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« on: June 15, 2004 06:48:32 AM »

http://home.comcast.net/~bethanyjames/hotdogs_fear_me.JPG

I made this barbeque apron for my father-in-law for his father's day present.  This picture is just a scan of the embroidery design because my husband stole my camera this morning, but I'll add a picture of the whole thing being an apron later. 

The design is about 9X7 inches.  I used my embroidery machine with my multihoop and a couple of rehoopings.  It could easily be translated into hand embroidery (you have my permission to use the idea for hand embroidery, I designed and digitized it).  If I did it by hand, I'd probably use outlining for the hot dog and and letters, and maybe long and short stitch for the fire parts.

To attach the embroidered fabric to the apron, I pinned it in place, then used a long narrow zig zag stitch to hold it in place.  Then I used a wide very short zig zag stitch to satin stitch it in place applique style.  The apron is a ready made to decorate one that I picked up at Michaels.
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2004 11:56:13 AM »

Ya that would be very pretty all I bought my dad was a shirt. (worker man)  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2004 04:06:17 PM »

thats cool!!! now only if I knew what to get for my dad...
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2004 05:56:21 PM »

I'm running to the craft store... now I finally know what to give for Father's Day! Of course, instead of the embroidery, my dad's getting ghetto puffy paint cheapo version.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2004 05:58:44 PM »

That'd cute! Now... Raise your hand if you don't have a daddy! *raises hand* Me! Me! Ha.. Bye you guys.  Grin  CryUndecided Oh, Oh, and off topic, but I got dumped today. After two years with the guy... -sigh- AIM me later. Heh...
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2004 07:22:50 PM »

i love it!
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2004 02:43:40 PM »

LOVE IT~
I love the expression on the hot dog. hahaha!
My dad isnt a big babeque guy.  Sad
What did you use to digitize that design?
how big was each piece -as in, how big is your multihoop?
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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2004 05:22:39 PM »

Thanks guys, glad you like it.

Pixelpusher, I used pe-design to digitize it.  My machine is a 4x4 inch sewing area.  The multiposition hoop has three postitions, but they overlap so it does a design that about 4x6.  The whole thing is one multiposition file with another one underneath it.  So it's like two files on the computer, but on the sewing machine it shows as four.  There's a file for each postion and two positions used in each hooping.

And, as promised:  A picture of it being an apron!



Notice the lovely aim'n'flame holster.  It says "Packin' Heat".  That's my husband's favorite part.  He wants me to make him one and we don't even have a grill.   Grin
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2004 05:28:01 PM »

That's really cute. My Dad needs one that says "Pork Chops fear me"
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2004 03:10:57 PM »

Thanks guys, glad you like it.

Pixelpusher, I used pe-design to digitize it.  My machine is a 4x4 inch sewing area.  The multiposition hoop has three postitions, but they overlap so it does a design that about 4x6.  The whole thing is one multiposition file with another one underneath it.  So it's like two files on the computer, but on the sewing machine it shows as four.  There's a file for each postion and two positions used in each hooping.

And, as promised:  A picture of it being an apron!



Notice the lovely aim'n'flame holster.  It says "Packin' Heat".  That's my husband's favorite part.  He wants me to make him one and we don't even have a grill.   Grin

May I have your permission to copy(well kind of,I want to make a t-shirt transfer)I LOVE IT!
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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2004 10:08:19 AM »

Packin' Heat!  Oh, that is too funny.

I have to make one of these for my husband.  Maybe a matched set for both of us.  Last year we hosted "Hot Dog Thanksgiving" and we're hoping to make it an annual tradition.
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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2004 09:26:59 PM »

Packin' Heat!  Oh, that is too funny.

I have to make one of these for my husband.  Maybe a matched set for both of us.  Last year we hosted "Hot Dog Thanksgiving" and we're hoping to make it an annual tradition.

my boyfriend and i do that! we have burgers and hot dogs on thanksgiving. way better than turkey, in my opinion.
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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2004 05:38:35 PM »

I just thought I'd post my dad's Father's Day gift... He hasn't opened it yet, so it's lying on the floor, hidden in my room.

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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2004 05:44:46 PM »


my boyfriend and i do that! we have burgers and hot dogs on thanksgiving. way better than turkey, in my opinion.

All right!  We should start a national campaign or something!
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« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2004 09:34:28 PM »

packin heat is the best touch ever!!
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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2004 08:43:34 AM »

*laughs at the embroidery*

Where did you come up with the idea?
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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2004 06:52:23 AM »

I just thought I'd post my dad's Father's Day gift... He hasn't opened it yet, so it's lying on the floor, hidden in my room.

http://members.aol.com/ellseybell/apron.jpg

I really like what you did with the whole convict thing!  Did he like it?

I'm glad you all think it's funny!  Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only one who's amused by me.

The idea came when my husband and I were deciding what it should say, and he said that, so I just went with it when I digitized the embroidery and designed how the letters should look and such.  I think my favorite part is the look on the hotdog's face.
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« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2004 11:13:14 AM »

Beppycat --

Yes, he really liked it! Though it was upstaged a few minutes later by a "Master and Commander" DVD... <grumble, grumble>

Thanks for the wonderful Dad's Day idea!
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« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2004 11:44:17 AM »

Damn dvd's!  They'll get you everytime.   Wink
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