• Top Sets of 2016 (Set #2)

    Top Sets of the Year!

    The end of the year is coming, and here at Designs By JuJu we decided to look back at the most popular sets of 2016. Not all of these designs were released this year, but they are the 10 sets you liked the most!!

    #2 - Mehndi Hearts

    Mehndi Heart / Top Sets 2016Another Designs By JuJu Exclusive, these 10 absolutely stunning hearts done in "Mehndi" style will add super "wow factor" to your projects. Great for Valentine's Day..or any day!

    This set comes in 4 sizes: 4x4, 5x7, 6x10 and 8x8.

    Also...You can stitch them onto EVERYTHING including toilet paper!!

    See Full Mehndi Heart set HERE

    Deborah Fetherlin / Top Sets 2016 Alexandra Darnell / Top Sets 2016

    Sewing Space / Top Sets 2016

    Share your Projects

    If you've been working on a project with one of our top sets, please share it with us! (You can submit all Designs By JuJu projects you have been working on too!) To submit photos for our showcase, please email: julie@designsbyjuju.com

    Want to see more?

    Click HERE to see the #1 top set of 2016!  Then, keep following our blog to make sure you see all 10 sets!!

    Top Sets 2016

  • Top Sets of 2016 (Sets 10 - 7)

    Top Sets of the Year!

    The end of the year is coming, and here at Designs By JuJu we decided to look back at the most popular sets of 2016. Not all of these designs were released this year, but they are the 10 sets you liked the most!!

    #10 - Floral Monogram Non-Split Version

    Believe / Top Sets 2016

    Project By: Janine Colasurdo / Top Sets 2016

    Floral Monogram Non-Split version is a follow-up to our popular Split Floral Monogram set (see split set HERE). This Designs By JuJu Exclusive became an instant favorite!

    Available in: 3-inch, 4-inch, 5-inch, 6-inch and 7-inch sizes

    See Full Floral Monogram Non-Split Set HERE

    #9 - Split Sports Applique

    Arabella / Top Sets 2016

    Here is a wonderful set of 14 split applique sports designs. Perfect for the athlete in your life! Another Designs By JuJu Exclusive that allows you to add text in the applique.

    Approximate font sizes that will fit in the split areas:

    4x4: 0.5-inch fonts
    5x7: 0.75-inch or 1-inch fonts
    6x10: 1-inch fonts
    8x8: 1-inch fonts

    See Full Split Sports Applique set HERE

    #8 - Gracie Monogram

    Customer Project: Nancy C Moran Julian / Top Sets 2016

    Gracie Monogram is a beautiful and elegant Baroque style monogram..perfect for linens, towels and more!

    Available in:

    2 - inch, 3 - inch, 4 - inch, 5 - inch, and 6 - inch sizes

    See Full Gracie Monogram set HERE

    Customer Project: Kathleen Thompson / Top Sets 2016

    #7 - Split Floral Monogram

    L - Split Floral Monogram / Top Sets 2016A beautiful split monogram fantastic for so many different projects and Designed *exclusively* for Designs by JuJu!

    Font sizes to use with the monograms:

    3 and 4 inch: use 1/2 inch fonts
    5 inch: use 3/4 inch font
    6 and 7 inch: use 1 inch font

    See Full Split Floral Monogram set HERE

    Joy / Top Sets 2016Robin Walls / Top Sets 2016

    Share your Projects

    If you've been working on a project with one of our top sets, please share it with us! To submit photos for our showcase, please email: julie@designsbyjuju.com

    Want to see more?

    Click HERE to see the #6, #5, #4, and #3 top sets of 2016!  Then, keep following our blog to make sure you see all 10 sets!!

    Top Sets 2016

  • Christmas Inspiration

     With all the decorations and gifts to get done for Christmas, we thought you might need some Christmas Inspiration... So here are some great customer photos we wanted to share!

    Customer Project by: Sue Meihofer Lemay / Christmas Inspiration

    Homemade Ornaments

    This idea from Sue Meihofer LeMay is adorable! She made these ornaments for her grandkids using  designs from our Whimsical Christmas design set.

    You could make monogrammed ornaments for a less whimsical look...

    Countdown to Christmas / Christmas Inspiration

    Advent Calendar

    Did you know we have our very own Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar design? It comes with "in the hoop" ornament designs along with a star, pocket designs, PDF e-pattern for Christmas tree, and a complete, full-color step by step photo tutorial for making and constructing your Advent Calendar!

    This is a must-have at Christmastime, but make sure you leave yourself enough time to finish the project before December 1st! 

    Here is a picture of Julie’s daughter setting it up for the season!

    Customer Project By: Maria Willback DElia / Christmas Inspiration


    What better way is there to differentiate your family’s stockings? Adding a beautiful monogram!

    Maria Willback D'Elia made these stockings and chose to embellish them with our Fancy Block Monogram!

    Send Us Your Projects!

    We have so many more Christmas Designs and projects you can work on!! For some more inspiration, you can visit our Christmas Pinterest Board

    To submit photos for our showcase, please email:julie@designsbyjuju.com

    Happy Stitching!

  • Circle Script Monogram

    We will keep this post short and sweet, because we KNOW you'll want to rush to your machine to start playing with this new Circle Script Monogram!

    Circle Script Monogram GIF

    About this Monogram
    This beautiful monogram is a 3 letter circular script. When the left, middle, and right letters are combined, they will form a circular shape.

    On Machine - Circle Script Monogram


    This font also includes BX format to be used with Embrilliance software as a keyboard font.

    **Note** The letters in this design are individual stitch files. You must have embroidery editing software to merge your letters to form words, names & monograms.

    towel - circle script monogram

    Finished Projects

    This adorable towel is for Emily, Juju's little girl. You can use this circle script monogram on all your different monogram frames! The frame in this photo is from our Simply Frames Applique design set. (You will also want to check out our Monogram Frames Applique set)

    We know you will come up with adorable projects using this set! When you do, submit photos for our showcase, by emailing: julie@designsbyjuju.com

  • How To: Make a Harlow’s Quilted and Embroidered Purse

    Make a Harlow’s Quilted and Embroidered Purse
    Using Designs by JuJu Janda Stylish Monogram


    I’m thrilled to be joining you here on Designs by JuJu’s website! I’ve always LOVED JuJu’s delightful designs and have used them extensively in my work. This quilted and embroidered purse is a sweet and simple Summer project….just the right size for your favourite little girl.

    For this project, I used the Janda Stylish Monogram design. Quilting fabrics are Carina by Amanda Murphy (except stripe fabric by Riley Blake)





    Fabric Chart Shopping List:

     Janda Stylish Monogram design DBJJ671 in the letter(s) of your choice

    Quilting cottons: (See attached fabric sample chart)

    Fabric 1 White                                                                        10"x10"

    Fabric 2 Stripe                                                                         .3 yard

    Fabric 3 Heart to Heart Pink                                                  fat quarter

    Fabric 4 Romance White multi                                              scrap 4"x8"

    Fabric 5 Entwined Red                                                           scrap 3½"x22"

    Fabric 6 Entwined Teal                                                           fat quarter


    Medium weight tearaway stabilizer                                   10"x10"

    Medium weight sew in stabilizer                                          11"x21"

    Quilt batt                                                                                11"x21"


    Thin teal cording                                                                      30"

    Embroidery thread, bobbin thread, all-purpose thread

    Embroidery needle, quilting needle, sewing needle

    Fabric adhesive spray, optional

    Free motion quilting foot, optional

    Magnetic closure

    Thimble, optional

    Three Riley Blake crocheted flowers, optional

    Wooden button, optional


    *I used Brother Embroidery thread pink, 086.

    Use a ¼" seam allowance throughout.


    Embroidery: DBJJ - 1

    Download the 3½" size monogram letter of your choice from the DBJJ671 collection to your embroidery machine. Using your machine’s medium sized hoop, center and hoop the 10"x10" piece of white fabric together with tearaway stabilizer. Stitch out the embroidery design.

    Being mindful to center the embroidery design, trim the white fabric to measure 4½" wide x6" long. Remove stabilizer. Press.



    From Fabric 2 - Fold fabric so stripes run up and down. Cut three strips 2½"x12". Sub cut two pieces 2½"x4½", one piece 2¼"x6" and two squares 2½"x2½". Re-fold fabric to change orientation of stripes. Cut one strip 2½x12".

    From Fabric 3 – Cut two strips 2"x22". Sub cut two strips 2"x12". Cut backing piece of 11"x21".

    From Fabric 4 – Trim scrap to measure 3"x6".

    From Fabric 5 – Cut one strip from scrap of 2½"x20". Sub cut to one piece 2½"x12" and two pieces 2½"x2½"

    From Fabric 6 – Cut two strips 2½"x22". Sub cut one strip 2½"x12, two squares 2½"x2½" and one piece 2¼"x6. For binding, cut four strips 2½"x22".


    Construction: See Diagram #1 [Download]

    Row 1 - Stitch 3"x6" piece of Fabric 4 to left side of monogram block and 2¼"x6" piece of Fabric 6 to the right side. Stitch a 2"x6" Fabric 2 piece to the teal piece. Press away from center. DBJJ - 2

    Row 2 - Stitch together two Fabric 6, 2 and 5 patchwork units using the 2½" squares. Set one aside for Row 5.

    DBJJ - 3

    Row 3, 4 – Stitch one 2"x12" strip of Fabric 3 to both top and bottom of purse unit.

    DBJJ - 4

    Row 5 – Repeat Row 2 except stitch Fabric 2 piece 2½x4½" to Fabric 6. Press

    Row 6 – Stitch Fabric 2 piece 2"x12" to bottom of purse unit.

    Row 7 – Stitch Fabric 5 piece 2½"x12" to bottom of purse unit.

    Row 8 – Stitch Fabric 2 piece 2½"x12" to bottom of purse unit.

    Row 9 - Stitch Fabric 6 piece 2½"x12" to bottom of purse unit.

    DBJJ - 5

    • Press all seams towards the bottom of purse unit.

    Quilting: DBJJ - 6

    Make a quilt sandwich. On a flat surface, lay down right side of backing fabric. (If using fabric adhesive spray, spray between each layer)

    Layer quilt batt on top of backing fabric and smooth.

    Layer stabilizer on top of quilt batt and smooth.

    DBJJ - 7Layer on purse top and smooth. Pin to secure.

    Pin to secure.

    Quilt as desired. (The pattern shows a free motion quilting pattern all over).

    Trim to ¼" around the perimeter of the purse top. Round both bottom corners of the purse top using template Diagram #2 [Download] and trim.




    Make binding by stitching together four 2½" strips of Fabric 6 together on the diagonal – mark a stitching line as shown. Stitch and trim ¼" from stitching line. Press seam open.

    DBJJ - 8

    DBJJ - 9


    Fold the binding strip in half, lengthwise, wrong sides together and press. At the beginning of the binding strip, fold back ½" and press.

    Pin binding strip to the raw edge of the purse top.

    Stitch ¼" from raw edge of purse top. Stop stitching 3/8" from corner of purse top. Fold binding strip up at a 45° angle.

    DBJJ - 10

    Lay the binding strip back down on the adjacent side of the purse top and begin stitching binding to raw edge.

    DBJJ - 11

    Finish off binding by tucking in the raw edge of the binding strip to the beginning point and stitch to secure.

    Fold binding over and pin to the back of the purse top. Stitch in place by hand.

    Hand stitch button, crocheted flowers (if using) in place. Wrong sides together, fold purse ½" from the bottom of the embroidered monogram to measure for magnetic closure placement. Center and affix the magnetic closure so the purse flap closes flat.

    DBJJ - 12

    Keeping the fold in place reverse purse with right sides together. Place teal cording into the seam on both sides of the purse. (The cording length on the finished purse measures 22". You may wish to shorten or lengthen) Stitch. Trim cording close to binding. Turn purse right side out. If you choose, you can embellish and cover the magnetic closure. I’ve tied a small piece of teal cord into a bow, frayed the edges and sewn in place.


    DBJJ - 14

    You are all done! Congratulations……


    Kim Hanson




  • Resources For Help With Your Embroidery Machine

    Are you new to the wonderful world of machine embroidery? Have you often wondered where and how to get your questions answered? In today's blog post, we have tried to compile a comprehensive post with links to resources for your specific embroidery machine.

    We frequently receive emails, especially in January, when many have just received a new machine, asking us questions specifically related to a certain machine.

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