Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Fun and Funky Refrigerator Magnets

It has been a while since I have posted a machine embroidery project, so I just had to share these fun and funky refrigerator magnets. These bright and cheery magnets are done completely in a machine embroidery hoop and are a great beginner project for those learning how to use an embroidery machine....plus, as a bonus, they are great for using up small bits of fabric. These magnets are basically machine applique with added embroidery; the base of each magnet is cutaway stabilizer...fabric is then machine appliqued on top...followed by the embroidered elements...and then finally, the satin stitch border - excess tear-away stabilizer is then removed, leaving you with a completely finished magnet, all done in the embroidery hoop! These great, inexpensive digitized designs can be found (along with TONS of others) on the Embroidery Library website - just type magnets in the search box and you will find all sorts of fun ideas. You can also visit the Embroidery Library's project section for a complete tutorial with color photographs on how to make these great magnets. With minimal supplies and a little time in the sewing room, you can brighten-up any kitchen....

4 comments:

  1. Those are cute and they would make great little gifts.

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  2. Those are so cute, Belinda! The cupcake looks very tasty!

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  3. Love them all, especially the pineapple. How creative!

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