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  • Free Bible Verses - Download NOW

    Free Bible Verses

    Hello Friends. This blog post is here to encourage you with beautiful stories, and to share with you that we have almost 100 FREE Bible Verses available for instant download on our website!

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  • 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

  • Advent Calendar: Countdown To Christmas


    Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar Customer Projects

    Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar
    Having an Advent Calendar is a great family activity. A Countdown to Christmas has 25 pockets with 25 unique ornaments. Each day in December leading up to Christmas, your child takes an ornament out of the pocket and buttons it onto the Christmas tree in the middle of the display. By Christmas Day, your tree will be completely decorated! (Note: Kiddos also love when there are extra surprises in each pocket! wink wink)

    Our advent calendar design set comes with TWO different sizes so you can make different sized calendars.

    This design set includes:
    - "In the hoop" ornament & star designs (w/ button holes)
    - Pocket designs
    - PDF e-pattern for Christmas Tree
    - A step-by-step tutorial for constructing your calendar


    Customer Advent Calendar: Carol Hessler

    customer-project-carol-hessler / advent calendar

    As you can see in this beautiful project by Carol, there are 25 unique designs that can be used for each of the 25 different ornaments.

    We love how beautiful the tree looks once it's decorated!

    A Word From the Customer:

    This was such a fun project. I mixed up the order of the pockets so our nearly three year old granddaughter has to hunt for the right date. I tried to match the fabric on the back of the ornaments with the design on the front. It's been a great hit. The designs stitched out beautifully. Thank you for making the days before Christmas so special for our "little one." ~Carol


    Customer Advent Calendar: Melissa Yaroschak

    customer-project-melissa-yaroschak / advent calendar

    In this project, we see Melissa used small jewels instead of buttons which makes her Advent Calendar sparkle even more!

    If you look closely, you can also see how the buttonholes are stitched out on the star and ornaments.

    A Word From the Customer:
    Finally finished our Advent Calendar... 18 months of working on it here and there (so many projects, so little time!). I'm so thrilled that we now have this special family heirloom. The kids love it and can't wait for their next turn to add another ornament! ~Melissa


    Customer Advent Calendar: Kathy Kahler

    customer project - Kathy Kahler / advent Calendar
    This project by Kathy shows a nice close-up of how adorable these pockets really are! The numbers are whimsical and stitch out beautifully. We love the multi-colored pockets on this project too.

    Also, check out what the buttonhole looks like on an ornament when it isn't already attached to the tree.


    Completed Advent Calenders

    Lastly, here are some completed customer projects for you!

    Advent Calendar - 1 Advent Calendar - 5 Advent Calendar - 3

    Advent Calendar - 2

    Advent Calendar -4


    Send us your Projects

    We love seeing different finished projects! If you have been working on something please send it in. To submit photos for our showcase, please email: julie@designsbyjuju.com

  • How To: Scarecrow Fabric Wreath


    Scarecrow Fabric Wreath

    Using Designs by JuJu’s Whimsical Scarecrow Applique

    Scarecrow Fabric Wreath

    I’m thrilled to be joining you here again on Designs by JuJu’s website! I’ve always LOVED JuJu’s delightful designs and have used them extensively in my work. This super quick and easy project is great for adorning your front door on Halloween or Thanksgiving.

    For this project, I used an assortment of Juju’s new Whimsical Scarecrow Applique designs. Fabrics are from my stash and chosen for their yellow, orange and red colour scheme. Be sure and read through all the instructions prior to commencing. It will make the project much easier for you.


    Shopping List:

    Four Whimsical Scarecrow Applique designs

    Yellow .4 yard
    Orange Fat Eighth
    Stripe Fat Eighth
    Red Fat Eighth
    Applique fabric Assorted scraps

    Small bag of polyester fibrefill
    Medium weight tearaway stabilizer (Four pieces each measuring 8"x10")
    Embroidery thread, bobbin thread, all-purpose thread
    Embroidery needle, sewing needles
    Temporary fabric adhesive spray, (optional)
    Spray starch (optional)
    Small, sharp scissors or appliqué scissors
    Thimble, (optional)
    Glue gun
    Wire wreath measuring 12" in diameter
    Four yards of red rickrack

    *I use Brother Embroidery thread for all my projects


    Construction:

    Begin by cutting out eight rectangles, each measuring 4"x6" from the orange and striped fabrics and six rectangles from the red fabric. Match the rectangles, two by two, with right sides together and stitch ½" from the perimeter, leaving open a 1½" space. Turn to right sides, being mindful to pull out all corners.

    photo 1 / Scarecrow Fabric Wreath Photo 2 / Scarecrow Fabric Wreath Photo 3 / Fabric Scarecrow Wreath

    Stuff fibrefill into the opening of the rectangle to make a little pillow. Close opening by handstitching a ladder stitch. Repeat until you have 11 finished rectangular pillows. Set aside.


    photo 4 / Scarecrow Fabric Wreath

    Embroidery:

    Cut four pieces of yellow fabric, each measuring 8"x10". Download your favourite four Whimsical Scarecrow Applique designs – DBJJ878 - to your embroidery machine. Using your machine’s medium sized hoop, center and hoop the first 8"x10" piece of yellow fabric together with tearaway stabilizer. Place the hoop onto the machine and stitch out the first design outline.

    photo 5 / Scarecrow Fabric Wreath

    Remove hoop from machine. Cut a fabric scrap slightly larger than the outline stitch. Spray starch the right side of fabric scrap and press. Spray the wrong side of fabric scrap with temporary spray adhesive. Center and finger press fabric onto the outline stitching.

    TIP: Cover ironing board when using spray starch and fabric adhesive to prevent over spray.

    TIP: Temporary fabric adhesive often leaves behind a residue on the needle. It may be necessary to clean your embroidery machine needle as you go.


    Replace the hoop onto the machine and embroider tacking stitches. Remove hoop from the machine and carefully trim around the outline. Place hoop back onto machine and finish embroidering the rest of the design in the same manner.

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    Repeat these steps to embroider three more Scarecrow Applique designs on the three other 8" x10" pieces of yellow fabric.


    photo 9 / Scarecrow Fabric Wreath

    Construction:

    Press and trim around each Scarecrow design to measure 4"x6". Construct four more rectangular pillows in the same manner as with the other fabrics.

    Wire wreath in hand, begin tying rectangular pillows to the wire wreath using the red rickrack. Tie the pillows on tight.


    photo 10 / Scarecrow Fabric Wreath

    Keep the four Scarecrow applique rectangular pillows until the end. When you are happy with the colour pattern on the wire wreath, begin placing the Scarecrow applique rectangular pillows on the wreath and glue in place. (I chose to use glue here because tying on the little Scarecrow applique rectangular pillows would obscure some of their amazing cuteness!).

    Hang your scarecrow fabric wreath on your front door and love it every time you look at it!

    photo 11 / Scarecrow Fabric Wreath

    Kim Hanson
    km.hanson@shaw.ca
    www.KimHansonQuilts.com


    Scarecrow Fabric Wreath Tutorial
  • How To: Hailey’s Quilted and Embroidered Fabric Doggie Book


    Hailey’s Quilted and Embroidered Fabric Doggie Book
    Using Designs by JuJu’s Top Dogs Embroidery Design set and Simplicity Alphabet Font

    Embroidered Fabric Doggie BookI’m thrilled to be joining you here again 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 doggie book is a sweet and simple project for any budding reader, boy or girl.

    For this project, I used an assortment of Juju’s new Top Dogs embroidery/applique designs. Fabrics are from my stash and chosen for their bold and bright colours. Be sure and read through all the instructions prior to commencing. It will make the project much easier for youFinished Embroidered Fabric Doggie Book.

     

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    Shopping List for Embroidered Fabric Doggie Book:

    Embroidery Designs: 

    Eight Top Dogs applique designs
    Simplicity font alphabet embroidery designs

    Quilting cottons:

    4 fat quarters (18"x22") in pink, yellow, green and orange – for book pages

    2 fat quarters for book cover

    Fabric scraps of multi-colours for appliques  *I used a dog paw print fabric as the book cover.

    Quilt batt – Three pieces each measuring 12"x18"

    Medium weight tearaway stabilizer – 1 yard

    Embroidery thread, bobbin thread, all-purpose thread

    Embroidery needle, sewing needles

    Temporary fabric adhesive spray, (optiona)

    Spray starch (optional)

    Small, sharp scissors or appliqué scissors

    Thimble, (optional)

    Wire ribbon 33" in length

     

    *I use Brother Embroidery thread for all my projects

     

    Construction:
    DBJJ - 1 - Embroidered Fabric Doggie Book
    Begin by cutting each of the four fat quarters (for eight fabric book pages) to measure 12"x18". Press.
    (Each piece of 12"x18" fabric will make up two pages of the book and will have two appliqued and embroidered designs each centered on one-half of the fabric.)
    Mark the center of each fabric piece by folding in half widthwise and finger press. Mark the center with a pencil.

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    Fold in both sides to center, finger press and mark creases with a pencil. Open up left side and begin to embroider.

     

     

     

     

     

    Embroidery:

    DBJJ - 3 - Embroidered Fabric Doggie Book Download your favourite eight top dog applique embroidery designs. (new design sets - DBJJ 826, 827 and 828) to your embroidery machine.

    Using your machine’s medium sized hoop, center and hoop the first 12"x18" piece of fabric on the left hand side together with tearaway stabilizer. Place the hoop onto the machine and stitch out the embroidery design outline.

    Remove hoop from machine. Cut a fabric scrap slightly larger than the outline stitch. Spray starch the right side of fabric scrap and press. Spray the wrong side of fabric scrap with temporary spray adhesive. Center and finger press fabric onto the outline stitching.
    DBJJ - 4 - Embroidered Fabric Doggie Book

     

    TIP:     Cover ironing board when using spray starch and fabric adhesive to prevent over spray.

     

    TIP:     Temporary fabric adhesive often leaves behind a residue on the needle. It may be necessary to clean your embroidery machine needle as you go.

     

     

     

    Replace the hoop onto the machine and embroider tacking stitches.

    Remove hoop from the machine and carefully trim around the outline.

    Place hoop back onto machine and finish embroidering the rest of the design.

    DBJJ - 5 - Embroidered Fabric Doggie Book

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    Remove fabric from hoop. Measure 1" from the top of the embroidery design, center and draw a straight line with a pencil.

    Measure 1½" from bottom of the embroidery design and draw a straight line with a pencil.

    Download the simplicity font letters needed, center on the pencil line, hoop the fabric again and stitch out. (For example, for the breed “dalmatian” embroider a capital D centered on the line above the dog applique and the word “dalmatian” on the line below the dog applique.)

    Repeat these steps to applique design on the right hand side of the fabric page. DBJJ - 7 - Embroidered Fabric Doggie Book

    Repeat these steps to embroider six more dog applique designs on the three other fabric pages along with the first letter of the dogs’ breed and the name of the breed.

    Construction:

    Trim around each fabric page to even.

    Lay down a layer of quilt batt, 12"x18". Top with the first and second fabric pages with right sides together and pin through all three layers.

    DBJJ - 9 - Embroidered Fabric Doggie Book

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    Stitch ½" from the edge of fabric, around the perimeter, leaving a 10" opening at the top.

    Cut off the corners as per photo.

    DBJJ - 10 - Embroidered Fabric Doggie Book

    Turn fabric page to right side (which will enclose the layer of quilt batt inside).

    Gently pull out the corners of the book page.

    Turn the seams of the 10" opening under ½" and press.

    Hand stitch the opening closed.

     

    Repeat these steps one more time. Make the book’s cover in the same manner.
    Stitch wire ribbon in place lengthwise on the book cover as per the photo. DBJJ - 11 - Embroidered Fabric Doggie Book

    Turn book cover over so wire ribbon side is face down.

    Center and place both double-sided fabric pages on top of book cover.

    Stitch down the center to secure the pages in your little book.

    DBJJ - 12 - Embroidered Fabric Doggie Book

    Fold the book down the center and press in half.

    Press all eight pages.

    Voila! You have a child’s embroidered fabric doggie book with eight pages, featuring eight dog applique designs and a lovely cover.

    Congratulations……well done!

    DBJJ - 13 - Embroidered Fabric Doggie Book

    reading - Embroidered Fabric Doggie Book

    Kim Hanson

    www.KimHansonQuilts.com

    km.hanson@shaw.ca


    Embroidered Fabric Doggie Book

  • New Halloween Word Art!


    New Halloween Word Art!

    New Halloween Word Art Set 1 & 2

    New Halloween Word Art- on Machine

     
     
     
     
    Halloween Word Art Set 2 and Set 3

    We saw how much people loved the Halloween Word Art Set, so we are treating you with TWO more!

     

    New Halloween Word Art - bib

     
     
     
     
     

    Work in Progress

    We have been having a lot of fun with these sets… Here is a shot of one of the sets on the machine, then the finished bib. (This is a great present for baby’s first Halloween! There is also a "My 1st Halloween" design in Set 3 that would look great on a bib)

     

     

    New Halloween Word Art - Stirring the Pot
     
     
    We Want to Hear from YOU!

    You, our customers, have shown so much creativity with our many Halloween Designs over the years. We can’t wait to see all the amazing projects you come up with using this design set!

    Remember...Be adventurous and stir the pot!

     
     
     

    If you finish any projects, make sure to email them to us at: julie@designsbyjuju.com

     


  • How to Get BX Files for Designs by JuJu Fonts You Purchased in the Past

    All fonts on Designs by JuJu now have BX files included, allowing you to use them like keyboard fonts in programs such as Embrilliance. So, even if you have purchased fonts in the past, you can download them again to get the BX files free!

    You can download files you have ordered any time, day or night. Click on ACCOUNT and log into your account. Continue reading

  • What Design Files Can I Use in my Machine?

    PES. VP3. XXX. What do they all mean? Every embroidery machine brand supports a particular design format characterized by different three-letter file extensions. Even though you get nearly a dozen file formats with every Designs by JuJu embroidery design download, it is important to know which of them works with your machine. Continue reading


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