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Machine embroidery inspiration and ideas

Ethnic quilted cushion cover with buffalo machine embroidery by Zanki Designs

Quilted cushion cover: Combine a buffalo drawing and African fabrics for an ethnic look.

Redwork machine embroidery - elephants

Redwork elephants from the African Animal Drawings collection.

Cushion with leopard embroidery

Close up of cushion - leopard embroidery from the Big Five Large collection.

Pomegranate bag - machine embroidery by Zanki Designs

Go shopping: A "feel good" bag with pomegranate embroidery.

Heart with daffodil machine embroidery by Zanki Designs

To download a free daffodil design, go to Design Collections and scroll down.

Art embroidery - based on the work of Edgar Degas

An invitation to an art exhibition (front). See the Degas Dancers collection for thread reproductions of Degas' art.

Machine embroidered invitation to an art exhibition (back)

Invitation back. I am pleased to say that this invitation won first prize in a Husqvarna Viking Zig Zag magazine sewing contest! (page 61 volume 24, for those lucky enough to have a copy)

Idea - a runner with embroidered peacock feathers

"No, it's not a real peacock feather, it's embroidered!" See the Peacock Feathers collection.

Cushions with lion embroidery

His and Hers cushions with lion embroidery from the African Animal Drawings collection.

Vintage look embroidered handbag

Vintage Texture: Machine embroidered twig trellis from the Twigs collection holds everything in its place

Machine embroidery - Roses

Inspired already? You can get started right now! To download a free rose design, go to Design Collections and scroll down.

Vintage print with prunus blossom embroidery - a bag by Zanki Designs

Embroidering blossoms on a vintage look print. This became a bag - a quick but beautiful project.

Handbag - embroidered with free rose design

Some more inspiration... Embroidery designs from the Hydrangea , Lavender , Leaves and Twigs collections.

Machine embroidery - sampler

Embroidered lavender and leaves bowl

Skeleton leaves and lavender (embroidered on organza) stitched together to make a beautiful little bowl. Lavender design from the Lavender collection and leaves from the Leaves collection.

Embroidery design applique - clouds on pillow case

Floating off to dreamland on stuffed applique clouds... from the Issie's Little Angels collection.

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