Volume 116 | May/June 2019


In this issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine:

  • 5 Learn Top Skills: Applique, Lace, Patches, Shadow Work, Piecing in the Hoop
  • 2019 Block of the Month
  • Find Local Customers: Put Your Multi-Needle to Work

Table of Contents

Reverse Appliqué Lace
Melissa Booritch makes the reverse appliqué technique approachable and achievable. Give it a try on your next garment!
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Why I Embroider
On a tight budget but want to make heads turn? Flamingo shoes are the answer.
26
Celebration Time!
Party decorations have you perplexed? Colleen Bell to the rescue with a trio of celebratory creations.
22
For the Love of Heirloom
Debbie Henry dissolves the mystery of tedious shadow work with today’s techniques.
44
2019 Block of the Month
The series continues with Blocks 7, 8 and 9. Make 2019 the year you improve your quilting skills!
58
Machine Embroidery:
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Combine hand and machine embroidery for dimensional effects. Download the FREE Basic Stitch Guide Click here
12
Pretty Patio Pillow
If we didn’t know better, we’d say this pillow was purchased! Learn Joanne Banko’s techniques for making this pillow with an embroidered inset.
34
Trapunto Seashell Runner
Christine Connor of Amélie Scott Designs has a gift for you! Download the FREE Embroidery Designs Click here
16
Versatile Spring Flowers Made Easy
These bright, cheery and versatile quilt blocks are the perfect welcome to a dreary day!
50
Watering Can Lace & Wool
Think lace and wool don’t go together? Think again as Kim Christopherson shows her secrets to pulling off this unlikely duo.
42
Departments
Buyer’s Guide
79
Designs’ Details
78
What’s New in Designs
8
Columns
Between Friends
6
Does this Notion REALLY work?
Discover a better way to fussy cut!
75
Embrace the Lace!
Katherine Artines wows us with her approach of using true-type fonts to make free-standing lace designs.
38
Embroidery is for Everyone
Learn what inspires Editor, Eileen Roche, to embroider.
64
Great Scott!
Let’s Play 20 Questions with Eileen Roche!

A playful and fun (video!) interview with Eileen Roche.
72
Multi-needle Know How:
How to Find Customers in Your Town

Marie Zinno shares her expertise on attracting more business.
70
A Peek into the Past
It turns out, lowercase letters are not exclusive to the millennial generation!
80
The Right Tool for the Job
Katherine Artines reminds us that creating something new is about trial and error. But as you’ll see, the journey (and the results!) are worth it.
66

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