Easy Tree Embellished Ornaments

If you have digitizing software, it’s relatively easy to turn a standard embroidery design into an in-the-hoop ornament.

Even if you don’t have software, you can get the same result by skipping thread colors at the machine, cutting out your shape and then stitching together on your sewing machine.

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Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (12/16/2019)

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January Calendar Block

OK, so I live in the desert southwest and we really don’t get snow here but I grew up with snowy winters so I chose and snowman scene from the Snowman Blocks bundle for my January block.

The ITH block with “January” all around is from the In-the-Hoop Calendar Block set. This set is designed for ultimate flexibility so that you can insert whatever design you want for the center block.

Again, I’ve used the InkTense colored pencils to get the color. These pencils are easy to use, no clean up required, and moisture is used to get the water-color effect and make the color permanent.

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Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (11/7/2018)

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December Calendar Block

Christmas is one of my favorite holidays so I chose a Santa scene from the Vintage Christmas Scenes bundle to combine with the blank December block from the In-the-Hoop Calendar Block set.

The In-the-Hoop Calendar Block set is designed for ultimate flexibility so that you can insert whatever design you want for the center block.

Again, I’ve used the InkTense colored pencils to get the color. These pencils are easy to use, no clean up required, and moisture is used to get the watercolor effect and make the color permanent.

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Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (11/7/2018)

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November Calendar Block

My choice for my November calendar block from the Thanksgiving Traditions Blocks set and combined with the blank November block from the In-the-Hoop Calendar Block set.

The In-the-Hoop Calendar Block set is designed for ultimate flexibility so that you can insert whatever design you want for the center block.

Again, I’ve used the InkTense colored pencils to get the color. These pencils are easy to use, no clean up required, and moisture is used to get the water-color effect and make the color permanent.

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Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (11/7/2018)

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October Calendar Block

I love line-art style designs. This design set is done in a single color and multi-color. I’ve used it to quilt my project.

The block is also colored with Inktense colored pencils, my current favorite media for coloring fabric. The pencils are easy to use, no clean up required, and moisture is used to get the water-color effect and make the color permanent.

This pumpkin and cat design comes with the In-the-Hoop Calendar Block set. There are many other sets to choose designs for the rest of the months based on what holidays you celebrate and whether you live in the northern hemisphere or southern.

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Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (10/23/2018)

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Victorian Crazy Patch Wall Hanging

There’s just no way I would have done an embellished crazy patch project like this any other way!

By digitizing all the crazy stitches, I could work them out before I ever stitched and having my embroidery machine do all the piecing and embellishing made the only time consuming part be the fabric and thread selection!

The border was digitized to match the width of the sashing strips (1/2″ wide finished) so that too is “automated.”

And yes, this yet another quilt as you go project.

Finished size is 26 x 26″

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Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (10/31/2017)

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Rose Hoop Art

For month 12 of the Echidna PIE Embroidery Training series, the folks over at Echidna requested a “hoop art” project. I had to do a little research to find out exactly what hoop art was before designing this project for the final lesson in the series, which is on thread.

The rose is the birth month flower for both Australia and the U.S. and is one of the most enduring symbols of love and appreciation.

Although I had some fabric selected for the applique, I decided it interfered too much with the Softlight Metallic thread I had chosen. My background fabric is a pink silk dupioni.

Just because a design has appliques doesn’t mean you have to include them. However, you do need to know how to inspect your design in software to make sure those fabrics aren’t covering up some areas of stitching that aren’t intended to be visible.

The message shown uses Apple Chancery but instead of just typing it in, I digitized each letter. Although we read and type from left to right, that creates a really long jump from one the end of one line to the beginning next when stitching that way.

It doesn’t matter what order we stitch so instead of the middle line of the text stitches from right to left.… Read the rest

His & Hers Towels

You wouldn’t believe how many people ask about that colored stripe on these towels! Maybe you were wondering too? It came that way.

I created lettering using the Harrington font and then added knockdown stitches, which can be done with Embrilliance Enthusiast.

You won’t need to do that, you can simply download the ready-made versions of His and Hers.

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Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (4/12/2015)

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Depresso Tea Towel

Making fun combinations like this is a cinch with Embrilliance Essentials and even the free Embrilliance Express. Once your font is installed via a simple drag-and-drop process, you’re ready to select it and just type!

Trying to merge in letters one at a time is just ridiculous and is totally unnecessary if you can get your fonts in BX format.

Fonts used: Euforia and Zelda.

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Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (4/12/2015)

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Applique Lily Hand Towels

Month eleven in our year-long Echidna PIE Embroidery Training Program falls in May, which has two birth month flowers: Lily and Hawthorn.

The lily is a symbol of innocence; purity and beauty. The Celtic meaning of the hawthorn tree deals with balance and duality. The hawthorn is also the state flower of Missouri.

This month our focus is on embroidering on terry cloth. This fabric is thick, plush and shifty so it requires special considerations for hooping, stabilizing, and design choice.

Even thread choice can be a factor. For example, if your towels will be exposed to sunlight for long stretches (beach towels) or left damp in a humid bathroom, rayon thread is not the best choice for embroidery.

Applique is the closest thing we have to a “one size fits all” solution in embroidery. That said, there are things we can do to improve it so that a really plush terry doesn’t encroach over the stitching.

I used purchased towels and after embroidering, further embellished them to turn them into designer towels.

Learn more about the training series: Looking for High-Quality Low-Cost Embroidery Education? (Note that the entire series is now bundled into one downloadable product.)

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Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (4/10/2015)

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