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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!

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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!

Learn to hoop towels the easy way!

#omlembroidery #machineembroidery #embroidery

In this video, I am going to show you how to hoop a fluffy bath towel with little or no hoop burn. You can use your embroidery hoop properly for towels! Yes, it can be done! If you do get some hoop burn, I will show you how to get rid of the hoop burn quickly and completely. Hooping a towel: there are a few things to do. If you have a hooping workout, you are not doing it properly and you are causing the hoop burn! Yes, it is true, you are. Hoop burn is caused by the compression and subsequent “dehydration” of the fabric that is compressed and squished between the two parts. When the hoop is too tight and you have to push, you are further compressing the towel fabric. The solution is to make your hoop fit the towel better by making sure that the hoop is loose enough so that it goes into the right place with only a little bit of pressure. Once you take your towel to the embroidery machine and stitch out your design, remove the hoops and fluff up the towel fabric. That’s pretty much it! In this video, I hooped the towel with a 4×4 hoop from my multi-needle embroidery machine as well as the small hoop from my Brother Dream Machine 2 (McDreamy) (both brother embroidery machines, a multi-needle and a single needle embroidery machine) to show you that hooping a towel can be done with any embroidery machine hoops. Using this technique, you will be able to hoop any type of fabric and create any type of embroidery design. You can do applique on a towel, or an in the hoop embroidery design (just skip the last step) so anything goes. Pro TIP: for a large embroidered towel like the one I am using, make sure you have your support table on your brother Multi needle machine. If you are using a Brother Dream Machine 2, make sure that you have the embroidery design and hoop rotated so that the bulk of the towel is not going to get caught up on the embroidery machine arm and doesn’t get too heavy for the embroidery arm to move properly. Plan it out so the towel stitches out smoothly.

MACHINE EMBROIDERY EDUCATION. FOR EVERYONE.

LEARN. STITCH. SMILE.

Happy stitching!

Sue Brown 🙂

Embroidery and Sewing shopping online at Wish. Was it worth it?

Let’s go shopping at wish.com for some cheap machine embroidery and quilting and sewing notions. In this video, I am going to show you what I ordered online including some online fabric vinyl. Have you tried shopping online to look for the best deals? How about Wish.com – everyone hears about the cheap prices for sewing and embroidery supplies. I picked some everyday sewing and quilting notions. Some of the sewing supplies that I looked at for my brother sewing machine, McDreamy (the brother Dream Machine) were hard to find, and I was not sure if it would work on my sewing machine. I ended up purchasing some sewing machine feet for sewing and a few other things to use on the sewing machine, as well as vinyl for applique designs. I purchased some mermaid vinyl to see if it would work. That one is a big NO. The piece was really thick and really small! I won’t be using it on my embroidery machine or sewing machine. I purchased some pretty gold vinyl that looks like pleather or fake leather. I really like this purchase – it is a larger piece of vinyl, but I think compared to prices in the USA it is probably expensive. In my quest to have my sewing room organized, I thought that a cute bobbin organizer or bobbin tree would be a good purchase. Nope, that one is not going to be good. It looks cute, but it falls apart easily, and I think I would have my sewing bobbins all over the place. The biggest purchase of the day was a kit of 65 different sewing feet! I have not tested the feet on my sewing machine but at first glance, they look like awesome sewing machine feet! I am looking forward to testing them out on my sewing machine! My final conclusion is a recommendation that you go to your local sewing store or quilting store and make your purchases there. While wish.com seems like a great deal, most of my purchases are not going to be used. Most quilting stores will have all of the supplies that you need. The benefit would be supporting your local quilting store and you can see the sewing or embroidery supplies before you purchase them. The vinyl and the sewing machine feet are good, but the rest is simply a waste of money.

Happy shopping (locally)

Sue Brown

OML Embroidery

OML Embroidery University

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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!

Easy Press for Better Applique

I have found a solution….the Cricut Easy Press 2.  Yep, I am loving this little gadget.   It fits nicely on my desk, in the hoop (yes, actually in the hoop) and the pad is just a bit bigger than the press itself.  That really works for me and my workspace!

The easy press is designed primarily for pressing on heat transfer vinyl or HTV for short.  Heat transfer vinyl is fantastic, and can work very well with embroidery.  So why not for applique and fabric?  I thought I would grab one and check it out.  You can get different sizes – I have the smallest one – its only 6×7, so it fits perfectly into my hoops – so one press and you are done.  It doesn’t take up a ton of space and has some handy features that make it easy to use.  

The first part that I like is the stand.  Plunk the easy press down and you are done.  It is flat so you don’t have to worry about anything falling over.  You won’t accidently burn yourself because the hot part is down and completely covered by the stand.   It has an auto off feature, a timer setting as well as a temperature setting.  Lots of safety, little space.  My kind of embroidery accessory. 

This accessory was designed for putting HTV on small items such as onesies or small children’s clothing.  If you have this awesome press, you can add cute designs to your list for customers!!  Onesies are hard to hoop and hard to stitch.  Pressing onsies with a cute design that you cut on your cutter in HTV takes no time at all – and it is just as cute!  You don’t have to worry about hooping, being off center, hooping accidents or watching your machine like a hawk.  Cut, press and peel – that’s it.  

If you are like me, I tend to get a bit lazy when it comes to ironing…so I leave my iron out, in full view, but I still don’t use it nearly enough!  I don’t have enough room for the pad to cover my desk to protect it, and I am really not going to go across the room to get to the ironing board.  I have 3 dogs, and they get playing, and I worry that they will bump the ironing board and the hot iron will fall.  Maybe that’s just me.

Check it out, keep and open mind – I find this tool helpful and it is really nice to have pressed fabric and finished products so easily.  Also, HTV can be sparkly and bright.  Also a bonus. 

Until next time,

Sue,

The Queen of Embroidery Gadgets and Accessories.

Need cutter tools?

I needed some tools for the cutting machines…I have a few, but probably not enough.  Well, honestly, do you ever really have enough?

The problem that I have is that the Cricut tools are very expensive!  Yes, they have a lot of them, there is literally a tool for every job – but here in Canada we can either order them from Cricut.com and face the exchange rate and customs OR we can purchase them from Michaels.  As everyone knows, Michaels is a fantastic store, but it is also an expensive store.  At least I think so 🙂 

I have heard people getting exciting and raving about “Mystery Boxes” from Cricut FILLED with tons of Cricut crafting goodies, so I decided to check it out. 

The price was $29.99 USD with free shipping (I purchased 2 mystery boxes) but I really wondered what I would get.  The website tells you what’s in the box – so not really much of a mystery after the fact, LOL, but I didn’t know if they were damaged goods, or seconds or anything like that.  As soon as I opened the box, I realized that the contents were top quality and an amazing deal.  

I figured that the value would be well over $200 CDN for my Cricut box of goodies.  That’s pretty good for only $29.99 USD.   

Check out what my first mystery box!  Yeah, I am pretty happy with my Cricut haul!!!

CRICUT MYSTERY BOX FILLED WITH TONS OF GOODIES!  SO MUCH FUN!!

I’M BAAAACK!

After taking a week off because of medical issues, I am back and jumping in with both feet!

Today’s video is pretty cool – I am trying to cover as much as I can, for each cutter that I have.  I have the newest Cricut Maker, Silhouette Cameo 3 as well as the Brother Scan N Cut DX225 Innovis edition.  If you have one of those cutters, you will be in luck for getting videos!  Ha!

IN this video, I create an SVG in Hatch – there are more than one way to do this – and I am using Corel to help me create it.  Because why not?  Corel is there, might as well use it!

Once I have my nice SVG – remember that it is a SCALABLE vector graphic, so you will be able to resize it – I take it in to each of the 3 different software and make a cut file!

So easy, and your applique will never look the same!!

Enjoy!

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