Become an Applique All-Star

Posted by on April 6, 2011 | No Comments

Applique Star Embroidery Designs for AccuquiltAs any quilter can tell you, star shapes can be very tricky.  The new Applique Quilting Stars collection makes it easy to add perfect star appliques to quilts, table linens, pillows clothing and more.

Download free project instructions for the star quilt shown here.

Use your embroidery machine to create accurate and consistent 2″, 3″, and 4″ star appliques.  These embroidery designs also include continuous quilting borders and decorative designs to accent your project.

This collection is designed to use with the Accuquilt system, but you can certainly cut out your stars the traditional way.  After you cut out your applique shapes, choose your  applique method, stitch the applique in place, embroider over raw edges, and finish with decorative embellishments.

This collection has 33 motifs in 1 to 3 sizes each for a total of 79 embroidery designs, including:

  • Quilted centers: Starburst, Rays, Stars, Stipples, Angles Stripes, Horizontal Stripes, Vertical Stripes, and Waves
  • Stitching finishes: Blanket, E-Stitch, Ladder, Satin, Staggered and Star
  • Applique groupings
  • Echo quilting
  • Peek-a-boo centers, two options; a portion of the applique fabric is covered with stitching allowing the fabric from underneath to peek through the center.
  • Applique star with sprinkles; fill stitch and quilted options. Decorative sprinkles are embroidered around the applique star for a decorative accent
  • Fill stitch decorative embroideries; solid, positive fill and negative fill options
  • Continuous quilting borders: 1″, 2″, and 2-1/2″ wide versions

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What’s Your Favorite Thread?

Posted by on April 1, 2011 | No Comments

Give your opinion on thread, and enter to win a Madeira Thread Chest, valued at $1000. Find the survey at Survey


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Embroidery Sale – Last 4 Days

Posted by on March 28, 2011 | No Comments

Martini Madness

Martini Madness - Was $50, Now $19

Don’t miss the last four days of Amazing Designs’ March Embroidery Sale.  Full embroidery collections (15 – 45 embroidery designs) that were originally up to $99 are now as much as 80% off.  Be sure to check out the $5.99 collections!

Martini Madness, one of our favorites, is on sale for only $19 – that’s less than $1 per design.  How cute would these be on a T-shirts or gifts for girls-nights-out, bachelorettes or Bunko groups?

Sale ends Thursday, March 31.


Embroidery Design Sale!!!

Posted by on March 7, 2011 | No Comments

Sale Embroidery Designs

For Sports Fans Only - Just $5.99!

Don’t miss our March Embroidery Design Sale, where through 3/31 you can snag full embroidery design collections for as low as $5.99!  Don’t wait on this one, sale is limited to stock on hand.


Want to try Letter It?

Posted by on February 9, 2011 | No Comments

Letter ItDownload the free demo version of Letter It! See for yourself how easy and fun it can be to create your own lettering.  Have fun playing with the 35 fonts and features like the Font Importer.

Note – this is a fully functioning demo, but you will need to purchase the full version to save your work.

Let us know what you think!


As Seen In Creative Machine Embroidery

Posted by on January 28, 2011 | No Comments

Table TopperWe were thrilled to see Carol Zentgraf’s gorgeous table topper on the cover of the new Creative Machine Embroidery.

Carol’s project uses embroidery designs from two Amazing Designs collections – Jacobean Floral and Jacobean Applique.

Wouldn’t this be lovely in a breakfast room?  Not that anyone in my house would be allowed to eat breakfast anywhere near it . . . .

Creative Machine Embroidery


Dreaming of Spring?

Posted by on January 20, 2011 | No Comments

Dragonfly Embroidery DesignGrey January days got you down?  This time of year, it can be therapeutic to bring a little Spring into your life – pick up some flowers for yourself at the supermarket, page through seed catalogs, and – of course – make Spring embroidery projects.

We love the Spring-y new Dragonfly Dreams embroidery designs from Sewing With Nancy.   Let these dragonflies land on a throw pillow,  fly up the border of a curtain panel, or renew something in your closet like the shirt shown below.

To see all 44 dragonfly embroidery designs, visit

Dragonfly Dreams shirt