Savings Galore!

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Who doesn’t like a bargain? If you scour the pages of the July/August issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine (Volume 75), you’ll find dozens of coupons and specials. I thought I’d do some of the legwork for you and provide the links directly to those sites. So here goes!

Did you know that every time you make a qualified purchase at Planet Applique you receive free appliqué alphabet designs?  Now that’s a real stash builder!  Just visit http://www.planetapplique.com

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With the holiday gift-making season just around the corner, you’ll love the personalized customer service at http://www.discountembroideryblanks.com/ Visit the site to get started on your holiday stitching or call 1-866-210-0072 for more information.

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Visit http://www.digistitches.com/ and sign up for their monthly newsletter – jam-packed with coupon codes, offer and the latest features.  You’ll love receiving those updates in your inbox.

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Get a free fabric bundle just by test-driving the amazing Horizon Memory Craft 12000 at participating Janome dealers. Visit http://janomespecials.com/mc12000/index.htm for more information.

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Check out the latest offerings at http://www.embroideryonline.com I love the fresh, floral linework designs in Doodle Flower Glitz.

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If you’re looking for affordable designs, view John Deer’s collections at http://www.adorableideas.com/ where you’ll find all the information you need on the Ultimate Design Stash Club.

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You just never know what HoopSisters is up to until you visit http://www.hoopsisters.com/ You’ll find tried and true embroidered quilt patterns plus a whole new section titled, Young & Modern.

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If software programs seem overwhelming, visit http://www.buzztools.com and see why they’ve been helping embroiderers since 1997.  There’s a program for everyone – from BuzzXplore to BuzzSize to BuzzEdit.  There are 21-day demos available, tutorials to simplify the learning process and projects.

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ZippyDesignZ is the home of the original Rik Rak Lady and it’s where you’ll find cute designs, in-the-hoop projects and terrific ideas for kids. Visit http://www.zippydesignz.com

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A fast and easy solution to transferring designs from newer Windows computers and MAC is the The Ultimate Box. Learn how easy it is to use this clever tool by visiting http://www.vikant-emb.com

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Here’s the coupon you’ve been waiting for – http://www.embroiderthis.com Save 10% off your order when use coupon DZ75.  Shop now because it will expire on Oct. 31, 2012 – you can even order over the phone – 800-881-8144.

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Having trouble locating designs on your computer?  Install Embrilliance Thumbnailer and you’ll see every one of your designs in their folder – no need to open another program to view the designs. Visit http://www.embrilliance.com to see how it works – on PC and MAC!

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Carry the spirit of the Olympic Games through the remainder of the summer with a USA crystal motif.  Fast and easy to apply, you’ll love the bling and embroidery designs at http://www.CrystalEyeCandy.com

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Save a whopping 20% off your entire order at http://www.EmbroideryGarden.com You’ll find tons of designs – appliqué, in the hoop, designs for Mini LED lights and more. Stop by today and enter your coupon code: EGDME.

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Specializing in sports, mascots, double satin appliqués and more, visit http://www.katelynskreativestitches.com for a unique twist on appliqués. Save 15% when you use coupon code dzgns15 at checkout.

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If you’ve never been to http://www.PicklePieDesigns.com then now is the time. You’ll save 20% off your first order, just enter DIME20 in the coupon field and pocket the savings.

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Loralie is joining the August celebration of National Golf Month with 10% savings on all golf items at http://www.LoralieDesigns.com You can buy entire collections of You Golf Girl! CDs (there are four) or download individual designs. Stitch one of these golf girls and put a smile in your golf game.

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Speaking of celebrations, there’s a really big one going on at Sulky. In honor of their 25th Anniversary, Sulky is launching a sweepstakes. So easy to enter, just Like Sulky on their Facebook page or visit http://www.sulky.com

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Have you seen the new jumbo fonts at EmbroideryArts?  They are divine – lush, historical, modern, Victorian, you name it, you’ll find it. Visit http://www.EmbroideryArts.com and save 30% on ALL products through August 31.

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You’ll find another August blowout at http://www.BunnyCupEmbroidery.com. Deduct 35% off all orders during the month of August!  Stock up now and save big.

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Get your fix on over at http://www.AppliqueJunkie.com and save 30% when you enter DIME in the coupon code.

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Oregon PatchWorks really does have it all – designs for children, teens, fabulous florals, home décor, quilts and apparel. There are thousands of the designs to browse and buy – visit http://www.OregonPatchWorks.com to see current specials and savings.

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Looking for more specials? How about 24 pages of specials? Jump over to http://www.FiveStarFonts.com and click on Specials to see what’s on sale. And if you’re a new customer, just enter coupon dime-july and receive 20% off your first purchase. But hurry, sales ends September 15, 2012.

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The SewphisticatedStitcher.com is a valued partner for locating affordable quality supplies and blanks at competitive prices. Visit http://www.TheSewphisticatedStitcher.com to see what’s new.

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Love not-so scary monsters? Then you’ll definitely fall for the charming characters in the Monster Factory at http://www.urbanthreads.com

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And of course there are more generous folks in the pages of Designs.

http://www.embroitique.com Receive 10% by entering coupon dzgns10 with your order.

http://www.shoppersrule.com is the home of the ‘pick the item, and you pick the price’.

Some are favorite digitizers can be found out

http://www.LunchBoxQuilts.com

http://www.MollyMine.com

http://www.KreationsbyKara.com

http://www.Appliqueforkids.com

http://www.SewAZDesigns.com

http://www.AllAboutBlanks.com for great blanks with flat rate shipping.

This week’s assignment:

The dog days of summer are well under way!  It’s the perfect time to stay out of the heat and spend a little extra time in your sewing room!  Tell us about the embroidery project you are currently working on (or are about to start).  Post your comment for a chance to win a $25 shopping spree to the Designs in Machine Embroidery website.

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

What colors would you choose if you were designing your own Stipple Bridge Club quilt? One lucky winner will be randomly chosen to win a Stipple Bridge Club!

The winner is:
Judy Wentz

“I would use a pale yellow or peach for the background of the blocks with purple thread for the background.  I would also use purple fabric for the setting triangles.  I would use a multicolored print with these colors for the hearts, clubs, spades and diamonds.”

 

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56 Comments on Savings Galore!

  1. Donna Randall
    August 8, 2012 at 12:33 pm (7 years ago)

    I just ordered the stipple quilting kit. I have never quilted before but this looks so easy. I can’t wait to try it.

    Reply
  2. Jean Lowenberger
    August 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm (7 years ago)

    Preparing to monogram a set of towels for an early September wedding. Looking forward to getting another project crossed off my to do list.

    Reply
  3. MarciaW
    August 8, 2012 at 1:21 pm (7 years ago)

    We are searching for quilting (embroidery) designs to use on a Japanese fan quilt with 12 inch on point blocks. Originally wanted to do sashiko but is daunting to do by hand. Would love love love to get this queen sized bed quilt completed with quilting via embroidery technique.

    Reply
  4. Toni Melton
    August 8, 2012 at 1:34 pm (7 years ago)

    I have been working on blocks for an embroidered quilt. It will have a different butterfly on each block. I’ve collected a LOT of butterflies and am now embroidering some and auditioning more to find the final choices.

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    • Denise Holguin
      August 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm (7 years ago)

      Hi Toni,
      I love butterflies too! What fabric color scheme are you going with?

      I’m not sure if you’re on our Facebook page, but one of our fans posted a butterfly quilt she made… it’s super nice. I’m hoping this link will work:
      http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=301930136540132&set=o.162029163819622&type=3&theater

      If not, stop by our Facebook page, go to our Wall Photos album and look for a quilt made by Jody Tippi Rodarmel.

      You’ll have to share a photo when the quilt is complete! (Or even a work in progress!)

      Happy Stitching!
      Denise

      Reply
  5. Nancy
    August 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm (7 years ago)

    TUrning everything into cupcakes in honor of a friend opening a cupcake shop locally. Hopefully the customers will want to purchase some hair clips, banners, coasters, pot holders, and placemats. Needless to say I have been busy busy and my sewing room is not air conditioned!!

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    • Denise Holguin
      August 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm (7 years ago)

      Nancy,
      I love the cupcake theme and what a great idea!

      I happened to come across this post on our Facebook page from our friends at OregonPatchWorks, I’m passing it along to you.. a cute Cake Shop Wall Hanging from Erina’s Designs. http://www.oregonpatchworks.com/items.php?did=50227&pid=116218

      Hope you’re able to take a break or two to a cooler, well-air conditioned space.

      Best of luck to you and your friend.

      Denise

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      • Nancy
        August 8, 2012 at 5:35 pm (7 years ago)

        That design is very cute! In order to get a/c I have to get into my car and head to the nearest fabric store….oh wait….twist my arm!

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  6. Anne Marie Reilly
    August 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm (7 years ago)

    I am making 3D flowers for a friend’s birthday present which I will turn into pins. She loves the ones that I’ve already given her.

    Reply
  7. Lori Mehrer
    August 8, 2012 at 3:29 pm (7 years ago)

    I’ve been going through my design stash to figure out what FSL angels I want to make this year for Christmas gifts. I also am going to make some ITH stuffed animals for a new baby boy that a friend recently had.

    Reply
  8. Beth R
    August 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm (7 years ago)

    I’m working on some FSL designs – doilies and ornaments, trying to get a head start on Christmas!

    Reply
  9. Lorraine Allen
    August 8, 2012 at 6:14 pm (7 years ago)

    I am currently doing appliqué pink ribbons for a fund raiser for my daughter-in-law’s mother who has cancer in her bones. They are rising money to send her to Hawaii. My sin’s band and a bunch of other bands are doing a benefit concert and they will sell the ribbons. I am also embroidering can kookiness for my daughter’s work golf tournament to raise money for brain cancer. Will embroider a set of towels for the auction also. Last but not least, I am monogramming a set of towels for a wedding present.

    Reply
  10. Karen U.
    August 8, 2012 at 6:17 pm (7 years ago)

    I just did a set of bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, soap, & even T.P. for my son and new daughter-in-law. I’ll present it in a gift basket all done up in celephane.

    Reply
  11. Sandy Lai
    August 8, 2012 at 6:39 pm (7 years ago)

    I want to start on a quilt for my daughter who is expecting a baby in January.

    Reply
  12. Jill Hicks
    August 8, 2012 at 7:17 pm (7 years ago)

    I am starting the embroidered quilt Name Above all names by oesd. I love every single design in the quilt.

    Reply
  13. Judy Wentz
    August 8, 2012 at 10:16 pm (7 years ago)

    Right now I am making a label for a wall hanging. I also have two Hoop Sister quilts in progress. All of the blocks for Earth to Quilter and Goose Tracks are finished. I just need to sew them together and bind them.

    Reply
  14. Shirley
    August 8, 2012 at 10:24 pm (7 years ago)

    I have my fabrics bought, pre-washed and ready to go for the Stipple Butterfly quilt design that I purchased at a Stitchin Sisters event about 2 years ago. This will be exciting to do, now that I have more time to devote to sewing for the next five months or so. i want to make this a full size quilt, so will need to figure out how to make it larger. Also, I am going to be embroidering (flat) mylar Christmas ornaments to include in my Xmas cards to special friends and family again this year. These were a real hit last year; they are sparkly, easy, economical and fun to do.

    Reply
  15. Gail Beam
    August 8, 2012 at 11:02 pm (7 years ago)

    I need to embroider some a towel for my daughter, as she wanted to know where hers was when I gave my grandchildren theirs!

    Reply
  16. Kathy Schmidt
    August 8, 2012 at 11:27 pm (7 years ago)

    I am currently teaching myself to digitize and am working on my business logo. its been a long process, but the results are pretty good. love magazine & blog. Happy stitchin

    Reply
  17. Bonnie Gray
    August 8, 2012 at 11:59 pm (7 years ago)

    I have to finish monogrammed napkins for a wedding Sat. And then do 2 baby record blankets!

    Reply
  18. Pam M
    August 9, 2012 at 1:57 am (7 years ago)

    I am working on an apron for a gift exchange. There will be machine embroidered “baking” type words and phrases, along with kitchen motifs in a sort of scrapbook-like collage over parts of the apron. Was supposed to start it at a sewing day at a friend’s house yesterday but I had packed up everything except my hoop! I was so frustrated when I discovered what I had done. So that’s my weekend task – get the embroideries happening.

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    • Denise Holguin
      August 9, 2012 at 11:11 am (7 years ago)

      Hi Pam,
      A gift exchange sounds fun! I can imagine a small fight breaking out because everyone wants your apron! 🙂

      Must have been super frustrating to forget the hoop! I’ve had the same challenge in other areas of my life… going to the gym without gym shoes… going to the office without all my work materials.

      On the bright side you’ll have a fun weekend stitching!

      – Denise
      Managing Editor

      Reply
  19. Dolly D
    August 9, 2012 at 7:48 am (7 years ago)

    I am working on a summer table runner with appliques of various picnic foods. I love appliques!!

    Reply
  20. Rosalyn
    August 9, 2012 at 9:34 am (7 years ago)

    I am starting three Quiet Books that will be for my youngest grandchildren for Christmas.

    Reply
  21. Jani
    August 9, 2012 at 10:21 am (7 years ago)

    Two black jean jackets. One for me and one for my sister! The jackets will be embroidered on the back with two designs I combined and they will be finished with lots of bling!

    Reply
  22. Carol Seavitt
    August 9, 2012 at 11:21 am (7 years ago)

    Oh my! So many projects in the works. But my latest project (today) will be yoga mat bag for Mom. Her birthday is Aug 22 — she wanted to try yoga. Good for her and me since I haven’t made one of these yet. Think I’ll put her initials on it:)

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    • eileenroche
      August 9, 2012 at 8:42 pm (7 years ago)

      Hi Carol! Nice to hear from you – wish your mom a Happy Birthday from Designs! Stay in your sewing room – too hot in AZ to be outside at this time of year!

      Reply
  23. patty sack
    August 9, 2012 at 12:46 pm (7 years ago)

    I am doing a denim shirt with a yellow texas rose and Texas above it on the back with Texas mylar designs for myself!

    Reply
  24. Pam
    August 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm (7 years ago)

    I am working on some hair clips.. Doing some fun animals, pandas,
    cats, zebra’s. So much fun to do!

    Reply
  25. Barb Miller
    August 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm (7 years ago)

    I am expecting my first grandchild in a matter of days. I have been busy making burp cloths and last minute items.

    Reply
  26. Janet Lumetta
    August 9, 2012 at 6:15 pm (7 years ago)

    I am working on nursery items and bedding for my second grandchild due in November.

    Reply
  27. Cindy McCord
    August 9, 2012 at 7:17 pm (7 years ago)

    Tomorrow I will start monogramming scarves for Christmas gifts. Yes, it is never too early to start on your Christmas gift list!! Hope everyone is staying cool in this Texas heat!!

    Reply
    • eileenroche
      August 9, 2012 at 8:43 pm (7 years ago)

      Hi Cindy! I’ll bet you’ll have all your gifts stitched by Halloween! Hope you and your friends are doing well…looking forward to Quilt Fest?

      Reply
  28. Sue Winnie
    August 9, 2012 at 9:12 pm (7 years ago)

    I have been working on towels for a craft show. Next project will be butterfly pincushions from stitching sisters in Mystic

    Reply
  29. BETTY SMITH
    August 9, 2012 at 10:41 pm (7 years ago)

    Currently I’m making and embroidering Communion table covers for our church….lined too. Plus matching small table covers. Whee!

    Reply
  30. Kay
    August 10, 2012 at 10:54 am (7 years ago)

    I’m currently trying to get my sewing room cleaned out, so I can begin (and hopefully finish) my daughter’s first-day-of-kindergarten outfit – 18 more days!!! I have an order of 17 shirts to embroider a Stearman biplane with my dad’s N-number on them. The order should bring me around $600, which I’ve probably already spent on fabric and designs this summer!!!

    Reply
    • eileenroche
      August 13, 2012 at 10:40 am (7 years ago)

      Hi Kay – love the Stearman t-shirts. My dad had a Stearman for 20 years. My childhood memories are filled of that great airplane and time spent with my Dad. Hope your t-shirts come out beautifully!

      Reply
  31. Michele
    August 10, 2012 at 2:59 pm (7 years ago)

    I am working on the lovely FSL angels for christmas the designs are from soniashowalterdesigns.com they are stitching beautifully I have already stitched 16 only about 40 more to go and all for family.

    Reply
  32. Doreen
    August 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm (7 years ago)

    I’m deciding on either a free-standing lace project or paper dolls with lots of clothes.

    Reply
  33. Mary
    August 10, 2012 at 8:40 pm (7 years ago)

    I am taking embroidery lessons at a quilt shop.It is making me more comfortable and willing to try more projects.

    Reply
  34. Berenice
    August 11, 2012 at 11:27 pm (7 years ago)

    I just finished enhancing the neckline on a dress this morning for my mom to wear to my brother’s step-son’s wedding this afternoon. Procrastinate??? Not me… I started on 150 FSL crosses for my daughters’ service organization. They are handouts at the convention next March. Not waiting on these. Finished nine today between naps, hee hee.

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  35. Doree Shandera
    August 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm (7 years ago)

    I am working on a lap quilt for my in-laws. It is a Southwestern theme, which they have decorated their house with. Perfect for those chilly evenings sitting in the family room.

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  36. Mary Haggenmaker
    August 14, 2012 at 11:13 pm (7 years ago)

    Where do I begin! I have 18 shirts that my son-in-law needs his company name on. I need to restock my inventory of kitchen towels and FSL bells that I embroider for Craft shows that I will be going to, starting in November. I just got a whole lot of material that is just so beautiful from a lady who is helping her sister that has Alzheimers. That material is calling to me for so many different projects. I think an embroidered quilt might be the one that gets the nod…maybe. There are ribbons for so many different illnesses. Do you know whether there is a particular color for Alzheimers?

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  37. LeAnne L
    August 16, 2012 at 10:22 am (7 years ago)

    Hatched in Africa started a new contest, so my brain is whirling around designing my “large bouquet.”

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  38. carolhgore@gmail.com
    August 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm (7 years ago)

    I am working on embroidery labels for some quilts I have made. But super excited to get started on an embroidered quilt that Eileen is teaching on the Craftsy web site. Long drive coming up out of town to get fabric for this quilt.

    Reply
  39. Dorinda DeScherer
    August 21, 2012 at 8:34 am (7 years ago)

    I am waiting (impatiently) for the embroidery machine I ordered to arrive. When (and if) I figure out how to use it, my one-year-old grandaughter and soon-to-be grandson will be inundated with personalized itemsw

    Reply
  40. Myrna
    September 3, 2012 at 12:47 pm (7 years ago)

    I am working on a quilt in turquoise, lime green, black, blues and greys. It is called Shadows on the Pond. I am not using the embroidery machine for this one but just finished three pillow for my sister and brother-in-law. They are in browns with a bit of green to match the quilt I made them. I put their wedding picture, names and date married on the larger pillow to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. I embroidered hearts with gold wedding bands and will applique them on the smaller pillows.

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