Machine Embroidery for Coordinated Baby Gifts
Fabric coordinates make it easy to design and sew a quilt with a variety of print sizes and color combos in one collection. The same principle applies to the way Team Nancy Zieman creates embroidery designs—a single motif, a grouping of that same motif—large and small, or an embroidery ideal for a border. Yes, coordinates make it easy to embroider!
Seven Cute for Kids Embroidery Coordinates
Nancy started by sketching classic designs for newborns to toddlers: mid-century modern baby toys; playful elephants; fluttering butterflies; smiling flowers; curious puppies and kitties; turtles & leaping frogs; and animated trucks. Then, talented Sewing With Nancy artist, Laure Noe, took the rough designs and made the visions come to life.
We rarely just stitch one embroidery design on a project. Rather, two or three of the same motif on the design completes the look. For example, the fluttering butterflies motif has ten coordinates. If you look at the product cover above, you can see the individual designs. Here the options are grouped together so that you can see the versatility of the embroidery coordinates.
These playful elephant embroideries will someday make a great baby shower gift of a top, pants, and bib! It will coordinate perfectly with an embroidered layette.
Bonus Bib Pattern
Three motifs are included within the Cute for Kids Embroidery Collection that are designed to fit a curved bib. Download the free bib pattern, cut two layers of fabric, fuse interfacing to the back of the fabric if needed, embroider one of the three curved embroidery designs, stitch right sides together using 1/4″ seam allowances, and add a snap or Velcro closure.
Use a No-show Fusible Mesh stabilizer in the hoop and a Wash-Away topping stabilizer.
Embroideries are Great for Quilts
The Cute for Kids Embroidery Collection CD may be used along with the Baby/Lap Quilt Showcase Pattern (available separately.)
- Alternate embroidered blocks with Log Cabin blocks. The 36″ square quilt is an ideal palette for showcasing embroidery.
- Position the single embroidery motif in the center of the Log Cabin quilt block—it’s a perfect fit!
- Use the linear design as embellishment for the quilt border.
Cute little sayings, especially those relating to babies and toddlers, can’t help but bring a smile. There are eight timeless phrases that complete this embroidery collection.
Watch Embroidery Lessons on Sewing With Nancy
For a chance to win a Cute for Kids Embroidery Collection, please leave a comment sharing where you’d add these adorable embroideries.
The randomly chosen winner of a Fat Quarter Bundle of Farmhouse Florals AND Nested 9-Patch Quilt Pattern from Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC is Charleen.
Her comment is, “My favorite color combination usually includes white with various 30s prints.”
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