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by Cyd Turner
Creative Machine Embroidery November/December 2006
Free Offer (see download instructions below)
Whether you hang them from the mantel, down a staircase, or on doorknobs these velvet pillows will send good wishes to all of your holiday guests. They're easy to make and also great for gift giving. The November/December 2006 issue of Creative Machine Embroidery has a complete list of materials and step-by-step instructions.
The Free Download contains the three designs pictured in the article:
* Peace (CME0601)
* Joy (CME0602)
* Love (CME0603)
These three designs were created using elements from our Monogram Sets. Peace: Letter P from Arabesque 8 - E,A,C,E from Arabesque 6. Joy: from Five and Dime. Love: L from Romanesque 3 - O,V,E from Woolworth. All word combinations were resized to fit within a 4" x 4" hoop.
All three designs are included in one installation (.exe) file. The installation file contains a built-in "wizard" for installing the designs to your computer. The wizard will prompt you to choose one of the following formats:
..csd (Singer, P.O.E.M.)
..exp (Melco Expanded,Bernina 200)
..pes (Babylock,Bernina, Brother)
..sew (Janome/New Home, Elna)
Additional formats will require conversion by the user.
In 2006 we collaborated with Cyd Turner for an article in Creative Machine Embroidery. The article included step by step instructions for making three small decorative holiday pillows, and a free design download of the three designs shown in the illustrations. Reprints of the article may be found in your local library, or by contacting CME directly. The designs themselves can be used on any holiday-related items that you might make or purchase: ornaments, stockings, tree skirts, fashion accents - whatever your holiday creativity suggests.
Download Free Designs (CME06.EXE)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING FREE DESIGNS:
1. Right-click on Download link. Choose "Save Target As" (or "Save As", "Save Link As", "Save Linked Content As" - different browsers use different descriptions)
2. The "Save As" screen will show the location where the file will be saved on you computer. Adjust the location as required.
3. Once you have saved the Free Download installation file to your computer, open My Computer or Windows Explorer and locate the downloaded file. The filename is CME06.exe. It has an icon that looks like a computer with a box in front.
4. Double click on the installation file icon - the built-in installation wizard will start with a Welcome screen. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Preview the installation procedure.