Volume 87 | July/August 2014


In this issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine:

  • 15 years of inspiration
  • 12+ Fresh Ideas for Summer
    • 3D Flowers
    • Barefoot Sandals
    • Heirloom Christening Gown
  • Yes! Embroidered Birdhouses
  • Keys to Flawless Digitizing
  • PLUS! Monogram of the Month

Table of Contents

Clothing
Wired Embroidery
Learn the secret to flexible and bendable 3D flowers.
48
Christening Gown & Party Dress
It's not only a beautiful heirloom - it features a 2 in 1 purpose!
54
Light & Airy Lace
Add detail to plain retail with Marie Zinno's casual wear makeover.
66
Modern Jackets
Today's technology updates an Old World needlework technique.
68
Paris Pen & Ink Apron
Pick some prints, mix some colors and stitch up a sweet yet practical apron for your little kitchen assistant.
42
Vintage Handkerchiefs Take Center Stage
Enhance the charm of these popular flea market finds and put them to good use.
12
With or Without Shoes
Create a pair of these 'virtual' sandals to feel feminine and flirty!
62
Quilts
Crayon Tinting
Skip the applique and add color with crayons!
26
Accessories
Denim goes Digital
Stitch a cozy pair of jeans for your e-reader!
38
Crafts
Out on a Limb
The envy of the neighborhood - machine embroidered birdhouses take creativity to a new level.
18
Home Décor
Forever Framed Monogram
On a budget and pressed for time? Stitch a burlap wedding keepsake!
24
Column
4" x 4" and Fabulous! Beach Blossoms
Stitch a bold beach bag with bright and beautiful Lycra blossoms
34
Ask the Expert: Evaluating Artwork and Planning Your Digitizing
Ever wonder why artwork looks great on-screen but once embroidered the result is less than perfect? Deborah Jones explains how to plan for digitizing success.
80
Between Friends
6
Great Scott!
Scott Goodman extolls the virtues of Baby Lock!
74
Let's Organize It! Embroidery Hoops!
Feeling hopeless about storing your hoops? Marie Zinno shares great ideas to safely store your hoops.
78
Monogram of the Month
Need a reason to smile? Read about the HQ monogram!
88
Fabrics 101: Embroidering on Homespun
Puzzled about using homespun in your projects? Deb Mundinger and Kenny Christopher offer valuable tips.
72
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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Click here for the Downloadable Pattern for the "Denim goes Digital" project

Click here for the Toe and Strap Rings designs from "With or Without Shoes".

 

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