What makes the machine embroidery industry one of the most enjoyable and inspiring hobbies? It’s made up of real people who love the art, craft and sheer joy of machine embroidery and it shines through with the products and services they have to offer.
Let’s take a tour of the highlights from the current issue, Volume 73 March/April 2012.
Planet Applique – wow! Free alphabet appliqué designs with every order. Visit www.PlanetApplique.com to see their adorable, affordable and to-die-for appliqué designs.
Discount Embroidery Blanks has cozies, market totes, notebooks, key fobs, bath items…. Come to think of it there’s definitely something for everyone at www.DiscountEmbroideryBlanks.com
It’s going to be another Flip Flop summer at DigiStitches. Sign up for their newsletter and receive special coupon codes and offers to last you all summer long. Visit today at www.DigiStitches.com
iBroidery.com – Brother’s embroidery download center is at your fingertips – 24/7. Find Disney, Disney-Pixar and more – only at www.iBroidery.com Over 5,000 designs are a click away and there’s no need to purchase an entire collection. Look for Brother Sews on Facebook, You Tube and Twitter.
Love quilting with your embroidery? Then you’re going to love Anita Goodesign’s Mix & Match Quilting. Visit www.anitagoodesignonline.com for more information. While there, check their schedule – they just might be coming to a local dealer near you.
Trade-In and Trade-Up with Pfaff’s National Software Trade-In Event. Check out how versatile 5D™ Embroidery System is – works with any brand of machine. You could receive up to a $400 rebate when you trade-in and trade-up! Visit www.pfaffusa.com or call 1-800-997-3233.
Start a new journey with Janome’s Horizon Memory Craft 12000, it’s a perfect blend of advanced technology and signature ease-of-use all wrapped up in Janome’s superior stitch quality. Visit www.HorizonMemoryCraft12000.com today to begin your creative journey.
Want to stitch something different? Then www.urbanthreads.com is for you. Urban Threads has put an edge into machine embroidery that appeals to a broad range of embroiderers. Looking for something for that hard-to-buy-for 20-something? Look no further – Urban Threads is your answer. And I’ll bet you find something for yourself that you can’t live without! Urban Threads is not just for the young stitcher, it’s for all embroiderers.
How does Embroidery Library do it? They keep coming up with fresh ideas at low prices, tons of choices, a bevy of stitch knowledge all wrapped into one great world-wide community of machine embroiderers. Visit, browse and shop – you’ll be entranced with this site www.EmbLibrary.com
Feeling lucky? Enter a once-in-a-lifetime contest at www.Sulky.com The winner will join Fred and Joyce Drexler, co-founders of Sulky of America (and one of the industry’s most charming couples) on an all-expense paid trip for two to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Wow! Just like Sulky on Facebook to enter, http://www.facebook.com/sulkyofamerica
It’s not too late to join Martha Pullen’s 2012 Internet Embroidery Club. You’ll enjoy a value of over $700 in goodies for your one-time annual membership fee of $59.00 You’ll find tons of uses for the free-standing lace ornaments, 6 alphabet appliqué sets, in the hoop projects, vintage reproduction designs, shadow work and more. Click over to http://iec.marthapullen.com/ to sign up today.
Looking for a user-friendly auto-digitizing software? Then take a look at Buzz2Stitches® at www.BuzzTools.com Buzz says it’s as simple as Ready, Set, Go! A program wizard guides you through simple choices and automatically turns your artwork into beautiful stitches.
The search is over when you install Embrillance Thumbnailer. This nifty (and priced-so-right) software program turns all of your embroidery designs into images – or thumbnails as they’re called in the graphics world. You won’t waste any more time digging around computer files to locate your embroidery designs. Now you’ll spot them in a flash. What a time saver! www.embrilliance.com
One dilemma we all have is what to do with that pretty embroidery collection we just purchased? Project inspiration awaits you at www.NancysNotions.com. Enter DMEMAR2012 in the keyword search box and the vault opens for you. You’ll find dozens of embroidery projects such as quilts, jackets, shirts, home décor accessories to quick start your creative process.
Easy Easter projects are waiting for you at Five Star Fonts and if you’re a first-time buyer, you’ll enjoy 20% off of your first order. Just type dime-mar in the coupon box and you’ll be all set. But hurry up – the coupon expires on May 15, 2012. www.FiveStarFonts.com
I know what you’re thinking! You need a little time to take all this in! Enjoy your week perusing the websites and stop by next Wednesday for Part 2!