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  • North Pole Village Colorwork Project Inspiration


    North Pole Village Colorwork Project

    If you haven't seen our blog post on North Pole Village Customer Projects featuring the filled and applique sets you can find it HERE. This post will focus specifically on projects that customers sent us using our four North Pole Village Colorwork Sets.


    Make Ornaments!

    Colorwork Project by: Carolyn Barnes

    Colorwork Project By : Carolyn Barnes
    These ornaments are so clever! We love seeing how creative our customers are with our designs. Thank you for sending this in, Carolyn!

    Customer Feedback:
    Love these designs, I made all 48 into ornaments. Thank you. ~Carolyn


    Make Quilts!

    Colorwork Project By: Susan Byrne

    Colorwork Project - Quilt By Susan Byrnes
    This quilt is so beautiful! It gets us in the mood for Christmas ?. The designs stitched out beautifully, thanks for sharing, Susan!

    Customer Feedback:
    Just finished this quilt using all four sets of the Christmas Village color work. ~Susan

    Here's a close-up of the stitched out designs...

    Colorwork Project By: Susan Byrne


    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


    View all the North Pole Village Series here.


  • 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

  • Thanksgiving Inspiration


    Turkey Applique Alphabet / Thanksgiving Inspiration Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means it's almost time for food, family and football! Here is a blog post if you need any Thanksgiving Inspiration to get some festive projects done in time for the holiday!

    We are showing off some fun customer projects using several different sets...


    Thanksgiving Inspiration Customer Project: Jacki Tindall

    Customer Project: Jacki Tindall / Thanksgiving InspirationWe are thankful for adorable Thanksgiving outfits!

    This precious shirt is using a turkey design that can be found in our Harvest Patchwork Applique design set!


    Thanksgiving Inspiration Customer Project - Charleen Gribben (Instagram User @CGRIBBEN)

    Charleen Gribben / Thanksgiving Inspiration

    Do you want your house to feel more like Thanksgiving?

    You can make a wall hanging like Charleen did using our Jumbo Harvest Applique Sampler design set!

    Charlene did a great job with this quilted decoration, we love it!


    Thanksgiving Inspiration Customer Project: Dorothy Mullen

    Project By: Dorothy Mullen Lomax - Thanksgiving InsnpirationWhat better way is there to decorate than making some cute Thanksgiving towels? These colors really pop and the different designs are too fun.

    The scarecrows Dorothy used are from the Designs By JuJu exclusive designs in Scarecrows Applique. The pumpkin and turkey designs can be found in our Jumbo Harvest Applique Sampler.


    Thanksgiving Inspiration Customer Project: Mary Jo Munsey-Tyree

    Customer Project: Mary Tyree / Thanksgiving Inspiration

    This towel is WAY too cute!! And Mary showed us how you can make this project too...

    Directions (from Mary)

    *Stitch out the appliqué as usual--OTHER THAN--When stitching the turkey beak, STOP the stitching when beak is finished. Advance to the next color. This disallows the feet to be stitched.

    *Cut 2--2" by 6" pieces for legs (or the length of finished legs plus 1/2" for seam allowance.). Seam them up with 1/4" seam, backstitching on both ends to secure. Stuff them lightly with fiberfill, using your favorite method. Stitch up each end with a narrow zigzag stitch.

    *Make a freehand pattern of the turkey feet. Mine are about 1.5". Using this pattern, cut 4 turkey feet using craft felt. Run a stitch down the middle of each "toe", for dimension, leaving 1/4" open at the beginning and end of each row. Using a glue gun (or other), attach the legs to the feet by separating the top layers of the feet and inserting the end of the leg, and glueing. The "feathers" on the feet are fake fur. I cut 2 strips the circumference of the legs + 1/4" seam allowance, and a scant 1/2" wide, being careful NOT to cut the fur...only the backing. Seam them and attach as you would a ring to a finger.

    *Using a sewing machine and thread color of the body of the appliqué, tack the legs in position with a STRAIGHT STITCH STITCH. Trim closely to stitching. Then reset to a wide and dense SATIN STITCH (4.5 and 0.5. ). Re-stitch over straight stitch, AND original appliqué satin stitch.

    FYI: This is a very easy project. Your directions are great. As a matter of fact, this is the very first appliqué ...BUT NOT THE LAST! So much fun!

    Thanks,
    Mary Tyree

    PS. To clarify the feet. Sandwich 2 together before top stitching the dimension lines.


    Looking for more Thanksgiving Inspiration? Check out Kim Hanson's tutorial on how to make a Scarecrow Applique Wreath!

    Already thinking about Christmas?  Check out our Christmas Inspiration blog post!


    Now It's Your Turn!

    We love seeing all your projects... To submit photos for our showcase, please email:julie@designsbyjuju.com

    Happy Stitching!


    See all our Thanksgiving design sets for your Thanksgiving Inspiration!


  • North Pole Village Customer Projects


    Did you know... We have over 15 different North Pole Village design sets! There are filled sets, applique sets, and colorwork sets. You should make sure to check them all out for Designs By JuJu exclusive designs!

    For this post, we will look at some beautiful filled and applique North Pole Village customer projects that have been sent to us. We hope these photos will inspire you for your next batch of Christmas projects...

    Christmas Decorations

    Project By Jean Conklin

    Project By: Jean Conklin

    This project is such a clever use of these designs! Jean made an easily transportable mat (with handles) featuring the North Pole Village. She used the applique style of these designs.

    Hi thought you might enjoy seeing how I used your design to make a Frozen travel mat using the North Village! They go great with that theme! ~Jean


    Project: Sandy Radtke / North Pole Village Customer Project

    Project By: Sandy Radtke

    Sandy decorated her tree skirt and table runner with these fun designs! As you can see, she used the filled version of these designs and they stitched out perfectly!

    Great job, Sandy!


    Quilts

    Teri Edwards Olson / North Pole Village Customer Project

    Project By: Teri Edwards Olson

    This design also looks amazing on quilts. Just look at Teri's beautiful handiwork!

    I also won a first place Judge's Choice for a Christmas Quilt Blue ribbon in the Minnesota State Fair using Juju Design's Santa's Village. Thank you for making such beautiful designs! ~
    Teri


    Barbara Walton / North Pole Village Customer Project

    Project By: Barbara Walton

    Here is another type of quilt using the North Pole Village designs...

    My latest rag quilt I just completed on my craft holiday, I used Northpole Villages Applique sets 1-4 and thoroughly enjoyed every stitch.
    I think there will be several more made by my crafty friends and by myself also. ~Barbara


    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


    View all the North Pole Village Series here.

  • Damask Christmas Customer Projects


    Damask Christmas Customer Project Spotlights
    We are writing today to spotlight some Damask Christmas customer projects.

    Damask Christmas is a Designs By JuJu exclusive!  When you download Damask Christmas you will receive each design in FOUR sizes (4x4 5x7 6x10 and 8x8).

    These 15 stunning designs are perfect for any last minute hostess gift.  From napkins to stockings, this design will turn out beautifully on every project!


    Project By: Elizabeth Taylor Shotwell

    Customer Project: Elizabeth Taylor Shotwell / Damask Christmas Customer Project


    Project By: Jessica Hanley Johnson

    Customer Project By: Jessica Hanley Johnson / Damask Christmas Customer Project


    Project By: Lisa Dangler

    Customer Project By: Lisa Dangler / Damask Christmas Customer Project


    Project By: Sarah De Viney Baxter

    Customer Project By: Sarah De Viney Baxter / Christmas Damask Customer Project


    Send us your Projects

    We love seeing all of your finished projects! If you have been working on something please send it in by emailing: julie@designsbyjuju.com

  • Project Inspiration: Roly Poly Elephants Quilts


    Customer Projects Showcase - Roly Poly Elephants Quilts

    Calling all quilters, aspiring quilters, and everybody who loves elephants... This blog post is for you!! We compiled some of the cutest Roly Poly Elephants quilts that customers shared with us, and now we just HAVE to share them with all of you.


    Customer Project By Devika Wignarajah / Roly Poly Elephants quilts

    Project By: Devika Wignarajah

    The craftsmanship in this quilt by Devika Wignarajah is just beautiful.

    This quilt would look adorable in any nursery or children's room. In all honesty, we'd even like it in an adult's room too!


    Customer Project By: Terri Dawes / Roly Poly Elephants Quilts

    Project By: Terri Dawes

    This heartfelt message from Terri Dawes made our day. We LOVE seeing the beautiful projects people create, and it is so encouraging for us to hear all the different ways people are using our designs!

    Hi! I'm new to Embroidery. I purchased my first design from you. My husband's boss is having their first baby and it's a girl. His mother used to quilt but she passed before her first grandchild was born. I wanted to make something special for him; I wanted baby elephants and your set was perfect! ... I had such fun stitching out these precious elephants! Thanks for such great quality and helping to provide a nice memory. The picture doesn't do it justice. Thanks again!!


    Customer Project By Pauline Granstrom / Roly Poly Elephants Quilts

    Project By: Pauline Granstrom

    Lastly, we would like to share this customer feedback and the beautiful quilt made by Pauline Granstrom.

    I was a bit apprehensive when my Grand Girl asked for a quilt in gray, pink and yellow. When I saw the elephants I knew just what to do and all that silly ole’ apprehension went away.
    Thanks so much for your beautiful designs.

    We love that Pauline was able to feature all 12 adorable designs in this project for her granddaughter!!

    Thanks!

    There are so many different ways we have seen this design used, but we just love quilts so much and had to share a few of the best with all of you. Thanks so much for reading!

    To submit photos of the projects you've been working on, please email: julie@designsbyjuju.com


    Find the Roly Poly Elephants Applique set here.

  • Sock Monkey Alphabet Quilts


    Made By Margie - Sock Monkey Alphabet QuiltsLearn About the Sock Monkey Alphabet Quilts & Applique Set

    Hello Embroidery Friends! Today we are here to bring you some customer projects featuring our fun Alphabet Sock Monkeys. This design comes in 4 different sizes (sold separately) and each design set comes with a "boy" and "girl" monkey for each letter! You can get this set in 4x4 , 5x7, or Jumbo (with 6x10 and 8x8 in the same set.)

    If you are new to applique embroidery but think this design set is too cute not to use, you can look at a tutorial HERE to learn how to stitch this set out!


    Customer Project: Elisabeth Jean / Sock Monkey Alphabet Quilts

    Customer Project By: Elisabeth Jean

    This quilt was made using the "boy monkey" design for a young boy with a congenital heart issue. The story behind this quilt will always hold a special place in our hearts. Our prayers go out to families in similar situations. You can read the story of the brave little boy this quilt was made for HERE.


    Customer Project: Theresa Stratton Litterell - Sock Monkey Alphabet Quilts

    Customer Project By: Theresa Stratton Litterell

    Look at how Theresa used the letters to spell out a name! This is another adorable way to use this set. Theresa used this design as a beautiful accent on this quilt...

    "I made a quilt for my grand daughter for this coming Christmas. She loves the sock monkeys." ~Theresa 


    Customer Project: Donna Glodo-Dalton - Sock Monkey Number Qulit

    Birthday Sock Monkey Numbers

    Customer Project By: Donna Glodo-Dalton

    We wanted to make sure we let you know that we sell a set of Numbers Sock Monkeys too! You can download this design as an Applique or Filled set. There is one monkey wearing a party hat for each numeral!

    Here's a photo that Donna Glodo-Dalton shared with us of a quilt she made using multiple design sets including our Sock Monkey Alphabet Applique, our Birthday Sock Monkey Numbers Applique, and several other Sock Monkey Sets.

    "I made this for my granddaughter and wanted to share it! Love the sock monkey designs!" ~Donna


    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


    Sock Monkey Alphabet Quilts

  • 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

    Stockings

    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

  • New Christmas Word Art!



    We love Christmas! The cookies, the carols, the decorations & sparkles all come together to make magic. To celebrate the season, we released 2 new Christmas Word Art design sets!

    New Christmas Word Art


    On Machine - New Christmas Word Art Set 4

    Christmas Word Art Set 3 and Set 4

    There is a design for every Christmas-lover from the resident "cookie tester" to the traditional "Jingle Bells" lover! We can't wait to show you some of the projects we made with these sets...


    Shirts / Gifts
    JuJu's nieces are pretty fancy little girls, so she HAD to use these adorable designs to make them personalized shirts for Christmas. These two new Christmas Word Art sets have several designs perfect for the snazzy little girls in your life!

    Sparkle Shirt - New Christmas Word Art Set 4

    Pink Christmas - New Christmas Word Art Set 3


    Towels
    These sets are also great for sprucing up towels! (But let's be honest, what set doesn't look great on towels??) JuJu made a few Christmas-themed hand towels for her bathroom. Here are the finished projects...

    Hand Towel - New Christmas Word Art Set 4

    Mistletoe - New Christmas Word Art Set 3


    Cookie Tester - New Christmas Word Art set 3

    Cookies
    Making and exchanging Christmas cookies is a tradition in so many families, we decided to share this adorable design with you all! (Since we know every family has a cookie maker & a cookie tester...)


    Buddy - New Christmas Word Art Set 4

    Buddy the Elf!
    This design set is too fun not to share! We agree with Buddy that "The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear." We hope your Christmas season involves a lot of cookies and a lot of singing! Merry Christmas!


    We can’t wait to see all the beautiful projects you share with us. To submit photos for our showcase, please email: julie@designsbyjuju.com



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