Embossed monograms on towels are an easy and fun technique. They're also impressive looking and elegant and can work with most any decor.
An advantage with embossed monograms is that they're designed to let the nap peek through so you don't have to worry about the nap poking up though the design or your design getting lost in the nap, typically exactly what you want to avoid under normal circumstances.
Do you ever wonder where designers get their inspiration? Everywhere! The trick is to leave your mind open to possibility.
Recently I was inspired by a quilt that hangs in my bedroom and I wondered if I could duplicate it and then quilt it with one of the feathered quilt block designs. I wasn't really sure what I was going to make with it at that point, possibly some small wall hanging.
Digitizing an embossed monogram is so easy in Embrilliance StitchArtist. You can truly whip one up in minutes with these simple steps.
Whether you prefer to watch a YouTube video or read a blog post, I've got you covered here! Watch here or continue reading.
I saw this cute poem on the internet and it was so apropos to my day, I decided I needed to make it into a small wall hanging or embroidered mini-poster.
I used some of my fonts (all available as BX fonts and alternatively as DST if you refuse to use even the free version of Embrilliance) and combined them with a previously digitized design from Vintage Sewing Redwork and voila! a cute piece to embellish my studio.
Subway art - best described mini posters with a collage of words - are all the rage. And with the abundance of fonts available to embroiderers
it makes it easy to create your own.
I love products that make embroidery design fun and innovative! Those products may be designs, specialty threads, useful stabilizers, innovative embroidery aids, or fun and easy to use software. If you've followed me for very long, you know I love the Embrilliance line of software and now I've found another one called Starfish Revolution
Did you ever want to make your own embroidery designs but you don't want to digitize?
Well you can when using and combining simpler, small elements into your own compositions. Building Block designs were digitized specifically for this purpose. They are simpler, smaller elements with fewer color changes designed for combining into your own masterpieces.
Looking for something fun and fast? How about this bright and cheerful snack mat? Slightly larger than the popular mug rug, this rectangular mini-placemat at 12" x 9.5" is the perfect size for snacks or desserts.
And wouldn't it be the perfect table dressing for a birthday party? Or how about a set of 4 for some special little girl for hosting her own tea parties?
Since I've started converting my fonts to BX files for use with Embrilliance and EmbroideryWorks programs, I've gotten quite a few questions so I thought I'd take some time to answer them here.
Creating borders from the Love to Sew Redwork designs is quick and easy—if you have software that allows you to edit designs. Here I'm using EmbroideryWorks Advanced from Designer's Gallery.
Although the screen shots shown here are from my Mac, EmbroideryWorks also runs on Windows. If you have other editing software, you should be able to perform similar steps and get the same result.
I usually provide actual size PDF templates with my appliqué designs. These templates are used to precut your appliqué pieces for a more professional embroidery result and faster sewing times since there is no need to stop the machine to trim away a lot of excess fabric. (See this post for more info on working with templates: Fuzzy Wuzzy Ducky Quilt.)</p
Embrilliance Essentials is the perfect tool for customizing designs. For the Fuzzy Wuzzy Ducky Quilt appliqué blocks, the duck is appliquéd to the precut quilt block and then before unhooping, the batting and backing are attached to the bottom of the hoop and the echo quilting is added.