I once told a man that I was going to start working on a machine embroidery magazine. I asked him if he'd like a shirt embroidered with a "manly" design. He replied, "I'd never wear something with embroidery on it." As I pointed to the logo on his fleece sweatshirt, he looked down in awe. There he was, wearing something with embroidery. That man is my dad, and although he's completely schooled on the art of embroidery now, he still won't wear any embroidered embellishments other than a logo.
If your dad, or husband or brother or uncle, feels the same way, turn to "Tried and True" on page 46 for a great Father's Day present to make at the machine. It's a pillow made of ties, recycled or new (if you're feeling fancy), and embroidered with a cute saying, which is one of the free downloads featured in this issue.
Speaking of free, many of you are taking advantage of our "Five for Free" column by downloading the great projects we've been featuring from past issues. Turn to page 66 to find the new offerings, featuring gifts for mom, dad and the grad in your life.
We're also giving you 22 free designs in "Summer Countdown." Use them to create the featured book for a little one, make a new baby quilt or embellish a beach tote. Send photos of your creations using these designs to email@example.com, or post them on our Facebook page at facebook.com/creativemachineembroidery or our sewing community site: sewingdistrict.com. We're excited to see your creations!
Thanks for reading,
Summer Fun! Learn secrets for embroidering sock cuffs without a specialty hoop, create a scenic quilt using multiple designs and celebrate the Fourth of July with festive place mats. Find all of this and more in the July/Aug. CME, on newsstands June 18, 2013.
Have an embroidery question that needs an answer? Email our Q&A expert, Jenny Haskins, at firstname.lastname@example.org for the chance to have your question answered in a future issue.
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