Monthly Archives: April 2014

  • How to Download Designs from DesignsbyJuJu.com

    1. Browse the site by design category, technique, and theme. Select your designs by clicking on the add to basket button under the image of each design.

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  • What is Applique?

    If you can follow directions, change thread, and trim fabric, you can create beautiful applique! Applique may look difficult, but Designs by JuJu has done all of the hard work for you. This site has some of the most adorable applique designs I have ever stitched so, truly, the most difficult part is choosing which design to stitch next!

    The word applique means “to place upon.” Everywhere an embroidery design features applique, you will need to place a piece of fabric that will be attached to the hooped base fabric. Continue reading

  • Basic Applique Tutorial: Sock Monkey Alphabet

    One of the best features of computerized machine embroidery is that even novices can easily create beautiful applique the first time out. What once would have taken days to create by hand can now be stitched by machine in minutes with a few easy-to-follow steps.

    Applique is the process of applying layers of fabric on top of a base fabric(s). Before you begin,

    Gather base fabric and coordinating applique fabrics. Scraps work well for applique pieces.

    Iron the base fabric and all applique fabrics. Some people find it helpful to use a spray starch or ironing spray for added crispness. Continue reading


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