OregonPatchWorks: Premier Destination for Embroidery Designs

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OregonPatchWorks is a name which is quite popular in the world of embroidery designs. Over the last 16 years, there have been loads of people who have shown their trust in this fantastic marketplace, by returning time and again to enjoy the warm atmosphere and top quality embroidery designs offered. With more than 200 Google Reviews featuring 5 STAR Ratings, OPW has made good customer service and quality embroidery designs their goals and reputation.  

Long standing visitors are aware of the constant evolution which the site has undergone over the years. Embroidery design options are presented on a fun and easy to navigate site, which brings hours of enjoyment to everyone who visits regularly. One of the best things about the mall is that you are offered free embroidery downloads every single week, which are exclusive to OPW, only available at this one embroidery outlet.

There is a wide variety of other embroidery designs available to download for free and to purchase at the OPW mall. There are many types and sizes in an endless assortment of quality embroidery patterns. Here, we will discuss a few more of the aspects which make OregonPatchWorks stand apart from the other embroidery design options available.

Free Download Embroidery Designs Library

As mentioned above, OPW mall offers three or more exclusive samples each week which are totally free as well as giveaway alphabet letters announced on the newsletters. When you sign up for the newsletter,  you are able to download many designs in the  free download embroidery designs library. Then each week, a newsletter announces new embroidery designs for sale, new special offered and more free exclusive designs to download. You will be able to stay connected to all the latest new embroideries that are being offered by the OPW mall. All a user needs to do is sign up for the free MembersOnly Club and you will never miss the newest and latest at the mall.

There are also free downloads available among the designers’ designs in their stores.  You can visit any of the designer’s stores by clicking on their names. And don’t miss the Free For All page, which is filled with even more free downloads!  Now you are on your way to create your own embroidery designs library!

Frequent Special Offers

With around 100 different designers at the mall, OPW always has a plethora of special offers to help you save money.  OPW Mall has an entire section dedicated to show you the current specials being offered.  At any given time, you will find 85+ generous offers available. You can quickly and easily find out the best value on the type of designs you want. OPW is dedicated to providing the best services and opportunities to the embroidery community.

Latest Embroidery Designs and Patterns

Another aspect where OregonPatchWorks is leagues ahead is in adding new embroidery designs and patterns daily, featuring the latest, most popular trends. Every design is unique in its own way and will offer something different to every user. The wide range of embroidery designs insures the greatest number of satisfied users at OPW Mall. Due to this, most of the people prefer OregonPatchWorks over any other design services.  OPW has something for everyone!

Custom Embroidery Designs and Digitizing Services

The custom embroidery digitizing services offered allows OPW Mall to start with your desired artwork and create one of a kind, top quality designs for your special needs, which are exclusive to you. All you need to do is email your desired requirements and we prepare a quote for you to approve based on the stitch count, size and complexity.  The work is done by our own expert digitizers, who create the best quality embroidery designs available at OregonPatchWorks. You can look at a few of the embroidery designs were previously created on the website. This will enable you to get an idea of the quality you are being offered by this excellent custom embroidery digitizing service.

Summing Up

OregonPatchWorks is on a continuing mission to cater to all embroidery design enthusiasts with the best and latest embroidery designs and services. OPW puts your satisfaction first and will always be responsive to you when a question or need arises. The folks at OPW are eager to become a part of your family and friends and will always treat you with respect and integrity.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to the BEST of the BEST! The OPW Mall is where your dreams become a reality, one stitch at a time!
Enjoy!

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Beautiful Machine Embroidery Designs For The Holiday Season

Looking for ‘The New Year’ gifts that you can give to your near and dear ones? This year, surprise your loved ones with beautiful machine embroidery projects. Take a look at the great range of Holiday season embroidery patterns that will get you in the spirit!

1) ITH New Year Kitchen Quilt –

New Year Kitchen Quilt set is digitized by designer “U&I Unique Embroidery.” This kitchen quilt requires a very small amount of machine sewing. It can be used on your table to go underneath a vase of flowers, a cup and saucer for an afternoon tea, or under a plate of cakes. It is a bit larger than a mug rug and has many uses. This quilt embroidery set is available in two different sizes – 8X8 inch and 7X7 inch.

Get ITH New Year Kitchen Quilt Set

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2) Christmas Elegant Outlines –

Christmas Elegant Outlines set is digitized by designer “Digidoodlez.” The applique edges of ‘Elegant Outlines’ have a rich new texture that makes the designs pop. You can dress them up with hot fix or peel and stick stones. You can also add ribbon and hang these as ornaments or scatter them around your tables as decorations. The star can be sewn with an upside down pocket, so you can hang it on the top of your Christmas tree. You can also use the star and wreath as coasters. These designs are available in the hoop size of 5X7.

Get Christmas Elegant Outlines set

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3) Holiday Sayings Blocks Set 2 –

Holiday Sayings Blocks Set 2 is digitized by designer “Sewaz Designs. You’ll love these cute little blocks that celebrate major holidays and each have different holiday sayings on them. Get four holiday decors for one low price. This set consists of various embroidery designs including New Year, Easter, Memorial Day and 4th of July. This ‘holiday sayings’ set is available in the hoop size of 5X7.

Get Holiday Sayings Block Set 2

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4) Christmas Book & Quilt –

Christmas Book & Quilt set is digitized by designer “Heav’n Sent Creations.” This set includes 12 quilt square designs, 12 plain versions and 12 pages to make a story book for Christmas. You can also make a quilt to cuddle with, while you and your child read your new favorite book together. These book & quilt embroidery designs are available in the hoop size of 5X7.

Get Christmas Book & Quilt set

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5) Christmas Cats Combo –

Christmas Cats Combo set is digitized by designer “Lickity Stitch Designs.” This set features four adorable Christmas cat cross stitch embroidery designs. These embroidery designs are perfect for cards, or stitch as an ornament, coaster, gift tags, etc. These designs fit the hoop size of 4X4 and larger. You get several sizes and densities so you can use them on a variety of projects.

Get Christmas Cats Combo Set

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It’s not too late to stitch up one of these quick, easy and totally adorable machine embroidery designs for the holiday season.  For more designs, you can visit OPW Mall – where you are always #1.

Unique Embroidery Designs That Are Completely Free

Looking for free embroidery designs to enhance your home décor, clothes, tote bags etc? Let us help you out! Just click on the image below and begin downloading free embroidery designs from the OPW Mall. You can also visit most of the designers’ stores just by clicking on the names of designers to find more fantastic embroidery patterns and great offers by each designer.

These embroidery machine designs available at OPW Mall are easy to stitch out and available for free. Download these free embroidery designs and many more today!

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In addition to free designs, OPW Mall offers different types of Machine Embroidery Designs such as:  Applique, Redwork, In-The-Hoop, Free Standing Lace, Cross Stitch, Filled, Colorwork, Cutwork, Satin Stitch and many more. The designs are available in different hoop sizes and file formats that will work with your machine.

Take your time and choose from the designs on the link above.  There are also free designs in the designers’ sections which can be access from the Main Embroidery Index. And you can sign up for our Newsletters, which give you access to Exclusive Free Designs, new ones are added every week!  Don’t forget to BOOKMARK OregonPatchWorks.com for your easy reference later.

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Our designs have brought smiles to millions of people. They used our free designs to enhance their home décor and created unique and amazing projects for their loved ones. Give us an opportunity to put a smile on your face as well. Visit OPW Mall today!

Find free and best machine embroidery patterns at reasonable prices when you shop at The OPW Mall, where YOU are always #1.

Create Unique Embroidery Projects for Father’s Day

Has this ever happened to you? Father’s day approaches quickly and you feel completely clueless about what to give to celebrate his day. Let’s make sure that we have something ready by the time Father’s day rolls around this year. Show your love and appreciation to your Dad with handmade gifts creatively crafted with machine embroidery designs. Here are some unique embroidery designs that you can use to create something special for your Dad on this Father’s day:

  1. Fathersday – Fathersday set is digitized by designer “Allstitch.” The set includes embroidery designs of beautiful messages. You can embroider a message on your Father’s T-shirt and present it to him on Father’s day to make him feel more special. The first step to start with each design of this set is to put a basting stitch around the inner edge of the frame. These designs are available in the hoop size of 5X7.                                                                                                                                                                                     Get Fathersday Set                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fathersday                                                                                              
  2. Word Play – Dad – Word Play Dad set is digitized by designer Marcia Manning for “An Ursula Michael Original.” It’s a cross stitch machine embroidery design. However, the design is mostly a linework with a small amount of cross- stitches. The Word Play embroidery pattern is large in size so make sure that you have a hoop of the larger size. These designs are available in 8 size/densities: 22-2, 18-2, 16-4, 16-6, 14-4, 14-6, 11-8, and 11-10 count. The designs are available in the hoop size of minimum 8×8 and maximum 11×14.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Get Word Play Dad Set                                                                                                                                                                                                  Word Play – Dad                                                                                       
  3. Barbeque Time – Barbeque Time set is digitized by designer “Hatched In Africa.” The set includes 29 embroidery designs in which 23 designs are of the hoop size 5X7 and 6 designs are of the hoop size 4X4. This set will brighten up any table at a barbeque! You can use these designs to beautify your aprons, tablecloths, dishtowels, pot holders and even t-shirts!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Get Barbeque Time Set                                                                                                                                                                                                   Barbeque Time                                                                                          
  4. Gone Fishing – Gone Fishing set is digitized by designer “Allsorts Embroidery.” This set includes 21 embroidery designs. These designs are perfect for those Dads who love fishing. You can use these designs on your Father’s T-shirts, aprons, and tablecloths, etc. They are available in the hoop size of 4X4.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Get Gone Fishing Set                                                                                                                                                                                              Gone Fishing                                                                                  
  5. Father Day – Father Day set is digitized by designer “Sew-Sational Designs.” This set includes 8 Dad designs. These embroidery designs are perfect for T-shirts, sweatshirts, cushion covers, and mug rugs, etc. These Father Day designs are available in the hoop size of 4X4.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Get Father Day Set                                                                                                                                                                                                     Father Day  

    Let us know which design you liked the most and are going to use to create a    unique gift for your Father. There are plenty of other machine embroidery designs       available at The OPW Mall – where YOU are always #1.

 

 

Basic Tips for Cross-Stitch Machine Embroidery

Cross Stitch Embroidery

Cross-stitch machine embroidery is a type of embroidery in which x-shaped stitches in a tiled, raster-like pattern are used to create an embroidery design on a project.  Cross-stitch machine embroidery designs are quite similar to regular machine embroidery designs. The only difference is the artwork of the pattern is done in small x’s and (sometimes) line outlines, rather than fill stitches, free standing lace, outline or applique stitches.

Cross-stitch designs are a great style of embroidery and allow you to create beautifully detailed projects.  Let’s take a look at all the basic elements involved in cross-stitch embroidery designs.

Count Size

Cross Stitch Machine Embroidery

Cross-stitching is mainly based on count size. Cross-stitch designs are available in several different densities and sizes, with the most common being 14-count, 16-count, 18-count and 22-count. These count sizes indicate the number of stitches per inch in a design. The higher the count, the smaller and denser the x’s will be. Here is a simple guide to go by:

  • 14-count/inch – fairly loose, large x’s.
  • 16-count/inch – medium density, medium x’s.
  • 18-count/inch – more dense, smaller x’s.
  • 22-count/inch – most dense, smallest x’s.

 How do you determine the suitable count size for your project?

  1. First, check the size of design in each count and then decide which size of design will be perfect for your project.
  2. If the design size doesn’t make any big difference then you have two possible options:
  • If you’re choosing scenery designs, a count size of 16-count, 18-count or 22-count will work best. The designs featuring people and landscape will look nicer if the density is high.
  • If you’re designing something more abstract such as alphabets, numeric characters or simple patterns, choose a count size of 14 or 16. An individual cross stitch design looks perfect in a 14-count size and the result is similar to a traditional hand cross-stitched design.
  1. If you’re working with a medium to heavy weight fabric then go with 18-count or 22-count size. It will give you a look similar to regular embroidery designs.
  2. If your fabric is of light weight then choose a 14-count size to give it a lower density. Avoid 16-count or 18-count size for light weight fabrics! The stitches will be too dense and heavy for the fabric.

Thread for Machine Cross-Stitching

Cross Stitch Machine Embroidery Designs

Regular 40wt poly or rayon machine embroidery thread works well for machine cross-stitch.  Make sure to have enough thread colors on hand, as 3-4 gradient colors of each color family may be needed for cross-stitch designs, depending on the detail and shading in the design.

For a more traditional cross-stitch look, you may want to choose 30wt cotton machine embroidery thread, but choose a 14-count size when using cotton thread, as 16-count and 18-count sizes will look bulky with the thicker thread. Cotton thread is also more delicate, so use cotton threads carefully as they break easily.

Fabric for Cross-Stitch Designs

Cross Stitch Embroidery Design

Cross-stitch designs look great on country-style fabrics. These fabrics are not too expensive or delicate. Denims, linens, cotton, muslin, canvas, etc. are perfect for this type of design. Make sure to choose a fabric that isn’t too stretchy or has an open weave.

Stabilizers for Cross-Stitch Designs

Stabilizing of a design depends on fabric, count size, and the type of project it is going on. A few things that you must need to keep in mind while stabilizing your project are:

  • Hoop your fabric and stabilizer properly, according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Use NO-SHOW cut away stabilizer if your fabric is of light weight. Use cut-away stabilizer if your fabric is of medium or heavy weight. Use more than one layer in a criss-cross placement, if your design is very dense. Always use a fresh, sharp needle!
  • If the weave of your fabric is loose or it has the tendency to absorb stitches then use a thin water soluble topping film over your fabric, in addition to the stabilizer under the fabric. The film will prevent stitches from sinking into the fabric and the detail of the design will stand out better.
  • Remove jumps carefully after each color stop when embroidering. The result will be much better and the jumps much easier to snip, if you do them as you go, rather than waiting until the end of the process.
  • When your embroidery is finished, un-hoop it and cut away the stabilizer. Turn the embroidery fabric over, apply a towel barrier and lightly iron the backside of the fabric to help it lay flat and smooth.

We hope these tips will help you get started with cross-stitching.   It is a fun and easy machine embroidery technique and will allow you to create many memorable projects for your friends and family.  For more machine embroidery designs of all types and free weekly samples, visit the OPW Mall, where YOU are always #1.

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