Embroidery It Garden Flag 1

Hi Friends,

Since I’ve been back from Kansas I’ve spent a little time playing with my new embroidery machine.  I also took a class on it yesterday.  I’m still pinching myself each time I go into my sewing room.  Dreams really do come true friends!

Embroidery It Garden Flag 2

So in addition to the oversized monograms that I’ve been creating, I’ve also been just playing around and trying out the different features of the machine.  Here what I did was combine a design with built in lettering and worked on lining it all up and centering it.

One of the things I’m doing is I’m making some garden flags as Christmas gifts.  I’m doing the embroidery on burlap as that is so popular these days.  I used a tear away stabilizer on the back.  The large split letter is from 8 Claws and a Paw and the smaller letters are built into my embroidery machine.

Burlap appliques quite nice.  In the top two photos, burlap was hooped.

Embroidery It Garden Flag 3

Now this next design was stitched onto osnaburg fabric.  You can find this fabric in with the utility fabrics at your local JoAnn’s.  I LOVE osnaburg.  It is a natural cotton and I use it in a lot of projects, particularly when I make rag quilts.  Anyway, I learned something about my machine.  Here I am using the 8 x 14 hoop.  I have hooped the osnaburg as well as the tear away stabilizer.  Osnaburg is lighter weight in comparison to the burlap.  I just could not get a tight enough hooping that I had a problem with puckering.  Next time I should try using the screw driver to tighten the hoop and also I think that with using the large hoop that it might be wise to use an adhesive to attach the fabric to the stabilizer.

There is a learning curve to this machine for sure!

What is on your embroidery machine these days?  I’d love to hear!

Blessings everyone,


be creative daily and live life beautifully


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