I've just posted the FREE April designs on my Yahoo Group and on my website. I'm offering all of the completed Hoop Basting Templates in one zip file. Some might wonder "What's the purpose of a hoop basting template?". The purpose is to keep your items secure and in place without moving while stitching. These templates will work on hooped and un-hooped items. The templates are just simple basting stitches that stitch around the outside edge of the hoop before the design stitches. This is a great tool because whether your item is hooped or not, it ensures that your item and stabilizer are secure and in place before stitching your design.
April 2010 Free Design Set - #515 Hoop Basting Templates
The zip file includes Hoop Templates in all of our available formats - ART, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, SEW, SHV, VIP, XXX in the following sizes:
80mm x 120mm = 3.1” x 4.7” approx. hoop sewing field size
100mm x 100mm = 3.9” x 3.9” approx. hoop sewing field size
110mm x 126mm = 4.3” x 4.9” approx. hoop sewing field size
115mm X 170 mm – 4.5” x 6.6” approx. hoop sewing field size
130mm x 180mm = 5.1" x 7" approx. hoop sewing field size
140mm x 200mm = 5.5” x 7.8” approx. hoop sewing field size
160mm x 260mm = 6.2" x 10.2" approx. hoop sewing field size
200mm x 200mm = 7.8” x 7.8” approx. hoop sewing field size
240mm x 240mm = 9.4” x 9.4” approx. hoop sewing field size
I've created many additional sizes, but they are still in the testing phase. If you need a size that isn't included in the list above, please send me an e-mail and I'll create one for you.
NOTE: If you're testing a hoop template for me and haven't had a chance to test it yet, please do so as soon as possible so that I can make them available to others. I will be sending out reminder e-mails in the next few days. Thank you so much for you help!
Download your FREE designs today ~ Just choose which way you prefer!
The colors listed in the design are just suggested colors or sometimes just “place holders”. Feel free to use your imagination and make the design your own by changing the colors. If the design you’re working on has several stitch angles and stitch types, you can even eliminate some of the colors [stitch them in the same color] because the angles and types will all reflect the light differently to make them appear to be different colors.
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3 Chicks with Satin Applique outlines - 4 colors - satin stitch, satin top stitch, nose & feet, and eyes
• 2.5" high x 2.4" wide - 2,609 stitches
• 3.8" high x 3.9" wide - 4,662 stitches
• 4.9" high x 5.0" wide - 6,209 stitches
3 Chicks with Heirloom Applique outlines - 3 colors - heirloom stitch, nose & feet, and eyes
• 2.5" high x 2.5" wide - 1,893 stitches
• 3.8" high x 3.9" wide - 3,645 stitches
• 4.9" high x 5.0" wide - 4,690 stitches
How many of you struggle with when to use Then vs. Than? I always struggle with it and normally just "pick" one and move on :) So, today, I decided to look it up because I'm tired of not knowing how to use them properly. WikiHow had a great explanation, complete with examples. Here's part of the article:
1) Use than as a word indicating comparison. When you are talking about a noun (thing, person, place or concept) being more, less, better, cooler, dumber, etc. in relation to another noun, the word than is necessary.
* There are more onions than scallions in your fridge. * Scott was sicker than a dog last week.
2) Use then as a word indicating time. When you want to tell about a sequence of events or are giving instructions in a step-by-step order, the word then is necessary.
* First there were four, and then there were two. * Wash the clothes, then put them in the dryer.
3) Pronounce the words differently. Both words contain one gliding vowel, and they are similar. Phonetically speaking, native speakers of English use the schwa (ǝ, kind of like a soft "eh" sound) because it's more efficient and allows words to be slurred together quickly in daily conversations. Consequently, lots of "a"s and "e"s are not pronounced distinctly.
* Than is said with the mouth opened widely and the tongue pressed down toward the teeth. The vowel sounds from the back of the mouth and the throat is somewhat constricted. * Then is more said with the mouth partially opened. The vowel rises from a relaxed throat and the tongue rests.
4) Test your usage. Ask yourself these questions when you're writing a sentence:
* If I write the word next instead of then, will the sentence still make sense? ~ I will go to the store next makes sense, so here we would say I will go to the store then. ~ I like apples better next papayas makes no sense. So we must be looking for I like apples better than papayas.
* If I write the phrase in comparison to instead of than, will the sentence still make sense? ~ It costs more in comparison to a new car makes sense, so you'd want to say It costs more than a new car. ~ You'll never guess what happened to me in comparison to does not make sense at all. Now you'll know you want to say You'll never guess what happened to me then!
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Frame sets and Appliqué sets ~ basically everything under
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