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  • New Swirly Christmas Redwork


    New Swirly Christmas Redwork


    Christmas is on it's way and we are VERY excited! We know everybody is getting busy with all their projects they must get done before the holidays so we will make this quick...

    New Swirly Christmas Redwork


    Finished / New Swirly Christmas Redwork

    We have a beautiful new Christmas design exclusive to Designs By JuJu! The new Swirly Christmas Redwork contains 10 unique Christmas motifs in a gorgeous swirly redwork.  They are quick to stitch and perfect for hostess gifts and quick holiday projects!


    We can’t wait to see all your new Christmas projects! To submit photos for our showcase, please email: julie@designsbyjuju.com


  • New Turkey Applique Alphabet

    New Turkey Applique Alphabet




    turkey / New Turkey Applique Alphabet

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner... And we're thankful for New Design Sets!! We wanted to share this new Turkey Applique Alphabet in time for all your Thanksgiving stitching.

    This seriously adorable design set is a Designs By JuJu Exclusive - So you can only get it here!

    You can have so much fun playing around with this set. Think of all the Turkey Day themed sayings you can stitch out!

    gobble / New Turkey Applique Alphabet


    Ayla / New Turkey Applique Alphabet

    Ideas for This Set

    This sent is perfect for, all your Thanksgiving projects. You can always just add this as a cute embellishment to a loved one's shirt or personalize your Thanksgiving day placemats!

    Any way you decide to use the set, these cute turkeys will bring Thanksgiving cheer.


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    Send in your Projects!

    We can’t wait to see your projects using this new Turkey Applique Alphabet! To submit photos for our showcase, please email: julie@designsbyjuju.com


  • Halloween Sock Monkeys are Back!


    Halloween Sock Monkeys!

     

    They have finally arrived after numerous requests... Our beloved sock monkeys are now available in Halloween Sock Monkeys Applique! These 12 designs will make your trick-or-treaters jump for joy!

    Halloween Sock Monkeys - Set "Halloween Harvest Sock Monkeys"

     

    Halloween Sock Monkeys - Set "Halloween Harvest Sock Monkeys" - Shirt

     
    It's time to treat you to some of our completed projects. We hope you find some inspiration for your fall projects…
     

    Embellish your Clothes
    This cute shirt will be great for the first day of fall, Pumpkin Day (that’s on October 26th if you were wondering) or for a fun Halloween outfit!

    Halloween Sock Monkeys - Set "Halloween Harvest Sock Monkeys" - Project

     

     

     

    Making Projects
    You can also use this design to make a patch for the front of a trick-or-treating bag!! Here is the start of our project…

     

     

     

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

    Happy Stitching!


  • 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.
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    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.

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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.

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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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    Kim Hanson

    www.KimHansonQuilts.com

    km.hanson@shaw.ca


    Embroidered Fabric Doggie Book

  • New Grandparent Sayings


    New Grandparent Sayingsnew Grandparent Sayings design set

     

    Calling all Grandmas and Grandpas.. This set is for you! We wanted to celebrate families with this new Grandparent Sayings design set. These 10 designs will make you melt! 

    We always recommend making something cozy for your grandkids that shows the world that they’re yours!

    Here is the “100% Grandpa’s Girl” for a lucky granddaughter!Grandpas Girl - Sweatshirt - New Grandparent Sayings

    Glam-ma - New Grandparent Sayings

     

     

     

    Claim Your Grandkids

    We love this design for the glamorous grandmas out there… “My ❤️  belongs to to my Glam-ma” is a great way for your grandkids to brag about your great style!

     

     

     

    Loads of Love 4 Grandma - New Grandparent SayingsApplique Bonus!

    As you can see in the photos most of these designs have a cute little applique addition that make the design pop even more…

     

     

     

     

     

    We can’t wait to see your projects. To submit photos for our showcase, please email: julie@designsbyjuju.com

    Happy Stitching!

    P.S. Photos of grandkids with your projects are VERY welcome!

     


  • 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)

     

     

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    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

     


  • New Release: Christmas Word Art


    New Christmas Word Art!set1 - jingle on

    Is it already time to think about Christmas? Yes it is!

    Here at Designs By JuJu we have been busy little elves digitizing these two brand new Christmas sets. We wanted to show you all of the fun projects we already made with them! 

     

    Christmas Word Art Design Set 1 & Set 2

    Christmas Word Art

    Candy Cane Cutie Shirt

     

    Gifts
    This set is perfect to add to shirts, pillows, stuffed animals, or any other gifts! This set will bring a personalized touch for all of the special people in your life.  (And don’t we all know a Candy Cane Cutie??)

    Believe Decoration

     

     

     

    Christmas Themed Home Goods & Decorations
    When it’s Christmastime you can never have too much cheer in a home! This set is perfect for making wall hangings, ornaments, pillows, quilts, tablecloths and more.

    (We also highly recommend hand towels, bath towels, napkins, and kitchen towels to be embroidered as well! )

     

    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

    Happy Stitching!


  • Monograms & Winter Embroidery


    Snowflakes, Christmas, Decorations… Who doesn’t love getting ready for winter? As you are making gifts and working through your list of winter embroidery projects, consider adding one (or all!!) of these ideas to your list..

    Customer Project by: Sam Garofalo

     

    Mittens
    This idea comes from Sam Garofalo. She used our Adorn Ornamental Monogram to embellish these homemade “Smittens.” She cut old wool sweaters into parts, added fleece then made these mittens!

    This is a great way to “upcycle” your worn out sweaters and get a great winter accessory…

     

     

    scarves-lynn-ferebeeScarves
    Our customer, Lynn Ferebee shared this project she made using our Open Vine Satin Monogram . She even gave us instructions on how she made them turn out so beautifully!

    “I used a self-stick tearaway on the back and dissolvable stabilizer on the front. My reasoning for this is that scarves are not generally washed after every wearing like a shirt or towel would be, and will not be subjected to that abuse. Here's HOPING I am right. :) I used matching thread in the bobbin so that the back is not unsightly.”

    Embellishments, Embellishments
    Lastly, we recommend our Elegant Snowflake Monogram Alphabet  to transform a plain project into a festive decoration.. This quick design can turn a bathroom or kitchen into a Winter Wonderland!

    We hope everybody is staying warm inside this winter and that you found these projects as inspiring as we did! You can see all of our different Winter designs here.

    To submit photos of your winter embroidery projects for our showcase, please email: julie@designsbyjuju.com

    Happy Stitching!


  • Pumpkins Pumpkins Everywhere!


    Customer Project By: Oluwadara Alayande-Iyiola

     

    Pumpkin Projects
    It's officially Fall. Or as we like to call it... Pumpkin Season! This post is dedicated to all of our wonderful customers and our fans who love pumpkins as much as we do. Throughout this post, we share pumpkin projects sent in by you, our fans. So let's get started!

     

     

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    Embossed Pumpkin Monogram Alphabet
    This monogram design is a staff favorite. We also receive many customer projects using this design.

    This embossed design can be used as a monochromatic design or you can use multiple colors! Look at these two towels Oluwadara Alayande-Iyiola shared with us showing off both ways to use this design (above).

    Throughout the years many of you shared projects with this design. One of our personal favorites is this coffee cozy!

     

    Pumpkin Heads - Wall Hanging

     

     

     

    Pumpkin Heads Applique

    This design has been around since 2012 (time sure does fly!) These funny jack-o-lantern pumpkin heads are great for treat bags, shirts, wall hangings and more... Here is an example of a Halloween themed wall hanging that Margie made. We LOVE the colors, and how cute the pumpkin heads look as decorations.

    Customer Project By: Rebecca Pierce-Morton

     

     

     

     

     

    Pumpkin Patch Applique

    Another great way to decorate your home with pumpkins is with our Pumpkin Patch Applique design. Rebecca Pierce-Morton shared her completed table runner with us. We love how these designs can be used to spruce up a family dinner!

     

     

     

    Send us your projects!

    We love seeing all your projects! If you want to submit a photo of a project you are working on or have already completed, just email us at: julie@designsbyjuju.com


  • New Design Set: Harvest Sayings Word Art

     


    Cutest Pumpking - on machine

    Who else is enjoying the beautiful fall colors? Here at Designs By JuJu we are celebrating with apple cider, pumpkin spice, and some FUN new design sets (many of these designs even have an applique component!)

    We have already been stitching some great projects with the new Fall Harvest Sayings...

    Harvest Sayings Word Art Set 1, Set 2, & Set 3

    Harvest Sayings set-1-2-and-3

    Cutest Pumpkin - Dean

     

    Baby Outfit
    Here’s a glimpse at one of our favorite projects so far… Lyndsey made this adorable bib for her beautiful baby boy, Dean. We do have to admit he is the “Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch!”

     

     

    We Gather Together towel

     

     

    Home Decorations

    It’s time for fall decorations! There is something about the colors, pumpkins, and crisp fall air that makes it feel right to light a candle and jump on the embroidery machine!

     

     

    Gobble - Placemat

     

    You can never go wrong with some festive towels. These are such a beautiful addition to the seasonal decorations! We recommend you make a few different sayings so you can always have some fall inspiration at your fingertips.

    We also made this cute little placemat! This is sure to make any meal more festive.

     

     

    We would love to see all of your projects with this new set, so please send them in. To submit photos for our showcase, email:  julie@designsbyjuju.com  

    Happy Stitching!



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