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« on: July 31, 2005 04:54:03 PM »

I need ideas!  What should I embroider on?  I'm not a fussy type, so napkins, tablecloths etc.  wouldn't get used.   
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2005 01:54:01 AM »

I've just started doing the Sublime Pinups & Panthers on pillowcases.  I picked up two on sale in a department store for 2 in lilac, and they are lovely to embroider onto - they've got a really nice even weave and they sit well in a hoop, as they don't stretch.  I worked out where I put my fae when I sleep, so I've put the main pictures in the other corner.

« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2005 05:22:02 AM »

I second PurpleHeather on the pillowcase idea.  All of us have to sleep, right? - so why not do it in style.   Smiley

I've embroidered on tons of other things - winter gloves, tote bags, purses, t-shirts, etc.  You could decorate the bottom of curtain panels for your place, pillow covers (not just cases), or maybe even make a banner (the blanks are available at www.sublimestitching.com) to hang on your wall.  Sky's the limit! 
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2005 10:41:10 AM »

My next project (real project not just "I have to embroider something right now so I am going to embroider on this old shirt") is going to be on cafe curtains. 

And you can always embroider on an old shirt!


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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2005 11:04:20 PM »

I had the same problem a few weeks ago. I just finished some pillowcases but I also just started some tote bags. There are also panties, boxer shorts, and purses..

« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2005 10:36:29 PM »

Thanks for all of your ideas!  I just finished a tote bag, and my next project is an apron for my friend who is a chef.  Lots of ideas out there!
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2005 12:18:35 AM »

My favorite to do is button-down shirts. In high school, we had to wear white oxford or polo shirts, and I had a great time doing skulls and crossbones or martini glasses or whatever where the logo should go on the chest. I think it's a great way to dress them up.
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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2005 06:20:09 PM »

I have used cheap five for $3 Wal Mart hankies for a couple of projects. They are a nice size for something relatively small that you may want to frame or hang on a wall. 

I also have a big piece of unbleached muslin that I keep around just in case inspiration strikes.  It is a good stable fabric and is cheap.  I did just about the whole SS I Love Veggies package on the muslin and have them framed on my wall in simple black frames in my kitchen. 

I promise photos soon.....maybe I'll have a stitch photo shoot this weekend so I can post all of my stuff!

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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2005 09:26:40 AM »

I started out on flour sack towels for the kitchen.
Now I am using old pillow cases to put some new life back into the.
But the way I see it any piece of fabric you can put in a hoop and shove a needle and thread in is fair game!

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