March 04, 2012

Vintage Embroidery Recipes

This past week I finished this set of six machine embroidery dishtowels. Between quilts, weeds, laundry and errands I'm lucky to get one towel finished each day. I love seeing the final stitch-out.

I used the Aunt Martha woven cotton dishtowels. A generous 28" long x 18" wide. They come three towels in a package, and can be found where most of the newer Aunt Martha iron-on transfers are sold. I found these at our local JoAnn's Fabrics, and they are also at JoAnn's online.

The machine embroidery designs are from one of my favorite digitizers, Juli, at SewWeird designs.
I used the 5" x 7" hoop, and two layers of Disolve-Away mesh stabilizer.  I like to wash, starch and press the towels before doing the embroidery as this helps minimize shrinkage and results in smooth looking embroidery with less puckering. Cute designs from Juli!


Sheryl said...

I absolutely love these, Angie. They almost make me want to buy an embroidery machine. Sheryl

Bearly Cake said...

Sorry to say that SewWeird is not answering emails or phone calls any longer. I bought a design using Paypal and I have never gotten it. People have reported that her website has not changed in nearly a year. I would like to get these vintage recipe designs but have no recourse. Thanks, Joel