new free embroidery design there for me to reward myself with. I’ll worry about time later. Much later.

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The Art of Innovative Designing

Although I am very busy with our upcoming move to our new house, I have also been helping my brother with his new business venture … a clothing line embracing life and enjoyment. He is an artist in his own right, but his style is definitely not mine. I prefer traditional styles, while his preferences are much more squiggles and pop art. In the world of machine embroidery, the two are coming together quite well.

It started with a font in the collegiate style. But not. It also needed to be radical. As in “different”. Not rad, as in awesome. But it also had to encompass both. Wow. He and his business partner weren’t asking for much, were they? Luckily, there are so many wonderful embroidery designs out there that we could find many ideas for them.

It moved on to digitizing of his little squiggle people. Somehow, his original drawings look much more fun than my attempt to make them work for embroidery. More work is needed there. Luckily, I have lots and lots of thread for machine embroidery to facilitate the testing going on and on and on. Think lots of color.

I tried very hard to be outlandish in some of the Embroidery Designs I am creating, simply to find out where they would draw the line. It didn’t work. Apparently, the stranger the design the better. While their concept is for young, very modern people, they are loving the idea of adding embroidery to most of their items. And, for that, they need lots of weird designs. Okay!

When I ran out of ideas, I got inspiration from my favoriteembroidery design gallery .No, I didn’t borrow anyone else’s idea. I just simply got an idea from a new embroidery pattern that I saw. It makes towels look embossed, with high and low areas in the stitching. I created a similar project using my brother’s main logo. I was quite impressed. My brother’s comment was, “YOU!” I have no idea what this means, but I’m assuming he likes it. Text messaging leaves a lot to be desired in emotional responses!

After that, I am burned out for the week. I got a newsletter this morning from that same embroidery design gallery, and now my creative spirit is at full speed to download free embroidery designs this week. My favorite is a set of floral designs with sparse stitching that makes the design look like stained glass. These would look wonderful in my new kitchen. Or, maybe my new bathroom.

Looking at this week explains why I love the world of machine embroidery. Whether one prefers tradition or modern designs, or something in between, there are so many options available. Lots of new free embroidery designs to try to see if I like the style. New ideas and inspiration continually. It can be made to fit projects fit for a queen, or lowly enough for the dog to snuggle on. And, as with my brother and I, it brings very different people together effortlessly.

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Stunning Embroidery Designs for Pop Art

I know I’ve written before that I don’t do production work. I love machine embroidery and will occasionally do projects for those who ask me. For a business, though, digitizing and all the related activities keep me quite busy and my machines humming.

But, how can one say no to their younger brother who is so excited about his new venture? It started as a philosophy on life and has morphed into a line of clothing and outerwear. At least on paper. When he realized, though, that I am well placed to make his dream a reality, he is ready to go now!!! I love this enthusiasm from my normally placid brother but, dude, it’s Christmas time. My schedule is booked solid until mid-January at least. Not to mention that all my machines and embroidery supplies are in shipment from Greece to California.

While I don’t share his full philosophy, I see the huge potential his venture has. He will start with basic tees, hoodies and hats with simple embroidery designs created from his pop art and possibly some simple appliqué. I look forward to designing that. From there, though, he will need photo-stitch, which I don’t do, and screen printing (silkscreen) that is more my husband’s forte than mine. He’s even busier than I am. So, not only will I be helping in the design process, but I’ll also be instrumental in bringing in more people to make his design visions possible. It is probably a good thing I spent 20 years in the “corporate” world!

It’s funny. He’s always been the artistic one in the family, while I was the boring office manager. My creativity was through my quilting and embroidery hobbies, while his was shown in everything that he does. It is actually a huge compliment that he sees what I do as art. He is more modern while I am more traditional, but I look forward to seeing what we can come up with together.

We will be getting together later today to go over his needs. I plan on taking him to my favorite online embroidery design gallery to show him what types of things have been created with machine embroidery designs. This way, he will have a clearer understanding of what can and can’t be done without having to be the bad guy saying “no” over and over. I plan on having lots of drawing supplies on hand, which will prove to be awkward. I say that I have no drawing skills at all, but my sketches have helped on more than one occasion. My brother, as I’ve said, is an artist. Talk about facing one’s insecurities!

As busy as I am, I truly am looking forward to working with my brother. He’s a very kind man without an ounce of negativity in him. Very soothing. Plus, it will be nice to introduce traditional embroidery and other fiber arts into his very modern vision. And, if we can figure out how to do it ecologically sound and under budget, we may just have a winner!

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