Volume 96 | January/February 2016


In this issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine:

  • Monograms
  • 12+ Vintage to Modern How-To's
  • Morphing Letters into Abstract Art!
  • Free Embroidery Designs and more

Table of Contents

Clothing
Fringe Is Back!
Thrift store find adds the final touch.
34
Monogrammed State Sweatshirt and Hat
Gifts for the college crowd.
44
Home Décor
Come Dine With Me
Beginners rejoice! Here’s a project for you and your family to enjoy!
18
Good Night Pillows
Looks like a pillow but it’s not! Tablerunners transform in a flash.
22
What’s in a Name
Create a special embroidered keepsake with family photos!
28
Modern Monograms on Vintage Linens
Tricks for blending old stitches with new.
38
Crafts
Monogram the Moment
A cleverly designed bag is always an appreciated gift!
12
Enchanting Monogram Purse
Let’s face it, is anything more enchanting than seeing your own monogram stitched on a bag?
48
Bags With Pizzazz!
Quilted ombré fabric is a creative feast for the eyes!
52
Tablet Tote
Store that digital tablet in style!
56
“Signature” Style
Letters morph into abstract art!
60
Columns
Between Friends
6
Fabrics 101: Embroidering on Denim
Find out the best stabilizer to use when working on this versatile fabric.
72
Get the Scoop on In the Hoop: Clutch Purse
In the hoop projects aren’t limited to small trinkets anymore!
66
Great Scott!
A look at the newest machine models in the industry.
74
The Last Word
February’s favorite word...LOVE
80
Departments
Buyer's Guide
78
Designs' Details
79
Free Designs Online
79
Industry News: passport™ 3.0
76
What's New in Designs
8

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