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free hand embroidery patterns

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I usually like to keep a few sets of embroideried pillowcases on hand for gifts. Today I found a new site with free hand embroidery patterns. They are great patterns for pillowcases, quilt blocks, dresser scarves, etc. You can print out all you like for free! Go to NeedleCrafter.com, and click on newest additions, and you can browse from 20 pages of beautiful patterns! Hope someone else likes to embroidery too!!!

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If you like to embroider, you should check out all the groups in Flickr! My favorite (and one of the largest) is called "Hoop Love".

 

You can't share anything that's copyrighted, or still in production, but some of the most wonderful older patterns are there! And if you're looking for something, like kittens, just ask and people will help you locate some.

 

Hoop Love

http://www.flickr.com/groups/hooplove/

 

Embroidery (covers modern stuff, too, some originals)

http://www.flickr.com/groups/embroideredstuff/

 

Vintage Embroidery Patterns

http://www.flickr.com/groups/341081@N20/

 

Vintage Coloring & Paint Books (These designs make wonderful kids' quilts!)

http://www.flickr.com/groups/1026450@N25/

 

If you need help resizing any pictures, just ask me. I can do that for you.

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Hey Cat, Thank you soooo much for posting that link. I've been looking and printing ever since I read your reply! I'll never have to buy another pattern. I absolutely love the vintage patterns. The designs are so old-fashioned and beautiful. I can hardly wait to get a pair of pillow cases started. Cat, you are the BEST! :hug3:

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Did you know that you can 'iron-on' your pattern right from your computer printer onto the fabric to embroider?

You may have to flip the pattern before you print it if it has words or is left - right oriented.

 

OK I found a site that tells you better how to do it then I can here.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4881229_print-embroidery-pattern-fabric.html

 

Works -- I have done it before when needing to make something of the net. :AmishMichael2:

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Oh nice one ladies. Me like.

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Thanks for the link Michael! I found several good articles here. For years I have used a lightbox (that I made) to trace my patterns on the fabric. I didn't know that you could iron on a design from your printer though. I might give it a try. Never hurts to try something new. Sure would save a lot of time.

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Thanks for the link Michael! I found several good articles here. For years I have used a lightbox (that I made) to trace my patterns on the fabric. I didn't know that you could iron on a design from your printer though. I might give it a try. Never hurts to try something new. Sure would save a lot of time.

 

Just remember.................

if it has any words or letters on it they will 'print' out backwards when you 'iron' them.

So if they do - first copy it into your paint program and the flip them before printing.

:AmishMichael2:

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= = = sidebar = = = about using your printer to transfer your designs................

They may not 'wash out' as well as when you use the blue or red ink on most patterns so make sure ONLY the part you plan to cover with thread is 'printed'

:AmishMichael2:

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