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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

Hope everyone had a great week perusing the great offers, special deals and inspiration from the featured advertisers I highlighted in last week’s blog.  If you missed the post click here.

Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog


Let’s take a look at additional freebees, exclusive offers, products and embroidery designs that run the gamut from contemporary to traditional to modern.  One thing is certain:  Machine embroidery is a fulfilling hobby where creativity, design and heart are expressed through stitches and fabric!

Want to save 10% off of your embroidery design purchase at Bunnycup Embroidery?  Just enter the code dime in your cart at the savings will be subtracted from your total.  Doesn’t get any easier than that!

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You’ll find one stop shopping at the OregonPatchWorks Mall.  Sprinkled with thousands of premium quality embroidery designs, OPW is your source for all types of designs: floral, juvenile, elegant, quilt, lace and more. Visit

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The absolutely last word in elegant lettering is reserved for Embroidery Arts.  You’ll find over 100 historical monogram styles inspired by designs from the Renaissance through the present.  Visit to see the vast collection of letter-perfect monograms.

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So what type of designs are popular with machine embroidery enthusiasts right now?  ZippyDesignZ tells us it’s anything completed in the hoop.  Hot downloads on Zippy’s site right now are Tiny Zip Totes, Cupcake Alpha Hair Clippies, SaniSack and Raggy edge Bibs and Burpies.  Click the link to see what all the fuss is about.

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Can’t get enough of Loralie’s ladies?  Then you’ll love her Sew Florida collection – it’s for all sew birds!  Visit to see Loralie’s latest, fun and whimsical collection.

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Everyone loves savings so I’m sure you’ll love Pickle Pie Designs’ 20% savings off your first order. Just use coupon code DIME20 to get yours!  Visit

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Luscious embroidery designs await all Designs readers at Molly Mine Embroidery Machine Designs.  You’ll spot teddy bears, crazy quilt blocks, detailed flowers and novelty alphabet appliqué designs.  Stop by to view the collections.

Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog


It you’re more in tune to upscale interiors (and fashions!) then you’ll love the trendy Damask Etchings by OESD.  You’ve seen this look in many high-end catalogs and now you can duplicate it on your own embroidery machine.  See the awesome collection at

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Here’s another 20% coupon for you!  Use the code: 20DIME73 in the shopping cart of and you’ll save on appliqué and in-the-hoop projects.

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Don’t limit yourself to embroidery design-only websites.  You’ll find so much more at  There are free video tutorials, project ideas and how-to instructions in addition to adorable embroidery designs.  There’s so much to learn at SWAK Embroidery.

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Recently I visited with Susan Mars in her AllAboutBlanks booth at Sew Expo.  I LOVE walking into that booth!  Everything is so fresh, pristine and just begging for adornment! But you don’t have to travel across the country to get that same feeling – just stop by to see their latest offerings. You’ll find great prices on market totes, linen tea towels, coasters, cosmetic bags and more – lots more! Plus there is just one flat rate on shipping in the US – just $3.85. What a deal!

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I want to encourage my blog readers to say hello to Angie at Lunch Box Quilts.  A new advertiser here at Designs, Lunch Box Quilts has some of the most innovative machine embroidered quilt patterns in the industry. You know how hard it is to make something that appeals to men, well, Angie has the answer.  Her quilt pattern titled, Trout, is one cool quilt.  Just jump over to and scroll through the Embroidery Applique Quilts under Products.

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Quick, easy and simple is what I’m always looking for when I think of stitching for kids. Apparently, I’m not alone.  You’ll find age- and effort-appropriate machine embroidery appliqués at

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You’ll be surprised by the variety of designs at Kara offers trendy sugar skulls, traditional florals, enticing butterflies and whimsical characters.  The new website offers new freebies every month so bookmark it and visit often.

Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog


If bling is your thing then don’t miss You can order crystals, pearls, buttons and beads, join a club, learn how to ‘Dot to Dot’ and ‘Crystal to Crystal’ and see new ways to add some sparkle to your life (well, okay, to your projects. You have to start somewhere!).

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Katelyn’s Kreative Stitches offers fresh, contemporary appliqué designs. Scroll through the selections, make your picks and enjoy 15% savings when you purchase at Remember to enter code dzgns15.

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Hoop Sisters is at it again – another popular quilt, Snail’s Trail.  You’ll love the innovative, work-as-you-go technique that the sisters have developed. If you haven’t tried one yet, now’s the time. And if you’re already a loyal fan – then hop on the latest project!  Visit to see multiple versions of this winner.

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Keep your expenses under control and shop at The Sewphisticated Stitcher. You’ll find quality supplies and blanks at affordable prices.

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If you’re a MAC user (or just upgraded your Windows OS) then it might be time to look at The Ultimate Box, a transfer and conversion system for most machines.  You’ll love the simplicity of this helpful auxiliary tool. Visit for more information.

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Cross Stitch Fans rejoice!  Sudberry Embroidery is giving you a free embroidery design when you join their Yahoo Group.  Click for a fast download:

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Check out the new freebies at Stunning Stitches:

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Visit to see stunning lace designs from Criswell Embroidery & Design. Click around and you might land on Kerrin’s blog. Great tips on lace-making and cutwork.

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Expect great designs at prices you can afford at  You’ll find designers such as Madsen Originals, Snow Lady Designs, A Design by Lyn and Young at Heart.

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Best sellers at are Scallop Owl Applique, Bunny Felt Stitchies (in the hoop) and Princess Crown Clippie Keeper Felt Stitchies (in the hoop).  Click on over and see what all the fuss is about.

Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog


Kandi Christian over at is feeling generous to all Designs readers right now. Just mention DIME at checkout and she’ll place an additional free CD (of her choice) in your order!

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Hope Yoder’s website puts a smile on your face.  Click here to get your smile: She’s got you covered with button cover-ups, sewing patterns, instant download embroidery designs, project CDs and more.

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Meet Oma, a 63-year old grandmother, devoted to her family, faith and machine embroidery!  Her devotions shine through in all of her designs, take a look at

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Only a short time left to capture 10% savings at If you can stitch on it, you can probably find it at Embroider This.

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Visit to see a new adventure in machine embroidery.  You’ll be amazed at what your machine can do!

Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog is a treasure trove of machine embroidery designs.  Everything from angel designs to Hawaiian quilt blocks to tote bags with a lot of in-the-hoop in between!

Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog


This week’s assignment:

What an inspiring individual we have in this week’s winner!  Linda Turner took an idea (the “Read” bags featured in Volume 64 Sept/Oct 2010) then put the idea into action.  She inspired others to join in a unique endeavor to stitch hundreds of “Read” bags for a children’s reading program.

Share your stories of how you have put your sewing, machine embroidery or crafting skills into action for someone in need.  Post a comment for a chance to win a $25 shopping spree to the Designs in Machine Embroidery website.

The winner of last week’s assignment answered the following question:

It’s hard to believe we are 73 issues strong!  Every issue is near and dear to our hearts as if they were our own children.  Each project has special meaning and significance because they represent writers who love to create and design for you!  You, our readers also love to create, design and to be inspired.  When you look at it this way, machine embroidery isn’t such a solitary act!

Tell us what your favorite project is from any issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery.  One random comment will be the lucky winner of an autographed copy of Designer Handbags by Nancy Zieman and Eileen Roche.

 Designs in Machine Embroidery

We randomly selected the following winner…Linda Turner!
“My very favorite project would be “The READ” bag featured in the 2010 Fall issue of your magazine.  The first “READ” bag was made for a special young lady’s 4th birthday.  I filled her “READ” bag with books so she could read to her parents and her little brother.  She loved, loved, loved it!  In fact, her mother said she even slept with the bag! I am a retired teacher and I work part-time at Zede’s Sewing Studio in Columbia, Missouri.  Last spring, we decided to make “READ” bags for the children in the JUMPSTART Reading Program because the “READ” bag had been such a hit for my young friend. Customers and staff at Zede’s made about 250 “READ” bags. The bags were filled with books and given to students at the end of the school year. This year we talked about just buying a bag for the books and donating them to JUMPSTART for the students.  Mallory, store manager, met with the JUMPSTART personnel to discuss the project.  They loved the “READ” bags we had made so much that they almost begged for us to do the same thing again this year!  How could Mallory say no to that??  Once again, we(staff and customers of Zede’s) are making 250 “READ” bags for students in the JUMPSTART Program.  This has been such a neat project and it was all because I subscribed to such a fantastic magazine!  Thank you!” – Linda Turner






  • Barb Miller

    I love your bags, the designs are great and the fabrics you use are unique.

  • Connie W

    A couple years ago our Friday night craft class took on the project of sewing pillowcases and donating them to childrens’ hospitals. It was lots of fun putting them together, using all kinds of fun fabrics for kids of all ages. Being able to give to others is always a great feeling!

  • Carol Seavitt

    A good friend of mine has an autistic son (age 21). He colored a mandala and his mom asked if I would machine embroider it for him (he calls this his family crest). I sent in the picture to have it digitized and then referenced your Jan/Feb 2012 issue to reference a mouse pad. Hope he enjoys it! And by the way — LOVE the READ bags.

  • Gail Beam

    I love your Designer hand bags and all of the fun fabrics that you used to create them!

  • Peggy Schroeder

    Hi Eileen,
    I belong to two quilt groups here that do wonderful things for people in need. One makes quilts that in the beginning went to the District Attorney’s Office for victims of elder abuse. It has evolved to include other abuse victims, rest homes, and the battered women’s shelter. The other group makes quilts for “wounded warriors”, and the quilts are made and sent to Irac and Afghanistan. They are made to fit on a guerney,(45 x 81) and are delivered to Travis Air Force Base for shipment overseas. I have designed and embroidered labels to go on these quilts, and it has been rewarding to know that they have been going to someone who needs them. Our group has even earned “Congressional Recognition” certificates from our local Congressman for this worth-while project. This same group makes baby quilts for the local hospital, and each baby goes home with one.
    It has been a privilege to belong to such caring groups of people.

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    O love your blog since I enter the first time. I an looking how to order the designs for those Designers bag You do and that I watched on tv. I posted a message and I don’t see it, may be it was deleted in route.

    Love your work, and I will love to see you again in another tv program.


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