I have long thought that someone needs to create a place where we can all share news and ideas about machine embroidery. All the information seems so scattered online.
It’s a lot of work to find out what designs are new out there on all the different sites and to see some inspiration.
So I thought that once in awhile, I might put together a bunch of links to things that are new, or hot, or just inspirational in machine embroidery. I come across things regularly in my online travels, so I thought it would be fun to share…even if I haven’t had time to stitch some of it out yet.
I’ve seen this in a number of places, and by now most of you are familiar with the chalkboard fabric out there. It’s easy enough to purchase at your local quilt shop or hobby shop.
Embroideryonline.com has some great new chalkboard floral designs. These are next on my list of embroideries to try.
Machine Cross Stitch:
Here’s something else that’s fun. I made a few cross stitch designs last Halloween and loved it. I think the cross stitch look for the holidays is charming. Here’s a peek at my previous Halloween post.
But I found a site that specializes in machine embroidery cross stitch. They have designs for all occasions. They are appropriately named machinecrossstitch.com.
Again, on my list to do. I am intrigued by the possibilities.
New Releases as of May:
This is obviously not a complete list, but I hope to be able to build on this list every time I publish a Machine Embroidery News blog. So many times I have wished that someone would organize all this info for me. So now I’m doing it, and sharing it with you. And I’ll update it as often as I can.
embroideryonline.com (new releases)
emblibrary.com (new releases)
urbanthreads.com (new releases)
amazingdesigns.com (new releases)
I prefer to stay with major digitizers until I have some idea of the quality, but I am happy to publicize the place where you purchase your designs if you want to share.
In fact, if you have something you’d like to see with regard to machine embroidery, feel free to leave me a message in the comment bubble at the top of the post. I’d love to hear what you want to see more of in machine embroidery…whether it’s in the hoop, freestanding, contemporary or all of the above. Let me know, and I’ll try to do a little homework on it for next time.
For now, happy stitching!