Welcome to February and National Embroidery Month! In honor of the month, I want to take some time to go over the basics of machine embroidery with AccuQuilt shapes and some of our newest designs.
It’s “Sew” Easy
Using AccuQuilt GO! Applique Dies makes creating adorable applique projects so easy and gives you perfect results. Just like everything we do at AccuQuilt, we’re always working to improve your creative experience, so let me show you how!
If you’re used to traditional machine embroidery applique, you know that it involves intricate fabric trimming with specialized scissors that’s not only time-consuming, but can leave you with a less-than-perfect-looking finished product. Using AccuQuilt, you simply fuse the wrong side of your fabric, place up to four layers of pre-fused cotton on your die with a cutting mat and cut. It’s quick, simple and gives you a perfect edge every time.
So, how does the machine embroidery work? Just like with other methods, the design will stitch out a placement stitch. You use that line to fuse your perfectly cut pieces in place. From there, your embroidery machine will do all the work for you. How great is that?
How to Get Started
At AccuQuilt, you’ll find an entire section devoted to machine embroidery designs. All non-designer applique shapes have basic outline embroidery in three stitches – satin, blanket and motif – available to download for free, but that’s just the beginning.
You’ll also find more detailed downloadable patterns available for purchase. Here are 13 new designs that are perfect for this time of year!
Let It Snow!
GO! Peppermint and Hot Cocoa Embroidery Specialty Designs using the GO! Coffee & Tea Medley Die.
GO! Skiing Gnome Embroidery Specialty Designs using the GO! Gnome Die.
GO! Snowboarding Gnome Specialty Designs using the GO! Gnome Die.
Big Game Vibes
GO! Super Bowl Embroidery by V-Stitch Designs using the GO! Sports Medley and GO! Classic 2" Alphabet Uppercase Set dies.
GO! Penguin All Star Embroidery by V-Stitch Designs using the GO! Penguin Die.
Share Some Love
GO! Valentine Cupcake Embroidery by V-Stitch Designs using the GO! Cupcake Die.
GO! LOVE 2 Embroidery by V-Stitch Designs using the GO! Hearts-2", 3", 4" and the GO! Classic 2" Alphabet Uppercase Set dies.
GO! Valentine Truck by V-Stitch Designs using the GO! Pickup Truck and GO! Queen of Hearts dies.
A Bit o' Luck
GO! Irish Gnome with Top Had Embroidery Design by V-Stitch Designs using the GO! Gnome and GO! Holiday Accessories dies.
GO! Irish Cupcake Embroidery by V-Stitch Designs using the GO! Cupcake and the GO! Cookie Decorations dies.
GO! Shamrock Truck Embroidery by V-Stitch Designs using the GO! Pickup Truck and GO! Cookie Decorations dies.
GO! Irish Sunbonnet Sue Embroidery Designs by V-Stitch Designs using the GO! Sunbonnet Sue Die.
GO! Irish Overall Sam Embroidery Designs by V-Stitch Designs using the GO! Overall Sam Die.
Just think about all the projects you could make with these designs – from embellishing pre-made items, like towels and apparel, to seasonal table runners, wall hangings and quilts. You’re only limited by your imagination!
To help your creativity flow, we also offer a wide variety of fusible and stabilizer products on our website, along with wool pressing mats and shovel irons. We also have plenty more amazing machine embroidery designs available on our site just waiting for you.