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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Getting ready

I've been busy today! Christmas is sneaking up on me, so I've been baking and working on projects for the holidays today. One of the projects was to make some machine embroidered gift card holders from a CD I'd purchased a few months ago. The CD is from Dakota Collectibles and allows each of the holders to be made completely in the embroidery hoop. That should have allowed me to work on something else as the embroidery progressed, I thought, but that wasn't the case. ;) I had to watch carefully to stop the machine and cut the various jump stitches before they had so many stitches on top of them that cutting them became impossible. LOL! At any rate, I forgot to take pictures of the baking I did, but I did take a photo of the card holders.

They were really fun to make, but I do wish I'd had a smaller hoop so I hadn't had to waste so much stabilizer. ;) Still, I'm happy with them and may end up making more, if I have time. :)

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  1. They're adorable Sandy! What a great idea!

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  2. My friend uses a sticky stabilizer in her hoop then either embroiders a design or cuts out the middle then "sticks" a piece in the middle and goes again. doing a basting stitch is helpful
    She also does a similar technique with a spray on adhesive "just"adding to the middle

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    1. Thanks, Colleen. :) A friend of mine has suggested the same thing, and I'll be sure to use the idea next time. :)

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