Friday, January 10, 2014

Machine Embroidery Designs

Embroidery is a beautiful art that has captured the attention of millions. It is the perfect way to add a crafty look to your home items such as cushions, quilts, curtains, handbags, blankets, and more. In the present times, the best way to transform your outfit into something spectacular is by adding beautiful embroidery designs to it. Whether you are a beginner or a professional embroiderer, you are always on the hunt for decorative designs for home décor or fashionable designs to dress up your wardrobes. At OPW Mall, we offer high quality machine embroidery designs, including applique, cross stitch, free standing lace, vintage embroidery, etc. at affordable price. We believe in providing quality artwork with excellent service in a fast and friendly manner.  

OPW Mall – One stop shop for 100s of fantastic digitizers. Some of them are illustrated below:

Friday, December 6, 2013

75% off Sale Ends Sunday!

Hi there! We haven't posted here in a while. We're in the middle of a Cyber All Week Long Sale...
The specifics are that 60 different artists have marked down an entire set by 75% so the prices are bordering on ridiculous...
You can go directly here to access the sale:
http://www.oregonpatchworks.com/collections.php?id=CMS

We have so much going on at Oregonpatchworks that this is just a slice of the sales.
Here's the rest of the sales:
http://www.oregonpatchworks.com/OPW/specials.php

Even if the site isn't on sale, they are still at good prices and high quality, so don't hesitate to check the non-sale sites also, by browsing the main index page:
http://www.oregonpatchworks.com/OPW/designsindex.php

Leave us a comment or suggestion at support@oregonpatchworks.com

Ta-ta for now!!!!


Friday, November 22, 2013

From The Needle of Anne Bookmarks!

This is Anne showing her ITH (In the Hoop) Bookmarks, called TakeNote. 
They are quick and easy and have a beautiful monogram. 
Find them here: http://www.oregonpatchworks.com/items.php?did=72157&pid=159191
Set 2 is here: http://www.oregonpatchworks.com/items.php?did=72157&pid=159755

You can also purchase as a single rather than A-Z: 
http://www.oregonpatchworks.com/singles.php?did=72157&pid=159192 and http://www.oregonpatchworks.com/singles.php?did=72157&pid=159756




Monday, November 18, 2013

My Daily Design Musings – Pulling Threads Together

Last week, I had planned a complete organization of my sewing room. Instead, I was caring for my husband who came down with what we thought was measles. Luckily, when he finally went to the doctor, it was nothing quite so serious. Still, banging around my embroidery supplies and quilting tools was not conducive to the sleep he needed. I just finally got started on it all yesterday.

First, I created a new, big ironing board top. I used to use a pine board that measured 18” x 60”, which was great for some pressing needs, but inadequate for others. Since my old pine board needed to be replaced, I chose a new one that measures 24” x 48” and is ¾” thick. It’s heavy, but will last for about a decade. After drilling many holes in the center to let steam escape, I covered it with two layers of cotton batting and a fresh piece of cotton upholstery fabric. To hold it all in place, my handy staple-gun was utilized. The old board will be cut up to use as firewood in our outdoor pit. Don’t you just love double duty items?

Friday, October 11, 2013

Are You Finding Quality Machine Embroidery Designs?

I am the queen of online research. If something interests me, I look it up. If I need to figure out an embroidery technique or troubleshoot one of my machines, I look it up. Lately, though, with many weird allergies, I find myself spending unproductive time looking up allergens and diet information. I would much rather be finding new machine embroidery inspirations!

Strangely, as I remove items from my diet, one by one, in order to find out what is causing my distress, I also find that I am culling my sewing room at the same time. My fabric dye cutter and my small embroidery machine are the latest items that have found new homes. I thought I would be sad to say goodbye to my sewing friends, but giving up carbonated beverages has been much harder.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A better place to keep my Embroidery machine and other accessories

As I watch my new sewing room taking shape, I am both relieved and overwhelmed. It’s undergone a lot of changes since we moved home from Greece. Instead of white walls and ceramic tile floors, I have lovely blue walls and thick carpet. Love the walls. Hate the carpet. Of course, this room is shaped differently and I no longer have basement storage, so I am forced to cram as much of my stash in here as possible, along with all my office supplies.

It’s a lot of work, but I am loving it.

The first thing I did was give all of my machines a good cleaning. Can anyone tell me why I have five sewing machines? I will say that they all get used, too, just for different purposes. My embroidery machine, of course, gets its own table and place of honor in the room. Because I spend more time doing machine embroidery than anything else, it just makes sense.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Transforming Old designs into Modern Art

Well, after five years of working for myself, I’m going back to the traditional workforce. This is both exciting and terrifying, but I’m taking it in stride. Of course, the most important aspect is my wardrobe! My old clothes are currently unfashionable, and also do not fit thanks to the 15 pounds I’ve put on! So, I made a very lucrative trip to a couple of my local thrift stores!

I love thrift stores for a lot of reasons. First, I can find clothing in all styles for a very reasonable price. Second, there are so many old things to see that I get lots of ideas for my stitching hobbies. Occasionally, I even find the odd piece of china or glassware that matches what I already have. It’s a great way to shop!