Volume 66 | Jan/Feb 2011


In this issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine:

  • Recycle Your Snippets of Thread!
  • WOW! Make 7 In-the-Hoop Projects
  • Create This Collar with 7 Free Designs
  • Calling all Pirates! Stitch a party to remember
  • Ramp Up Your Applique! Add color, dimension & texture
  • Free Embroidery Designs

Table of Contents

Wearables
 
Blooming Flowers
Mix color-washed ready-wear with a dash of delicate, 'blooming' embroidery designs.
62
A Simply Eye-Catching Hat
Even the most discerning fashionistas will want to top off their look with this stylish hat.
66
Three Dimensional Floral Collage
Learn the options for making 3-D embroidery - fabrics, stabilizers and designs.
26
Frame Your Face
Circle a collar with dimension, texture and colorful wooly applique.
20
A New 30-Minute Workout
Splash a large design in a trendy spot to create a focal point on a simple jacket.
58
Decor
Layer, Stitch & Snip
the Perfect Kitchen Accessories

Stitch up a set of raggy chenille coasters to coordinate with your home décor.
48
Love is in the Air
Heirloom Lace Table Setting

These delicate coasters look like they took hours of handwork to create... but your machine will do all the work!
68
Pirate Birthday Party
No need to walk the plank - your pirate-themed birthday party will be the talk of the neighborhood.
74
Crafts
The All Purpose Zipper Pouch
Clever in-the-hoop pouches are fun to make and ideal for storing baby's pacifiers and more.
30
Blocks with Flair
Build a block with cocktail napkins.
52
The Heart Box
Nothing says you are special more than receiving a heart-shaped box–especially when it's made with love... and your embroidery machine!
34
In-the-Hoop Spa Essentials
Kandi Christian shares her in-the-hoop techniques for organdy and linen.
40
A Quirky In-the-Hoop Project
Stitch this loveable, wide-eyed quirky little owl entirely in the hoop!
44
Rolled Roses
A calorie-free chocolate heart box is unlike any other you've seen.
16
Columns
Ask the Expert
Deborah Jones explains the best methods for creating free-standing embroidery. Learn which fabrics and stabilizers yield the best results.
80
Between Friends
6
Great Scott!
Scott Goodman, Designs' newest columnist addresses how to handle tension - in an unorthodox manner!
72
In-the-Hoop Dresden Lap Quilt
A Dresden quilt made on your embroidery machine—what would Great-Grandma say? A little nostalgia and a whole lot of fun! You'll be inspired by Nancy Zieman's techniques.
12
Tips and Techniques: Frugal Stitchery
Ever wonder if there was a use for snippets of thread? You'll be charmed with Joanne Banko's thrifty idea.
88
Departments
Buyer's Guide
86
Designs' Details
82
Letters to the Editor
8
Web Direct
85
What's New in Designs
10
 

Extras - Free Embroidery Designs


Download these designs from Eileen Roche's Frame Your Face article in Volume 66 right here, for free!

$7.00

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