FSL Baby Booties – Fun Video Instructions

Freestanding Lace Baby Booties

By Loronda of Heav’n Sent Creations

So easy to create fun gift projects!
Using OPW Premium Embroidery Thread

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Watch the video below and learn how to easily put together freestanding lace embroidery designs parts to create cute baby booties.  These make wonderful gifts and also work well for craft shows.  They are small and can be made relatively inexpensively.  Everybody loves them, we hope you do too!

 

Changing Colors Changes The Look Of Embroidery

How The Colours You Use Can Change An Embroidery Significantly…

By Hazel of Graceful Embroidery

Using designs from Rachel Kathryn Bridal 5

As I have been testing out the final designs in the Rachel Kathryn collection I have been reminded again how important the choice of thread colour is, and how dramatically that choice can effect the finished embroidery.

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I like to do some stitch outs using other colours just to see how they look and I just love experimenting with colour. I am always looking for the next fascinating colour combination! As I make any selection, I am aware that it is much like an artist with his palette of oils, except mine are on my thread racks on the wall, out of the sunshine. In this case, I knew I should do at least one stitch out in one colour alone, to show you how “bland” it can appear in comparison to the combination of the palest of colours that I have selected for Rachel Kathryn Bridal collection! So I set GFE-RKB-5-9 up and left it embroidering in Sulky Rayon 40 wt 1071 Off white on white dupion silk. The bobbin ran out before the last three colours which are flower centers.While changing the bobbin thread, I examined the embroidery deciding to use Sulky Rayon 40wt 520 Bone for some contrast for these centers. It made quite a difference. However if your embroidery is going to be embellished with hot fix pearls and crystals, they too will make the flowers pop. It is really down to personal preference though.

As the light hits your rayon thread there is often some variation in colour and shine, and the type of stitching and the angle that the stitches are lying in, will effect this too, which is why I have tried to add as many contrasts in the way the stitches are grouped, in this set and also in my other collections.

Quite a few years ago I started to use polyester thread for my embroidery as it is not so expensive, but it lacked the luster of rayon, and those thread spools remain unused in my sewing room as I found that it did not catch the light so much and therefore there was less contrast.

One of my other stitch outs featured Sulky Rayon 40wt 1209 Light avocado which has become one of my favorite greens. At the moment the country lanes around here are a marvelous tapestry of lush greens as all the leaves are in fresh abundance. I have heard digitizes say that when they are out and see something interesting they start to digitize it in their head. I have to confess that I am more likely to be deciding which thread colour would be the closest match. Yesterday when I was out I could see many examples of Light avocado in the trees and in the hedge rows.

This just has to be my favorite time of year, for as well as all the lush growth in the trees, the lanes are beginning to adopt the annual display of lace borders formed by Cow parsley (Queen Anne’s lace) which I adore and digitized a while back, in my Summer Meadow collection. There are beautiful flowers everywhere now, here in the south of England as the days warm up and lengthen, lilacs, wisterias, dicentras (bleeding hearts) and forget me knots. I parked under a Horse chestnut tree and its orchid type flowers were close enough to get this photograph. There is just so much to inspire me each time I go out, but I think that capturing these “exotic” flowers would be huge and impossible challenge. Now you can see why I am not so enamored with single coloured embroidery, there are just too many gorgeous colours out there!

Back to my second stitch out, GFE-RKB-5-2 which is an interesting shape.

This time around I used ivory silk dupion for the embroidery and made a few colour changes.

You can see that I used my favorite green for the large roses in this embroidery. As the final designs in the collection are for the extra large Husqvarna Imperial hoop, which measures 360mm x 260mm (14″ x 10.5″) you cannot see much detail when I photograph the whole design, so here is half of it.

On this close up you can see how the light is hitting the large five petaled flower, at the top right and how each petal looks different. There are 10 designs in this final set and I love this one below, GFE-RKB-5-1, but as for a favorite that is quite difficult. I hope you love them all and find them useful for your bridal or heirloom embroidery.

Remember these are very special designs which will stitch out on all your bridal fabric but also on sheer fabric like tulle, so they are perfect for veil embroidery. It is essential if you are doing this to use good quality wash away stabilizer, and if you are putting any colour in the veil embroidery, do test it first as I find that colours darken slightly when the stabilizer is washed away! This can be very frustrating and I would love to know how to overcome it.

Happy embroidering from Hazel

 

 

FSL Cup Koozie & Helpful Step-By-Step Instructions

Freestanding Lace Cup Koozie

By Loronda of Heav’n Sent Creations

Learn how easy it is to create a Koozie!
Using OPW Premium Embroidery Thread

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This project can be personalized with any embroidery motif you would like.  You get a blank background as well as two versions with designs already added to the front, but you can go wild with all sorts of machine embroidery designs to create gifts for young and old alike.  Made entirely of embroidery thread, you machine does all the work.  You just do a few finishing touches and voila!  You have a pretty koozie to dress up any drinking glass or cup.  Watch the video below and see how easy it is.  The Blue and Gold Alphabet is sold separately.

 

 

Quilting- The Joy of Gifting

Thoughts about Quilting, Crafting, Embroidery and Life…

It is better to give than to receive. This is a quote that most of us know. For me, it is also very true. I love Christmas, birthdays and other gift giving occasions like new babies, weddings, anniversaries, housewarmings, and more. I adore giving hostess gifts whenever we are invited to someone’s home as well. I just love giving gifts. I’ve never been able to afford extravagant gifts, but I think that my joy in giving shows in the choices of the gifts.

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With my love of quilting, machine embroidery designs, crochet, cross-stitch and decorative painting, along with soap-making and cooking, I’ve given my share of homemade gifts over the years. With rare exception, my gifts have always been much appreciated. I’m very glad I took up soap-making and made time for embroidery as these are the quickest of crafts!

During a recent online discussion at a machine embroidery group, it came up that those of us who make homemade gifts rarely receive homemade gifts. Instead, we receive purchased items. While any gift is appreciated, it is the consensus that we would all love to receive something that was crafted just for us, by the loving hands of those we love.

While I do create homemade items for my friends who are also crafters, they never reciprocate. They show me their projects for praise and pointers, overjoyed when I compliment their work (I always pronounce every project as perfect). But, alas… I am never the recipient of their artistry!  Maybe they feel that it’s not good enough or maybe they feel that I could just make it myself if it was something I wanted in the first place, so an item they make isn’t needed.

I had been quilting and doing my other fiber arts for 10-15 years before I finally allowed myself to purchase that first embroidery machine. I had convinced myself that I just didn’t have time for it with everything else that I was doing. I was both right and wrong in that assumption. While learning the intricacies of machine embroidery and discovering all the free embroidery designs I could find online, my other fiber arts suffered from neglect. But, once I stopped discovering and started stitching, my new embroidery passion enhanced all of my others crafts! I’d call that a win!

Not long after this, after a huge bout of stocking up on new-to-me embroidery supplies, I realized that I would like to digitize my own designs. While I could find just about anything I wanted to stitch, I like to think that my style is just a bit different and I wanted to be able to reflect that in embroidery thread. So, new software and thick manuals once again took time away from my quilting. I forgot how to crochet and cross-stitch entirely. Cooking became a dirty word followed by dirty dishes!

Like many before me, I had the thought that I no longer needed to purchase beautiful linens or someone else’s embroidery designs. I could do it all myself. And, like all those before me, I was woefully wrong! While I gained the knowledge and skill to be able to make just about anything my heart desired, I still lacked all the time in the world to do it all.

Ten years later, I have a system. I will happily buy pretty linens and clothing if they fit in my budget. If not, I will think about the time needed to digitize similar designs. If I can find something close at my favorite embroidery design gallery, I will humbly succumb to another embroidery designers artistry. It’s all about time, now.

It works great for me. Now, if I could only convey to my crafty friends that I really can’t just make whatever I want and would love one of their homemade hand-painted silk shopping bags or crocheted cashmere scarf, my world would be complete!

 

 

Expansive Collection of Machine Embroidery Designs at OregonPatchWorks

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With the plethora of embroidery digitizing services out there, picking out the best can prove to be a tedious job. As an embroidery enthusiast, there are quite a few factors you need to consider while making the final choice for any of the services. The service should offer you a wide collection of all the latest embroidery designs at competitive prices, as well as outstanding customer serve. So, if you are among those who are in search of an embroidery digitizing service like this, you are about to hear of the very place that combines these attributes.

OregonPatchWorks is a leading machine embroidery digitizing service that has an expansive collection of embroidery designs. All the designs delivered by it are digitized to perfection which means that as a customer you will be provided with top-notch designs, every time. The nearly 100 machine embroidery digitizers constantly work towards delivering beautiful and unique designs to each and every customer.

OPW Mall: Your One-Stop Embroidery Design Gallery

The OPW Mall’s embroidery design gallery features every imagineable embroidery design to  meet the needs of all types of embroiderers. It doesn’t matter whether you are a professional or an amateur, you will be able to find nearly any type of design. Customers are able to choose conveniently from this wide selection of embroidery designs in one convenient shopping experience and pick out the best for their projects. All the customers are provided with immediate electronic delivery which enables them to download their orders easily when they purchase them. Customers can even order backup CDs or USB drives where each backup consists of 15 collections.

Customers are Always First

OregonPatchWorks believes in excellent customer services and always delivers, thanks to its knowledgeable and friendly staff. For all staff members at OPW, customer satisfaction is the highest priority. The daily addition of new embroidery designs ensures that the customers are always provided with the latest and greatest in the field of embroidery. OPW staff takes pride in answering the queries of its customers. Ask any of the many return customers why they continue to shop at OPW Mall, year after year!

Keep Up-to-Date With the Latest Offers

As a customer at OPW, you will be offered all the latest deals and discounts on embroidery designs. You can also enjoy exclusive free designs, available to OPW members only.  All you need to do to become a member is subscribe to OPW’s newsletter to be kept updated with all the latest that is on offered and to gain access to the exclusive designs. Many of the designers at OPW run special discounts often on their embroidery designs which will enable you to save many of your dollars.

Summing Up

Still looking for reasons to choose OregonPatchWorks? Don’t wait. Just visit the website and get started. OregonPatchWorks will ensure that you get the desired embroidery designs related to your individual requirements or projects.  At OPW Mall, YOU are always #1 !

OregnPatchWorks: High-Grade Machine Embroidery Designs All Under One Roof

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OregonPatchWorks has been a pioneer in delivering a multitude of high-quality and visually appealing machine embroidery designs for years now. It has become one of the most trusted embroidery digitizing services out there. At OregonPatchWorks, as an embroidery enthusiast, you will be able to find all sorts of designs. There is something which is available for every occasion or purpose.

Now, we are going to have a look at a few of the reasons that make OregonPatchWorks stand out of the competition.

Designs Digitized to Perfection:
OregonPatchWorks (OPW) Mall’s embroidery design gallery features a wide range of designs all that have been digitized to perfection. With nearly 100 machine embroidery digitizers, OPW delivers a brilliant array of high-grade designs are delivered to you. This means that as a customer there is no need to look at other embroidery digitizing services. The design gallery will ensure that you will be able to enjoy designs which are quite diverse and specific to different purposes and occasions. It features almost any design that you can possibly think of.

Create Your Own Personalized Designs:
The machine embroidery designs offered by OregonPatchWorks will enable you to create visually appealing and high-quality finished designs. There is no limit as you will be able to use your imagination to the wide range of machine embroidery designs that are available for immediate download. All these designs can be accessed at very competitive prices. A few of the popular types of machine embroidery designs at OPW include cross stitch, applique, fill stitch, free standing lace, redwork, shadow work, photostitch and many more. Choose any design which you feel is perfect for your project and get started.

Grab the Latest Deals:
OregonPatchWorks offers its esteemed customers some amazing bonus offers and frequent specials. As a customer, with OPW you will be able to get the most out of your investment. To keep yourself updated with all the latest happenings all you got to do is subscribe to the weekly newsletter. In addition to weekly exclusive free samples, you will receive all the announcements regarding the latest designs and samples. There are many free samples that are available on the website. The designers at OPW run special offers which will enable you to save a few of your dollars on the hobby you love best.

Impeccable Customer Service:
Serving customers in the best possible manner is the sole aim of the knowledgeable staff at OPW. Due to this, most of the customers served have stuck with OPW for a very long time. The staff at OPW ensures that every customer is delivered with a service that makes them come back for their embroidery designs, time and time again. All the customers are served equally and they can easily contact the staff whenever they feel the need to, through live chat, email and toll free phone service.

Summing Up:
OregonPatchWorks, as an embroidery digitizing service has been able to build a name for itself among its customers. The expansive customer base served by it is enough to portray the trust that OPW has been able to muster over the years.  Check out the 500+ 5-star ratings on Google! www.tinyurl.com/OregonPatchWorks

So what are you waiting for? Choose OregonPatchWorks as your embroidery digitizing partner and get high-quality embroidery designs and excellent service.

 

OregonPatchWorks: The Only Place For Remarkable Embroidery Designs

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OregonPatchWorks is a force to reckon with in the field of machine embroidery. The embroidery designs offered at the OPW Mall are unique as well as trendy. With nearly 100 outstanding digitizers showcasing distinct and beautiful styles, the selection is perfect for all embroidery enthusiasts out there.

The OPW Mall’s embroidery design gallery is an all in one shopping center where you will be able to find any type of design. Let’s take a closer look…

Striking Embroidery Designs and Tutorials

OregonPatchWorks offers a brilliant array of top-notch machine embroidery designs which have become the prime choice of embroiderers worldwide. All the designs have been digitized to perfection and are quite distinct in their own way. A few of the styles available at the OPW Mall’s embroidery design gallery include Fill Stitch, Free Standing Lace, Appliqué, Cutwork, Redwork, Cross Stitch,  Photostitch and many more popular techniques. The gallery gets regularly updated with some of the trendiest embroidery designs available. Due to which, embroiders always have their eye on the OPW Mall’s embroidery design gallery through the newsletters, which also insure you get access to exclusive free designs, added weekly and popular promotions!

Best-In-Class Customer Services

The knowledgeable and friendly staff at OregonPatchWorks is dedicated to serving customers in the best possible manner. The staff believes in keeping customer satisfaction as the top most priority and doesn’t compromise on it. You can email or call whenever you have an inquery.  You will assisted quickly and courteously. OPW’s shopping center is quite convenient as you will be able to combine all your desired choices from multiple designers in one easy checkout experience. You will be offered an immediate electronic delivery to ensure you are able to start making your projects quickly.  Also, you will be able to order backup CDs or zip drives, with up to 15 collections included on each, if you wish.

Trendy and Affordable Embroidery Designs

One aspect where OregonPatchWorks stands apart from the other machine embroidery services is the affordable prices and special offers the designs are offered at the mall on a regular basis. OPW values the time and money of each and every customer. The affordable prices don’t mean that any sort of compromise is made with regard to the quality of the embroidery designs. The creative digitizers at OPW add the latest high quality embroidery designs on a regular basis which ensures that as a customer you are always offered the best values out there.

Summing Up

All the points which are highlighted above should be enough to persuade an embroidery enthusiast to pick OregonPatchWorks over all the other embroidery digitizing services. This is the reason why OPW has been consistently considered a trustworthy brand throughout the years on the internet. The vase majority of the customers who have been served at the OPW Mall are completely satisfied with its service. What are you still waiting for? Shop now for your designs and begin personalizing your projects. There are many irresistible embroidery deals and discounts that you would not want to miss. So hurry up, time to have some fun!

What Makes OregonPatchWorks the Preferred Choice for Machine Embroidery Designs ?

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Machine embroidery designs have revolutionalized the whole art of embroidery. Gone are the days when engraving embroidery designs on a fabric or other materials proved to be a cumbersome task. The manual process of embroidery requires a lot of patience and skill from the embroiderer. However, with the advent of computerized embroidery machines, this process has eased off. All you need to do is look for an
embroidery digitizing service. One such service is OregonPatchWorks which will offer you stunning range of machine embroidery designs.

OregonPatchWorks has become the preferred choice of millions all over the globe who are in search of high-quality embroidery designs. Below I am going to highlight a few of the points which showcase that OregonPatchWorks is the perfect one-stop shop for the embroidery design enthusiasts.

Plethora of Machine Embroidery Designs

The embroidery designs which are available at the OregonPatchWorks Premium Embroidery Design Mall (OPW Mall) are quite diverse. All the designs have been digitized to perfection which includes fill stitch, free standing lace, appliqué, shadow work, cutwork, cross stitch embroidery designs and many more. As a customer, you will be able to enjoy the designs in the form of monograms, alphabets, art deco, floral, vintage embroidery designs and a lot more. All sorts of holiday designs for Christmas, birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Halloween etc. are exclusively catered by the OPW mall. There are more than 100 brilliant digitizers of machine embroidery who are dedicated to offering beautiful and unique styles.

Irresistible Deals and Discounts

The standout aspect of the embroidery designs available at the OPW mall is the deals and discount embroidery designs that are offered. As a customer, all you need to do is subscribe to the newsletter and you will be offered with all the latest stuff directly in your inbox and get an edge over others. You will be able to enjoy the free designs, giveaways, discounts and special offers. Most of the designers run special offers on the various embroidery designs every week.

Courteous and Customer Centric Service

The sole aim of each and every staff member at the OPW mall is to deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction. The value of the time and money of the customers is kept in high regard. All the queries will be answered by the OPW mall staff which is dedicated to assisting their customers. The reason behind the impromptu service is to keep all the customers happy and make them feel special.

Final Thoughts

A premium embroidery design mall, OregonPatchWorks is the perfect destination to convert your dreams into a reality. The diversity in the embroidery designs which are available at the OPW mall is one of the prime aspects why embroidery enthusiasts prefer it. As an amateur, there is so much to learn from the embroidery tutorials.

So, are you in search of an embroidery digitizing service? If yes, then OregonPatchWorks should be your choice. It is a comprehensive embroidery service that has enough designs to meet the demands of embroidery lovers.

Unique Designs to Customize Your Jeans

Looking for embroidery designs to customize your jeans, shorts, or jackets? We have compiled a list of 5 unique embroidery design sets that you can use on your old jeans, pants, jackets etc. and give it a new, fresh look. You can also customize your new jeans too and personalize them to your heart’s content.  Check out these unique embroidery designs below.

1) Floral Music Notes –

Floral Music Notes set is digitized by designer “Ace Points.” This set features 10 unique floral embroidery designs. These work perfectly to revive old jeans. Just stitch them anywhere on your jeans and get ready to flaunt your new style. These music designs are available in three different hoop sizes including 4 x 4, 5 x 5, and 6 x 6.

View Floral Music Notes here

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2) Floral Golden Glow ­–

Floral Golden Glow set is digitized by designer “Threads Of Time.” These pretty one color embroidery designs are shown here in golden color threads, you can use any colors you wish. You can use these designs for any of your projects.  They look especially great on jeans. This set features 10 unique embroidery patterns, available in the hoop sizes of 4 x 4 and 5 x 7.

View Floral Golden Glow here

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3) Decorative Dolphins –

Decorative Dolphins set is digitized by designer “Erina’s Designs.” This set features 6 unique dolphin designs. You can add them on your jeans, cushion covers, towels, and more. These designs feature lots of decorative details. This set is available in the hoop size of 5 x 7.

View Decorative Dolphins here

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4) Tattoo Jeans –

Tattoo Jeans set is digitized by designer “Creations By Kara.” This set features 12 unique embroidery patterns with project instructions on how to take your jeans and make them into new fabulous and fashionable creations. These design sizes vary from the smallest design 86 mm x 74 mm to the largest design 112 mm x 316 mm.

View Tattoo Jeans here

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5) Yin Yang In Damask –

Yin Yang In Damask set is digitized by designer “All stitch.” These designs stitches out beautifully and easily. This set features a truly versatile collection that can be used for towels, linens, decor items, table clothes, and more. This Yin Yang set has 20 beautiful designs, available in the hoop size of 5 x 7.

View Yin Yang In Damask here

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Looking for more embroidery designs ? There are THOUSANDS of them at OPW.  Visit The OPW Mall – where YOU are always #1!
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Decorate with Beautiful Cherry Embroidery Designs Sets

Who doesn’t love fragrant, lovely cherries? This time we’ve got something different for you. We are featuring a few of our beautiful cherry embroidery designs that are great for sewing new projects. Scroll down to check our latest collections of embroidery designs.

1) ITH Cherry Blossom Bag – ITH Cherry Blossom Bag set is digitized by designer “JHB Creations.” This stylish and delicate bag is easy to sew. You can create it with or without the zipper closure. This set also includes a complete set of instructions in the PDF format. These designs are available in the hoop size of 5×7.

View ITH Cherry Blossom Bag Set

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2) Sakura Set 1 – Cherry Blossoms – Sakura set is digitized by designer “Hatched In Africa.” This set includes 19 embroidery files – 10 designs and 9 elements. These cherry blossom embroidery designs are available in two different styles, monotones and colorful. Each are perfect for table runners, jackets, dishtowels, blouses, and tablecloths etc. The designs are available in two different hoop sizes – 13 embroidery designs in 5×7 and 6 in 4×4 hoop size.

View Sakura Set 1 – Cherry Blossoms set

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3) Cherry Meadows – Cherry Meadows set is digitized by designer “From The Needle Of Anne.” The Cherry Meadows set features various border and corner pieces to make round, square or rectangular doilies, 2 coasters, tags, and accent pieces. This set also offers PDF directions including some basic examples. These designs are available in the hoop size of 5×7.

View Cherry Meadows Set

4) Cherry Swirls – Cherry Swirls set is digitized by designer “Margaret’s Designs.” These designs fit both the 4×4 and 5×7 hoops. They are perfect for cushion covers, table runners, quilts, bed sheets, and many more.

View Cherry Swirls Set

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5) Cherry Obsession – Cherry Obsession set is digitized by designer “Designs By Lizette.” These colorful designs are perfect for cushion covers, table clothes, bed sheets, and quilts etc. They are easy to sew and are available in the hoop size of 4×4.

View Cherry Obsessed Set

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Ready to give them a try? Make sure to share your project’s picture with us in the comment section below. For more embroidery designs, you can visit The OPW Mall ­– where YOU are always #1.