5 Embroidery Designs for Your Thanksgiving Decorations

As Thanksgiving is almost here, have you started planning your Thanksgiving celebration yest and how you will be decorating your home?  Surprise your friends and family this year by creating beautiful projects with unique embroidery designs on them.  Here are 5 new embroidery ideas to beautify your home or to give as hostess gifts for the Thanksgiving occasion.

1) Thanksgiving Mylar With Project –

Thanksgiving Mylar With Project set is digitized by designer “Sewaz Designs.” It features beautiful autumn designs including 4 leaves, a cornucopia, and pumpkin basket. They are perfect for Thanksgiving decorations, fast and easy to stitch out. The leaf designs are available in the hoop size of 4×4, cornucopia in 5×7, and pumpkin basket in 6×10 hoop size. This set also includes instructions to create the table topper and table runner.

View Thanksgiving Mylar With Project Set here

Thanksgiving Mylar With Embroidery Project 

2) Thankful Bunting –

Thankful Bunting set is digitized by designer “Embroidershoppe.” You can hang a THANKFUL above the fireplace, at your front door or any place you want to welcome guests with love and warmth into your home during this time of gratitude. This ‘in-the-hoop’ project is done in the 5x 7 hoop. It is easy to stitch and will catch everybody’s attention.

View Thankful Bunting Set here

Thankful Bunting Embroidery Designs

3) Happy Thanksgiving –

Happy Thanksgiving set is digitized by designer “Sweet Heirloom Embroidery.” This set features 16 unique Thanksgiving embroidery designs. They are perfect for decorating you’re the kitchen, living room, dining room and more etc. during Thanksgiving. Done in a color linework technique, they stitch up very quickly and give a vintage appeal to your table settings.  This set is available in three different hoop sizes including 4×4, 5×5, and 6×6.

View Happy Thanksgiving Set here

Happy Thanksgiving Embroidery Designs 

4) Thanksgiving Collection –

Thanksgiving Collection set is digitized by designer “Babynucci Embroidery Designs.” This darling set features 10 unique embroidery designs in a colorful, fun look. You can use these designs for your kid’s clothes and to decorate their room too. These 10 unique designs are available in different hoop sizes including 4×4 and 5×7.

View Thanksgiving Collection Set here

Thanksgiving Embroidery Collection

5) Give Thanks –

Give Thanks set is digitized by designer “Wind Bell Embroidery.” The set features 10 unique embroidery designs. It will help you to get ready for the holiday. These designs are perfect for wall hangings, cushion covers, and wall paintings, kitchen towels, pot holders, placemats, aprons, etc. This collection is available in two different hoop sizes including 4×4 and 5×5.

 View Give Thanks Set here

Give Thanks Embroidery

We wish you a very happy upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday! For more designs, you can visit The OPW Mall – where YOU are always #1.

10 Machine Embroidery Designs to Enhance Your Cushion and Pillow Covers

Every New Year we get an artistic desire to inspire our regulars to create something new.  This year, we are going to help you design bright and beautiful cushion covers that will surely enhance your home decor.

Check these beautiful machine embroidery designs for your cushion covers:

  1. Simple Flowers Pincushions – A lovely set of pincushions designed by JHB Creation. These designs are done in the hoop and may require some amount of hand sewing. These embroidery designs are available in the hoop size of 5X7.

Cushion Cover Embroidery

Image Credits: JHB CREATIONS

2. Primerose Pincushions – These cushion embroidery designs are perfect to               enhance the look of your room. It could be a perfect gift for your mother or an old friend.     The Primerose Pincushion set by digitizer “Garden Of Daisies” is available in the hoop         size of 4X4.
Cushion Cover Embroidery

                                            Image Credits: GARDEN OF DAISIES

3. Iris Cushion – “One of our favorite” – This 3D machine embroidery design by           “Enchanting Designs” is an exquisite 3D flower with lavender and magenta colors. This       3D Organza Iris flower will look gorgeous on quilts, cushion covers, hangings, handbags,     quilts or table decors. But remember that this flower needs to be hand stitched to the           cushion with the help of few stitches. This set of design is available in the hoop sizes of         5X7 and 4X4. Applique instructions also included!

Cushion Cover Embroidery

Image Credits: ENCHANTING DESIGNS

4. Quilted Christmas Pillows Combo – The quilted Christmas pillow combo include 4      rectangular embroidery designs. The center of the pillows is quilted in the hoop and              borders are attached while still in the hoop. These quilted Christmas pillow covers are          for standard travel size pillows. You will also receive a plain, quilted center without any       design by ordering this Christmas Pillow Combo. The set is available in the hoop size of       6X12.

Pillow Cover Embroidery

Image Credits: OMA’S PLACE

5. Aljay Seasonal Trees Set 1 Large – Aljay Seasonal Trees Set 1 Large by digitizer              “Aljay Designs” is a set of 12 different tree designs. The set contains tree designs for             each season as well as label for each season in horizontal and vertical format. These             designs are perfect to create beautiful cushions or wall hangings. You can also download     the step by step instructions of this design for free on our website. This set is available in     the hoop size of 127 X 178 Mm (5 X 7 Inches).

Cushion Cover Embroidery Designs

Image Credits: ALJAY DESIGNS

6. Silk Rose Cushions – Beautiful roses embroidered on stylish silk dupione will be perfect for enhancing décor of any room. Give an elegant look to your cushions with “Silk Rose Cushions” designs. The finished cushion size is 15 ½ x 15 ½ inch and detailed instructions for the placement of embroidery design is also available.

Cushion Cover Embroidery Designs

Image Credits: DESIGNS 4 AFRICA

7. Pams Pillows – Pams Pillows is a set of 11 different designs. The flowers are quilted         and then assembled and added to the pillows. There is a set of complete instructions for     the flowers and the pillows available with the designs. You can also use them to make           wonderful gifts! Designs are available in hoop size of 5X7.

Cushion Cover Embroidery Designs

Image Credits: PAM’S 3D DESIGNS

8. Applique African Pots Scatter Cushion – Scatter cushions by Erina’s Designs can        easily spruce up your living room or bedroom. The finished size of cushion is 12″ by 12″        and it is available in the hoop size of 5X7. Step by step instructions can be downloaded        in PDF format. Don’t forget to check the special offers by this digitizer.

Cushion Cover Embroidery Designs

Image Credits: ERINA’S DESIGNS

9. In The Hoop Beautiful Cushion – Digitized by “U&I Unique Embroidery,” this in          the hoop beautiful cushion designs are available in size 9 x 6 ¾ inches. This design also      comes with picture instructions.

Cushion Cover Embroidery Designs

Image Credits: U&I UNIQUE EMBROIDERY

10. Embroidered Cushion Carmella – This elegant free standing lace design with                flower embroidery pillow case by digitizer “Embroidered Necessity” is available at                discounted prices. You can find full instructions in a PDF format when you buy the               design.

      Cushion Cover Embroidery Designs

                                            Image Credits: EMBROIDERED NECESSITY

 These beautiful cushion cover designs will not only enhance the decor of your home but    will also gratify the creative embroiderer in you! Visit OPW Mall today for latest machine embroidery designs. Come often…stay long…enjoy much!

Best Machine Embroidery Designs

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.

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