Volume 84 | January/February 2014


In this issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine:

  • 15 years of inspiration
  • Project Runway Embroiders!
  • 13 Instant Remakes From onesies to men's shirts
  • Auto-digitizing? You be the judge
  • Free Embroidery Designs and more

Table of Contents

Wearables
Bridge Club
Borders and blocks aren't just for quilts.
38
Double Green Jacket
Learn how to transform a simple thrift store find into a chic fashion statement.
18
Groovy Recycled Denim Bib & Burp Set
Stitch a special gift for baby without spending a fortune.
58
Just Tulle'n' Around
Transform a blank wool coat with texture, tulle and wool roving.
22
Vintage with a Modern Twist
Discover a modern way to repurpose linens.
34
Leave Your Mark – Men's shirts
Stitch shirts your man will want to wear!
26
Project Runway Embroiders, Finally!
Project Runway All Stars winner, Anthony Ryan Auld, designs embroidered earrings.
12
Sassy Apron Makeover
The cleverest re-use of a shirt we've seen!
30
Home Décor
Nap & Play
Make playtime extra comfy and soft for baby!
40
Recycled Sweater Pillow
Marie Zinno proves sweaters can be more than garments!
50
Sassy Cats Gone Girly
These feminine felines are the purr-fect gift for the cat lover.
44
Crafts
Glamour Girl Organizer
Fill this pretty organizer with pretty things and make any room glamorous!
66
Quilts
A-Very Special Quilt
Make onesies useful long after your baby has grown.
62
Columns
4" x 4" and Fabulous! Diaper Duty for Darling Divas
Diaper duty defi nitely doesn't have to be dull!
54
Ask the Expert: Stretching Supplies
Deborah Jones sheds light on one of the biggest offenses you can commit when conserving stabilizer.
80
Between Friends
6
Fabrics 101: Embroidering on Chamois
Rugged, cozy, durable and comfortable, chamois is one fabric you don't want to overlook when embroidering.
70
Great Scott! Carpe Sewing Room
Many of us grew up in a home that proudly and prominently featured sewing furniture in the family room. Times have changed...
76
Let's Organize It! Thread
Marie Zinno launches a new column designed to help you organize (and stay organized!) throughout the year!
78
Monogram of the Month
Thread weight and color matter more than you realize when stitching monograms.
88
What to Do When You're New: Auto-Digitizing – The Magic Solution?
Auto-digitizing may seem like the magic bullet – just don't shoot yourself in the foot!
72
Departments
Buyer's Guide
86
Designs' Details
83
Free Designs Online
84
Web Direct
84
What's New in Designs
8

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