Necklines to Hemlines, T-shirt Remakes

Doesn’t it make you so proud when you finish an embroidery project and are amazed at the results? That’s how I feel every time I remake a t-shirt with the designs Nancy Zieman and I have created for any our neckline collections.  I’ve made dozens of these shirts over the years – and taught hundreds of embroiderers how to do it. So many Designs in Machine Embroidery customers, blog readers and Sewing with Nancy viewers have asked for more neckline fashions that allow them to transform their wardrobe the way they want. So Nancy and I listened! We just released another collection, Necklines to Hemlines, T-shirt Remakes.neckhembl

This collection is a bit different than the previous ones because we’ve included designs for hemlines and the center back neck. With the popularity of free-flowing tunics in ready-wear, we felt the time was right to offer designs to decorate the whole garment – not just the neckline.  Necklines to Hemlines features larger designs split into two 5” x 7” hoopings or one hooping in a 6” x 10” hoop. The larger designs are scaled for women of all sizes.lilyfoldedbl

Two of the groupings, the Rita and Lilly have eyelets while the Zoe is just a slit opening at the neckline.  You’ll still find sleeve (for right and left placement) and side seam designs..

The Rita

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The Lilly

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The Zoe

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Of course, the designs come with complete instructions – 18 pages of instructions on how to stabilize, hoop, stitch and finish the garment. You’ll find everything you need to be successful with remaking a simple tunic or t-shirt. ritamodelbl

Here’s a question for you: If you won a copy of Necklines to Hemlines what shirt would you stitch first, the Rita, Zoe or Lilly? Leave a comment and we’ll pick a random winner to recive Necklines to Hemlines free of charge.  You never know, it could be your lucky day!

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126 Comments on Necklines to Hemlines, T-shirt Remakes

  1. Belinda Germain
    December 7, 2016 at 4:08 pm (3 years ago)

    Lily is my favorite!

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    • Barbara
      December 8, 2016 at 8:47 am (3 years ago)

      I love the Lily

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    • Jan Bowlin
      December 9, 2016 at 9:23 am (3 years ago)

      I would have to stitch the Zoe on something, that is my grandaughter’s name!

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  2. Donna
    December 7, 2016 at 4:45 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the Zoe!

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  3. Harriett adams
    December 7, 2016 at 4:50 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the rita!

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  4. Linda
    December 7, 2016 at 5:09 pm (3 years ago)

    LI’ve the lily and v would love designs also to.do for young adults. My daughter loves to do this without embroidery bUT with leather.

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  5. Chris Vick
    December 7, 2016 at 5:13 pm (3 years ago)

    I have several plain, so dull t-shirts just screaming at me to put some pizz-zazz on them and this set is just what I need to do it!

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  6. Melanie Headu
    December 7, 2016 at 5:16 pm (3 years ago)

    I love them all!

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  7. Rita
    December 7, 2016 at 5:39 pm (3 years ago)

    Rita, since that’s my name.Neat idea, sure dresses up those tee shirts.

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  8. Desiree
    December 7, 2016 at 6:06 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the tunic in the picture and own a similar one. So I would embroider the Rita design first – Love it!

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  9. Allison Priputin
    December 7, 2016 at 6:25 pm (3 years ago)

    it would be the lily!!

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  10. Linda
    December 7, 2016 at 6:27 pm (3 years ago)

    Rit is my favorite!

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  11. Dina Salsbery
    December 7, 2016 at 7:16 pm (3 years ago)

    The Lily!

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  12. Emma O
    December 7, 2016 at 8:24 pm (3 years ago)

    Beautiful designs! I think my favorite is Rita.

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  13. Sue Cubberley
    December 7, 2016 at 8:24 pm (3 years ago)

    Love them all, but would start with the Rita.

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  14. Lynda Case
    December 7, 2016 at 10:05 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the Lily

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  15. June
    December 7, 2016 at 10:05 pm (3 years ago)

    I would start with the Lilly

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  16. Lynda Case
    December 7, 2016 at 10:06 pm (3 years ago)

    I really like the look of the Lily

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  17. Lynda Case
    December 7, 2016 at 10:08 pm (3 years ago)

    These designs are great. The Lily is my favorite

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  18. Sharon Thomas
    December 7, 2016 at 10:10 pm (3 years ago)

    Rita! I love those designs.

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  19. Sandra Cunningham
    December 7, 2016 at 10:11 pm (3 years ago)

    The Rita really captured my attention and I can see it in a lot of colorways! What a great idea.

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  20. Sandy Szucs
    December 7, 2016 at 10:13 pm (3 years ago)

    I like the Lilly.

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  21. Jennifer Ryninger
    December 7, 2016 at 10:16 pm (3 years ago)

    I would stitch Rita!

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  22. Nancy
    December 7, 2016 at 10:20 pm (3 years ago)

    Rita is so classic looking. Can’t wait to use it.

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  23. Shirley Clark
    December 7, 2016 at 10:36 pm (3 years ago)

    I think the Lily, but they are all pretty. I really have a hard time finding a good neckline on a shirt for myself so these would really help. I have a lot of scaring from tongue cancer surgery. Most of the lady’s shirts have the biggest necklines, which I hate. So I need to start adjusting my own. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. Sandra Sanders
    December 7, 2016 at 10:38 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the Lilly design!!! The leave just speak to me!!!!!

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  25. Michelle Hall
    December 7, 2016 at 10:38 pm (3 years ago)

    I think I would start with the Zoe but I would have to do all of them pretty quickly

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  26. Barb
    December 7, 2016 at 10:47 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh, the Rita!! Hands down is my first choice. The difficulty will be picking the color combinations. I love paisley.

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  27. Cynthia S
    December 7, 2016 at 10:53 pm (3 years ago)

    I would probably start with Rita, but they all are pretty.

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  28. Norma
    December 7, 2016 at 11:09 pm (3 years ago)

    I will start with the Lilly. Beautiful work!!

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    • Pauline
      December 7, 2016 at 11:28 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh ! I love Lilly !!! So pretty 🙂

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  29. tracey
    December 7, 2016 at 11:14 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the Rita designs- paisley is my favorite embroidery element for embellishment!

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  30. Francine Meyer-Drasutis
    December 7, 2016 at 11:20 pm (3 years ago)

    My 1st would be the Rita. It is beautiful. But while that was stitching out I would be getting the Zoe ready to stitch next.

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  31. Roni Lubliner
    December 7, 2016 at 11:23 pm (3 years ago)

    MINE is ruta

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  32. Becky
    December 7, 2016 at 11:26 pm (3 years ago)

    I like the Lilly. I would love to try this on reworking a turtleneck tshirt and also on reworking a tshirt that shrinks too short and I could add fabric and the hemline design. So many options.

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  33. Phylis Wright
    December 7, 2016 at 11:43 pm (3 years ago)

    The Rita. Got a shirt that it would look great on!

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  34. Ellen
    December 7, 2016 at 11:47 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the Zoe

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  35. Monica
    December 7, 2016 at 11:56 pm (3 years ago)

    The first one I will make is “The Rita.”

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  36. Chris House
    December 8, 2016 at 1:04 am (3 years ago)

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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  37. Marie Paxson
    December 8, 2016 at 1:09 am (3 years ago)

    Rita, definitely Rita!

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  38. Thurma Livingston-Morrison
    December 8, 2016 at 1:17 am (3 years ago)

    The Lily! Definitely!!

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  39. Nancy Weber
    December 8, 2016 at 3:01 am (3 years ago)

    I love the retro look of the Zoe.

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  40. Joanne Brice
    December 8, 2016 at 3:28 am (3 years ago)

    The Rita is my fave, but the Lilly is a close second. I realli enjoy these makeovers. Wear the one from the cruise all the time.

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  41. Betty Burkart
    December 8, 2016 at 4:56 am (3 years ago)

    That’s a hard one, but I think I like the Rita best. But they are are great!

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  42. Vicky
    December 8, 2016 at 5:04 am (3 years ago)

    The Rita!!!!!
    Thanks for such great designs.

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  43. RUTH F
    December 8, 2016 at 5:16 am (3 years ago)

    I would do Rita for myself, Lily for my Mom, and Zoe for my daughter. Such different personalities but we would be able to have our shirts in common.

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  44. Linda P
    December 8, 2016 at 6:03 am (3 years ago)

    Lily. I like them all!

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  45. Erma
    December 8, 2016 at 6:04 am (3 years ago)

    It would hard to choose. They are all beautiful. If I have to choose it would probably be the Rita. I love paisley.

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  46. susan james
    December 8, 2016 at 6:07 am (3 years ago)

    th rita. have been wanting to try this project. i think it would br beautifu;.

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  47. Julie Yacono
    December 8, 2016 at 6:17 am (3 years ago)

    Zoe!

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  48. Melissa Dunn
    December 8, 2016 at 6:19 am (3 years ago)

    Lily first, but all of them!

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  49. Cathy Ervin
    December 8, 2016 at 6:20 am (3 years ago)

    definitely the Rita…the design reminds me of a Zentangle pattern!

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  50. Judy Heindel
    December 8, 2016 at 6:49 am (3 years ago)

    Rita

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  51. Peggy
    December 8, 2016 at 6:52 am (3 years ago)

    I love these. But Rita would be my first. I love Paisley. Very pretty. And I have that Grey Tunic!

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  52. Sara Redner
    December 8, 2016 at 6:56 am (3 years ago)

    Definitely Lilly but I love them all.

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  53. Natacha Shotts
    December 8, 2016 at 7:06 am (3 years ago)

    They are all beautiful, but I like the Zoe the best

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  54. Sharon
    December 8, 2016 at 7:08 am (3 years ago)

    I like them all, but I would do the Rita first.

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  55. Dwen
    December 8, 2016 at 7:39 am (3 years ago)

    Lilly’s my pick

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  56. Helen Murtagh
    December 8, 2016 at 7:51 am (3 years ago)

    I love them all, but the Lily would be my first stitchout

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  57. Gillian Dickinson
    December 8, 2016 at 7:53 am (3 years ago)

    Love them all but I think my first stitch out of many would be Rita. Thanks for the opportunity to win 🙂

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  58. Shari K.
    December 8, 2016 at 7:55 am (3 years ago)

    I would start with The Lily. thanks!

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  59. judy
    December 8, 2016 at 7:57 am (3 years ago)

    I would want to try all of them, but Rita would be my first choice. I have seen these at DIME events and really like them!

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  60. Sallyann
    December 8, 2016 at 8:18 am (3 years ago)

    Definitely the Lilly!

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  61. June Perreault
    December 8, 2016 at 8:31 am (3 years ago)

    They are all nice, but probably the Rita.

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  62. Lori
    December 8, 2016 at 8:45 am (3 years ago)

    The first to be stitched would be the Rita, paisleys and eyelets what’s not to love.

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  63. CJ
    December 8, 2016 at 9:06 am (3 years ago)

    Love these! I’d start with Zoe

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  64. Martha
    December 8, 2016 at 9:21 am (3 years ago)

    Love the Lily and the grey tunic!

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  65. Donna Shanks
    December 8, 2016 at 9:53 am (3 years ago)

    My favorite is the Rita

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  66. Sally
    December 8, 2016 at 9:57 am (3 years ago)

    Rita is my favorite design, but all are very nice.

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  67. Mary S
    December 8, 2016 at 10:24 am (3 years ago)

    Since this is new for me, I will try the Rita

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  68. Diane S.
    December 8, 2016 at 10:32 am (3 years ago)

    I think I would start with the zoe.

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  69. Leslie Gardner
    December 8, 2016 at 10:39 am (3 years ago)

    I love the Zoe!

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  70. Kim Fisher
    December 8, 2016 at 10:46 am (3 years ago)

    I would start with Zoe quickly followed by Lily

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  71. Ashley
    December 8, 2016 at 11:14 am (3 years ago)

    I love them all, but I think I would try the Zoe first!

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  72. Kelly Sasman
    December 8, 2016 at 11:24 am (3 years ago)

    Zoe for sure. I’d then be making the others as they all are amazing!

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  73. Carol
    December 8, 2016 at 11:44 am (3 years ago)

    They are all beautiful. My favorite would have to be “The Rita”! Thank you for the chance to win this package!

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  74. Jocelyn Crosby
    December 8, 2016 at 12:13 pm (3 years ago)

    The Lilly, It is my Mom’s name and she passed away in 2009

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  75. Susan T
    December 8, 2016 at 12:15 pm (3 years ago)

    I can’t get enough of paisley so The Rita would be my choice.

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  76. Patty
    December 8, 2016 at 1:28 pm (3 years ago)

    Zoe for sure – I love paisleys!

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  77. Pat Baker
    December 8, 2016 at 2:03 pm (3 years ago)

    I love all three, but I think I would start with the Lilly!

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  78. Deb McKerrow
    December 8, 2016 at 2:14 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the Lily, but the Zoe is a close second. Last night, I met friends that I had not seen in a long time. I wore one of my shirts that I made from your last collection. I have to say, my shirt was the hit of the party! I am so excited you have made more designs. I can’t wait to get started on these!

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  79. Paula
    December 8, 2016 at 2:16 pm (3 years ago)

    The Zoe. I have several friends named Zoey.

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  80. Vicki L
    December 8, 2016 at 2:45 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the Rita!

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  81. Kathleen H
    December 8, 2016 at 6:36 pm (3 years ago)

    The Rita!

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  82. Lili
    December 8, 2016 at 6:44 pm (3 years ago)

    Zoe would be awesome, on the tunic I will serge!!

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  83. Marti Morgan
    December 8, 2016 at 6:49 pm (3 years ago)

    The Lilly and the source for that cool tunic t-shirt, please.

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  84. Donna G.
    December 8, 2016 at 7:20 pm (3 years ago)

    All are lovely, but I’d do the Zoe first. Very nice collection!

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  85. Kim G
    December 8, 2016 at 7:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the Rita but all 3 designs are great.

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  86. Jeannie
    December 8, 2016 at 7:35 pm (3 years ago)

    I like them all, but, the Rita is quite festive for this time of year.

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  87. Karen S
    December 8, 2016 at 7:38 pm (3 years ago)

    I like them all. I think I would do the Rita first. Thanks

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  88. Elaine Davis
    December 8, 2016 at 8:29 pm (3 years ago)

    All are lovely, but I like the Rita best. 🙂

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  89. Joy Teague
    December 8, 2016 at 8:36 pm (3 years ago)

    They are all very pretty, but I think I would stitch Rita first.

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  90. Angie Perryman
    December 8, 2016 at 10:11 pm (3 years ago)

    I’d have to go with the Zoe… to begin with! 🙂

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  91. Marcia Lander
    December 8, 2016 at 10:28 pm (3 years ago)

    I like Rita very much!

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  92. Annette Hammer
    December 8, 2016 at 11:36 pm (3 years ago)

    The Rita.Looks beautiful.Was my sisters name and just as beautiful as the person she was

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  93. Teresa Niwinska
    December 8, 2016 at 11:57 pm (3 years ago)

    The Lilly is my favorite.

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  94. Kathy
    December 9, 2016 at 8:53 am (3 years ago)

    I’d pick the Rita, but I love them all.

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  95. Janet
    December 9, 2016 at 9:28 am (3 years ago)

    The Zoe, love it!

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  96. Shelley Fine
    December 9, 2016 at 12:49 pm (3 years ago)

    The Zoe! Reminds me of my “hippie” daze!!!!

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  97. joan
    December 9, 2016 at 12:54 pm (3 years ago)

    It would be the Zoe, for sure!

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  98. judy kierstead
    December 9, 2016 at 12:55 pm (3 years ago)

    Rita really is my favorite.

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  99. MonicaAD
    December 9, 2016 at 1:18 pm (3 years ago)

    The Lilly … FIESTA

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  100. Dean
    December 9, 2016 at 1:19 pm (3 years ago)

    The Zoe!!!

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  101. MD
    December 9, 2016 at 1:21 pm (3 years ago)

    I love ❤️ them all!!!

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  102. irene
    December 9, 2016 at 1:34 pm (3 years ago)

    the Rita , and lily are a toss up, but i want to know where to get that tunic top to put the designs on.!

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  103. Kathy Kellner
    December 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm (3 years ago)

    I like them all, but I’d make the lily first.

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  104. lisa allred
    December 9, 2016 at 6:15 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the lilly. I’d love to have these designs!

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  105. Patricia Oishi
    December 9, 2016 at 6:39 pm (3 years ago)

    Rita, of course! That was my mom’s name and is my daughter’s name!

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  106. Joan Shriver
    December 9, 2016 at 6:56 pm (3 years ago)

    Most definitely, the Rita, but would like to know where you got the shirt, also.

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  107. Rebecca Mattox
    December 9, 2016 at 10:31 pm (3 years ago)

    The Lilly catches my eye. I’ve use the first group that you did many times.

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  108. Jane Ruhl
    December 10, 2016 at 12:11 am (3 years ago)

    My favorite is Lilly! Pick me!

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  109. Debra Wilson
    December 10, 2016 at 8:44 am (3 years ago)

    Definitely the Zoe-like the lack of eyelets

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  110. Sandy Hagness
    December 10, 2016 at 8:55 am (3 years ago)

    I like all of them, but The Rita is my favorite. I like the idea of having embroidery at the back neckline as well.

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  111. Pam Slaughter
    December 10, 2016 at 9:13 am (3 years ago)

    The first design in my hoop would be the Rita!

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  112. Vicky
    December 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm (3 years ago)

    Rita. I am kind of obsessed with paisley.

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  113. Cindy Amend
    December 10, 2016 at 9:14 pm (3 years ago)

    I would stitch the Lilly.

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  114. Nancy
    December 11, 2016 at 6:29 am (3 years ago)

    The Rita design is my first choice.

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  115. Chris
    December 13, 2016 at 11:28 am (3 years ago)

    I love the look of the Rita…very versatile…tks for a chance to win.

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  116. Melinda
    December 13, 2016 at 11:58 am (3 years ago)

    I would start with Zoe.

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  117. Jackie
    December 14, 2016 at 8:37 am (3 years ago)

    I like the Rita best

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  118. Kris Blakla
    December 14, 2016 at 9:24 am (3 years ago)

    I like Rita

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  119. Becky M
    December 14, 2016 at 8:53 pm (3 years ago)

    My favorite is the Rita.

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  120. Norma Andrews
    December 21, 2016 at 1:25 pm (3 years ago)

    I would have to do Zoe! It looks less complicated for a first try.

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  121. Marlene Roles
    January 9, 2017 at 3:28 pm (3 years ago)

    They are all very special designs and I can think of many places I can use all or sections of them! Your magnetic hoops, designs and information are very helpful….I have gained so much embroidery knowledge from you, your magazine and internet site. Thank you!

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  122. Sharon Kohli
    January 11, 2017 at 7:48 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the Rita . It looks sooooo beautiful ,and you can do so much with it. I love all the pinks you done it in. Just love it.

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