What is Embroidery Machine Applique?
Using an embroidery machine, applique designs are created by following easy instructions:
a placement thread sews out, an applique piece of fabric is laid down, a tackdown thread sews out, and then a decorative finishing
thread sews out.
Instructions are included in each pattern.
Starting with the "More
Wild!flowers" pattern, an additional cutting line has been added to the embroidery designs, so the "Tack & Trim"
method can be used.
For older patterns, repeat the placement line after laying a piece of fabric down.
is this technique different than traditional embroidery?
The pieces of applique fabric replace portions of sewn embroidery, making the embroidery designs less dense.
Will the embroidery designs fit my hoop?
Most of the
patterns have designs in two sizes. The featured quilt on the front cover of the pattern uses the larger designs that will
fit a hoop 5.5" x 7.5" or larger. Also included in each pattern are smaller designs that will fit a hoop that is
4" x 4."
The new quilt pattern Life is a Beach has 8" x 8" embroidery
I am quilt shop owner, how may I purchase patterns?
Patterns are available through
Brewer Sewing and
and Smith Street Designs.
Contact Smith Street Designs
through e-mail at
From time to time we find things that just don't want to work right. Here's a list of problems we've encountered
and what to do:
Purple Trillium won't send to your Bernina 430/440 machine: Move the design down a few clicks until the red outline turns
blue, then send. There's a "Read Me" file on the CD.
Canada Lily loses it's "L" when sent to the sewing machine. For an immediate resolution, use the
EXP format. OR e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and a revised embroidery design will be e-mailed to you. Please
have the 6-digit number or date printed on your original CD to receive a corrected design. Corrected 3/15/10
2. The Garden Club PDF files are hard to print: future CD's will be corrected.
If you can't print them out, send an e-mail to email@example.com and I will send you a copy.
3. In Garden Beauty, the new Bernina Version
5 designer software changes a few of the designs saved in Version 3: Use the EXP files for
a work around. Future CD's will have ART3 and ART4 files.
4. Windows Vista users are having a problem reading
the CDs. First try opening up your embroidery software and then opening the embroidery file. If this doesn't work, please
contact Smith Street Designs at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a new disc. Corrected 1/1/08.
To correct the CD yourself, use Roxio or Nero CD creator program to "finalize"
Tulip Time PES files won't open: A newer version of PES was used to save the files.
Contact email@example.com and I will send you a new CD with different PES versions. Corrected 2/1/08.
6. Some of the Yuletide
Joy designs have long satin stitches that may read as "jump stitches." If you have an embroidery machine
that automatically cuts jump stitches, turn off this feature.
The Small Mama Snowman template is the
incorrect size. A correction is inserted in patterns mailed after 3/15/10.
The Medium Wallflower design in Dots & Daisies will not fit into any of the Medium
circles. All the other medium designs will fit.
A Duck Says Quack pattern, the applique pond is not included in the embroidery design for the JEF format
only. Use the applique pattern in the PDF files to complete raw-edge applique with fusible web and manual edge stitching.
For Block #15 in the Grandiflora Rose Pattern: If you are re-hooping to make the Large Rosette, measure
1 7/8" instead of 2" as indicated on Page 8.