Volume 86 | May/June 2014


In this issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine:

  • 15 years of inspiration
  • 14 FUN WEEKEND PROJECTS
  • Stitch Perfect Scallops with your embroidery machine
  • Experience Embroidery Zen

Table of Contents

Clothing
Don't Hem It – Cut It!
Adorn the hemline of a skirt or scarf with beautiful cutwork embroidery.
34
Let It Rain Trench Coat
Reverse applique marches down the sleeve to transform a simple trench coat. You'll be amazed at what a few scraps of fabric can do to a plain jacket.
28
Monogrammed Pocket Tee
Surprise the trendsetter in your life with a personalized (and cool!) fashion tee.
40
The Summer Hobo Bag
Move over Vera! Love those trendy but pricey quilted bags? Make your own version with pre-quilted fabric and a catchy scallop-edge pocket – all in the hoop!
18
Quilts
Butterfly Reflections
Let your embroidery software do all the work when creating a bright and cheery quilt.
48
Hoot Owl Wall Hanging
What a hoot! Combine lettering, embroidery and charming fabric into show-stopping blocks.
56
In-the-Hoop Log Cabin Table Topper
Stitch Log Cabin blocks entirely in the hoop.
12
Modern Triangle Wall Hanging
This quilt is beautiful from the front and back. Learn how to make your own with impeccable results.
60
Accessories
Calling All Gents!
Gentlemen, this project is for you! Travel in style with quilted travel accessories.
46
Quilted Yoga Mat Carrier
Venture into the creative realm by designing for what you need. Designer, Marie Zinno, did just that when she created this handy carrier.
38
Tips for a Purrrrfectly Customized Tote
Stitch an unconventional sized tote for your tech toys, gizmos and gadgets.
42
Crafts
Embroidered Abracadabra
Children will LOVE this 'magic' wallet.
66
Special Feature
Experience Embroidery ZEN
Discover the stress-free path to machine embroidery enlightenment.
76
Columns
4" x 4" and Fabulous! Something Blue...
Add something old, new and blue and you've got things covered with a quilted, sparkly spin on a sweet wedding tradition.
22
Ask the Expert: Artwork for Digitizing
When you bought that digitizing program, you had visions of digitizing your children's faces, your dog and your husband's company logo. What went wrong? Deborah Jones will explain.
82
Between Friends
6
Great Scott!
The first in an ongoing series, Scott Goodman extolls the virtues, features and bene ts of... BERNINA!
78
Let's Organize It! Fabric!
True confessions from a fabric addict and how she reorganized her sewing studio.
80
Monogram of the Month
Add motifs to your monogram as a symbol of your heritage, your passion or just for fun!
88
Fabrics 101: Embroidering on Pre-Quilted Fabric
For projects that need a soft, cozy touch, pre-quilted fabric is a popular choice.
74
Departments
Buyer's Guide
86
Designs' Details
85
Free Designs Online
84
Web Direct
84
What's New in Designs
8

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