Volume 92 | May/June 2015


In this issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine:

  • Texture & Color - 10 instant style tricks: Bags, Pillows, Quilts, Clothing
  • The "Other" Embroidery Thread - Cotton
  • Free Embroidery Designs and more

Table of Contents

Clothing
Quilting for Texture: Embroidered Quilting as Fabric Design
Take a new look at embroidered quilting designs for fashion.
12
Home Décor
Color Play Pillow Set
Do you have a favorite fabric you’re saving but don’t know how to combine it with an embroidery design? Joanne Banko has a solution!
24
Trapunto Pillow
Learn software techniques for creating your own trapunto effect!
30
Accessories
Confetti Quilting
Jazz up traditional channel quilting with fabric confetti.
18
Pocket Journals
Brads, eyelets, charms, buckles and more adorn in-the-hoop pocket journals. You’ll want to stitch one... two... or three!
64
Sea Life Tote Bag
Rope handles, embroidered buttonholes and a whimsical pocket are the perfect accents to a functional tote.
44
Quilts
Meet the shortE
Eileen Roche unveils a new approach to quilting a whole quilt.
58
Oui, Oui! An Embroidered Quilt
Mix bright fabrics with detailed embroidery to create this eye-catching quilt.
50
Columns
4” x 4” and Fabulous! A Pocketful of Patchwork
Achieve flawless sewing techniques with your embroidery machine.
38
Ask the Expert: The “Other” Embroidery Thread – Cotton
When you reach for embroidery thread, odds are it’s rayon or polyester. But Deborah Jones explains the merits and uses for cotton!
74
Between Friends
6
Fabrics 101: Embroidering Quilter’s Cotton
Deb Mundinger and Kenny Christopher test which type of designs work best on quilter’s cotton.
70
Get the Scoop on In the Hoop: Pucker Up!
These change purses are cute, fun and easy to make!
54
Great Scott! How Do I Love Thee...PFAFF
You’ll ‘pfind’ the history and the ‘pfeatures’ on Pfaff to be interesting!
72
Monogram of the Month: Inspiration is Everywhere!
Inspired by graffiti on wooden pallets
80
Departments
Buyer's Guide
78
Designs' Details
77
Free Designs Online
79
What's New in Designs
8

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