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A Note From The Editor
Dear Readers, We work fairly far ahead on our issues, so I’m writing this at the end of 2019… and it’s cold outside! But working on this issue is a way for me to look forward to summer, which is my favorite time of year. As I cuddle a little closer
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Contributors
(“In the Hoop: Bouquet Tags“—page 14) is a freelance designer, digitizer, writer and educator. With an AAS in Fashion Design, Ramona drafts project patterns and also creates three-dimensional embroidery designs. In addition to being a regular contrib
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Must Haves
1. Stitch an ornate envelope clutch in the hoop with the Bohemian Blooms Leather Clutch design. Available in three sizes to fit your style, this little bag is designed to be stitched in leather, vinyl, cork or any material that doesn’t fray. Detailed
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Embroidery Sprays
Spray adhesives are advantageous when stitching small items such as collars, cuffs, socks and any item not easily hooped. The pieces can be easily adhered to the stabilizer, which is hooped first. In addition, spray adhesives are great for fabrics th
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Bouquet Tags
Materials listed are enough to make one bouquet tag. + 6” square of white cotton fabric (for front) + 6” square of colored cotton fabric (for back) + Two 6” squares of white felt + ¼ yard of clear vinyl + 5x7 hoop + Water-soluble stabilizer
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Heirloom Look Embroidery
• Use liquid or water-soluble stabilizer. Using water to remove stabilizers will prevent stabilizer shadows and distortion of stitches caused by tearing stabilizer away. • When embroidering with cotton thread, slow the machine speed to 400 stitches p
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Fabric Foray: Oilcloth
Originally, oilcloth was used for functionality over fashion purposes. It was made from cotton or linen fabric that was treated with oil, making it durable, strong and water-resistant. Today, oilcloth can be used for fashion purposes, as a variety o
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Pocket Full of Poppies
+ Wide-leg woven pants (such as Sew News Pagosa Pants; see “Source.”) + Linen fabric & notions (amount according to the pattern instructions) + Cut-away stabilizer + Thread: all-purpose, bobbin & embroidery + Hand-sewing needle + Removable fabri
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Dorm Décor
Download the Dorm Décor design pack from sewdaily. com until Aug. 31, 2020. Purchase the design at oregonpatchworks.com after the expiration date. Create a cute patchwork pillowcase with flange border and custom monogram. Supplies listed are enough
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Boho Baby
Reverse appliqué is a popular and fun technique for creating added dimension. Traditional appliqué applies small fabric scraps to the fabric right side, while reverse appliqué cuts away the main fabric to reveal a contrasting fabric below. Reverse-ap
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Festival Ready
+ Bag pattern (such as the Fennel Fanny Pack by Sarah Kirsten) + Faux suede fabric (amount according to pattern envelope) + Zippers, webbing & findings (according to pattern envelope) + Thread: bobbin, embroidery, contrasting & coordinating all-pu
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Summer Montage Skirt
+ Premade or store-bought denim skirt + Liquid stabilizer or traditional embroidery stabilizer + Denim needle + Embroidery thread + Summer-themed embroidery designs (See “Designs.”) • Spray liquid stabilizer on the fabric, saturating the embroid
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Boxy Blooms Blouse
Download the Antero Shell pattern from cmemag.com/freebies until Aug. 31, 2020. Find the pattern after the expiration at interweave.com/sewing. • Download the Antero Shell from sewdaily.com. Print, tile and cut out the pattern pieces according to th
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Just Corking
Cork is eco-friendly, renewable and very trendy. It’s also a great surface to embroider on. While it acts like leather, vinyl and other non-fibrous materials in many ways (don’t pin it!), its fabric backing allows it to take embroidery better than ma
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Cottage Cheer
Materials listed are enough to create one 28" x 75½" table runner. + 1¼ yards each of solid white & red cotton fabric (A & B) +2/3 yard of floral print cotton fabric (C) + ½ yard of white floral print cotton fabric (D) + ¼ yard of apple green co
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Get Stitchin’
Q How important is hoop size when it comes to picking a machine? A This is an interesting dilemma; I don’t think there’s an easy answer. Most entry-level machines come with a single hoop size: 100mm x 100mm, or about 4" square. It’s a good basic ho
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Reen Wilcoxson of Embroidery Garden
Reen Wilcoxson purchased her first embroidery machine in 1996 after visiting a local sewing store. Reen knew from the start she wanted to create her own designs, and in 2001, she opened Embroidery Garden online. She started with appliqués, but in-the
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Maker Labels
+ Scraps of solid cotton fabric measuring at least 3"×4" + Stabilizer (type according to project fabric) + Thread: bobbin and embroidery + Embroidery or painter’s tape + Appliqué scissors + All-purpose thread and hand-sewing needle or fusible we
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Lucky Charms Wreath
+ ½ yard of green tulle or organza fabric + Fabric-like water-soluble stabilizer + Embroidery thread + Soldering iron or wood-burning tool + 14" Styrofoam wreath form + 2 yards each of 1½ "- to 2"-wide single face satin ribbon in 6 to 8 rainbow
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Spring Sleeves
+ Knit wrap dress pattern (such as BurdaStyle #109 11/2018) + Jersey knit (amount according to pattern envelope; see “Sources.”) + Silk chiffon (amount according to measurements; see “Sources.”) + Thread: all-purpose, bobbin & embroidery (See “Sou
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Chiffon Tips
• While sleeve design may seem universal, some basic alteration is necessary to change the sleeve on a knit dress pattern to woven chiffon. This is because a sleeve designed for a knit is unlikely to have enough ease to fit and drape properly for a s
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Hearts On The Wing
Supplies listed are enough to make one 24" square quilt. + 1½ yards each of cotton batting & polka-dot fabric + Three 3" squares each of orange, purple and blue cotton fabric + ¾ yard of white cotton fabric (embroidery blocks) + ¼ yard of magent
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Pansy PJs
The term satin is used to describe a type of fabric weave: glossy and shiny on one side, dull on the other. It can come in a variety of fabric types ranging from polyester/rayon blends to silk. There is also a wide range of drapes — depending on the
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Floral Lace Headpiece
+ Pink & white nylon organza (amount according to hoop size) + Fabric-like water-soluble stabilizer + Pink & green 40-wt. polyester embroidery thread + Old cutting board covered with plastic wrap + Soldering iron or wood burning tool + Spray sta
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A Note From The Editor
Dear Readers, The Spring issue is a little bit of a challenge for us here at CME. It needs to take us (and you!) from Valentine’s Day all the way through to the warm days that are almost summer. It’s a lot to cover in one issue! For Valentine’s Day
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Chair Flair
Supplies listed are enough to make one 14" square or similar cushion. Adjust supplies as needed for a larger cushion. + ½ yard of home décor fabric + ¼ yard each of two coordinating fabrics + 1½ yards of coordinating ribbon in desired width +3/1
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Tips & Tricks
I fill a large vinyl bag with a variety of fabric scraps and keep the bag close to my machine. Before embroidering the project fabric, I test-stitch a similar fabric scrap to make sure the fabric, design and stabilizer combination is satisfactory. Je
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Beach Bath
+ Bath mat (size to fit your bathroom) + ¼ yard each of peach & light gold synthetic organza + Fabric-like water-soluble stabilizer + Thread: 40-wt. rayon embroidery & invisible + Soldering iron or wood-burning tool + Ocean-themed openwork embro
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Must Haves
1. Claim your homemade garments, bags and other projects with the CME exclusive Maker Label Collection. Some designs include space to embroider your name with a built-in font (or just write it in with a fabric marker if pressed for time); others hold
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Kim Christopherson of Kimberbell Designs
How do you stay creative? I find I’m most creative when I have down time. For me, that might mean a long car ride, a short vacation or a flash of inspiration at 2:00 a.m.! No matter where I am, I always have a notepad nearby so I can jot down ideas
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