Volume 66

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Frame Your Face
Circle a collar with dimension, texture and colorful wooly appliqué.

Pirate Birthday Party
No need to walk the plank - your pirate-themed birthday party will be the talk of the neighborhood.

Blooming Flowers
Mix color-washed ready-wear with a dash of delicate, 'blooming' embroidery designs.

A Quirky In-the-Hoop Project
Stitch this loveable, wide-eyed quirky little owl entirely in the hoop! The collection name is In-Hoop Owl Pin Cushion - Softie - Washcloth and it can be purchased from SWAKembroidery.com.

Layer, Stitch & Snip the Perfect Kitchen Accessories
Stitch up a set of raggy chenille coasters to coordinate with your home décor.

The All Purpose Zipper Pouch
Clever in-the-hoop pouches are fun to make and ideal for storing baby's pacifiers and more.

In-the-Hoop Spa Essentials
Kandi Christian shares her in-the-hoop techniques for organdy and linen.

Columns & Departments

In-the-Hoop Dresden Lap Quilt
A Dresden quilt made on your embroidery machine - what would Great-Grandma say? A little nostalgia and a whole lot of fun! You'll be inspired by Nancy Zieman's techniques.

Ask the Expert
Deborah Jones explains the best methods for creating free-standing embroidery. Learn which fabrics and stabilizers yield the best results.

Great Scott!
Scott Goodman, Designs' newest columnist addresses how to handle tension-in an unorthodox manner!

Tips and Techniques: Frugal Stitchery
Ever wonder if there was a use for snippets of thread? You'll be charmed with Joanne Banko’s thrifty idea.

What's New in Designs
See the latest designs to hit the embroidery market!