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Valentine’s Day Stitching Inspiration

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Making a heartfelt, handmade Valentine for someone special is always so much nicer than buying a pre-fab, store bought card. Here are some ideas you can stitch.

Applique fabrics hearts to a ready-made towel and add a hand-embroidered monogram like these pretty towels featured on the Serendipity Refined site.

Or, pull out your sewing machine and your digital embroidery  cards and make appliqued, monogrammed towels using DMC Machine Embroidery Cotton.

These were inspired by towels at a retail store, but what makes them even better than the store-bought version is that you can make them in your own favorite colors using your own favorite font. Embroider a monogram, a name, or a romantic quotation.

The French Knots site features several heart designs that you can use to stitch on tea towels, pillow cases, accent pillows and more!

Enlarge or reduce the designs to fit your needs, and then embroidery the design using DMC Embroidery Floss. If you want to add a bit of sparkle to the design, try one of the beautiful colors in the Light Effects Floss line.  Pink Amethyst E316 would look fabulous!

Or, make a wall hanging to display around Valentine’s Day, declaring your affection.

This beautiful pattern is available on the Craftsy site as a PDF download. It was created by Sew Jenaissance, and uses several colors of floss. I love the hoop finish and the mixture of different embroidery styles.

There’s plenty of time to create our own hand-embroidered Valentines, and I’m already stitching!


DMC Thread for Machine Embroidery

Monday, November 12, 2012

Almost every sewing machine sold these days features built-in embroidery stitches, or optional add-on embroidery beds and a wide range of designs available for purchase or download.

But  did you know DMC also makes 100% Cotton Machine Embroidery Thread in addition to our outstanding hane embroidery thread?

We do indeed!

Our highly mercerized Machine Embroidery Thread is appreciated for its finesse and look in machine embroidery.

Our thread is ideal for all types of machine embroidery, applique, sewing methods, patching, and quilting.

Because of the high speed of present day sewing machines, DMC developed a left twist thread which is ideally suited on all makes of sewing machines.

DMC Machine Embroidery Thread is available in a size 50 thread. Size 50 is a fine thread and makes for a smooth finished product, mistakes are less noticeable. When an occasional stitch should be misplaced, it is not too conspicuous with the finer thread. DMC Machine Embroidery

Thread encompasses a wide range of colors including 125 brilliant solid colors and 7 variegated colors. Features a convenient snap top spool in 547 yards.

I hope you’ll try some in your next machine embroidery project!


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