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 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 http://www.bunnycup.com the savings will be subtracted from your total. Doesn’t get any easier than that!
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 http://www.oregonpatchworks.com
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 http://www.embroideryarts.com to see the vast collection of letter-perfect monograms.
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 http://www.ZippyDesignZ.com to see what all the fuss is about.
Can’t get enough of Loralie’s ladies? Then you’ll love her Sew Florida collection – it’s for all sew birds! Visit http://www.LoralieDesigns.com to see Loralie’s latest, fun and whimsical collection.
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 http://www.picklepiedesigns.com
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 http://www.mollymine.com to view the collections.
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 http://www.embroideryonline.com
Here’s another 20% coupon for you! Use the code: 20DIME73 in the shopping cart of http://www.sealedwithastitch.com and you’ll save on appliqué and in-the-hoop projects.
Don’t limit yourself to embroidery design-only websites. You’ll find so much more at http://www.SWAKembroidery.com. 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.
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 http://www.AllAboutBlanks.com 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!
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 http://www.LunchBoxQuilts.com and scroll through the Embroidery Applique Quilts under Products.
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 http://www.appliqueforkids.com
You’ll be surprised by the variety of designs at http://www.KreationsbyKara.com. 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.
If bling is your thing then don’t miss http://www.CrystalEyeCandy.com 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!).
Katelyn’s Kreative Stitches offers fresh, contemporary appliqué designs. Scroll through the selections, make your picks and enjoy 15% savings when you purchase at http://www.KatelynsKreativeStitches.com Remember to enter code dzgns15.
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 http://www.HoopSisters.com to see multiple versions of this winner.
Keep your expenses under control and shop at The Sewphisticated Stitcher. You’ll find quality supplies and blanks at affordable prices. http://www.TheSewphisticatedStitcher.com
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 http://www.vikant-emb.com for more information.
Cross Stitch Fans rejoice! Sudberry Embroidery is giving you a free embroidery design when you join their Yahoo Group. Click for a fast download: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SudberryEmbroidery/join
Check out the new freebies at Stunning Stitches: http://www.StunningStitches.com
Visit http://www.SewSpecial.com 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.
Expect great designs at prices you can afford at http://www.PlatinumEmbroidery.com You’ll find designers such as Madsen Originals, Snow Lady Designs, A Design by Lyn and Young at Heart.
Best sellers at http://www.GGDesignsEmbroidery.com 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.
Kandi Christian over at http://www.SewTimeless.com 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!
Hope Yoder’s website puts a smile on your face. Click here to get your smile: http://www.HopeYoder.com She’s got you covered with button cover-ups, sewing patterns, instant download embroidery designs, project CDs and more.
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 http://www.OmasPlace.com
Only a short time left to capture 10% savings at http://www.EmbroiderThis.com If you can stitch on it, you can probably find it at Embroider This.
Visit http://www.NancyPrince.com to see a new adventure in machine embroidery. You’ll be amazed at what your machine can do!
http://www.SewAZDesigns.com 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!
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.
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