Finally, My Post For Today Is Ready…

Once Upon A Story Row AlongWoW, 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.

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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.

These designs were created in Hatch Embroidery Software with some of the fonts from John Deer’s ESA font site.

All nursery rhymes and fairy tales that were used are in the public domain.

Today’s Featured Designers Are:

Carole Andrews | Charlie’s Daughter at Just Let Me Quilt | Mountain Meadow Designs
me (you are here) | Duck Creek Mountain Quilting

Todays giveaway is from Anita Goodesign.

This beautiful collection needs you to have a 5×7 hoop or larger.
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can see all the beautiful designs in this collection.

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31 Responses to Finally, My Post For Today Is Ready…

  1. AvatarDiane Cloyd says:

    Thank you for the wonderful words to use with this quilt. You are so wonderful that you think of even the smallest details.. Thank you so much

  2. AvatarElizabeth Garrett says:

    yes, it was about several – thanks for digitizing the words – these will be fun to add to my quilt

  3. AvatarCarol O says:

    Another fun day and thank you for the designs.

  4. AvatarNancy Myers says:

    This is a wonderful file to make for fillers or borders. I would like to fill them in with crayons or fabric markers. Thank you.

  5. AvatarJoan says:

    What a fun addition for the great blocks in this hop! Thanks Marian for all you do!

  6. AvatarRebecca says:

    Thank you for this hop. So much fun to see how the designers interpreted their rhyme.

  7. AvatarSusan Earnhart says:

    Thank you for the wonderful embroidery files they are perfect

  8. AvatarMelany Newman says:

    Thank you Marian for organizing this blog hop. I can’t wait to get started on some of the fantastic rows.

  9. AvatarSusan Spiers says:

    No, this post is about embroidery & embroidery machine files!

  10. AvatarCaroline says:

    Thank you for the embroidery files, they will make a great addition to the quilt

  11. AvatarInge Lise Hansen says:

    Nej, hvor fantastisk – tusind tak. Jeg har fået en Pfaff creativ perfomance 4,5 – men har ikke prøvet broderidelen endnu – glæder mig. Tak for dit arbejde, fantastiske mønstre alle har leveret. Mange hilsner fra Danmark

  12. AvatarLu Wilmot says:

    No. I forgot to mention that in my comment.

  13. AvatarLu Wilmot says:

    Thank you for the embroidery designs. I am making nap quilts for pre-schoolers, so I will use them.Looking forward to the additional ones you mentioned. I hope you are holding the Give-away open through today.

  14. AvatarJaney says:

    No. Embroidery designs and fillers. Thanks.

  15. AvatarSusan L. says:

    No, it was about embroidery. Thanks for the designs!

  16. Avatarmarilyn penrod says:

    Thank you so much for these designs! I have a granddaughter, 15 months old. These will come in so handy on items I am making for her. Thank you for all the time spent designing these for us. Have a great week!

  17. AvatarRobin Klein says:

    I don’t have an embroidery machine but I have a friend that does 🙂 So I thank you for the download. I’m sad this will be over so soon it seems. I did get my first 2 Woolies today, so there’s that to look forward to when this is over.

  18. AvatarDione Gardner-Stephen says:

    No, it was about embroidery, which I’d love to get back into! Thanks for adding these patterns to the mix.

  19. AvatarPhyllis carlton says:

    I love all the fairy tale designs especially the embroidery

  20. AvatarPhyllis carlton says:

    I love all the fairy tale designs especially the embroidery

  21. AvatarCecilia says:

    No, this post was about machine embroidery. Thank you for the designs! I can’t wait to try them.

  22. AvatarSobana Sundar says:

    I don’t have a embroidery machine but can appreciate the trouble you took. Thank you.

  23. AvatarJoanne Maner says:

    Thank you for the embroidery files. They were worth the wait.

  24. AvatarBarbara says:

    Thank you for the Once Upon a Story blocks, this is really inspirational. So creative!

  25. AvatarQuiltShopGal says:

    This has been a fun blog hop and once again, you’ve done a great job orchestrating it. I’ve been wanting Hatch SW, but unfortunately haven’t been able to afford it. Still, I try to take a look at the issue with the “a” in Lamb and see if I can figure out a fix I’m surprised if you are using ESA fonts and suspect that the ultimate fix will be something within Hatch, but again I’ll try to look at it via my SW

  26. AvatarConnie says:

    This whole series has been absolutely fantastic! Just amazing creativity and perfect finishing touches…thank you to all of you!!

  27. What great filler designs! Between you and Paula these are perfect finishing touches! Thank you both!

  28. AvatarPaula Gilmore says:

    These are really cool, Marian. I can see people doing a lot with your designs. I particularly love Cinderella – have to get a friend to embroider it for me.

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