Floral Embroidery Designs for Your Household Items

Why waste your time and money searching for already embellished items for your home décor when so many fresh, unique ideas are waiting for you at OPW Mall, the #1 online source of quality embroidery designs.  They offer you an expansive array of machine embroidery designs from more than 100 designers, all in one convenient location for your shopping pleasure. The styles offered are beautiful and unique.  Now, with the help of your embroidery machine, you can create exquisite items for your home, for gift giving or for projects to sell at bazaars and craft shows. Enhance ordinary textile items such as mug rugs, table cloths, kitchen towels, toys, cushions, hooded towels, pillows, wall hangings, appliance covers, linens and much much more with various embroidery patterns to create one of a kind projects. What once was ordinary can now be extraordinary when you choose from the finest digitized embroidery designs at OregonPatchWorks.  They provide special discounts and promotional offers to help you save money too and offer many free samples for you to try throughout the site.   Join their mailing list for new samples each week.

October is a month of surprises and it’s the best time to enjoy warm toned autumn and fall designs. Change your home décor as the seasons change. Autumn gives you the best opportunity to decorate your home with seasonal colors and textures, beginning with Fall embroidery designs to adorn various items. OPW Mall offers many designs perfect for this time of year, done by various designers.

Autumn Florals Designs

1. Autumn Florals Designs

This Autumn floral design set is created by “ERINA’S DESIGNS”. These floral embroidery designs are wonderful on cushions and table covers to warm your room with bright and beautiful colors.  You can also add them to a warm winter sweater or sweatshirt for a one of a kind apparel accent. This set is available in 5×7 hoop size and is available at special discounts. Autumn Leaf Collection

2. Autumn Leaf Collection

 This set, created by “MM EMBROIDERY”, is a beautiful collection of Maple leaves and fits the hoop size of 5 1/2 x 8 Inch. Some of the designs in this set use a wing-needle to create the heirloom technique of Fil Tire (Parisian hem stitch). This exquisite collection is certainly a great value at decent price for a limited time.

Autumn Leaves

3. Autumn Leaves 

These Autumn Leaves designs are made by “SWEET HEIRLOOM EMBROIDERY” and are perfect for enhancing the look of your mug rugs, table covers, pillow covers, lap blankets, etc. Or create a welcome banner for your entryway, it is sure to greet your guest with a warm welcome.  These designs are available in various hoop sizes 4×4, 5×5 and 6×6. By ordering now, you can some special offers on these designs and many more from this designer!          Color Wash Leaves

4. Color Wash Leaves

Color Wash Leaves designs are the colorful creation of “KREATIONS BY KARA”. You get 18 different designs in the set. These designs are perfect for decorating your quilt, pillows, towels, bags, and embellishing apparel. The designs are made to fit the 5×5 hoop. Buy these designs now and get handsome discounts on them.

 Autumn Leaves 4

 

5. Autumn Leaves 4 

This set is one example of many, showing the great creativity of “ACE POINTS”. The set contains 10 different designs and are perfect to enhance many items throughout your home. Autumn Leaves 4 designs are available in different hoop sizes i.e., 4×4, 5×5 and 6×6. Enjoy these and more at the great offers from Ace Points Embroidery.  

Now that you have had a small taste of the fabulous designs available at OPW Mall, you are sure to find many uses for them, as your creativity is sparked and you begin making your own masterpieces with them.  For more designs, you can visit: http://www.oregonpatchworks.com/OPW/specials.php

Choosing Perfect Stabilizer for Machine Embroidery Design

Machine Embroidery Designs

One of the main aspects of the Machine Embroidery Design is something that is hidden to everyone except the person who does the stitching i.e.,  the stabilizer. It’s really important to choose the right stabilizer to insure the best stitch-out quality.  The stabilizer holds the fabric in place and prevents it from stretching, puckering or moving while embroidering and will help determine the integrity of the finished project.

When we choose any machine embroidery designs to go on a  project, our main goal is not only to use a beautiful design but to create a project that is durable, soft, and can be cleaned easily. Since the stabilizer used in an embroidery project is the foundation that determines success or failure of the project, it is really important to have complete knowledge of the different types of stabilizers and their characteristics.

The rules of using stabilizers are simple. Once you understand what  each type of stabilizer is supposed to do, it will be easy for you to match  the appropriate embroidery stabilizer to each project.

Selecting the Right Stabilizer:

The principle of choosing a stabilizer is to select a material that will create a stable base for the embroidery design and prevent the fabric from shifting as the design is stitched out. You should choose stabilizer according to the fabric type, the density, size and number of stitches of the embroidery design and the weight and type of the thread.

Stabilizer  Types:

The basic  types of stabilizers are:

  • Tear-away stabilizer
  • Heat-away stabilizer
  • Wash-away stabilizer
  • Cut-away stabilizer

Cut-Away Stabilizer:

Cut-away is the  most common stabilizer, mainly used for stretchy fabrics. Knits, the fabric used for jerseys, t-shirts, golf shirts require cut-away stabilizer. Also use cut away stabilizer for any fabric that has Spandex or Lycra in it, for stretch denims, or fabric that is loosely woven.

Cut-away stabilizers are available in five different types: Light, Medium and Heavy weight,  Polymesh and Fusible Polymesh.

  • Light Weight Cut-Away Stabilizers are used on sheer and light weight knits. The non-woven nylon is ultra soft next to the skin.
  • Medium Weight Cut-Away Stabilizers are used on medium weight stretchy fabrics. Medium weight stabilizers get soft after washing.
  • Heavy Weight Cut-Away Stabilizers are used on woven fabric and knits, dense embroidery designs, sweatshirts, or on any fabric that needs extra stability.
  • PolyMesh Cut-Away Stabilizers are extra soft and don’t irritate the skin, so they are perfect for baby projects and for areas of a garment that come in contact with delicate skin.
  • Fusible PolyMesh Cut-Away Stabilizers – They are fused to the wrong side of the project before stitching.

Tear-Away Stabilizer:

Tear-Away Stabilizers are suitable for the fabrics that have no stretch in them i.e., woven fabrics such as poly/cotton fabrics, quilt fabrics (100% cotton), vinyl, canvas, duck cloth, linen, leather and towels. Tear away stabilizers are gently torn away from the stitches.  They are made for non-directional fibers i.e., they can be ripped in any direction, so there is no need of crisscrossing the stabilizer in case of multiple layers.

The different types of tear away stabilizers are:  Light, Medium, Heavy, Ultra Clean and Tear, and Fusible Tear away stabilizers.

  • Light Weight Tear Away Stabilizers are used for the lightest weight fabrics to stabilize low  stitch count designs. They are easy to tear away once the stitching is done.    They also are great for printing on for paper piecing quilt blocks.
  • Medium Weight Tear-Away Stabilizers are ideal for any design needing more stabilization. Medium Tear away stabilizers can be removed easily from the project after stitching.
  • Heavy Weight Tear-Away Stabilizers support stitch-intensive designs easily. Heavy tear away stabilizers have a stiff, crisp texture which offer extra support to the
  • Ultra Clean and Tear-Away Stabilizers are of high quality and offer excellent stabilization for medium to high stitch-count designs. This stabilizer type tears away from the stitches very easily and cleanly.
  • Fusible Tear-Away Stabilizers are ironed on the wrong side of the fabric and works best for the medium weight woven fabrics.

Wash-Away Stabilizer:

Wash-Away Stabilizers are first torn away gently from the fabric.  Small patches of wash-away stabilizer can be removed easily with a dampened cotton swab or toothbrush. A spray bottle can be used on larger areas or the fabric can be emersed in water. The stabilizer gets dissolved when wet and are available in various forms: Aqua Mesh, Aqua Film Backing, Aqua Film Topping, and Badge Master. They are also used on top of the fabric to prevent stitches from sinking into the fabric.

  • Aqua Film Backing is a medium weight topper used for fine, lightweight and sheer fabrics. It is used for the napped or textured fabrics. It can be removed completely with lukewarm water.
  • AquaMesh Wash-Away is an opaque mesh, water soluble stabilizer, easily removed with lukewarm water and perfect for the lightweight or sheer fabrics and freestanding lace.
  • Aqua Film Topping is a lightweight stabilizer used on top of textured fabrics. It can be removed completely with lukewarm water.
  • Badge Master is a heavy weight water soluble stabilizer, perfect for patches and freestanding applique projects. It rinses easily with lukewarm water. Use it when you need to remove all traces of stabilizer from the fabric.

Heat- Away Stabilizer:

The best thing about heat-away stabilizer is that you can remove it without wetting your project. Heat-away stabilizer is convenient and easy to use but only if your fabric can withstand  a hot iron. It come in two forms: film and woven. It can be removed completely when handled in the correct manner.  Never use a steam iron with a fusible or heat-away stabilizer. The stabilizer will melt and ruin your project.

The above mentioned stabilizers will help you create beautiful projects using machine embroidery designs. The perfect way to find the right stabilizer is to first know what options  are available, then try several until you find the ones you like best. Most stabilizer manufacturers offer a sample pack that you can buy. These packs include a sample of each stabilizer the manufacturer offers with its description and recommendation for its use.  You can also get assistance at the OPW Mall to help you choose the right stabilizer for your projects. OregonPatchWorks is the best online embroidery design store and offers a wide range of quality machine embroidery designs  for all your project needs.

Make This Halloween Pop with Spooky Embroidery Designs

Halloween Designs

Every year, Halloween is celebrated on the 31st October to initiate the triduum of Hallowmas. It is considered by many to be one of the most amusing and exciting times of the year. On this spooky night, kids and adults perform various activities with full zest, such as pumpkin craving, trick or treating, games, Halloween craft work, house parties, etc… It is also a good time to give personalized gifts to your family and friends to make them feel special. If you find it too difficult to find the right gifts for your loved ones, don’t worry.  Luckily, there is still time to create one-of-a-kind gift projects that stitch up fast and easy. OPW Mall is here to help you in your search for quality Halloween designs. They are offering a beautiful collection of Halloween embroidery designs at discounted prices. This Halloween, let’s add some spooky embroidery designs to tote bags, masks, mug rugs, costumes, door hangers and more.  With the right designs, your projects become really special!

Bags

Happy Halloween BagsBags are one of the easiest gift options this Halloween and perfect for your trick or treaters. You can customize a bag with machine embroidery designs and alphabet messages. You can find several patterns at OPW Mall to personalize your treat bags. Personalize them by stitching some really scary embroidery designs with the name of the trick or treater on the front of the bag. This will be one of the best treats they get this Halloween!

Mug Rugs

Mug Rugs

 Don’t let tea stains or coffee spills ruin your table’s finish. Create one-of-a-kind Autumn mug rugs to protect your table tops. Or personalize them with really scary embroidery designs for a real treat.  This Halloween, you can present a mug rug to a friend who is a tea or coffee lover. They are easy to make in the hoop. Choose different Halloween designs from OregonPatchWorks gallery and start your gifts now.

Door Hangers

Door Hangers

Fun and festive door hangers are a great gift option for loved ones who like to decorate their home with seasonal decor. Door hangers will help your friends welcome their guests as they are approaching the door.

No matter what type of designs you are looking for, you will find them at OPW Mall. OregonPatchWorks offers unique embroidery designs created by expert digitizers, available at competitive prices. All their designers are highly experienced and their vast collection of designs is simply marvelous! Providing affordable designs and patterns is one of their fortes. Their timely service, fair pricing, and highest quality designs makes them standout from other embroidery sites. They believe in providing quality embroidery designs with courteous service in a fast and friendly manner. Find a great collection of scary Halloween embroidery designs here and get started now!    http://www.oregonpatchworks.com/OPW/halloweenpromo.php