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Junior Chef
Good Vibrations Water Bottle Cover
Holiday Lace Candles
Eat, Cray, Love Lobster Fest Napkins
Victorian Crazy Patch Wall Hanging
Appliqué Baby Animals Quilt 2
Appliqué Baby Animals Quilt 1
Crazy Patch Journal Covers
Baby Animals QAYG Quilt
Patriotic FSL Angel
Tea Light Angel #4
Tea Light Angel #3
Tea Light Angel #2
Tea Light Angel #1
Whoo's Got Your Reader Owl Bag
Kaleidoscope Tote Bag
Doggie Bandanas
Rescue Me Doggie Bandanas
In-the-Hoop Stuffed Koalas
Adorable, Stuffed ITH Cuddly Bunnies
Easy ITH Stuffie Bunnies
ITH Bags Made with Candy Wrappers
Monogrammed Jute Tote Bag
Autumn Leaves Wall Hanging
Tangled Floral Doodle Blocks Colored Tote
Single Zip ITH Vertical Bags
Around Town ITH 3-Zip Bag
ITH Phone/Glasses Slip Case
Sew Simple In-the-Hoop Zippered Bags
ITH Snap Bag
Snail Trail Mini-Quilt
Running In Circles - Coaster, Pockets, Cord Wraps & More
ITH Snappy Glasses Cases
In-the-Hoop Log Cabin Cupcake Mugrug
In-the-Hoop Log Cabin Coffee Mugrug
Feathered Quilt Blocks Table Runner in Metallic Thread
Purple Feathered Quilt Blocks Table Runner - Inked
B&W Feathered Quilt Blocks Table Runner - Inked
Glittered Angel with Star
Tinted & Glittered FSL Angel with Bouquet
Hummingbird Greeting Cards
Inked Vintage Easter Bunnies Quilt
Quilt Labels
Halloween Haunted House Mini Quilt
Ocean Dreams Wallhanging
Ocean Dreams Quilt
Rose Hoop Art
Depresso Tea Towel
His & Hers Towels
Applique Lily Hand Towels
Sammy Birth Announcement
Sew On Sweatshirt
Monogrammed Sweaters
Green Sleeveless Blouse with Butterflies
Daisy In-the-Hoop Zips
Change the Needle, Change the Thread
Daffodil Embroidery as Art
Iris Sweatshirt
Multimedia Carnation
Tattoo Spider Ornament
Fanciful Birds Ornaments
Poinsettia & Holly 3D Embroidered Corsage
U.S. BOM Birth Month Flowers of the Year
Chrysanthemum Continuous Pillow Wrap
Vintage Redwork Sewing Rotary Cutter Case
Aster Quilt Block Portfolio
Gladiolus Tote Bag
Larkspur Pillow Topper
Realistic Roses Linen
Royal Filigree Purple Blouse
Calligraphy Roses Towels
Cupcake Dessert Mat or Mug Rug
3D Flower Corsages
What a Hoot Applique Owls Wall Hanging
Penguin Antics Wall Hanging
Whoo's Got Your Reader?
Winter Friends Quilted Wall Hanging
Gingerbread Fun Quilted Wallhanging
Halloween Luminary Bags
Vintage Miniature Sewing Machines Quilt
Deco Flowers Inked Blouse
Fuzzy Wuzzy Ducky Quilt
Button Jar
Pastel Napkins for a Spring Table
In-the-Hoop Mini Zips
In-the-Hoop Sewing Organizer
Poinsettia Tea Lite
FSL & Applique Poinsettia Angel
Ellie's Ladybug Quilt
Baby Boy Whale Bonnet
Mesh Folder
Child's T-Shirt Dress
Lace Heart Box & Sachet
FSL Heirloom Angel
Snowman Pillow Topper
Penguin Pillow Topper
Insertion Sample
Green Butterfly Shirt
Green Monogrammed Hand Towel
Beige Monogrammed Hand Towel
Denim Clutch Purse
Silk Dupioni Clutch
Shadow Work Pen & Ink Flowers
Black & Brown Hound's Tooth Vest
Youth's Red
Pink Monogram Hand Towel
White Cotton Blouse with Charcoal florals
Baby Bonnets
Green Linen Blouse
Dive Logo on Purple T-shirt
Battenburg Pillow Sham with Heart of Roses
Golf Towel
Quilted Corners Inked Wallhanging
Bluework Sewing on Wood box
Child's Daisy Dress
Basket of Daisies
Winter Teddies Quilt
Elegant Scrolls Sweater
Pinwheels in the Sky Pillow
Pinwheels in the Sky Pillow
Candlewick Medallions Pieced Top (unfinished)
3D Butterfly
Hardanger Jacket
Hardanger Candlewrap
Ring Bearer Pillow
Surf's Up Beach Tote
Winter Teddies Throw
Perfect Man Cardigan
French Curve Cardigan
Southwest Quilt
Gingery Christmas Quick Gifts
Perfect Man Apron
  • Junior Chef
  • Good Vibrations Water Bottle Cover
  • Holiday Lace Candles
  • Eat, Cray, Love Lobster Fest Napkins
  • Victorian Crazy Patch Wall Hanging
  • Appliqué Baby Animals Quilt 2
  • Appliqué Baby Animals Quilt 1
  • Crazy Patch Journal Covers
  • Baby Animals QAYG Quilt
  • Patriotic FSL Angel
  • Tea Light Angel #4
  • Tea Light Angel #3
  • Tea Light Angel #2
  • Tea Light Angel #1
  • Whoo's Got Your Reader Owl Bag
  • Kaleidoscope Tote Bag
  • Doggie Bandanas
  • Rescue Me Doggie Bandanas
  • In-the-Hoop Stuffed Koalas
  • Adorable, Stuffed ITH Cuddly Bunnies
  • Easy ITH Stuffie Bunnies
  • ITH Bags Made with Candy Wrappers
  • Monogrammed Jute Tote Bag
  • Autumn Leaves Wall Hanging
  • Tangled Floral Doodle Blocks Colored Tote
  • Single Zip ITH Vertical Bags
  • Around Town ITH 3-Zip Bag
  • ITH Phone/Glasses Slip Case
  • Sew Simple In-the-Hoop Zippered Bags
  • ITH Snap Bag
  • Snail Trail Mini-Quilt
  • Running In Circles - Coaster, Pockets, Cord Wraps & More
  • ITH Snappy Glasses Cases
  • In-the-Hoop Log Cabin Cupcake Mugrug
  • In-the-Hoop Log Cabin Coffee Mugrug
  • Feathered Quilt Blocks Table Runner in Metallic Thread
  • Purple Feathered Quilt Blocks Table Runner - Inked
  • B&W Feathered Quilt Blocks Table Runner - Inked
  • Glittered Angel with Star
  • Tinted & Glittered FSL Angel with Bouquet
  • Hummingbird Greeting Cards
  • Inked Vintage Easter Bunnies Quilt
  • Quilt Labels
  • Halloween Haunted House Mini Quilt
  • Ocean Dreams Wallhanging
  • Ocean Dreams Quilt
  • Rose Hoop Art
  • Depresso Tea Towel
  • His & Hers Towels
  • Applique Lily Hand Towels
  • Sammy Birth Announcement
  • Sew On Sweatshirt
  • Monogrammed Sweaters
  • Green Sleeveless Blouse with Butterflies
  • Daisy In-the-Hoop Zips
  • Change the Needle, Change the Thread
  • Daffodil Embroidery as Art
  • Iris Sweatshirt
  • Multimedia Carnation
  • Tattoo Spider Ornament
  • Fanciful Birds Ornaments
  • Poinsettia & Holly 3D Embroidered Corsage
  • U.S. BOM Birth Month Flowers of the Year
  • Chrysanthemum Continuous Pillow Wrap
  • Vintage Redwork Sewing Rotary Cutter Case
  • Aster Quilt Block Portfolio
  • Gladiolus Tote Bag
  • Larkspur Pillow Topper
  • Realistic Roses Linen
  • Royal Filigree Purple Blouse
  • Calligraphy Roses Towels
  • Cupcake Dessert Mat or Mug Rug
  • 3D Flower Corsages
  • What a Hoot Applique Owls Wall Hanging
  • Penguin Antics Wall Hanging
  • Whoo's Got Your Reader?
  • Winter Friends Quilted Wall Hanging
  • Gingerbread Fun Quilted Wallhanging
  • Halloween Luminary Bags
  • Vintage Miniature Sewing Machines Quilt
  • Deco Flowers Inked Blouse
  • Fuzzy Wuzzy Ducky Quilt
  • Button Jar
  • Pastel Napkins for a Spring Table
  • In-the-Hoop Mini Zips
  • In-the-Hoop Sewing Organizer
  • Poinsettia Tea Lite
  • FSL & Applique Poinsettia Angel
  • Ellie's Ladybug Quilt
  • Baby Boy Whale Bonnet
  • Mesh Folder
  • Child's T-Shirt Dress
  • Lace Heart Box & Sachet
  • FSL Heirloom Angel
  • Snowman Pillow Topper
  • Penguin Pillow Topper
  • Insertion Sample
  • Green Butterfly Shirt
  • Green Monogrammed Hand Towel
  • Beige Monogrammed Hand Towel
  • Denim Clutch Purse
  • Silk Dupioni Clutch
  • Shadow Work Pen & Ink Flowers
  • Black & Brown Hound's Tooth Vest
  • Youth's Red
  • Pink Monogram Hand Towel
  • White Cotton Blouse with Charcoal florals
  • Baby Bonnets
  • Green Linen Blouse
  • Dive Logo on Purple T-shirt
  • Battenburg Pillow Sham with Heart of Roses
  • Golf Towel
  • Quilted Corners Inked Wallhanging
  • Bluework Sewing on Wood box
  • Child's Daisy Dress
  • Basket of Daisies
  • Winter Teddies Quilt
  • Elegant Scrolls Sweater
  • Pinwheels in the Sky Pillow
  • Pinwheels in the Sky Pillow
  • Candlewick Medallions Pieced Top (unfinished)
  • 3D Butterfly
  • Hardanger Jacket
  • Hardanger Candlewrap
  • Ring Bearer Pillow
  • Surf's Up Beach Tote
  • Winter Teddies Throw
  • Perfect Man Cardigan
  • French Curve Cardigan
  • Southwest Quilt
  • Gingery Christmas Quick Gifts
  • Perfect Man Apron
  • Junior Chef

    Projects are especially fast when using premade blanks.

    On this "junior chef" outfit, I've paired one of the Cute Chef Rabbits with some text created with the Child Dot font.

    For the cap, you will definitely need to use a floating technique for embroidering. Add a double basting stitch.

    Stitch the first on directly on the hooped stabilizer as a guide for placement. The second basting stitch will secure the cap.

    Depending on your hoop and design choices, you may not need to float the apron. I recommend hooping between the rings whenever possibility for optimal stabilizing.

    Credits

    Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (1/23/2018)

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  • Good Vibrations Water Bottle Cover

    We're surrounded by chaos and negativity. Add some high vibrational motivation to your life with this very simple in-the-hoop project.

    Why a water bottle cover? Why these words? Read the related article for the full story!

    Or stitch it up as a simple little banner, add to a pillow case for sweet dreams or incorporate into another project by simply deleting the colors used for the ITH steps (first and last few colors).

    Credits

    Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (2/2/2018)

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  • Holiday Lace Candles

    OK, so we can't really embroider on candles, but we can embroider designs and apply them to candles!

    See the related article for details!

    Credits

    Designed by Lindee Goodall, made by Lindee Goodall (12/8/2017)

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  • Eat, Cray, Love Lobster Fest Napkins

    Eating seafood can be messy business. A large square tea towel doubles as a bib and napkin to sop up the mess.

    Read more about prep, placement, hooping tips. and thread recommendations in the related article below.

    Credits

    Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (11/25/2017)

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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"

      Credits

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

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    • Appliqué Baby Animals Quilt 2

      Another variation on the continuous line Quilted Baby Animals designs; this quilt uses the smaller appliqued and stipple quilted blocks combine with it's corresponding mate from the original set.

      Finished blocks here 6" and the finished quilt is 34.5" by 47".

      Again I've used quilt-as-you-go to assemble the quilt this time using narrow sashing strips. I love the bolder colors on this quilt!

      Credits

      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (10/24/2017)

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    • Appliqué Baby Animals Quilt 1

      I loved the baby animals from the continuous line artwork used to create Quilted Babu Animals one-day quilt so it repurposed the animals into appliqués.

      This quilt features the set of larger designs and I've used the versions that have the additional stipple quilting echoed around the applique. Finished blocks are 8" square.

      I've used quilt as you go techniques to assemble the quilt.

      I chose soft colors for the sashing and soft flannel for the backing. Finished size is approximately 33.5 x 44.5".

      Credits

      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (10/18/2017)

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    • Crazy Patch Journal Covers

      Journal and book covers are easy to sew and make great gifts for just about anyone! They're also a perfect palette for showcasing embroidery designs!

      I've further customized these crazy patch in-the-hoop designs by adding a monogram. See the related blog post for more details plus videos on how to stitch crazy patch in the hoop and how to make a journal cover.

      Credits

      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (9/5/2017)

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    • Baby Animals QAYG Quilt

      I made this little quilt in just one day and I didn't burn the midnight oil to finish it. Finished size is 30.5" x 39"and the blocks are 7".

      These designs are low stitch count, single color, with no jumps or trims and are designed for quilting. Here I've used them for feature blocks but I really intended to use them in another quilt as the alternate blocks.

      Another great thing about this quilt is that it works equally well for either boys or girls. And with it sewing up so quickly, you won't be concerned if the dog or cat curls up with baby too!

      Credits

      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (8/3/2017)

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    • Patriotic FSL Angel

      When my friend Claudia sent me her edited version of the "praying angel" to make it into a patriotic angel, I was so delighted with the idea that I asked her if she minded if I reworked the original in the same way.

      Rework involved replacing the hands with a star and resequencing the design for efficient color changes while still maintaining registration. Along the way I did a few other tweaks to improve her while also lowering the stitch count.

      I did use matching colored bobbins on the skirt area and regular white for the rest.

      Of course, you can still stitch her all white if you like, in which case you will have jumps and trims because this one isn't optimized for single color or color her for other holidays.

      Stitching multicolor lace does require a little extra work so that thread tails don't mar your work. Bring up the bobbin thread at each color change, sew a enough stitches to secure, then clip the thread tails.

      Credits

      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (6/30/2017)

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    • Tea Light Angel #4

      Multi-colored free-standing lace angel. One of 4 in Tea Light Angels set.

      Credits

      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (6/28/2017)

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    • Tea Light Angel #3

      These Sweetheart Tea Light Angels were specifically designed to be easy to stitch, easy to assemble, and work in a 5 x 7" hoop. While each angel is composed of 3 pieces, they only take 2 hoopings a for each one.

      They're named Tea Light Angels because they can be placed over a small, battery operated tea light candle. The organza versions in particular glow softly when lit from within.

      The lace versions are higher stitch count and require a bit more attention to detail while the organza versions stitch up more quickly and are more substantial.

      Single-colored free-standing lace angel. One of 4 in Tea Light Angels set.

      Credits

      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (6/28/2017)

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    • Tea Light Angel #2

      Multi-colore angel stitched on organza. Organza versions are lower stitch count than their fully free-standing lace sisters and are just as beautiful!

      Credits

      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (6/28/2017)

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    • Tea Light Angel #1

      The lace versions are higher stitch count and require a bit more attention to detail while the organza versions stitch up more quickly and are more substantial.

      Credits

      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (6/28/2017)

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    • Whoo's Got Your Reader Owl Bag

      Lori doesn't sew much, had never operated my 12 needle machine and only saw this the day before she was to fly back home. Still, we were able to it done with 35 minutes to spare and we didn't even have to stay up late the night before.

      Credits

      Designed and made by Lori Ross (6/6/2017)

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    • Kaleidoscope Tote Bag

      Kaleidoscope Blooms Appliques are versatile designs that can be stitched either as appliques or as "normal" embroidery. The advantage of having the applique steps programmed it is that it makes the design much more versatile.

      For example, satin stitches—particularly when they're narrow like most of these—can get lost in textured fabrics like terry cloth. For this tote bag, I used the applique to create a more neutrally colored background to allow the threads to be more visible.

      Another versatility feature programmed into these designs is that they are multicolor while at the same time digitized to permit the same productivity no matter how you recolor it.

      In other words, there are the same number of jumps and trims (generally none!) whether you sew it multicolor or monochromatically.

      This basic tote bag is lined and has a boxed bottom. Handles are long enough to throw the bag over the shoulder. Basic totes like this don't really need a pattern and are easy to construct when you have basic sewing skills.

      Credits

      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (6/5/2017)

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    • Doggie Bandanas

      Pet owners love their pets! I speak from experience here because I currently live with 4 cats (Cisco, Peanut, Goose, and the ever famous Lucky) and one dog, Riley, a 6-year old Cavapom rescue who joined us last summer.

      This set of designs is mainly targeted as a promotion for pet rescue and adoption and can also be adapted for other items.

      Doggie bandanas are easy and inexpensive to make and are a great quick item to dress up your dog, give as gifts to doggie friends, or make for fund raising or craft shows.

      For some of the ones shown here, I've extracted bits from one design and combined them with bits from other designs. This is easy to do when elements can be isolated by color change.

      Credits

      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (5/17/2017)

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    • Rescue Me Doggie Bandanas

      This set of designs is mainly targeted as a promotion for pet rescue and adoption and can also be adapted for other items.

      Doggie bandanas are easy and inexpensive to make and are a great quick item to dress up your dog, give as gifts to doggie friends, or make for fund raising or craft shows.

      For some of the ones shown here, I've extracted bits from one design and combined them with bits from other designs. This is easy to do when elements can be isolated by color change.

      Credits

      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (5/17/2017)

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    • In-the-Hoop Stuffed Koalas

      These cuddly critters are fully stitched in the hoop except for the small opening where the animals are turned right side out. Once stitching is complete, remove from the hoop, stuff, turn right side out, and hand stitch the opening.

      Like their bunny friends, their are sizes for hoops as small as 4x4" on up to the largest home hoops.

      While it's difficult to see in these photos, the noses are actually dimensional and raised off the face. Larger ones are well suited for personalizing on the ears or bellies.

      The fully illustrated step-by-step instructions include tips I learned while personally making all these koalas plus ideas for customizing your own.

      Credits

      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (3/6/2017)

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    • Adorable, Stuffed ITH Cuddly Bunnies

      It doesn't get much cuter than this! After making the smaller, simpler Easy ITH Stuffie Bunnies, I received immediate requests for larger more complex animals. These bunnies are the first in a series.

      Each bunny requires multiple hoopings to complete with the final one to attach all the pieces. Sizes are included for hoops as small as 100 x 100mm (4x4") up to the gargantuan 240mm x 360mm with 4 popular sizes in between. Of course, a bunny loves carrots so an in-the-hoop carrot is also included.

      I used knits for all my bunnies in this collection. There's no reason why you can't use other fabrics as long as they aren't too thick for your bunny size. I found the knits to turn easily and the plush sorts I chose make for a cuddly animal. Choose "micros" for the smallest bunnies and thicker fleeces for the larger ones.

      I did do some handwork on these bunnies to add "fingers" and a puffball tail. The two smallest bunnies used purchased pompoms.

      The larger bunnies also offer a perfect opportunity for personalizing on the ears or belly. I've included appliques here but you could omit the appliques for a larger area to customize. Two of the bunnies come with a bonus front that includes a message.

      The fully illustrated step-by-step instructions included tips I learned while personally making all these bunnies plus ideas for customizing your own. I also show you how I got "puffy cheeks" on the bunnies!

      Credits

      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (2/14/2017)

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    • Easy ITH Stuffie Bunnies

      How cute are these little bunnies! Beautifully detailed in-the-hoop stuffed bunnies stitch up quickly. Customize your bunnies by swapping up the fabrics or adding fun little embellishments like ribbons or small buttons.

      Each bunny can be completed in just a single hooping. I used a brushed cotton on my first bunny and slinky microsuede on the other 3.

      The slinky knit worked up much better, turned more easily and has a nice "fur-like" feel. Smallest "baby" bunny fits a 100x100mm ("4x4") sewing field while the standing bunnies are designed for a 130x180mm sewing field.

      These make a quick little gift for baby showers or Easter baskets or "just because!"

      Credits

      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (2/3/2017)

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    • ITH Bags Made with Candy Wrappers

      Yep, you read that right! I used actual candy wrappers to make these in-the-hoop bags.

      The trick here is to match the design size to the wrapper because you can't resize an ITH project with a zipper—all the proportions will get wonky.

      No, you don't have to use candy wrappers! With bag #1 in this set, I made one with a KitKat wrapper, a second with a Heath Bar wrapper, and a third using leftover bits of fabric from the rest of the bags in this set.

      These bags work up quickly and make a fun project for Valentine's day, birthdays, Halloween for big and little kids alike! My mother got a kick out the Tootsie Roll bag I sent her (filled with her favorite Tootsie Roll Midgees, of course!)

      If you don't have a wrapper that fits, I cover some alternatives in the directions. Working with the wrappers does require a bit of extra work and I show you how to do it along with what not to do plus a way you can patch wrappers that might not be big enough.

      Credits

      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (1/24/2017)

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      • Monogrammed Jute Tote Bag

        Strolling through Hobby Lobby looking for inspiration, I found this jute tote bag and some wide jute ribbon with a lace overlay on mark down so I snapped them up and just stored that in my head for some future project.

        Sometimes those ideas stew up quickly other times they just never seem to come to a boil. This time all I did was use the ribbon as a "raw edge" applqiue and added a monogram.

        This was stitched on a tubular machine so I didn't need to remove the pocket and the pocket is still functional.

        One thing to be aware of on projects like this is that purchased items aren't always square, so you'll have to figure out how to align your embroidery so that it doesn't look uneven. Choosing rounded or irregular designs are less obvious than designs with strong horizontal or vertical lines.

        Realistically, once this project is in use and stuffed with items, small inconsistencies will not be visible at all so it's not that big a deal if your embroidery is not to engineering perfect placement and alignment standards.

        Credits

        Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (10/29/2016)

      • Autumn Leaves Wall Hanging

        Simple outline or "redwork" style designs can be so versatile. Here I've adapted them for raw edge applique and quilting.

        After creating the original leaves for another project some years ago, I added a few more and while I was doing that, I had the idea for this project. It's really quite similar to the technique I used in Pen & Flowers but instead of layering the fabric underneath the main fabric for a shadow effect, I placed it on top.

        Then the trick comes in that you have to know where to place your pieces unless you plan to trim the fabric off after stitching. This collection includes a plain placement line for each leaf. Combine the two designs, stitch the outline first, place your cutout leaf (cut it larger than the placement line) then stitch the detailed leaf design.

        If you have Embrilliance Stitch Artist, or any other digitizing software for that matter, find a font you like and type in AUTUMN. Then simply apply a bean (triple) stitch to the outlines. I colored it in with Inktense colored pencils.

        I go into more detail on this project in this blog post:How to Use Inktense on Fabric with Embroidery.

        Although this collection is called "Autumn Leaves," the leaves don't necessarily have to stitch to that season.

        Credits

        Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (10/27/2016)

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      • Tangled Floral Doodle Blocks Colored Tote

        Of all the colored pencils I've tried, Derwent Inktense are definitely the best! They combine the ease of use of pencils with the performance of inks.

        I made a test sample on some duck cloth to see how they would work. I was so pleased with the result, I made it into a a pocket on a large tote bag.

        Sorry, I don't have the pattern, I just made it up as I went. I'm sure you can find a similar one if you feel you need a pattern.

        Credits

        Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (10/25/2016)

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      • Single Zip ITH Vertical Bags

        You can make any of the bags in this set in one hooping with only minimal finishing such as trimming off stabilizer and excess fabric and turning right side out.

        Of course if you want to add any straps or handles, extra pockets, and any other customizing touches, those are all extra and may require some extra prep work.

        All the bags in this set are plain. I show you how to add customizing touches but any designs shown on the bags are available separately.

        Whether you embellish with extra embroidery designs is highly dependent on your choice of fabrics. It's not at all hard to add in a design.

        Credits

        Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (9/25/2016)

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        • Around Town ITH 3-Zip Bag

          There are two sizes of this in-the-hoop bag. The larger one requires a 200 x 300mm sewing field and the smaller one fits a 150 x 240mm sewing field. Each size has two versions: one plain and one embellished.

          Believe it or not, this bag can be made in just one hooping! It has three separately lined zippered pockets plus the instructions explain how to customize with additional pockets inside and on the back.

          This is a rather complicated project and you'll need to follow the instructions carefully. Mostly that means placing the correct piece of fabric in the right place at the right time. Don't worry, I have photographs and directions for every step.

          I've attached a purchased leather over-the-shoulder strap to the denim one and it's become my go-to everyday bag. I get tons of compliments on it and people are flabbergasted when I tell them my embroidery machine made it!

          Credits

          Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (8/26/2016)

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          • ITH Phone/Glasses Slip Case

            This padded slip case is made entirely in the hoop! Since no zipper is required, you probably have everything you need to make one already in your sewing room.

            The collection has 11 front panel designs and 6 back panel designs. You can mix and match any front panel with any back panel for a huge range of combinations.

            If you want a single hoop project, simply layer on the fabric as indicated in the instructions. For an embellished back, stitch the back panel first and attach it at the end of the second hooping for the front panel.

            I use the denim on with the hook to carry my iPhone 6s attached to the belt loop of my jeans.

            Credits

            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (8/18/2016)

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            • Sew Simple In-the-Hoop Zippered Bags

              15 easy one-hoop designs to make a lined zippered bag with no exposed seams.

              To finish, turn right side out and close the opening. Use thread colors suitable for your project. 5 different design patterns in 3 coordinated sizes. Includes patterns and full instructions.

              There are many ways to construct an in-the-hoop zippered bag. This one is very basic, with quilted front panels. You will need to do some stitching or use a fusible product to close the seam where the project was turned.

              Yes, there are ways to make a bag completely in the hoop with no final seam to close. Those require more fabric and when teaching ITH projects, it seems more confusing to students.

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              Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (8/2/2016)

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              • ITH Snap Bag

                All 5 of these bags are made from the exact same design, just embellished differently.

                The two in the back row have boxed bottoms to allow them to stand up. You can layer in extra trims at key points, which are all covered in the included instructions.

                "Snap bags" use bits of carpenter's metal tape rulers to cause the bag to snap just.

                These bags are not fully completed in the hoop because the metal strips need to be inserted before the bag is fully stitched. You'll need to finish these at the sewing machine.

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                Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (6/2/2016)

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                • Snail Trail Mini-Quilt

                  I made this little 4-block pieced (and quilted) in the hoop project using Log Cabin 3 from Cabin Fever to see how I like these blocks in this colors.

                  I enlarged the original design, pieced four blocks by stitching through hooped batting and backing and then used a piece-as-you-go technique to assemble it.

                  You may notice I used piece-as-you-go, also known as quilt-as-you-go quite a bit. I'm not at all confident about the actual quilting so if I can do it in the hoop I will.

                  If I need "real" quilting, I "quilt by check," as they say. We have some great longarm quilters locally.

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                  Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (4/26/2016)

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                  • Running In Circles - Coaster, Pockets, Cord Wraps & More

                    What can you make with an free-standing applique circle? A lot of things if you're as creative as Linda McGehee!

                    I teamed up with Linda McGehee to create this fun project collection you can whip up quickly with your embroidery machine.

                    Originally designed to make coasters, mug rugs, or cord managers using precut, double-sided, fusible interfacing, the Running in Circles Design Pack has limitless possibilities for appliqué or embroidery on garments, towels handbags, totes, ornaments, quilts, or table runners.

                    Use individually or place multiples on the project to create one of a kind designs. Experiment with different thread types such as variegated thread to make the design uniquely your own.

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                    Designed and made by Linda McGehee (5/25/2016)

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                  • ITH Snappy Glasses Cases

                    Six in-the-hoop quilted panels to make a glasses or phone case with a snap closure using a metal tape measure. The case is fully lined, with no exposed seams and resulting in a professionally constructed bag.

                    Warning: Finishing does require some quick and simple basic sewing. Why? Because you need to insert a metal tape measure, and I don't know about you, but I don't want to risk hitting that with my embroidery machine!

                    You'll stitch one panel for the front and second for the back. Each of the 6 panel designs provides a different quilting motif: 4 glasses and two basic quilting. Mix and match as you choose!

                    Since the glasses designs are also quilting, or outline style, to get them filled in like the photo, you'll need to color them somehow (paint, ink, colored pencil, glitter glue - your choice).

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                    Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (4/28/2016)

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                    • In-the-Hoop Log Cabin Cupcake Mugrug

                      For this project, I started by enlarging Log Cabin 2 from Cabin Fever: Piecing in the Hoop and then added Cupcake 6 Redwork (small) from Crazy for Cupcakes.

                      The instructions for Cabin Fever call for piecing in the hoop onto stabilizer. Instead, I hooped the backing fabric (face down) with a layer of batting on top and pieced onto that.

                      This resulted in quilting the layers together as I pieced. You'll want to use a backing fabric with a busy print to camouflage the stitching.

                      Think of creative ways to use your designs!

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                      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (4/25/2016)

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                    • In-the-Hoop Log Cabin Coffee Mugrug

                      I started by enlarging Log Cabin 2 from Cabin Fever: Piecing in the Hoop.

                      For this mugrug, I had to shrink a coffee cup design I had. Because shrinking bean stitch designs doesn't always work well, I added this revised version to the shop.

                      I used Adine Script to add all sorts of coffee related terminology into the "logs." (I just googled "coffee terminology when I ran out of ideas.) This actually took quite a while to find just the right length to fit the space without repeating any phrases.

                      Once I had all the lettering where I wanted it, I sequenced it to sew in an optimal matter, coloring all the text on the light logs dark and the text on the dark logs light. If I stitch this again, I'll increase the contrast between the lettering and fabric colors because it's actually quite hard to read.

                      The instructions for Cabin Fever call for piecing in the hoop onto stabilizer. Instead, I hooped the backing fabric (face down) with a layer of batting on top and pieced onto that.

                      This resulted in quilting the layers together as I pieced. You'll want to use a backing fabric with a busy print to camouflage the stitching.

                      Think of creative ways to use your designs!

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                      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (4/25/2016)

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                    • Feathered Quilt Blocks Table Runner in Metallic Thread

                      Table runner in the same construction style as the inked versions and using alternating color blocks with the largest designs as they come (not edited) in Softlight Metallic thread.

                      If you're not up for all that inking business, then this runner works up very quickly.

                      Each block is quilted in the hoop and the feathered quilt block embroidery designs make it look like I'm an expert at perfectly shaped and identically matched feathers.

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                      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (4/16/2016)

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                    • Purple Feathered Quilt Blocks Table Runner - Inked

                      Like the black and white runner, this project was inspired by a vintage red and white quilt I own. And like the other runner, this one is white fabric that's been inked.

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                      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (4/16/2016)

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                    • B&W Feathered Quilt Blocks Table Runner - Inked

                      This project was inspired by a vintage red and white quilt I own.

                      You might be surprised to learn that the blocks aren't pieced at all. Even at shows when visitors can see this runner close up they think it's piece.

                      Read the related post linked below to find links to videos on this project.

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                      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (4/16/2016)

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                    • Glittered Angel with Star

                      Free-standing lace offers a perfect palette for a little extra glitz.

                      I rubbed gold glitter glue over her halo and wings and made her a tiny bouquet with blue straw flowers tied with 1/8" wide satin ribbon.

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                      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (4/15/2016)

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                    • Tinted & Glittered FSL Angel with Bouquet

                      You can easily dress up free standing lace. This angel was stitched in white and her skirt has been tinted with a very thin wash of blue Tsukineko ink.

                      I rubbed gold glitter glue over her halo and wings and made her a tiny bouquet with blue straw flowers tied with 1/8" wide satin ribbon.

                      Another way to glitz her up would be too stitch her on sparkle organza and then remove the excess. This is great tip if you want to make your lace more durable or you're having trouble with stitches not properly connecting.

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                      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (4/15/2016)

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                    • Hummingbird Greeting Cards

                      It's totally possible to embroider on paper—even with metallic thread!

                      Stitching on paper is ideal for combining with other coloring media; I used colored pencils on one of the cards.

                      The basic tricks are similar to any embroidery:

                      • Choose the right design
                      • Choose the right fabric, or, in our case paper
                      • Hoop it without damage to the machine or project
                      • Use the right stabilizer, thread, and needle
                      • Make sure your machine is optimized (speed, tensions, clean) for your project

                      So just what are those for paper? Check out this blog post: 15 Top Tips for Perfect Machine Embroidery on Paper.

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                      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (4/15/2016)

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                    • Inked Vintage Easter Bunnies Quilt

                      After a disaster at a show where my husband spilled coffee on two of the colored pencil mini-quilts and I found out the book whose instructions I followed to make the color permanent didn't actually work, I went back to inks.

                      Tsukineko Inks are most definitely permanent when you follow the directions. This project turned out a little brighter than I would have liked but I've heard so many comment, "I love the bright colors!" that I guess maybe that was a good thing.

                      This seasonal mini quilt doesn't follow the "window pane" format I used for the Winter Friends and Halloween Haunted House mini quilts because I really need a rectangular landscape shape.

                      To keep this one similar in style and size, I instead used a different design in each "pane." The benefit here though is that you have more designs that can be used in more ways.

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                      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (3/10/2016)

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                    • Quilt Labels

                      I have a quilt that I inherited that I was able to track the history of because it had a brief hand stitched label with a name and date on the back. You may not think you're creating heirlooms but you never know!

                      With an embroidery machine and a lettering program, it's easy to whip up a label. I have a standard label template design that I just open, edit, and then Save As. My favorite font for many, many years now has been Adine Script.

                      When Embrilliance provided us designers with a way to make alphabets that were actually usable to create long strings of text, Adine Script was one of the early ones I released. You can create your own template in Essentials just as easily.

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                      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall

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                      • Halloween Haunted House Mini Quilt

                        Since the release of the Winter Friends quilted and colored wall hanging, I've been getting requests for other seasons.

                        Like it's companion project, this one is digitized for both multicolor and monochromatic. Also, I've colored it with pencils, a technique I happen to like.

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                        Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (9/30/2015)

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                      • Ocean Dreams Wallhanging

                        I originally thought I'd use these left over blocks to make a pillow but it was a little too large so I turned it into a coordinated wall hanging.

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                        Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (9/30/2015)

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                      • Ocean Dreams Quilt

                        As a scuba diver and former sailor, I love nautically themed items (even if I do live in the desert!) These two projects feature quilting in the hoop and use a piece-as-you-go technique to finish.

                        Read more about this project: Finished is Better than Perfect!

                        While I've used the designs to make a quilt, because I've designed the pieces separately, the satin stitch versions are great for light weight summer apparel and beachwear. Learn to re-imagine!

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                        Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (9/30/2015)

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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 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 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 ti 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 the middle line of the text stitches from right to left. Whenever you can minimize hoop movement during embroidery, you should!

                        Whenever possible, I stitch labels for my projects. I hand blanket-stitched a felt backing to the reverse side of my hoop art and it made the perfect area to add a message about the project. (Embroider the label before you add the backing!)

                        If you're one of those people who thing hand work is a dirty four-letter word, then just fire up the glue gun and hot glue it in place.

                        I nearly always use Adine Script for labels. Adine Script is a running stitch font and although taller than the smallest satin stitch fonts, it's thinner and less bulky. Besides, it's pretty!

                        Although month 12 is technically the end of this series, I provided a bonus lesson the following month which included the instructions for making both quilts. During the year, many designs were included but not all of them were the applique blocks for the quilt and those are all available separately.

                        Learn more about the training series: <a href="https://lindeegembroidery.com/looking-for-high-quality-low-cost-embroidery-education/">Looking for High-Quality Low-Cost Embroidery Education?</a> (Note that the entire series is now bundled into one downloadable product.)

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                        Designed and made by: Lindee Goodall (5/19/2015)

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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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                      • 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 knock down 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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                      • 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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                      • Sammy Birth Announcement

                        A friend of mine came to me with a photo of a birth announcement she'd seen at a baby shower and asked if I could reproduce it. I recognized the fonts as similar to, if not the same as, ones I'd already digitized so it wasn't too difficult.

                        She needed it to fit a 5x7" sewing field, so that information combined with the baby's details was all I needed to reproduce her photo.

                        I liked the layout and since my niece had recently given birth to a baby boy, I adapted the layout for him. Of course, she never actually got it since it became a resident of my traveling sample case.

                        Funny Little Story: You might think my house is filled with embroidery. It is, sort of, but only in high concentrations in travel cases ready to go to the next show.

                        Fonts used: Hobo, Rachel, Helvetica Narrow plus a candlewicking motif.

                        I set this up in my digitizing software where all my fonts live as closest point keyboard fonts. Once I have my design set up, I can easily customize it for another baby.

                        Caution: I did have to significantly distort some of the characters to match the photo and that can work better in a digitizing program where you still have the object as opposed to working with a stitch file font. (All BX fonts are stitch file fonts.)

                        You can do a similar setup in Embrilliance Essentials. Create a master "template" using the fonts you want. Then simply replace names, dates, weights, etc. and adjust the colors and Save As.

                        The beauty of using the BX format and Essentials is that text is still editable as text as long as you save the working (BE) file in addition to your stitch file. No need to recreate everything from scratch each time (like some other big name big dollar programs!).

                        Obviously really long or short names might pose a design problem.

                        For a short same, you might add in some other little embellishment to the size.

                        One of the Building Block designs might work well as a filler. Another option would be to choose a font that fills the space differently.

                        What about those candlewicking dots? If you have Stitch Artist, those are easy. If you only have Essentials, look through your fonts. A small asterisk or a series of periods can replace the candlewicking motif I used.

                        Where Can I Get This Design?

                        You'll have to recreate it yourself using the fonts provided.

                        Yes, I could make a template for it but it would require that you have either Embrilliance Essentials or Embroidery Works and based on the questions I field about BX fonts, I think it would result in too many support questions.

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                        Designed and made by: Lindee Goodall (3/28/2015)

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                      • Sew On Sweatshirt

                        More sewing humor created by combining text from various BX alphabets with a design from my library and stitched on a sweatshirt.

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                        Designed and made by: Lindee Goodall (3/21/2015)

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                      • Monogrammed Sweaters

                        Remember the monogrammed sweater sets back in the 1950's? OK, maybe not…Monogrammed sweaters and really, monogrammed anything is HOT!

                        Even better, with an embroidery machine and the proliferation of monograms and fonts available you can find a style and size that suits any item. Monograms are quick and easy ways to personalize a gift.

                        Shown here are three items I snagged at the Goodwill store (great place to get practice garments!) and monogrammed:

                        1. Upper left: Deep maroon knitted vest, monogrammed with 2 initials (mine of course!) from Eccentric Standard.
                        2. Upper right: Beige fleece jacket monogrammed with 2 initials from Zelda. This set has a "regular" italic script and then 5 additional "fancy letter" styles.
                        3. Bottom center: Light purple cardigan with oversized decorative monogram from Renaissance Fleurs. This is a 3-color design I stitched in two colors.

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                        Designed and made by: Lindee Goodall (3/13/2015)

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                      • Green Sleeveless Blouse with Butterflies

                        This blouse is simply and subtly embellished with some outline butterflies on the front collar points. Sometimes all you want is small touch.

                        For example, compare this blouse with another green sleeveless summer shirt with white butterflies from <a href="https://lindeegembroidery.com/shop/winged-jewels/">Winged Jewels</a>. This one has more "wow" power and because of that it's much more memorable and less versatile.

                        The simpler version does present some hooping dilemmas. You've got to secure a small collar point in the hoop somehow for stitching and of course, you've got to made sure your design is aligned properly. I actually stitched both collar points in one hooping.

                        Having a digitizing program is certainly helpful for projects like this and all you have to know is how to draw a line around your designs and apply a running stitch to it to create a customized basting shape.

                        Built-in basting functions only add a rectangle defined by the bounding box of the design. Such a basting would not adequately secure the collar points to the stabilizer and the foot can catch on the edge of the fabric causing the project to shift.

                        These designs are included with my second Craftsy class, 20 Things Every Machine Embroiderer Should Know and are not currently otherwise available.

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                        Designed and made by: Lindee Goodall (3/16/2015)

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                      • Daisy In-the-Hoop Zips

                        The daisy is the birth month flower of April and is associated with purity, innocence, loyal love, beauty, patience and simplicity.

                        This month's project is the result of requests for "in-the-hoop" projects, specifically a zippered bag. This design series is really based on a block of the month quilt and therefore doesn't include an ITH bag.

                        Digitizing a basic in-the-hoop project is not difficult once you understand how the project is "engineered;" after all it's really just composed of running stitches to replace the seams.

                        But not every one has digitizing so I added a basic bag specifically for this lesson. It's only available with the lesson and not the April Birth Month Flower collection.

                        A basic bag is all well and good but what if you want to add a design to it? And what if the design you'd like is really part of another design? Well, then, you'll have to dig into software.

                        This lesson involves more advanced editing and even a little stitch editing. We'll extract some elements from a daisy design and rearrange them for a simple design to quilt our ITH bag.

                        Then we'll learn where to insert it into the bag design in the proper sequence. Finally, we'll construct our bag, complete with zipper, in the hoop.

                        Those last two steps aren't difficult but can be confusing the first time you try it but once you get the hang of it it, you'll be making all sorts of these little bags!

                        Since I've written this lesson, I've added many in-the-hoop projects to the shop. You can also find a number of blog posts on how to customize your bag. Not all ITH bags use the same technique and steps. Be sure to read any instructions that come with an ITH project.

                        If you don't have software, you can still stitch the bag. If you're proficient at inserting designs and jumping around in color changes, you could add a design at your machine.

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                        Designed and made by: Lindee Goodall (3/8/2015)

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                        • Change the Needle, Change the Thread

                          Sometimes we need reminders to keep us focused!

                          I stitched this one up using alphabets I have available as BX fonts (Euforia, Monterey, Serena, and Eccentric, all 1" size) combined with design #1 from Sewing Vintage Redwork.

                          I stitched on a linen-like fabric from my stash and stretched it over an artist's canvas, padding it a bit with some batting. It hangs over my embroidery machine when it's not traveling to shows with me.

                          The beauty of using keyboard fonts is that it makes it easy to add longer lines of text to any design and quickly change the font style to suit your project.

                          If "BX fonts" are unfamiliar to you, you need to check them out! At the time of this posting, there over 150+ designers making fonts in this format and you can use any of them with a free program from Embrilliance called Express.

                          Of course, after I made this as a demo piece for my embroidery club, they wanted the finished version. If you preferred "done for you" designs, you can get this and more in Sew You Say.

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                          Designed and made by: Lindee Goodall (3/3/2015)

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                        • Daffodil Embroidery as Art

                          The March birth month flower is the daffodil, which is also the tenth anniversary flower. Daffodils symbolize rebirth and new beginnings and are virtually synonymous with spring.

                          We've been on our journey for nine months and have developed many new skills. Previous months in the Echidna PIE Embroidery Training Series have often required significant investments in time and/or effort so we'll take a little break this month for lesson 9.

                          The focus this month is on the stitch and how different stitch types and combinations of stitch types affect the choices you make for hooping and stabilizing and even what fabrics work best.

                          Our project is an easy one—simply stretch your finished embroidery over a purchased artist's canvas. These small ones are thicker than larger ones and I've finished the edge by hot-gluing a piece of purchased ribbon.

                          The result is a great piece of wall art that would be a wonderful tie-in with the quilt or the pillow toppers. It's also a great way to show off that interesting embroidery design you have no idea what to stitch it on!

                          If you're looking for a no-sew project that can be stitched in a smaller hoop without requiring precise placement, this is it.

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                          Designed and made by: Lindee Goodall (2/15/2015)

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                          • Iris Sweatshirt

                            In month eight of the Echidna PIE Embroidery Training Series, we take a deep dive into color. I'm often asked how I choose colors for a design and there are a lot factors that affect my choice.

                            Oh sure, designs come with recommended colors. My original iris designs in this collection were blue-purples. How do you think they'd look on this red-purple sweatshirt?

                            Since we're using the fill stitch version this month which is designed more realistically than the applique or redwork versions, choosing the wrong colors can totally ruin the appeal of the finished project.

                            Our project also involves some simple customizing. Once again, I'm working in software and with a project this basic, you could get a similar result at your sewing machine.

                            When overlapping designs, you'll need to think about extra layers of stitching, how it will affect your project, and what can be done about it. Thread is not ink! Overlapping designs can be a huge problem.

                            We're stitching on a purchased sweatshirt. Fleece requires some different considerations from the stable wovens we've worked with up to this point so obviously we'll need to address that as well. For example, fleece is thick and spongy, not to mention stretchy. How do you counteract that?

                            February again has two flowers. In fact, seven months have two flowers. If you're making the quilt, you can choose either flower. Maybe you prefer the shape, color, or meaning of one flower over the other. For my quilts, I used all the Australian flowers for the black quilt and all the U.S. flowers for the white one.

                            The main meaning of the primrose is love and happiness while the iris represents faith, wisdom, peace of mind, friendship and hope.

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                            Designed and made by: Lindee Goodall (2/15/2015)

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                          • Multimedia Carnation

                            Month seven's topic in the Echidna PIE Embroidery Training Series is color theory and adding color via other media. I've used all sorts of media including paint, ink, pens, crayons, paintstik, and dyes.

                            For this project we'll use colored pencils since they're inexpensive, easy to use, readily available, and require no cleanup or special prep.

                            Redwork designs offer an easy way to get into coloring embroidery. If you've ever colored in a coloring book, you can do this. And, it's even easier—the lines are raised!

                            There are two birth month flowers for January. The Carnation, used for Australia, an addition to being the first birth month flower of the year is also the first anniversary flower.

                            Carnations can be found in a wide range of colors, and while in general they express love, fascination and distinction, virtually every color carries a unique and rich association.

                            The alternate birth month flower is the snowdrop which symbolize new beginnings and hope because they typically bloom at the end of winter and announce the approach of spring.

                            I've used the Australian flowers for all the projects in this series. The projects are designed be used with any appropriate design. Even if you don't make the actual project, I encourage you to try out the techniques—you'll learn so much!

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                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (12/13/2014)

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                          • Tattoo Spider Ornament

                            Ok, yeah, this is not a "traditional" Christmas ornament. I made it for my very non-traditional friend Jo'ann who loves spiders.

                            I hooped two layers of white Twinkle (nylon) organza, stitched a border, added a small loop (use a small lowercase "o" with any border or frame design), then stitched my Tattoo Spider design. Then all you do is cut it out closely to the stitching and clean up the remaining thread whiskers with a soldering iron.

                            You might prefer something a little less creepy than a tarantula, but I bet you know someone of a certain age and gender who would delighted with one of these!

                            Designs like these are quick to make and are easy to slip into a greeting card. Change the size and shape and it could easily be a bookmark.

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                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (12/12/2014)

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                          • Fanciful Birds Ornaments

                            Back in the spring, I used these birds to stitch on a set of purchased pastel table napkins.

                            Now that it's winter, I saw a photo of a cardinal and it made me recall that my grandma called them red birds, which then segwayed into some little felt birds she used to make and suddenly I had the idea to make these!

                            These are actually the same bird designs with just an extra outline around them to stitch another layer of felt to the back. After show them at my next embroidery club, everyone wanted the outline already added instead of modifying the original set so I added this set.

                            They're quick and easy to make and I've written up the instructions, which are included with the set. Once you remove the bird from the hoop, add a little stuffing to plump it up. Hang in a window or on your Christmas tree!

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                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (11/30/2014)

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                          • Poinsettia & Holly 3D Embroidered Corsage

                            Yes, you read that right! This corsage was created from the December Holly & Poinsettia birth month flower applique design.

                            As we progress through the Echidna PIE Embroidery Training Series, we build on past lessons to expand our techniques and creativity and move beyond basic "plop and drop" mentality.

                            To create the corsage, I'll show you how to edit a design even if you only have customizing software to create a design that can be stitched on organza and made into corsage, just in time for the holiday season!

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                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (11/30/2014)

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                          • U.S. BOM Birth Month Flowers of the Year

                            I think of all the projects I've done so far, this is the one I'm most proud. I love the way the colors turned out and the quilting done by Nubin Jensen is just phenomenal! It even won second place in our annual guild show.

                            I designed and digitized the appliques, which represent the birth month flowers of the year. You can see the sister version, done in a more contemporary color palette with the Australian version.

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                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (10/15/2014)

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                          • Chrysanthemum Continuous Pillow Wrap

                            The chrysanthemum is the November birth month flower and also the thirteenth wedding anniversary flower. In general, chrysanthemum symbolize cheerfulness, optimism, wonderful friendship and an enduring love.

                            This month's Echidna PIE Training Series lesson is on creating and stitching continuous borders. If you browse through all the projects in the gallery, you'll find several that have continuous border designs and one that goes crazy with repeats around the perimeter of a cape.

                            You can make a continuous design out of most any combination of designs. I like to stick to designs that only have a few colors to keep things simpler at the machine. Also, I like to plan the design so that I'm not having to mirror the designs for the next hooping—just too darn easy to mess up!

                            This is month 5 and in this lesson I show you how to build and plan a continuous border design. In some ways, we're expanding on lesson 2, Perfect Placement.

                            To keep our project simple, we'll make a continuous design to embroider on a pillow wrap. While you could do it with paper cut outs to plan placements, I'll show you how to do it in a customizing program.

                            Of course, I'll be using Embrilliance Essentials and I'm sure you can use a very similar process in other programs.

                            Avoid editing stitch files in a digitizing program unless you know for sure your program will not change the stitches just by opening a stitch file. Some digitizing programs can totally rearrange stitches in a stitch file!

                            Continuous borders are best stitched with a specialty hoop and they're available for most machines; check with your dealer.

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                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (10/15/2014)

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                          • Vintage Redwork Sewing Rotary Cutter Case

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                            Another little project I made from a test sew sample. I stitched a redwork design in gray and then colored with colored pencils.

                            I learned two things from this experiment:

                            1. Coloring is best done on larger designs
                            2. Color is uneven when a fabric is printed, even if it's just tone on tone

                            This is not an in-the-hoop project. I added a zippered strip to a piece of vinyl and then used a binding around the perimeter to stitch the two pieces together. Simple stuff and just perfect for storing my rotary cutter safely when packing off to class.

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                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (10/15/2014)

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                          • Aster Quilt Block Portfolio

                            One of September's birth flowers is the aster, which in Greek means star and represents love, faith, wisdom and symbolizes valor according to some sources or strength, immunity and integration according to others.

                            The other flower is the morning glory, which symbolizes affection.

                            In this third month of the Echidna PIE Embroidery Training Series, I was asked to design a project using the Starfish Revolution software from Echidna. This program lets you combine and carousel designs and then can print out a layout.

                            Yes, there are other programs that do similar things. This one works out the hoopings and angles for each section if the design is larger than your sewing field. So this month we'll be expanding on what we learned about perfect placement in month 2.

                            To keep the stitching down, I chose to work with some of the single elements in the redwork style to build a large medallion and then drop in a monogram.

                            This is the same intertwined monogram I used on another project a few years back. Create your intertwined monogram and you'll find lots of places to use it!

                            If you're a quilter, you'll love this oversize portfolio. It's perfect for toting projects to bees or classes and you'll have pockets to carry and protect all those unwieldy rulers.

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                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall 8/7/2014)

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                          • Gladiolus Tote Bag

                            August's birth flower is gladiolus, or "sword lily." Gladiolus represents remembrance, calm, integrity, and infatuation.

                            With gladiolus, the recipient's heart is being "pierced with love." Striking and colorful with a towering stem, which come in a wide range of colors, gladiolus is also the 40th wedding anniversary flower. They evoke the drama of Roman gladiators.

                            The other August flower is the poppy. A red poppy signifies pleasure, a white poppy is given for consolation, and a yellow poppy wishes wealth and success.

                            This tote bag project is month 2 in the Echidna PIE Embroidery Training Series. The focus this month is perfect placement.

                            The full size designs in the Birth Month Flower of the Year Block of the Month series are targeted for a 200 x 200mm sewing field ("8 x 8 hoop"). However, I've also planned and split these designs so that they can be stitched in a 130 x 180mm ("5 x7 hoop") sewing field.

                            Getting the pieces back together seamlessly can be a challenge and this is the lesson where I provide details on how you can build designs larger than your machine can sew. I have some favorite tricks and tools to share that can help you get perfect results.

                            Our tote bag looks involved but it's all basic straight stitch sewing and I cover every detail. The actual embroidery is done on a separate piece and then incorporated into a pocket. This is a great way to use test sew pieces—simply make it into a pocket and work it into or onto another project.

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                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall 7/13/2014)

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                          • Larkspur Pillow Topper

                            This was the first project in a year-long embroidery education program I designed for Echidna Sewing in Australia. Based on the Birth month flowers of the year block of the month series, each month I covered a new embroidery topic and created a project to apply those new skills and techniques.

                            Each month's download included a lesson, a project with instructions, and the designs used in the project. That series is now complete and has been bundled into one product, Echidna PIE, A Year of Flowers.

                            Since the ultimate project in the coordinating block of the month series, Birth Month Flowers of the Year, is a Baltimore album style applique quilt, we started with a simple applique project so that participants could be stitching their blocks each month as we went.

                            This month's project comes with the applique version of the Australian July Birth Month Flower, Larkspur.

                            I stitched my pillow topper with the applique version on one side and the redwork or quilting version on the other. (Quilted version is not included with the project files.) This gives me a reversible cover.

                            This pillow topper concept is one of my favorite techniques because one pillow can get a fresh new look just by changing out the tie-on topper.

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                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (5/24/2014)

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                          • Realistic Roses Linen

                            When I owned Cactus Punch, we created a lot of richly shaded and detailed realistic designs. These designs were beautiful but... they were high stitch count, high color count, and high distortion designs.

                            Now I lean toward lighter designs that sew up more quickly and perform better on a wider range of fabrics. This set of purchased artwork was designed for redwork, or outline, style stitching.

                            You may notice I have a high number of outline designs and it's because I like them. While they aren't all that quick to manually digitize, especially the more intricate ones, I like that the play well with other media. I like that they have more opportunity for creativity.

                            When I started digitizing these roses, I couldn't resist also digitizing a more realistic version with shading and highlights. I'm generally not a big fan of outlines around fills and avoid them where I can. Here, though, they served a dual purpose by adding definition and providing a travel path for the shading color.

                            This sample was done for the title slide of my first <a href="https://lindeegembroidery.com/craftsy/">Craftsy class, Thread Savvy</a>, and combines both polyester and rayon embroidery threads with metallic. It was stitched on a purchased hem-stitched over-sized linen table napkin.

                            If you're embroidery savvy, you may realize that the placement in the corner required a non-standard hooping technique. And, if you compare the designs used in this composition with those in the collection, you'll see I've done some creative editing.

                            Once you get past the basics of mastering your embroidery machine and basic customizing, you'll want to make your designs into something else and the best way to do that is with a stitch editor. One I recommend is Embrilliance Enthusiast.

                            For this project, I mostly cut off parts I didn't want and rearranged the parts that were left. I did add a few stitches on some stems to get them to connect and you can add stitches manually in most stitch editors.

                            Since I was working in my digitizing software and had the original source file, I simple modified the stem object to add more stitches.

                            I used some the outline versions for the background and stitched them in Softlight Metallic gold. Each rose and each leaf use three colors: medium for the base and then a light and a dark for the highlights and shading.

                            To reduce the color count, I carefully chose my colors so that I could use the same highlight color for all three flowers and I wouldn't have to stop and rethread my 12-needle machine for an additional color.

                            Why use both poly and rayon in the same design? Strictly for color choices. I have a much wider color range in Madeira rayon but there were some colors I liked better in Hemingworth.

                            Some of the most creative embroiderers I know are masters at stitch editing and don't even digitize!

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                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (5/24/2014)

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                          • Royal Filigree Purple Blouse

                          • Calligraphy Roses Towels

                            Embroidering on towels presents certain challenges, especially if the towel is terry cloth. For one thing, it can be hard to hoop a thick towel in a small home machine embroidery hoop. Secondly, the terry loops can interfere with the design, especially if the pile is thick and your design is thin.

                            After I completed roses in this collection, I decided to stitch some on some terry cloth hand towels. The thin satin strokes in these elegant designs were being covered by the terry loops.

                            One way to deal with that is to bump up the compensation to make the strokes "bolder" or fatter but I prefer to stick to modifications that can be reproduced by most any embroiderer.

                            My solution was to add a light background "mesh" fill of two layers of light density fill in opposing directions. I digitized these as separate designs and optimized the shape for each of the roses in the set. This is an easy thing to digitize but once again, not everyone has that ability.

                            When stitched on the towel behind the rose, the mesh fill flattens out the texture and allows the design to be more visible. If you stitch in a color that matches your towel, it virtually disappears. In the photos here the thread is reflecting more light than the towel so it's more visible.

                            Another benefit of the mesh fill or knock-down stitching is it will keep the terry cloth from coming back up through your design

                            If you have Embrilliance Enthusiast, you can use the built in knock-down option to get a similar effect that more closely follows the shape of the design and is therefore less visible.

                            The point is that just because you have a design that you want to stitch on certain item doesn't mean they will play nice together. You may have to make some accommodations.

                            Tip: The mesh fill adds extra stability to your project. I used a wash-away stabilizer and a water soluble topping. This is a two color design and if you match your bobbin thread color, you'll have a pretty front and back.

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                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (4/9/2014)

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                            • Cupcake Dessert Mat or Mug Rug

                              Fun little pieced and quilted dessert mat with appliqué and redwork cupcakes. Wouldn't any little girl (or big one!) love to have a set of these?

                              For tips on how to make it, see this blog post, Fun & Fast Cupcake Snack Mat Project, linked below.

                              Watch this video how to customize the design: <a href="https://youtu.be/3U20nRThCLQ">How to Combine & Customize Embroidery Designs in Embrilliance Essentials</a>

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                              Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (4/9/2014)

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                            • 3D Flower Corsages

                              I wore two of these flower corsages when I taped one of my Craftsy classes. I've hot-glued magnets on the back to make them easy to wear on anything - even a leather jacket!

                              When you first get your embroidery machine, you may just go crazy stitching designs all over the place. Embroidery can really up the visual impact of a garment, which can be a good thing and a not so good thing.

                              The not so good is that it makes your garment more memorable ("Didn't you just wear that?") and less versatile.

                              Embroidery that you can wear like a pin or brooch is much more flexible. I can attach a flower to a hat, a dress, or even things I would never put under the needle like my favorite leather (faux or "fo"-real) bag or garment.

                              I embellished my rose by flicking on some paint over the edges of the petals for a more interesting look. Full instructions on that technique are included.

                              You may also notice these flowers are not fill stitched. Instead the petals and leaves are lightly detailed with finished edges. This makes the corsages much faster to stitch.

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                              Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (4/9/2014)

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                            • What a Hoot Applique Owls Wall Hanging

                              Four fun and funky owls from What a Hoot! pieced add a touch of whimsy to this quilted wall hanging.

                              You can get perfect appliques with no "pokies" when you follow my method for precutting your pieces. Templates for hand or machine cutting are included.

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                              Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (2/6/2014)

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                            • Penguin Antics Wall Hanging

                              Four appliqued penguins pieced into a small quilt make a delightful winter wall hanging.

                              You can get perfect appliques with no "pokies" when you follow my method for precutting your pieces. Templates for hand or machine cutting are included.

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                              Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (2/6/2014)

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                            • Whoo's Got Your Reader?

                              This project is designed to be stitched in a 5x7" hoop. It's not completely constructed in the hoop; you will need to do some sewing to assemble it.

                              The face flap can be stitched as a standalone project, which can be fully finished in the hoop.

                              This padded bag will fit a mini reader and my iPhone 6s (larger type mobile phone) will fit in the front belly pocket. It's a snug fit and if you have a bulky case, yours may not fit.

                              This project is rather tricky to finish and you do need to have experience with sewing.

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                              Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (2/6/2014)

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                              • Winter Friends Quilted Wall Hanging

                                This project came about as an answer to my embroidery club participants who wanted an embroidered quilt. I'm sure you know the kind: every block is solidly stitched and then pieced together to create a huge embroidered scene that is so stitch intensive it could practically stand up on it's own.

                                Just the thought of stitching one of those things makes me feel tired! That is not my idea of something fun and enjoyable.

                                And not only would it take a long time to design, it would take a longer time to digitize, test, and make a sample. And guess who would have to do all that? Me!

                                When I saw this artwork, though, I knew what I wanted to do with it. It was drawn for color line work and with the details that were in it, you'd still need a really large hoop to do it justice.

                                By enlarging it even more and splitting it into manageable "window panes," I could make one of those larger embroidered quilts that was really more quilt-like than one composed of embroidered blocks.

                                This project includes the "color line" (or "multi-colored redwork") version and a solid color version. While they do use the same artwork, they are digitized completely separately.

                                In other words, I didn't take the colored version and simply change it to one color. It would be way too inefficient with a ridiculous number on unnecessary jumps and trims.

                                I colored the color line version with colored pencils and left the redwork version plain. Since I made this sample, I've really become quite hooked on color and have experimented with different media. You'll find quite a few blog posts on ink and colored pencils on this site.

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                                Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (11/30/2013)

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                                • Gingerbread Fun Quilted Wallhanging

                                  This fun little quilt was inspired by a similar design by my friend Deborah Shoaf.

                                  The main difference between mine and hers is that mine are machine embroidered applique gingerbread men and her ginger guys (different style), were stitched on the sewing machine.

                                  I alternated the smaller ginger gals and guys with the whole and "bitten" versions. It always draws a chuckle at shows!

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                                  Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (10/30/2013)

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                                • Halloween Luminary Bags

                                  I was playing around with punched tin designs and when I got the idea for making these luminaries. If you think we designers just sit down and whip something out, you're woefully mistaken!

                                  Even when an idea pops into my head, it still takes a while to figure out the best approach and work out all the details!

                                  This project is about as inexpensive in materials as they come: paper lunch bags. You don't even need any stabilizer or thread!

                                  I did try making my own bags by cutting up grocery bags, stitching, and then folding into a lunch bag size but in the end, the lunch bags performed better.

                                  The other supplies you need to finish the bag are also quite inexpensive - a bottle of acrylic paint, a small brush, and a common household product everyone is likely to have on hand.

                                  I lit mine with battery operated "candles." When Halloween is over, simply fold up the bags for next year!

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                                  Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (10/17/2013)

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                                  • Vintage Miniature Sewing Machines Quilt

                                    This quilt features the 12 Vintage Miniature Sewing Machines in the 5x7" multi-color size. These two collections were digitized from hand drawn illustrations by Ella & Skyse of children's vintage miniature sewing machines.

                                    Each of 12 machines is digitized as either a 4-color design or a single color one.

                                    And no, you can't take the multi-color and just make it one color unless of course you don't mind a lot of unnecessary jumps and trims! Each machine is available in 3 sizes. I used the middle size for this quilt.

                                    I originally stitched all the blocks on white (prewashed) cotton used 60wt cotton thread and a wash-away backing. However, when I washed the blocks to remove the stabilizer the thread shrunk! I had puckers that could not be removed.

                                    However bad that was, at least it happened before I pieced my quilt top!

                                    I restitched every block with polyester thread. After piecing, I had it quilted by a local quilt shop. Not sure that I really like how they did it—the designs puff up an awful lot in the center.

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                                    Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (10/8/2013)

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                                  • Deco Flowers Inked Blouse

                                    I stitched designs from Deco Flowers Redwork in a medium dark gray on this white sleeveless blouse. For this project I used the "half" versions, arranging a pair on the front and then again on the back yoke.

                                    The designs were then colored with Tsukineko inks. The colors are much softer here because these inks tend to wash out on synthetic fibers. Although they faded out much more than I anticipated, I decided I liked the look.

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                                    Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (10/8/2013)

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                                    • Fuzzy Wuzzy Ducky Quilt

                                      Darling baby quilt using just the duck appliques and coordinating quilting designs.

                                      All the blocks are quilted in the hoop and then assembled using a piece as you go technique. PAYG works best on smaller quilts and becomes really unwieldy on larger ones.

                                      For more details on this project, please see Fuzzy Wuzzy Ducky Quilt post linked below.

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                                      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (3/12/2013)

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                                    • Button Jar

                                      Repurpose a plastic drink mix container into a button jar with a quick stitching wrap and padded pincushion top. Full instructions are included with the set download

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                                      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (10/8/2013)

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                                    • Pastel Napkins for a Spring Table

                                      Light-weight, open and airy designs are perfect for smooth fabrics. These designs are single color and if you choose a matching bobbin thread, they'll look great on either side of your project.

                                      I chose cotton thread for these purchased linen napkins and coordinated my thread colors with the crocheted edging. These designs are fun and whimsical without looking too cartoony and are perfect for casual spring and summer tables.

                                      Placing a design in the corner the way I've done these requires a few tricks.

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                                      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (3/12/2013)

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                                    • In-the-Hoop Mini Zips

                                      Only have a small hoop? No problem! You can still make in-the-hoop zippered projects in a 4x4" sewing field.

                                      This set has four complete projects: a ladybug, a soccer ball, a round and a square mini zip. Each are quilted and embroidered on both sides and are perfect for holding change and keys or protecting your jump drives or software dongles.

                                      I was inspired to make the ladybug when I had a recollection of a flexible plastic ladybug coin purse from when I was kid. You probably know the kind. An oval shape with a slit down the middle that you squeeze to open.

                                      In-the-hoop projects like these are basically an applique technique. Placement lines are stitched and you layer various elements according to the instructions. To have both an embroidered back and front means that these are not single hoop projects.

                                      After the final stitching, remove the project from the hoop,trim off any excess fabric, and turn right side out. You're done!

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                                      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (3/12/2013)

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                                      • In-the-Hoop Sewing Organizer

                                        Yes, you can make your embroidery machine do basic sewing! It can even insert zippers.

                                        This in-the-hoop sewing organizer can be completed entirely in the hoop. Or, customize it with some finishes that require a sewing machine to complete.

                                        The more densely quilted version is a little more difficult to turn so it can be finished with a bound edge. Buttons and button loops also require a bit more machine and hand work but if you can sew a straight stitch, they're quite easy.

                                        This organizer is a fold-pver style with pockets and zippers on the inside and a quilted exterior. Two hoopings are required to complete the project.

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                                        Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (1/25/2013)

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                                        • Poinsettia Tea Lite

                                          As I was stitching and assembling the Poinsettia Angel, it occurred to me I could repurpose her halo section into a setting for a tea light.

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                                          Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (12/12/2012)

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                                          • FSL & Applique Poinsettia Angel

                                            My second Heirloom Lace Angel is designed in more modular manner to make it easier for stitching in smaller hoops.

                                            I've also significantly reduced the stitch count on this angel by using appliques for the skirt panels. She also is designed for multiple colors.

                                            No extra sewing is required to finish this angel; she's assembled by lacing with ribbon. The Poinsettia Angel works better hanging and needs support to stand on her own.

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                                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (12/12/2012)

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                                            • Ellie's Ladybug Quilt

                                              I made this colorful baby quilt for my niece's first baby.

                                              I alternated applique ladybugs and daisies stitched on the white blocks and then echo quilted in the hoop.

                                              The green blocks are quilted with butterflies. Coordinating butterflies are designed for the sides, bottom and corners.

                                              The quilt was assembled with a piece as you go technique,much like the "It's a Girl" quilt.

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                                              Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (08/19/2012)

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                                            • Baby Boy Whale Bonnet

                                              I designed this bonnet for a friend's daughter's baby nautical themed baby boy shower. Instead of piping, I used rickrack for an "ocean wave" feel.

                                              These designs were customized for this bonnet and I've recently added them here: Baby Bonnet Whale, Baby Bonnet waves.

                                              Tha pattern can be instantly downloaded in the Freebies section of the shop.

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                                              Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (4/9/2012)

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                                              • Mesh Folder

                                                Yes, you can stitch on screening! This happens to be nylon window replacement screen from the hardware store but you can also find screening in a range of colors.

                                                I combined designs from the Leaves Building Blocks to create a corner design.

                                                In the photo here, I've hooped wash-away stabilizer and stitched a basting placement guide, which I digitized. This is easy digitizing - just click around the design and add a running stitch (a good reason to add Stitch Artist Level 1 to your toolbox!).

                                                Next I applique double stick embroidery tape along the outside of the basting guide then placed my screening.

                                                I stitched my design in red and then sewed it up with a red zipper and red seam binding. This one is sized to organize papers.

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                                                Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (03/28/2012)

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                                              • Child's T-Shirt Dress

                                                p>Quick and easy little girl's dress using a tee-shirt!

                                                Starting with a purchased tee-shirt and adding flounces for a skirt it an easy way to make a quick dress. I combined designs from Delicate Roses Building Blocks for the embroidery around the neckline.

                                                The flounces are made from a width of fabric that are gathered and then stitched between "slices" of the tee-shirt. Trim off the selvedges and stitch the side seam using 1/4" seam allowance.

                                                For the hem on my flounces, I clean-finished the bottom hem edge and then folded it up about an inch and half, right sides together, then stitched a scalloped edge about 1/4" from the folded edge. I used a decorative stitch on my sewing machine (straight stitch not satin) for this step.

                                                Now comes the most time consuming part of the whole project—trimming and turning all those scallops! If you're not up for that, you can just turn under the hem allowance and use a plain or decorative stitch to sew it in place.

                                                Fun thing to do: let your little girl help "design" her dress by choosing colors, fabrics, and designs!

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                                                Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (03/05/2012)

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                                              • Lace Heart Box & Sachet

                                                This free-standing lace heart box or sachet can be stitched in hoops as small as 4x4 but you will have to piece the box side panels.

                                                Applique panels are included for inserting into the box lid and bottom. An additional heart design is included for the sachet liner.

                                                Hand or machine stitching is required only to connect the side panels to make them continuous. The box bottom is laced to the sides with ribbon.

                                                A small area in the center of the heart is digitized so that a small monogram or small design (a tiny rosebud is included with the set) can be added.

                                                Includes 16 page fully illustrated step-by-step instruction PDF for embroidering lace, assembling the box and sachet, and creating free-standing applique.

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                                                Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (2/7/2012)

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                                              • FSL Heirloom Angel

                                                This exquisite heirloom lace angel is composed of two piece. Her skirt "buttons" up the back and the head and wings nestle into slots in the skirt. She can be easily unbuttoned flat for storage or shipped.

                                                If you have a large hoop (200x300mm), she can be sewn in two pieces with no jumps or trims in just one color. She's also split for smaller (5x7 and larger) hoops where you'll need to do a bit more work to put her together.

                                                This is a high stitch count design but with a smooth running machine and a large hoop, she shouldn't require any fussing once she starts stitching.

                                                Perfect as a tree topper or a mantle decoration, angels are becoming popular as year round decorations, not just for Christmas.

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                                                Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (12/12/2011)

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                                              • Snowman Pillow Topper

                                                Removable pillow toppers are a great way to decorate seasonally and affordably!

                                                Start by making a basic pillow cover (this one is an envelope style) and attaching small "belt loops" to the center of each side. I simply made a tube of the same cover fabric for this purpose.

                                                I appliqued my design (Snowman 1 from Deck the Halls) onto denim then added a layer of thin batting and backing and bound the edge as for a quilt. The back could easily be a design for say, Valentine's Day.

                                                Ties made out of tubes matching the binding fabric are added to the corners to allow it to tie onto the "belt loops" of the pillow case.

                                                These pillow toppers are not only a great way to quickly and easily dress a basic pillow, they're a perfect use for sample sew-outs, unused quilt blocks or just a piece of printed fabric!

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                                                Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (10/22/2011)

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                                                • Penguin Pillow Topper

                                                  Another pillow topper idea featuring designs from Deck the Halls this time using the Penguin.

                                                  I stitched an on icy blue cotton and pieced the back using a red and white strip and used the same stripe for the bound edge for a candy cane effect.

                                                  For more details on construction see the Snowman Pillow Topper.

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                                                  Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (10/22/2011)

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                                                  • Insertion Sample

                                                    Test sample for a larger project. I used the Half Daisy Buttonhole to create eyelets for lacing a ribbon for an insertion effect to frame a continuous border of daisies.

                                                    This embroidered panel was then set off with a puffing (or ruching, depending on your opinion of the terminology) insertion set between yellow piping.

                                                    This was a very quick and dirty little test project to see if I liked the colors, placement and effects I chose so I didn't spend a lot of time making sure the puffing strips were perfect.

                                                    In the end, I decided I need different fabrics than I had in my stash and after not finding what I wanted while I was in a "heirloom mood" I abandoned the project. Chalk it up to "shiny object" syndrome!

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                                                    Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (6/4/2011)

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                                                  • Green Butterfly Shirt

                                                    For this sleeveless knit summer shirt, I decided I wanted a lower sheen thread than polyester or rayon embroidery thread so I chose cotton embroidery thread. Cotton is more widely available in 30wt, which is thicker than standard thread and 60wt, which is thinner.

                                                    These butterfly designs are somewhat open but they do have areas of satins that were digitized with 40wt thread in mind. Switching to a thinner thread might not cover well while a heavier one might be too bulky.

                                                    This shirt is a knit so in the sense of fabric distortion, it can be more forgiving than a woven so I went with the 30wt.

                                                    Because I digitized these designs, I could have edited them to reduce the density. However, when I make samples, I try not to make changes that couldn't be done reasonable software with a stitch file. The result is that the designs are a little on the bulky side but they're still acceptable.

                                                    The original designs are multicolor and I chose to stitch them in all white and arrange them diagonally across the shirt, rotating them individually for interest.

                                                    No resizing was done so even if you only have the most basic of embroidery machines and no software at all, you could still reproduce this sample.

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                                                    Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (6/4/2011)

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                                                  • Green Monogrammed Hand Towel

                                                    I used a single letter monogram from Script Upright paired with Bracket 1 from Monogram Frames. I mirrored the Floral Flourish from the same collection end to end to stitch on the decorative band.

                                                    This design could have benefited from knock-down stitching (available in Embrilliance Enthusiast) to mat down the nap and keep it from falling over the designs.

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                                                    Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (5/31/2011)

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                                                    • Beige Monogrammed Hand Towel

                                                      Monogrammed towels are a great way to personalize a gift with that extra touch that says, "I care."

                                                      For this sample, I edited elements from Frame 12 by isolating various segments and doing some minor rearranging, rotating, duplicating and resizing.

                                                      The monogram was created using Script Upright and I did some extra stitch editing to make the letters intertwine. This is more work than rearranging the frame elements and could easily be omitted.

                                                      If you'd like to see how to edit letters to make them intertwine, watch related video below.

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                                                      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (5/31/2011)

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                                                      • Denim Clutch Purse

                                                        This is the "day" version of the daisy bag, constructed this time with denim and lined with a ticking fabric that I also used for the piping.

                                                        The same daisy corner motif rotated 45° and stitched in "real" colors graces the front flap and the bag has a small magnetic snap closure.

                                                        Because designing a project—what you're going to make and how you're going to do it—can take a significant amount of time, why not make two and just vary the threads and fabrics?

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                                                        Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (5/29/2011)

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                                                        For this project, I modified a free clutch pattern from in the internet and used the daisy corner motif rotated 45°. There are two versions of this project and this is the "evening" version.

                                                        To create a more elegant handbag, I constructed the bag with silk dupioni and stitched the design monochromatically using SoftLight Metallic thread. The bag has a small magnetic snap closure.

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                                                        Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (5/29/2011)

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                                                        • Silk Dupioni Clutch

                                                          For this project, I modified a free clutch pattern from in the internet and used the daisy corner motif rotated 45°. There are two versions of this project and this is the "evening" version.

                                                          To create a more elegant handbag, I constructed the bag with silk dupioni and stitched the design monochromatically using SoftLight Metallic thread. The bag has a small magnetic snap closure.

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                                                          Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (5/29/2011)

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                                                          • Shadow Work Pen & Ink Flowers

                                                            When I saw this collection of flowers, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them!

                                                            This set includes and "line art" style flower and a corresponding outline file. To create the shadow work version, hoop your stabilizer and stitch the outline.

                                                            Place a precut piece of fabric (I used felt for color and dimension) within the placement guide you just stitched. Layer a piece of batiste over the top and secure with pins or double stitch tape. Stitch the flower.

                                                            Felt is probably not a good option if you're making something that requires washing. I stretched my pieces over some small canvas frames and finished the outer edges by wrapping with ribbon.

                                                            Templates are included for precutting your fabric by hand or digital cutter.

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                                                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (5/23/2011)

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                                                          • Black & Brown Hound's Tooth Vest

                                                            Have an older garment that you love but could use a bit of a facelift? It's easy with some basic, stylish designs and an embroidery machine.

                                                            I chose Scroll08 from Elegant Scrolls, which I then duplicated and resized making one smaller. I stitched them in copper Softlight Metallic thread and paired them evenly down the front of this vest placing them next to the buttons and buttonholes.

                                                            Scroll designs like these add a fashionable and decorative touch without appearing too fussy and work well even on the hounds tooth pattern in the vest.

                                                            Building Blocks are made specifically for combining new designs. If you have Generations, download the MNG version for best use.

                                                            These designs are also available in stitch file formats and the same effect can be achieved with most any customizing program such as Embrilliance Essentials.

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                                                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (5/23/2011)

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                                                          • Youth's Red "Play Ball" T-shirt

                                                            Building block designs are perfect for creating logos. Building Blocks are designed for Generations and you'll get the best results resizing designs there because the all the designs in this series are native Generations files.

                                                            Another program that works well for combining and resizing is Essentials. This program can drop out stitches when designs are stacked over each other, such as placing the baseball over the mitt.

                                                            Text is easy to add in most any customizing program. If you're using BX fonts in Essentials, start with a font that's close to the finished size of your design for best results.

                                                            Generations doesn't have built-in predigitized fonts so you'll have to use the True Type Tool. For small text, choose a simple clean font for best results.

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                                                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (5/23/2011)

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                                                          • Pink Monogram Hand Towel

                                                            p>I chose Scroll08 from Elegant Scrolls, which I then duplicated and resized making one smaller. I stitched them in copper Softlight Metallic thread and paired them evenly down the front of this vest placing them next to the buttons and buttonholes.

                                                            Scroll designs like these add a fashionable and decorative touch without appearing too fussy and work well even on the hounds tooth pattern in the vest.

                                                            Building Blocks are made specifically for combining new designs. If you have Generations, download the MNG version for best use.

                                                            These designs are also available in stitch file formats and the same effect can be achieved with most any customizing program such as Embrilliance Essentials.

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                                                            Designed by Leanne Church & Lindee Goodall, made by Lindee Goodall (5/19/2011)

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                                                            • White Cotton Blouse with Charcoal florals

                                                                  Purchased linen blouse embellished with stylized flowers from Floral Fantasy.

                                                                  Instead of black, I used a dark charcoal for a less harsh appearance. The flowers in this set are colored pink and green but that doesn't mean you have to stitch them in those colors.

                                                                  The beauty of stylized designs like these is that they can work well in a range of colors—or stitch them monochromatically. The 'thread police" will not come after you for choosing your own color scheme!

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                                                                  Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (5/16/2011)

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                                                                  • Baby Bonnets

                                                                    Building Block designs are perfect for combining; it's what they were made for!

                                                                    These two bonnets are simple to make. I've embellished the brims with a continuous border composed of small designs and finished the edged with piping. Ribbon is laced through a casing in the back to cinch up the bonnet.

                                                                    I was inspired to make these bonnets after seeing a similar one on Martha's Sewing Room, a PBS sewing show focused on heirloom sewing techniques. I've been a guest on Martha's show many times!

                                                                    As it turns out, I'm just able to embroider the brim in one hooping on my 12 needle machine but you likely need to figure out how to split it and rehoop it for your machine.

                                                                    The green bonnet is stitched with leaves from Leaves Building Blocks.

                                                                    The white bonnet is better suited to a baby girl and also uses some Leaves Building Blocks. in addition to Delicate Roses and Elegant Scrolls.

                                                                    All three of these sets are perfect for creating heirloom style designs and yet aren't limited to that genre.

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                                                                    Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (5/10/2011)

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                                                                    • Green Linen Blouse

                                                                      Purchased linen blouse embellished with stylized flowers from Floral Fantasy. To duplicate this project, you'll need to have editing software such as Embrilliance Enthusiast to isolate some elements and a customizing program like Essentials to recombine them.

                                                                      For the back, I extracted and removed the bottom flower from design #4, then mirrored that design end to end. I then reinserted the extracted flower and resized and rotated it to fit the space nicely.

                                                                      For the front of the blouse, I extracted various leaves and flower elements from different designs and combined them to create a new design for the front of the blouse.

                                                                      Typically I pull out more elements than I actually use then spend some time mirroring, rotating, and resizing until I'm happy with the result. Print the design at actual size and trial it against your garment. When you're happy with the composition, stitch it on your garment. I mirrored the same design for both sides of the blouse.

                                                                      Check out the white cotton version of this same design. The blouse is from the same company (J. Jill), just a different fabric and color. For that one, I chose to go bold and stitch in a dark charcoal gray on white as opposed to the subtler tones of green and yellow I used for the green blouse.

                                                                      I'm particularly fond of swirly kinds of designs and these stylized flowers lend themselves to stitching in a wide range of colors.

                                                                      A realistic flower with rich shading is not only less flexible, it likely has higher stitch counts and will disturb the weave and hand of the fabric more.

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                                                                      Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (5/16/2011)

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                                                                      • Dive Logo on Purple T-shirt

                                                                        A bit of creative work with fonts in Generations creates the "dive flag" stripes on the "D" and "E."

                                                                        I used a dive float to stand in for the "I" and the fin replaces the "V." Float the word over some waves and I have a shirt that declares I'm a scuba diver.

                                                                        Creative combinations like these are great left chest designs to stitch on clothes for vacation or recreational wear.

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                                                                        Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (5/10/2011)

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                                                                        • Battenburg Pillow Sham with Heart of Roses

                                                                          What to do with Building Blocks? This series is intended to be the "Tinker Toys" or "Lego Blocks" for embroiderers - small elements that can be used stand-alone or combined with other designs.

                                                                          This sample was created from a screen capture my Aussie friend Leanne Church sent. Each design in the set was combined at actual size, rotated and recolored. Shown here is a test sew.

                                                                          The final design was embroidered on a white purchased cutwork pillow sham and Voila! An instant heirloom without the work!

                                                                          The collection shows all the designs using just one pink for the flowers and one green for the stems and leaves but just look what a little creativity can do!

                                                                          I did a little more work on the design to optimize the color sequencing and stitched in the center of a large purchased battenburg pillow case to create what I call an "instant heirloom."

                                                                          Over the years, I've had so many requests for this design that in 2016, I released it as a stand alone design.

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                                                                          Designed by Leanne Church, made by Lindee Goodall (5/10/2011)

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                                                                        • Golf Towel

                                                                          More fun with fonts and Building Blocks! This simple design requires some editing skill and software.

                                                                          Building Blocks were originally designed for Generations users. As a native Generations file, these designs can be easily manipulated by resizing and reshaping.

                                                                          Today we have software choices that are more user friendly and more economical that allow us to do similar things with stitch files.

                                                                          The only stitch editing you'll need to do is to remove the cross bar on the "f" and replace it with the golf tee. That can be done even in Embrilliance Essentials and more easily in Embrilliance Enthusiast.

                                                                          To recreate this design, select a "G" and an "f" and use the golf ball to replace the "o" and the golf club to stand in for the "l." If you can edit, the delete the stitches that form the cross bar on the "f' and place the golf tee over it instead.

                                                                          You'll need to do some resizing and rotating but this little project shows you what creative things can be done with otherwise simple designs. Building blocks are intentionally simple with only a few color changes to make designing your own compositions fun and easy to stitch without excessive color changes.

                                                                          Tip: Avoid color sorting for best registration!

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                                                                          Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (5/10/2011)

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                                                                        • Quilted Corners Inked Wallhanging

                                                                          I love working with mixed media or multi-media as it's also known. Quilting designs and redwork designs are particularly well suited for adding color with ink, paint, pencils, or other media.

                                                                          For this project, I took one design and duplicated and rotated it three more times to create a block. I thought the center looked a little empty so I pulled out a swirly circular element, enlarged it, and placed it in the center.

                                                                          Rather than the usual 40wt embroidery thread, I stitched with 0Wt Sulky Blendables. Additional color was applied with Tsukineko Inks, which dry soft and are permanent when heat set.

                                                                          This was just a small sample project to see how I liked working with the inks for quilting. Small projects like this let you see how various designs and materials work and whether you like the process and the finished result.

                                                                          Finish the center with a border and binding or turn it into a pillow cover. One less UFO in your stash!

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                                                                          Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (4/25/2011)

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                                                                        • Bluework Sewing on Wood box

                                                                          Have you tried embroidering on wood? You can!

                                                                          For this project I taped a piece of basswood to my hooped cutaway and stitched my design exactly the way I would on fabric.

                                                                          It's best to select a design that doesn't stitch with the grain of the wood. The stitches parallel the grain, the needle can split the wood and the stitches can sink in and become lost.

                                                                          Even on this rather swirly design there are places where you can see places where a few stitches almost vanish.

                                                                          After stitching, I lightly dry brushed the design using acrylic paints to add just and bit more color.

                                                                          The finished piece is placed in the lid of a memory box designed to hold a photo.

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                                                                          Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (4/14/2011)

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                                                                        • Child's Daisy Dress

                                                                          Fresh as a daisy, darling little girl's dress with a scalloped Madeira hem, large ruffled collar and puffed sleeves.

                                                                          Cuffs are embellished with ladybugs in flight while the collar corners are set of with daisies. The scalloped hem is mirrored with scalloped phrases of "he loves me" and "he loves me not."

                                                                          Original dress design by Ramona Baird.

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                                                                          Designed and made by Ramona Baird (4/11/2011)

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                                                                        • Basket of Daisies

                                                                          It's often wise to make a test piece to see how your project might work out and that's exactly what this one is—a prototype for a more involved project.

                                                                          Stitch the satin basket then make and attach your 3D flowers. You can stack multiple layers of petals and then stitch them together with the flower center.

                                                                          Flowers can be made separately and then tacked to your project or you can use the flower center design to stitch the layers together and attach it to the base item in one step.

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                                                                          Designed and made by Ramona Baird (4/11/2011)

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                                                                        • Winter Teddies Quilt

                                                                          Who said bluework designs can't be purple? Or any other color for that matter?

                                                                          This small baby quilt or wallhanging was stitched "trapunto style" with an extra layer of batting behind the embroideries, which was trimmed back after stitching.

                                                                          Blocks were then piece and assembled with another layer of batting and backing. Quilting was done as stitch in the ditch.

                                                                          The tenth bear design was used for a label embellishment on the back of the quilt. Label text uses Adine Script.

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                                                                          Designed and made by Ramona Baird (4/11/2011)

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                                                                          • Elegant Scrolls Sweater

                                                                            Building Block embroideries are specifically designed to allow you creative license to build your own compositions. I used a purchased black, short sleeve pullover sweater and stitched with Strawberry Red Softlight Metallic thread.

                                                                            I used most, if not all, the designs included with Elegant Scrolls Building Blocks to create a large full front design, shaping the placement to flow around the neck and taper down into a figure enhancing "V."

                                                                            Tip: Build one side and then mirror for the other.

                                                                            Other notes: Two layers of black no show mesh stabilizer and black bobbin thread.

                                                                            Unlike other metallic threads, Softlight can be substituted thread for thread with 40wt poly or rayon embroidery thread. It's softer than other metaillics so you won't end of with a scratchy, itchy, uncomfortable garment. Plus, it's less shiny so using it in a large, full cover design won't look gaudy

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                                                                            Designed and made by Ramona Baird (4/11/2011)

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                                                                          • Pinwheels in the Sky Pillow

                                                                            When people see this in my booth, they are amazed by the perfect piecing and that's because all the seams are programmed into an embroidery design. Piecing in the hoop is much like paper piecing only more accurate.

                                                                            For this project, I stitched 4 blocks and then pieced them together in the traditional way (at the sewing machine) to make an envelope style pillow cover.

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                                                                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (3/1/2011)

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                                                                          • Pinwheels in the Sky Pillow

                                                                            One of my favorite projects and you can actually complete the entire quilt in just one day!

                                                                            The blocks are quilted with the embroidery design using a matching bobbin thread then pieced together using a piece-as-you-go technique. Instructions are included in the set download.

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                                                                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (2/27/2011)

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                                                                          • Candlewick Medallions Pieced Top (unfinished)

                                                                            Simple textural designs using chain stitch and candlewicking are enhanced by stitching with Softlight Metallic Thread. The stitches in these specialty motifs are quite short and Softlight is up for that challenge.

                                                                            Yes, this is currently a UFO. The top is pieced and ready for the final stages for a small quilt or wallhanging.

                                                                            These designs are free to newsletter subscribers. Simply sign up, confirm your subscription, and you'll get an email thank you with a coupon code to download this collection for free!

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                                                                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (1/2/2011)

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                                                                          • 3D Butterfly

                                                                            p>I've thoughtfully planned all the butterflies on Winged Jewels so that they can be used either as direct embroidery or be stitched in two hoopings for 3D Wings.

                                                                            This sample was stitched with Softlight Metallic thread. Stitch the wings on nylon organza, stop the machine, and cut out.

                                                                            Hoop the fabric you for the background (where the body will attach the wings) and stitch the placement color. Position the wings and secure for stitching and then finish the design.

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                                                                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (10/23/2010)

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                                                                          • Hardanger Jacket

                                                                            My friend and "sister from another mother," Ramona Baird, designed, sewed, and embroidered this linen jacket using designs from my Hardanger collection for an article in Creative Machine Embroidery, March/April 2011.

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                                                                            Designed and made by Ramona Baird (8/3/2010)

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                                                                          • Hardanger Candlewrap

                                                                            Make a candle wrap by combining 3 designs as free standing appliqué and ribbon lacing to secure in place. A ribbon laced up the back and tied with a bow secures the wrap.

                                                                            The open work designs in this set use a combination of cutwork and free-standing lace techniques to create the appearance of drawn thread work used in hand-stitched hardanger needlework.

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                                                                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (7/19/2010)

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                                                                          • Ring Bearer Pillow

                                                                            For this little ring bearer pillow, I hooped line with chiffon for a reverse applique technique instead of an open cutwork design to prevent the rings from getting caught in the design.

                                                                            This project is relatively quick and would make a unique and thoughtful gift for a bride-to-be. You could further personalize it with names, dates, or a monogram on the reverse side.

                                                                            A Quick Project is available with just the designs for this elegant pillow or get it in the Hardanger Bundle collection.

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                                                                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (7/18/2010)

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                                                                          • Surf's Up Beach Tote

                                                                            Whip up a beachy tote bag or just embroider some pockets to add to a purchased one!

                                                                            Building block designs are lower color "element" style collections to let you create your own compositions without having to digitize.

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                                                                            Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (6/13/2010)

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                                                                            • Winter Teddies Throw

                                                                              Make an easy cozy fleece throw by adding a pieced and embroidered border and cutting in some fringe.

                                                                              Ramona Baird designed and made this project with the Bear Paw in the hoop quick project and designs from Winter Teddies. The bear paw block is pieced in the hoop for accuracy. Use your continuous border hoop to stitch the holly border.

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                                                                              Designed and made by Ramona Baird (2/14/2010)

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                                                                            • "Irish" Sweatshirt

                                                                              Do you have an Irish heritage or maybe just for one day? I stitched this on on sweatshirt.

                                                                              This design demonstrates how to easily create a design using built in tools in Generations software. Complete step-by-step how-tos in this Quick Project for Generations software.

                                                                              Don't have Generations or want one ready made? See the Luck o' the Irish design.

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                                                                              Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (2/2/2010)

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                                                                            • Perfect Man Cardigan

                                                                              Embellish a purchased sweater to deck yourself out for the holidays!

                                                                              Using nylon organza for stabilizer provides excellent support and offers a color range that is not as conspicuous as white or black cutaway.

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                                                                              Designed and made by Ramona Baird (11/17/2009)

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                                                                            • French Curve Cardigan

                                                                              You can easily embroider a purchased sweater with embroidery and embellish hot fix crystals for some extra glitz.

                                                                              Black organza was used for stabilizer along with black bobbin thread for a neat interior finish.

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                                                                              Designed and made by Ramona Baird (11/17/2009)

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                                                                            • Southwest Quilt

                                                                              This vibrant southwest quilt showcases 5 machine embroidered appliqués for 5x7" sewing fields with in-the-hoop half-square triangles. Actual quilting was done by local long arm quilter, Barbara Angerhoffer.

                                                                              This collection was originally done for Dalco and after the 5 year exclusive expired is now back in my hands.

                                                                              Collection includes 7 designs, instructions for applique, quilt pattern, and templates for either hand or machine cutting. Finished size of project is approximately 36 x 36".

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                                                                              Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (8/10/2009)

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                                                                            • Gingery Christmas Quick Gifts

                                                                                Christmas gifts don't have to be elaborate or take days to make. You can make any of these in under an hour.

                                                                                I stitched "Ginger Cookies" (design #5 in set) onto a purchased circular doily and then laced some ribbon through the crochet edging to secure the topper over a jar. Voila! Instant gift! This project easily translates to other designs.

                                                                                The other two jar toppers use applique and quilting techniques and require a bit more time. The round checkered one with "Santa" stitched in the middle has a layer of fleece added for a bit more loft. I pinked the edges of my squares before hooping. If raw edges bother you, you could finish the edges or use cocktail napkins.

                                                                                The pink one uses the same circular applique design to stitch to squares of fabric together.

                                                                                Free-standing applique methods are used to stitch the gingerman ornament and gift tag. Any of the applique ginger cookie designs can be used. Keep in mind that if you choose the ones with the bite taken, you'll lose the crumbs.

                                                                                The gift tag requires more work to edit in the greeting because you'll want to rearrange the stitching order to have a clean back. You can do that either in software (like Essentials) or at your machine by skipping around in the sewing order.

                                                                                All of these projects require minimal supplies and time. They're a great way to use up scraps and add an extra touch to simple gift. Great for class projects or make-it take-its. I used Christmas designs but the embroidery could be anything!

                                                                                Project instructions included with the collection

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                                                                                Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (8/8/2009)

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                                                                                • Perfect Man Apron

                                                                                  I used a purchase apron and prepared it for embroidery by appliquéing a doily using a zigzag stitch and invisible thread.

                                                                                  If you only have a 5x7" hoop, you'll need three separate hoopings to complete the stitching for the top lettering, the applique, and the bottom lettering.

                                                                                  Since the three designs are distinct, close enough hooping is just fine.

                                                                                  Have a larger hoop? You can combine the 3 designs and stitch in one hooping.

                                                                                  There are various versions of the text portion so you can also customize for the "Perfect Woman."

                                                                                  I stitched this same design on sweatshirt for a friend and got a lot of "make me one" comments. The apron always draws chuckles at shows!

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                                                                                  Designed and made by Lindee Goodall (8/8/2009)

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                                                                                  lindee crafsy ovalHi, I’m Lindee Goodall, a machine embroidery designer, digitizer, and educator  in Tucson, AZ.

                                                                                  It’s pretty accurate to say that I’m addicted to digitizing and I have a major fondness for cats, all things Mac, and Filemaker Pro. It’s my passion to help keep you in stitches—embroidery stitches, that is!

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