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More Machine Embroidered Cards

So I am continuing in my efforts to get these cards right.

Yesterday (when I should have been doing something else) I came across a tutorial on Urban Threads for making a card using machine applique, but they don’t stitch out the satin stitched edges – genius! The satin stitching is always do dense the fabric puckers and it always looks a bit too perfect – I prefer a less perfect more home made look.

This morning I stitched the above flower card (using this design). I stitched out the applique placement line, placed the fabric on the design, changed thread to a matching colour and stitched out the applique tack down line. I then skipped the satin stitched borders. I much happier with this look – it wouldn’t work on anything that needs to be hard wearing..

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Machine Embroidery

I like to put little embroidery motifs on the back of my girls’ T-Shirts – like this (see the second image). Last night I embroidered four at once – one for Miss P”s T-Shirt and I can store the others for the next project.

The designs are from Designs By Juju.

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