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« on: May 07, 2004 12:56:27 PM »

a couple questions...

1. anybody have preferences on where to get pillocases to embroider? Some have that icky satin trim that I'd like to avoid, but still on the cheap?
2. do I need to use stabilizer for pillowcase embroidery?
3. besides aunt martha's, can you recommend a place to get pillowcase specific patterns?

You may have guessed, this is whatI'm planning to give everybody for christmas this year. Some will get jenny hart's pinup girls, but I'm not sure my grandparents for instance, are ready for that. I'm also planning to branch out into tea towels and maybe placemats, and I have at least one baby gift, too. I'm new to embroidery and obsessed, so I'm just trying to pick y'alls brains about whats good and all. Any suggestions are welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2004 01:24:53 PM »

you can get a pair of pillowcases (from Martha Stewart's 'everyday' collection) at kmart for $6
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2004 09:06:27 PM »

I embroidered a few pairs of pillowcases for friends wedding gifts a while back and I used Martha Stewart's cause they were plain and the quality is pretty decent.  I didn't know anything about embroidery really at the time, so I was just basically writing on them with thread, but they turned out nice and it's a tight weave, so it worked out okay.  I just want to say props to you for starting on Christmas.  I love embroidery too, I wish I devoted more time to it.  You've inspired me to get a move on. 

For babies I make a hooded towel with a big square with rounded corners cut from a regular towel and then a triangle sewn on one of the corners.  I've embroidered on those before.
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2004 02:35:26 PM »

you can also use coloring books,and kids books for patterns!
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2004 06:43:32 PM »

www.sublimestitchin g.com  has some really great embroidering patterns and I agree w/jebslove on using coloring and kids books for patterns!
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