WoW, can’t believe I came to finish this post this morning and everything I’d written was gone, just disappeared into the nothingness…. so… I’ve had to re-write everything..
We had quite a few issues this morning on the other blogs participating today, please see my other post for those issues that have been fixed.
Now, for the reason I am posting today…. Back when I started going about changes I wanted to make for the row along this year, I had decided to make the size change. I love how it has worked out and am very happy with all of the rows we’ve seen thus far and the rest to come. I had created some layouts and posted them to the designers group for them to mull over. After the theme was chosen, Paula at Mountain Meadow Designs wrote me and asked if she could do some filler rows in addition to her normal row. I said sure… As she was telling me her ideas, I got to thinking that one of her ideas would be wonderful also done in machine embroidery designs. I asked Paula if she minded if I did some of these for those of you with embroidery machine and she was fine with it. Thus, the reason you’ve come to my post today.
Today, my post is all about machine embroidery. If you don’t have an embroidery machine, you won’t find much value in my post and there is no download for you unless you own a sewing machine with an embroidery arm or an embroidery only machine.
I have created embroidery designs with the names of nursery rhymes and fairy tales.
Today I am sharing with you five designs I’ve created for this post today to add to your filler rows. Now I’ll be honest when I say, I think they look better when used for your quilting designs in those areas, but perhaps that’s because I’m a bit biased. It’s very hard to see a single run stitch on a lone piece of fabric. These are all single run stitch designs. If I were going to do it for a piece of fabric itself, I would have used a triple or bean stitch instead and I may add that later. Today’s designs those are strictly single run designs.
These will be available free to you until October 08, 2019
Clicking the images will show you a larger image of the designs.
These designs were created in three sizes per design. While there are five designs, there are actually a total of 15 designs in the zip file in sizes 4×4, 5×7, and 6×10. I may later add a 7×12 or 14 size, but we’ll see. Formats in the zip file are .art v4, .hus, .jef, .pes, and .vp3. If you need other formats, you can use the software that came with your machine to change these formats or any of the software you might own to do so with. If you don’t own any software, you can use Wilcom True Sizer to convert them. They offer a free software that you can use to easily do this with.
I’m not someone who has digitized a lot of text, so this was somewhat new to me in this area of digitizing. However, all designs were stitched out and are deemed acceptable in my opinion. However, I will definitely make more of these with different nursery rhymes and fairy tales.
A few issues tho. Mary Had A Little Lamb, with the “a” in Lamb issue has been fixed. Updates have been sent to everyone who has already downloaded it. If you don’t see it in your inbox, please check your spam/junk mail folders.
My machine is not perfect. I don’t like using the auto jump feature on the machine as it will invariably make my needle become unthreaded, so I have it turned off. You will notice that all of the designs will have jump stitches between each letter with the exception of Mary Had a Little Lamb as she was digitized differently from the other designs. The jumps are very easy to cut tho and there is enough room for you to get your scissors in there.
Sometimes, when a new area starts in the stitching, my machine won’t stitch the first few stitches in a design. You can see this problem in the J in Jack, and the first e in Cinderella. If I have already removed my hoop (and I had in this case before I noticed it), I take them to my sewing machine and fix them by using the same threads, and lining them up in my needle, then stitching. I can also reinforce those ends at the same time in the other part of the design so they will not come out later.
I used 100% Kona white solid fabric for these designs. I also used Fleece as my batting choice. I normally test on fleece as it’s cheaper than normal batting and a bit thicker, so you’ll see a few more puckers than you would with normal batting. I also used 100% cotton 50 weight thread from Aurifil.
All nursery rhymes and fairy tales that were used are in the public domain.
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Todays giveaway is from Anita Goodesign.
Electric Quilt is offering a 20% off discount to anyone who’d like to purchase there products during the Row Along.
This is an awesome discount if your considering purchasing the upgrade or the full version, even just addons. The only thing you can not purchase is there EQ Classes. The coupon expires October 8, 2019
A Value of 239.95 and worth every penny of it, a digital download copy of EQ8.
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