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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Test Stitch-Outs

If you test-stitch each design before using it on a garment or project, you probably have quite a collection of test stitch-outs. What are they good for? If you always use a clean, quality fabric, and leave a few inches of fabric around each design, you probably have some useful designs.

A single design can be used inside a plastic kit made to hold cross stitch. These can be found in craft stores or ordered online. Look for trivets, coffee mugs, luggage tags, coasters and key fobs. Just toss the cross stitch part and insert the embroidery design.

A collection of designs in similar themes or coordinating colors can be stitched together to create a patchwork tote bag, sewing machine cover or quilt. Your local quilt guild would likely appreciate your donation of embroidered squares, especially if they are stitched on 100% cotton fabric.

Click on the images below for project instructions.

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from Mary Jane Allen of Perfect Little Stitches

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at the
North Pole

Santa and his elves
are busy preparing
for the big day. It's almost here!

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Turn a 4x6" acrylic frame
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Great to have on
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Holiday singles
and mini collections
to make you smile.

Bib & Burp Mix

So cute, and practical
terry lining, too!


Add a shimmer to your embroidery by placing these
fibers on your fabric before embroidering.

Easy Organizer Suite™

Convert your threads easily with the
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Click on the picture to see the free design set.

In the Hoop
Beverage Set

makes a great gift that can
be used all winter long. The set
includes a cup cozy, coffee
sleeve and 2 sizes of mug rugs.

Santa's Tree

Two sizes in this stunning tree.
Perfect for a sweatshirt,
pillow, tree skirt, wall hanging...
most anything Christmas!

Santa's Sleigh

Make this cute little
decoration in your
embroidery hoop. You
can tie it to a package,
hang it on the tree or
add it to a village scene.

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