7 Ordinary Towels – One Fabulous Gift Part 2 of 2

April 26, 2012
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Add the Icing In case you missed the first installment of this 2 part series click here:  7 Ordinary Towels – One Fabulous Gift Part 1 In Part 1 I shared my tips for creating curved lettering and combining the lettering with embroidery designs.  Now we’ll take a look at how to “add the...

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7 Ordinary Towels – One Fabulous Gift Part 1 of 2

April 25, 2012
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Vintage Elegance Elevate a humble days-of-the-week towel set with charming embroidery, ruffled trim and ribbon.  The fun is in the making – truly – I had a blast working on this set of towels.  Hidden in a drawer for ages, the days-of-the-week towels popped into my mind just as I was scrambling for the...

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We are so fortunate!

April 17, 2012
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We are so fortunate! Many of you have sent warm wishes regarding my recent nuptials.  Thank you!  Your thoughts fill Pete and me with joy. I thought I would share some details regarding our big day. First off – in response to the number one question, “No, I did not make my dress.”  I...

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12 Household Tools for the Machine Embroiderer

April 11, 2012
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12 Household Tools for the Machine Embroiderer Digital Camera– best design tool in the house (besides pencil and paper). I use a digital camera to record my progress when designing an embroidery layout, auditioning fabrics or setting blocks in a quilt. Any task that takes several attempts to get a certain look can be...

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7 Steps to Improve Your Embroidery

April 5, 2012
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7 Steps to Improve Your Embroidery Print a template(s) of your embroidery design so you can plan the embroidery layout. Place it on the item (garment, home décor, craft or quilt) and critique its placement and size. Build a test stash. Keep a test polo shirt, stretchy t-shirt, terrycloth towel and common items that...

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Spring Roses By Lorraine Allen

March 28, 2012
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Note from Eileen: A big welcome to guest blogger Lorraine Allen! Many of you may remember Lorraine when she worked in customer service here at Designs.  Now she’s living in Utah and is definitely missed in Dallas. Since I’m on my honeymoon I thought I’d let Lorraine share an easy t-shirt makeover. It’s so...

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It’s time to discover great value, special offers and inspiration! (Part 2 of 2)

March 21, 2012
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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.   Let’s take a look at additional freebees, exclusive offers, products and embroidery designs that run the gamut from contemporary to traditional to...

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