Volume 83 | November/December 2013


In this issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine:

  • Shine On! Tricks for working with metallic thread
  • Spread the Cheer!
  • 14 Seasonal Projects From Elves to Snowballs
  • Stitch 20+ New Designs
  • Free Embroidery Designs and more

Table of Contents

Wearables
 
All Dressed Up for the Holidays
Learn the easy way to creating a flawless custom scalloped hem.
62
Crafts
 
Holiday Cards
Create an annual tradition that family and friends eagerly look forward to with these handmade cards.
50
Snowman Snowballs
Stitch a bucket load of these snowballs and never miss out on winter fun again!
42
Decor
Christmas Ornaments Throw
Discover how placement and repetition of designs can create an eye-catching layout.
24
Christmas Tree Skirt
Stitch this tree skirt that can be appreciated now and for generations to come.
14
Elegant Winter Wreath
This wreath lets you ring in the holidays with elegant winter style, and lets you adorn your door well past the days when the carols have sung!
34
Elf Shoes (FREE Design!)
You'll want to dress up all your tables with these whimsical elf shoes!
30
Express Your Joy Mantel Scarves
Share warm sentiments over the fireplace hearth with these elegant mantel scarves.
20
Holiday Baubles Table Toppers
Nancy Zieman has designed this eye-catching table topper that is festive, fun and easy to make!
10
Holiday Enhancements Stockings
(FREE Design + Pattern!)

Elegant details adorn these stockings and are the perfect addition to your mantel.
54
Snowflake Table Topper
Combine a traditional Dresden Plate with embroidery for a timeless look.
38
Departments
Buyer's Guide
86
Designs' Details
87
Industry News
72
Web Direct
85
What's New in Designs
8
Column
4" x 4" and Fabulous!
Designs on the Edge (FREE Design!)

JoAnn Connolly cleverly proves fashion embroidery is more about principles of good design than owning the largest hoop.
66
Ask the Expert: Shine On - Metallic Effects
Afraid to stitch with metallic thread? Deborah Jones has tips that will make the process run smoother!
82
Between Friends
6
Fabrics 101: Embroidering on Flannel
Now that the season is changing it's time to stitch flannel. Learn the proper techniques for working with this versatile fabric.
74
Great Scott! Memories...
Scott Goodman shares general guidelines and possible solutions when using USB drives with your embroidery machines.
80
On the Blog
Lowercase monograms? Designs Editor, Eileen Roche embraces this new trend and shows you how you can too.
88
What to Do When You're New:
Software Selection

Need help selecting the right embroidery software? Deborah Jones gives practical advice.
76
 

Extras - Free Embroidery Designs



Download Elf Shoes embroidery files referenced in Marie Zinno's Elf Shoes article



Download Designs on the Edge embroidery files referenced in JoAnn Connolly's Designs on the Edge article



Download Snowflake Design by Criswell Embroidery Design and the Stocking pattern referenced in Kerrin Brookes's Holiday Enhancements Stockings article

$7.00

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