Summer Fun Counting Book

I subscribe to the Creative Machine Embroidery magazine and one of free projects in the most recent issue featured a cute denim counting book.

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I was given a heavy red denim a couple of years ago and decided this was a great way to use it. I even had a package of grommets that I recently purchased that I could use. Just for the record, going through two layers of heavy denim is not fun.

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The designs are darling and stitched out nicely.They took a while to stitch out but I have another machine so I could sew while this machine was working.

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I recently read that it really isn’t possible to multitask…… Misplaced holes seem to bear that truth out. Let’s just say I found opportunities for new “design elements.”

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Now doesn’t it look deliberate?

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Even though this took a while, I would do it again as I think it is really cute. I would use lightweight denim that the pattern recommends. I would also use smaller grommets. I am not sure I like the ragged edges of the denim, but it sure makes it easy to put together.

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I am considering making a purchase of lightweight denim so I can make another one.

What summer fun are you working on?

Enjoy the Journey, Jackie

  • Diane Rincon

    Very nice, Jackie. Do you have a special little one in mind?

    • Jackie

      Thank you Diane. I am thinking about giving it to my granddaughter but then I wonder if she is too old (she’s 3). I think she may like it anyway.

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  • Jean Williams Turner

    Good Afternoon
    My sis-in-law passed away Aug 2014, and when going through her things we found two of these books started – one denim, one heavy muslin-like fabric.

    Problem, she had an old Phaff, I have Bernina Artista. Is there a way I can purchase the correct CD for my machine?

    I have all of her 100’s of thread. Would love to finish these for a future great grandchild one day.

    • Jackie


      I’m sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. Most embroidery CD’s have all the major embroidery designer files on them, so I would think it would work with your machine. What type of file does your Bernia use?

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      • Jean Williams Turner

        Non-encrypted, multi-format including true .art files with the Artista 730E through the CD drive (magic box).