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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2008 11:46:53 AM »

I keep thinking of making something like this for myself but keep doing other things. Perhaps it's because I don't have a good place for the machine... The kid is going to love the gift!
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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2008 01:34:37 PM »

A very good idea. Thank you !
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« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2008 01:47:05 PM »

Thank you again everyone...

I have so may ideas for these now. Placemats! I went to Goodwill today and found a set of 4 from Pier One. Another set of two with no tags... Here at home I found that one fits almost exactly under the machine and hangs over the table about 1 1/2". The rest can be coordinating fabrics. Lots of possibilities there.

Ruth. I actually designed the design
Right here in this forum I discovered
Sophie Sews. It's a free embroidery digitizing program... I started out using that but I got so impatient because I was trying to learn the program and make the design at the same time.

I ended up using this one...
Embroidery Fonts Plus... It's kind of a pain in the ass to get used to but I was already used to it.
You can get it here and they have free online classes with voice and everything every Monday evening... I highly recommend it... IT'S FREE!
http://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/Internet+Stitch/Softwares/1/EFP.aspx
I will be happy to offer any help I can if someone wants to learn it. It's not really digitizing software, it's more like placing designs together with text and things like that. The only drawback is that you can only use the 3 different fonts that come with the program. If you want more styles then you have to buy them from them and they are about $10.00 per alphabet.
Anyway that's how I made the name like that. I imported the capital N from that font collection I had in my computer  (it is a pre-digitized letter) then I used the program to type one of EFP type styles over it and saved it the size and file format I wanted it to stitch out in.

Thanks again everyone... let me know if I can help in any way..
Maxine
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« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2008 07:16:08 PM »

Fantastic!
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« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2008 08:21:11 PM »

Love your machine apron thingie! The colors are gorgeous, and the apron looks very crisp and well-designed and useful. I want to make one for my machine! And hadn't considered before the need to have something like that when sewing away from home. very useful. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2008 10:50:50 AM »

wow this is pretty cool, the colours go together really well Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2008 01:10:00 PM »

Thanks again you guys,

The colors are for a little girl but I love them too. However I am planning on another one with much more earthy tones. Tweeds and such, neat.

One thing I just happened to think of.. you can save time and effort by making the pockets in one big strip then sewing in between to create the separate pockets. I just felt the need here to make it extra special...

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« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2008 06:06:53 PM »

Hey sis,
I checked out your ETSY shop. Only one problem..... I can't afford that rockin' hoodie. If I could....
Cool sewing table thingy, too.
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« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2008 09:26:56 AM »

Love it to death.  The colors are awesome.  I love embroidery punk.
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« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2008 02:28:34 PM »

Hey Sis, back atcha...

you dig that hoodie huh? well, you'll just have to wait a bit longer for somthin from my woman cave..
 
Thanks UT!... I'm honored to receive a cudos from you. I saw your rice pack heating thingie. I'm going to make one for me and mine. Embroidery Punk.... don't think I've ever heard that term. You made it up... I love it!

I have made some changes to the apron. I had to take it apart about half way up the sides, take the pockets off and put some embroidery on them. Sewing fairies. Cute... I'll post a pic when I put it back together.

Thanks everyone so much..
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