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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Autumn’s Majestic Deer Wall Hanging

Posted by on September 25, 2010 | No Comments

Using Autumn’s Majestic Deer Embroidery Designs, from Amazing Designs, and the free wall hanging pattern, from Nancy’s Notions, you can recreate this eye-catching wall decoration that captures the lifelike details and shading of deer in the autumn countryside.

Autumn’s Majestic Deer designs are perfect embellishments for quilts, garments, towels, pillows, valances, totes, and accessories for your outdoor enthusiast.

You’ll love how the realistic details add depth and dimension to your projects.


Sofia Cosmetic Bags

Posted by on August 31, 2010 | No Comments

Keep your cosmetics organized in personalized cosmetic bags.
It’s simple to make – perfect for a quick gift for yourself or a

Make this project your own and personalize it with Personalize N Stitch or designs from Amazing Designs.

Check out this FREE project from Totally Stitchin.


Father’s Day Quick Gift Idea

Posted by on June 5, 2010 | No Comments

Need a quick project for Dad this close to Father’s Day? Embroider a can wrap with a classic car, camping image, fishing stuff or other designs that remind you of Dad. Check out our selection at Amazing Designs.

Download the free project instructions for this easy project. There is an easier way too, Nancy’s Notions offers can wrap blanks — all you have to do is embroider it!

Happy Father’s Day!


Mother’s Day Project

Posted by on April 7, 2010 | No Comments

Looking to make something special for Mom? Every Mother’s Day I struggle to find something that will really mean something to Mom.

Sure, jewelry is always nice and she says all she wants is a nice card, but we all know we want to do something truely special for Mom.

So, why not make her a unique banner to remember some of your favorite moments together!? Check out the simple instructions.