Steam Punk Pillow

Steam Punk Pillow Featuring the CrystalWork Tool and Circular Embroidery Attachment

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This fabulous steampunk pillow was embellished entirely by machine – yes, even the marker and crystal designs!

CrystalWork - how to cut a template

CrystalWork Software: Creating a Design Template

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A DesignWorks tutorial from Sarah Vedeler, using the CrystalWork Software and Tool to create a template for making iron-on crystal designs.

DesignWorks - Laugh Often

Stitch, Draw, and Glitz – with Your Embroidery Machine

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Use an embroidery to draw and paint? You bet! It can also cut stencils for making your own iron-on crystal designs!

Made to Create - Presser Feet and Accessories series

Made to Create: Sewing Machine Accessories Series

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Today I’m kicking off a series of posts about presser feet and other sewing machine tools, based on the Made to Create pillow project. Scroll through the photos and see if you can guess which accessories were used for each pillow.

Paris Wallhanging by Amy Millsaps #diy #sew #quilt #embroidery #weallsew

Paris Quilt

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Amy Millsaps, who works at Raintree Quilting in Juneau, Alaska, sent me this picture of the beautiful Paris wallhanging she composed in DesignWorks software. She combined clipart and embroidery files from BERNINA Embroidery Software 6, OESD Flourish Fancy pack #12224, and the Rose Gown Applique and Paintwork design from DesignWorks Sampler 1 for a lovely montage

Owlivia Slough Bag by Lisa Klingbeil, Through the Needle ONLINE magazine, Issue #15 #diy #sew #weallsew

Owlivia Slouch Bag: A Blank Canvas

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My Owlivia Slouch Bag in Through the Needle ONLINE #15 uses all of the DesignWorks components plus embroidery. I have to admit that CrystalWork used is quickly becoming a favorite of mine – it’s quick and easy and I think every project needs just a little sparkle to make it pop. Don’t you?