Anita Goodesign Quarter-Turn Quilt with a twist…a Halloween twist!

Think outside the box: OML Embroidery shows you how to make small changes to any embroidery design and create a new looking embroidery design. Anita Goodesign Quarter Turn Quilt from the All Access February 2019 edition. If you don’t have All Access, then you can get this amazing machine embroidery design here: https://www.anitagoodesign.com/produc…

Here is what you need to get started on this machine embroidery project. This is an embroidery design for beginner embroiderers and advanced embroiderers too.

Anita Goodesign Quarter Turn Quilt embroidery pattern , cutaway stabilizer (no show mesh cutaway stabilizer works best for quilting projects), fabric – you can use a layer cake for this project, depending on the size of the embroidery design you select, embroidery thread, tacky spray, quilt batting, duck-billed applique scissors.

The first step in this machine embroidery project is the foundation of the quilt block. Hoop the cutaway stabilizer and then add your quilt batting. Once it is stitched down, you can get your applique scissors out and trim the batting as close to the line as possible. Now you are ready to get stitching some applique in the hoop! Each applique piece has two parts – the first stitch is the placement stitch and then you add your applique fabric, then the second stitch is going to hold down the fabric. Once that has stitched, then you can use your applique scissors to trim the fabric.

In between some of the applique ITH in the hoop pieces, there will be satin stitches to cover up the applique raw edges. The satin stitches should be in a contrasting embroidery thread color so the satin stitches really stand out. Once you have finished all of the applique pieces and have trimmed them all with your applique scissors, then it’s time to sit back and watch the embroidery magic happen with all of the embroidery detail work: embroidered flowers, decorations and quilting detail work to complete the embroidery project.

Dream Machine 2 – scan and stitch handwriting!

Can you digitize embroidery without embroidery software? Yes you can with My Design Center and a Brother Dream Machine 2! All you have to do is scan the writing, fix it up a bit and stitch! It’s that easy! Have you tried this yet? Let me know in the comments!

Did you know you could scan handwriting right in the hoop and the Brother Dream Machine 2 can turn the handwriting into embroidery? Yes, you can, and it looks amazing!! When you purchased your Brother Dream Machine 2, you recieved a bunch of hoops. One of the hoops was thick and had some green magnets attached to it. That is the scanning hoop, and that is what we are using in today’s video. Take a plain piece of paper and draw a picture, or create a saying using a thick sharpie pen. Keep it simple and make sure there is a clear contrast between the handwriting and the paper. If you used colored paper or even lined paper, you will have a more difficult time digitizing the handwriting on the Brother Dream Machine 2 because it will scan and recognize the lines too. Once you have your handwriting in place, put the paper on the special scanning hoop and load it onto your embroidery machine. The special scanning hoop loads the exact same way as other hoops, so this part is easy. Once the scanning hoop is in place, go to your “my design center” on the screen of the Dream Machine 2 and select line drawing. Then you can start scanning! This takes a few minutes to do and a few minutes more to recognize the writing, but it is fun to watch 🙂 .

Once the handwriting is scanned, you are ready to convert it into embroidery. I think the stitches look best as satin stitches, but you can play around with different looks. you have a chance to edit the embroidery design right on the dream machine 2. You can move, resize and change the satin stitches to suit your embroidery needs. Once you get the embroidery design how you like it, remove the scanning hoop and replace it with a regular embroidery hoop. I hooped some cutaway stabilizer and some groovy fabric and use my Snap Hoop Monster 8×8 magnetic embroidery hoop to make things easier. yes, I love my snap hoop magnetic hoops – they make embroidery so much easier. Now load the snap hoop monster on to the dream Machine 2, load up your favorite embroidery thread and get stitching and watch the embroidery magic happen!

I have hat hooping answers!

Designs in Machine Embroidery (DIME) has done it again!! DIME has created this simple yet effective way to hoop hats on your single needle machine. The attachment may look silly, but once you clip in a hat, you will be surprised at how easy it is to get stitching on a hat!!!

So here it is: this device is called a Magnetic Hat clip and it was created to use with the Snap Hoop Monster system. If you don’t know what this system is check out my youtube channel OML Embroidery and search snap hoop. I purchased one and I love it!

The Magnetic Hoop clip for the snap hoop monster is a fantastic hoop accessory- it is so simple to use, you will love it!

check this out!!!

The BEST way to hoop!

It’s hoopapalooza month at Designs in Machine Embroidery. It’s all about hooping. I am up for that, I thought. So I went hoop shopping. Oh, so much fun!! If only I had a ton of money, I would have ALL of the magnetic hoops for both of my machines. Well, I guess I had better get saving.

I decided to get the hoop that I use most often, the 8×8 quilt hoop. I do a lot of quilt squares and mug rugs, and other designs of course, and that seems to be my go to hoop, so it made sense to get that one in a magnetic hoop and make everything easier.

YEP. It sure does make everything easier. I do have different magnetic hoops for my 10 needle Brother PR1000E embroidery machine, and while they are easy to use my only issue with them is that the machine doesn’t recognize them and they are often a different size and shape from the standard hoops. Not really a big deal, but usually I am rushing around to get a video going on, and I just seem to opt for the hassle free “never hit the hoop and break your machine” option of the standard hoops.

That has all changed now that I have my hands on this Snap Hoop Monster. Aside from it being magnetic, there is another really really awesome thing with these hoops for the single needle: THE BROTHER DREAM MACHINE 2 RECOGNIZES THE HOOP! It is the exact same size sewing field as the original hoop from Brother. Yeah, I am sooooo happy about that. It means that you can use the snap hoop monster the same way as you would use a regular hoop – the machine will know what hoop you have on, and it will let you know when your design will not fit. I think this is the best part.

With a snap hoop monster you can easily unhoop by lifting the top magnet hoop up, reposition your fabric, and then place the top hoop back on, and voila! you are ready to get stitching again!! This hoop will be amazing for endless hooping, all over hooping and border hooping.

It should be noted that you CAN purchase a bulky border hoop for both the PR1000e and the Dream Machine 2, but they are really pricey and difficult to use. We paid $400 for the larger border frame hoop for the 10 needle brother….and I don’t like it very much. I am not happy with it’s space limitations and how you have to load and move the fabric. Had I known this, I would have purchased a snap hoop monster instead – I could use it for border designs AND anything else I needed. It would have been a great purchase. Honestly I would have done the same with my Dream Machine 2 – I must have all the hoop sizes on a machine (meh, it’s so expensive) so we ordered as many different hoops that we could for my single needle embroidery machine. Yes, they are expensive…I would love to return them all and get the same sizes in snap hoop monster hoops! I wish I had known how awesome the snap hoops are two years ago!!! I would have been much happier with the magnetic hoops.

Check out my video as I unbox the 8×8 Snap hoop monster for McDreamy. Yep. I am happy and I love the hoop.

Take my money, please. LOL

Kreative Kiwi ITH In the hoop pretty flower mug rug!

You will LOVE this Kreative Kiwi machine embroidery design – it’s finished completely in the hoop and is perfect for summertime- it’s fast, easy and looks fantastic!! The best part? It’s A FREE ITH DESIGN!! Thanks, Kreative Kiwi!

Head over to Kreative Kiwi and get this design for FREE!

WARNING: ONCE YOU TRY ONE OF KREATIVE KIWI’S EMBROIDERY DESIGNS, YOU WILL WANT ALL OF THE DESIGNS ON THE WEBSITE. (ask me how I know, LOL)

https://www.kreativekiwiembroidery.co.nz/product/Free-In-the-hoop-flower-coaster.html

8 sewing room hacks that are amazing!

8 sewing hacks that you will love!!

This video is about sewing tools and hacks from the dollar store. If you are a beginner sewer or embroiderer or a sewer embroiderer on a budget or check these dollar store hauls. Some of the sewing tools that we found are great sewing tools for beginners to keep your sewing room organized, and also to keep your sewing tools close at hand. These are some sewing tools must haves that will keep you on your sewing and embroidery budget. The dollar tree and some really good budget sewing tools! This is an amazing Dollar Tree Haul for 2019! Come shop with me and check out my DT haul! Are you on an embroidery budget? Are you a beginner embroiderer or beginner sewing and need to get some handy sewing tools for your sewing room? Check out these 8 awesome sewing room hacks that will help you get organized and make embroidery life easier! All of the items are from the dollar store (Dollarama) and are inexpensive additions for your embroidery room. We checked out the Dollar Tree In this video, I am going to show you how to get your sewing room organized and helpful tips and tricks to make your embroidery life easier! From organizing your sewing machine feet to hooping with ease to keeping your sewing scissors or applique scissors handy with a pretty hanger!

We went to Anita Goodesign in Charlotte, NC and bought you some embroidery designs!

Let me first say that this was the BEST TRIP EVER! It was a 12 hour drive from Canada, but worth it! We did some serious Anita Goodesign shopping and had a tour of the Anita Goodesign office where all the magic happens. Yeah, it was a dream come true. All of it.

Well, we did it! We traveled 12 hours by car to get to the Anita Goodesign big Garage Sale in Charlotte, North Carolina. In this video, I am going to show you exactly what we got. It was seriously so much fun, I loved it all! First I am going to show you the thank you package that we received when we made our purchase – such a nice thank you gift in a pretty little box! All for FREE. Next on the video is what we purchased, and most of the machine embroidery designs we purchased are for YOU. Yes, seriously, that is what we did! We have around 200 Anita Goodesign Full, Mini, project and heirloom packs to give away on the channel. There are new embroidery designs, older embroidery designs too. There are tons of in the hoop designs, applique designs for beginner embroidery to advanced embroidery. Do you want to learn patchwork? There is a set of designs for you in my new stash – and you can win it for free! How about large applique scenes? yep, got that too. for any hoop size! If you want to learn how to stitch machine embroidery designs, each embroidery design collection has a complete step by step instructions to show you how to DIY embroidery projects. Applique, ITH in the hoop embroidery are just the beginning – there are so many designs for free for YOU, I don’t even know where to start! We have invested in this channel – nothing in the video was given to us, we paid for everything. We are investing in YOU and want to give you free machine embroidery designs and all we as in return is participation in the OML Embroidery youtube channel! watch, LIKE, comment and SHARE the videos. Shout it out at the top of your lungs to get everyone to watch the videos!! You can do it! Imagine what we are going to give away next? Your embroidery machine will thank you! Even if you are a beginner embroiderer, you will notice the difference between Anita Goodesign machine embroidery designs and other embroidery designs. Your embroidery machine (even if it is a beginner machine) will be happy!

We have invested a lot in this channel, so we hope to get likes, comments and shares from you guys to keep the channel growing. We can do this!

MACHINE EMBROIDERY EDUCATION. FOR EVERYONE. LEARN. STITCH. SMILE.

Think outside the embroidery box with Anita Goodesign!

Think outside the embroidery box and get creative with Anita Goodesign! With a few quick edits, you can take a quilt block and transform it into an amazing design for shirts, jeans or just about anything. You can do these edits in ANY software. Keep in mind that I am not changing the size or altering the stitches in any way, I am simply removing some stitches. I am using the China Blue quilt design from this month’s issue. It should be clearly noted that even when you edit an embroidery design like this, the design still belongs to the digitizer – so you can’t sell your edited designs. Have fun!

Think outside the embroidery box and GET CREATIVE!!!

In this video, I am going to show you how to take a machine embroidery design from the Anita Goodesign All Access May 2019 issue called China blue and turn it into a gorgeous repeating embroidery design for a shirt! If you don’t feel like quilting or creating a quilt block, then you can transform the machine embroidery quilt design and make a design that you can embroider on a shirt! you won’t believe how easy this is, and how beautiful the results are! Hatch Embroidery 2 (the Hatch digitizer level of the embroidery software) makes changing an embroidery design easy and fun. Here are some Hatch embroidery basics in this video and geared towards beginner embroidery and beginner embroidery digitizing. We start off with a quilt block embroidery design from Anita Goodesign. Of course, you can’t embroider that on a shirt, that would be strange, BUT YOU CAN carefully change a few of the embroidery objects and edit the embroidery design. Please make sure that you do not change the size of the embroidery – this is a stitch file, I am only removing elements, not changing any sizes. Anita Goodesign gives you 5 sizes of each design so you can pick the size of the embroidery design that will work best for you. Once you isolate the pretty embroidery design objects, you can start with the embroidery basics with the tools: copy, paste, change the angle and my favorite tool the circle multiple tool. I can’t wait to stitch this out on my Brother Dream Machine 2 embroidery machine. This machine embroidery design is going to look fantastic on my shirt!

MACHINE EMBROIDERY EDUCATION. FOR EVERYONE. LEARN. STITCH. SMILE.

Until next time,

Happy stitching!

Sue Brown

OML Embroidery/OML Embroidery University

Anita Goodesign May 2019

My embroidery mail arrived! In this video, Beatrice and I go through the Anita Goodesign All Access for May 2019. There are tons of great machine embroidery designs in this issue! My favorites: the China blue quilt mix and match ITH in the hoop quilting designs. These embroidery designs are amazing. I love the thread colors in Floriani threads, and the applique quilt blocks are amazing – they look like fabric! I am going to stitch out a few quilt blocks – and put them together to make something embroidery awesome! If you are even slightly crafty and want to mix embroidery with stunning printed fabric, then you will love the printed fabric cards and stationery. These embroidery designs look amazing – and will make up a gorgeous set. They have stationary, cards, decorations for envelopes and MORE. There are 4 different sets of embroidery designs! Pick your favorite and get printing, and then add the printed fabric to your embroidery machine to create a one of a kind printed fabric card. Do you want a pattern for ITH in the hoop baby bibs? ITH bibs are trending right now, and Anita Goodesign has some awesome embroidery designs to make in the hoop and finish on the sewing machine. The in the hoop baby bibs are so cute and pair perfectly with the embroidery designs. You can make an embroidered matching set for a baby shower or a gift! I really like in the hoop embroidery, and if I had a grandbaby to embroider for, I certainly would. (not a hint girls, there is no rush, LOL) Another great set of machine embroidery designs is the Support our Troops embroidery designs. Last but not least, take some time to learn a new embroidery technique: Learn to reverse cutwork and includes an embroidery project for a reverse cutwork pillow that you can make. This is an excellent embroidery project for beginner embroiderers: you have step by step instructions for the embroidery design, and clear pictures so you can learn the embroidery technique and make an embroidered pillow! Anita Goodesign All Access May 2019: machine embroidery designs, embroidery tutorials and step by step instructions to help you improve your embroidery skills! MACHINE EMBROIDERY EDUCATION. FOR EVERYONE. LEARN. STITCH. SMILE.

I am going to work with the China Blue designs, I already have a great idea!

Sue

Make old jeans new again with some LACE!! (it’s so pretty)

You can do this too!!

In this video, I am going to show you how to repurpose old ripped jeans into show-stopping lace embroidered jeans! I am using embroidery designs from Angela Wolf’s Lace Collection 1 for the designs – and I create my own design using elements from the collection so I can strategically place the embroidered lace on the jeans to cover up the tear. The lace is finished completely in the hoop and then you can use your sewing machine or hand sew the lace onto the jeans. You can embroider directly on the jeans, but it is difficult to do on skinny jeans unless you take the seam out. I used some tulle and water-soluble stabilizer (WSS). Well, I should have used tulle or organza, but I was trying to work on a budget and used “fabric” from the Dollar store, Dollarama. I thought it was organza, but it turns out to be different. At the machine, this fabric looks great, but not so great when I needed to trim it out. Embroidery Lace takes a long time to stitch out – but the gorgeous results make it worth the time you spend stitching. Angela Wolf’s Lace collection is simply gorgeous! Once your designs have finished stitching on your embroidery machine, you can simply cut it out. I did run into some issues with the fabric that I picked out – it turns out that this fabric works for embroidery, doesn’t work for detailed lace for trimming the lace. It was difficult to get it trimmed close to the embroidered lace. If you use tulle or organza you will find this step much easier to complete. Once you have everything trimmed out, you need to soak the lace to get rid of the water soluble stabilizer (WSS) from the back of the lace – and all you will be left with is the tulle and the embroidered lace. Once your lace is dry, you can place it on your jeans. I placed the lace that I designed over the hole in the jeans – to fix the jeans and to give the ripped jeans some strength. You can use your sewing machine with matching thread to sew the lace on to the jeans, or you can hand sew the lace around the edges. Use a zig zag or single stitch to follow the outline of the lace. I used a zig zag stitch in different directions to reinforce the rip in the jeans and because I am using the same thread, it doesn’t show at all! MACHINE EMBROIDERY EDUCATION. FOR EVERYONE. LEARN. STITCH. SMILE. DESIGNS IN MACHINE EMBROIDERY PRODUCTS: Please use the code or link for ANY PURCHASES: SUSAB58 or this link: http://www.shop.dzgns.com/OML IF YOU WANT TO GET EMBRILLIANCE OR UPGRADE EMBRILLIANCE, Please use my affiliate link: https://bit.ly/2SdMvx2 . All $$ will be rolled back into this channel in the form of giveaways, new tools, more tech to make better videos! SUPPORT THIS CHANNEL by subscribing to the channel, liking the video and sharing the video to let us know you want MORE! Turn on notifications so that you won’t miss a video! Lots of cool videos and classes coming up soon and everything is FREE. I have lots of classes and some BIG MACHINE EMBROIDERY ideas coming up, so make sure you subscribe and support me on this journey together! Don’t worry, everything is free – and embroidery fun, too!