Quilting

  • Check out our FREE Embroidery Designs!


    Bunny Applique - Free Embroidery Designs

    Cute FREE Embroidery Designs

    Did you know we offer several free embroidery designs available for instant download? In addition to our over 90 Free Bible Verses / Prayers, we have 10 additional designs you can start stitching out right away! (Including the adorable bunny in the picture above)

    Free Applique Crab

    This design is a free sample design from our Critters of the Sea Applique that is for sale on our website. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

    Here are Two adorable Customer projects featuring the Free Applique Crab.

    Crab Applique - Free Embroidery Designs Crab Applique - Free Embroidery Designs

    Free Veterans Day Design

    Lindsey McGovern / Free Embroidery DesignsTo those who currently serve and have served, we are forever grateful.

    That is why we made this design FREE so anybody can make gifts to thank veterans and current service men and women.

    Here is what a customer, Lindsey McGovern had to say about this free design:

    I wanted to say thank you for your free home of the free because of the brave design. I love it and it has really gotten good use with my cloth diaper business as a blessing to families of deployed soldiers as a free gift from me to them. I'm including a picture of my finished project. Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy your designs!

    Lindsey McGovern
    Winning Colors Baby

    Free Penguin Embroidery Design

    Project By: Sue Meihofer LeMay / Free Embroidery DesignsThis festive penguin is a free sample design from our Whimsical Christmas design set. This is perfect for any winter/Christmas project!

    This customer project was sent in by Sue Meihofer LeMay. She made a simply adorable ornament with this free penguin design!

    This penguin design is perfect for stockings, shirts, or wall hangings.


    Free Sunbonnet Easter Belle

    Starla Sexton / Easter / Free Embroidery DesignsNext we want to share this adorable Sunbonnet Belle design! This design is a free sample design from our Easter Sunbonnet Belle Applique that is for sale on our website.

    This customer project was made by Starla Sexton. We love how she used the same design with different colored applique fabric and threads. We also love the variegated thread she used for the bow on the hat of the blue themed design!

    These two candle holders were made with this Free Sunbonnet Easter Belle Applique.


    Free Bunny Applique

    bunny / Free Embroidery DesignsThis free bunny design is the perfect applique for spring projects, or for bunny-lovers!

    This bathrobe features the Free Bunny Applique.


    More Free Designs

    5-more / Free Embroidery DesignsWe only shared 5 of the 10 different Free Embroidery Designs, but we want you to see them all! Here are quick photos of the other 5 designs available for free on our website. Check out all 10 of our FREE DESIGNS here.

    Send us your Projects

    If you use these designs (or any of our other designs) on your projects, please send them in! To submit photos for our showcase, please email: julie@designsbyjuju.com

  • Itchin' for Some Kitchen Stitchin' - Kitchen Embroidery


    Kitchen Embroidery Inspiration

    The weather is getting colder, and that makes baking in the kitchen so much cozier. If you find yourself in the kitchen more these days, then this is the post for you! We picked three adorable Designs By JuJu Exclusive kitchen embroidery  sets that are sure to spruce up any kitchen. We invite you to stitch up some personalized towels, pot holders, coasters, aprons, and more..

    kitchen word art - kitchen embroideryKitchen Word Art

    Kitchen Word art will add a super cute accent to your kitchen! The 12 designs feature different sayings like "Kiss the Cook" and "Life is Short Eat Dessert First".

    This photo features one of the designs available in this set. "Designs By JuJu" is stitched out in My Epic Selfie Embroidery Font.

    When you download this set there are 4 sizes included:  4x4, 5x7, 6x10 and 8x8.


    Coffee Shop Applique

    Coffee-Shop-Kitchen EmbroideryNow for those of us that don't like to bake, but prefer to use the Kitchen as a place to make our morning cup(s) of coffee.. Good News! We have a great set for you too.

    This Coffee Shop design set is perfect for the latte-lover, espresso-sipper, & just plain coffee fan in all of us.

    This design set includes both word art and applique designs... And has over 20 designs total!

    Each applique comes in 4 sizes to fit the hoops. These designs are fabulous for such a wide variety of projects and will warm you up in a jiffy!

    Coffee Shop Applique Customer Project

    We love how fun this quilt is. You can see almost every design from this set on the quilt!

    Coffee Shop Quilt - Kitchen Embroidery


    Kitchen Stitchin' Applique 

    priscila script / kitchen stitchin - Kitchen EmbroideryThis HUGE set of kitchen themed applique designs is just what you need to whip up some new kitchen decor, gift towel sets, bazaar items and more! There are 18 different applique designs in 2 sizes each. There are also 12 more designs of words and phrases in 2 sizes each to accompany this cute, fun, and versatile set!


    Kitchen Stitchin' Customer Project: Stacey Lee

    These fun applique towels were shared on Instagram, and we had to share them with you! We love the colors Stacey chose. Great job, and thanks for the tag!

    Customer Project: Stacey Lee - Kitchen Embroidery

     


    Send us your Projects

    We can't wait to see what you've been working on. If you have a recent project you are proud of, please send us a picture or video! To submit projects for our showcase, please email: julie@designsbyjuju.com


  • Stuffed Animal Applique Quilt Blocks


    Featured Set: Stuffed Animal Applique Quilt Blocks

    four-animals / Animal Applique Quilt Blocks
    Weare featuring  this seriously adorable set of stuffed animal applique quilt blocks. You can use this set just for the Designs By JuJu exclusive appliques, but they also come with the precious heart stipple backgrounds option too! We decided to make the stippled background after months of our tester, Margie asking for another quilt set. If you have never made a stippled quilt before but want to try, check out our Applique Stipple Background Tutorial.


    giraffe-applique / Animal Applique Quilt Blocks

    No Stippling

    As you can see, these cute patchwork style stuffed animal designs can be used without the stippled background. Having the option of stippling almost makes it feel like you have two completely different design sets, for the price of one!


    Stippling

    Each design comes with the applique and it's respective stippled background. There are three sizes of blocks per design included:  5 inch: 5x7 hoop, 6 inch: 6x10 hoop and 7 inch: 8x8 hoop. These include the stippling as well as the applique in one file.

    In addition to each of the applique designs, you will also receive a folder called "stipple." This includes vertical and horizontal stippled sashing strips to go with each size, and a stippled corner block.

    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


  • Applique Stipple Background Tutorial


    Welcome! In this tutorial, we would like to show you our process for stitching out the applique designs that have a stipple background for you to make quilt blocks! The process is very simple. In this tutorial, we are using our newest quilt blocks from our Stuffed Animals Applique collection. The process is the same for our Valentine Heart Peekers, Cute Umbrella Critters Stick Zoo Applique, and Monster Party Applique Alphabet.

    Step One

    Hoop no show nylon mesh stabilizer
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    Step Two

    Sew out first step in design. This is the placement line for your batting. Make sure batting is about a half an inch bigger than the outline so it does not get caught in the foot of your machine. You can use tape on the edges to hold it down  if you want to.
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    Step Three

    Place the batting in the hoop
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    Step Four

    Next step will stitch the batting down.
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    Step Five

    Then you will trim the batting back to the stitching line, do not cut thru stitching line.
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    Step Six

    Next step is to place your background material over the batting making sure you have at least a half an inch all the way around.

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    Step Seven

    The next step will stitch the background material to the stabilizer.
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    Step Eight

    The next step will sew the stippling around the design area.  Then just proceed to do the rest of the applique design.  When finished with the design remove from hoop and trim your block ½” from the outside stitch line and you are done with the block.

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    Example

    This is the finished block.
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    Example

    Sashing strips and corner stones are sewn out exactly the same as the blocks without the applique.
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    Step Nine

    Pin completed and trimmed sashing strip to edge of block matching the stitching line and pin.  Sew to block just a smidge inside of the stitching line.
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    Example

    This shows the front after two blocks are sewn together.
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    Example

    Here are 4 blocks joined together.
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    Once all of your blocks are joined together, you can add the backing of your choice. Sometimes Margie adds an additional layer of batting also. Layer your quilt and bind as desired.
    This shows the front after two blocks are sewn together.


    Stipple Background Tutorial


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