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Volume 422 October 24, 2014
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DESIGNERS OF THE WEEK OFFERS
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Havilah Embroidery
JACKIE'S CORNER
Psalm 18
2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
 
Dear Lord, Thank you for taking care of our every need. Thank you for keeping us safe from all harm. Help us to be obedient to you and increase in understanding, according to your Word. In Jesus name. Amen
 
The Lord is ready and willing to listen. When you pray, just speak to Him as you do a good friend. He will answer you. He is faithful and your faith will increase as you seek Him. If the scripture is hard to understand in the King James version (above), try reading it in the New Living Translation version Here Put the chapter you'd like to view in the search and it will take you to it. Need prayer? Contact Jackie
NEWEST COLLECTIONS OR SINGLES ADDED THIS WEEK
Every week we have new designs to choose from, below are the sets/singles added this week. Click the images or names to see the index pages of the designers.
SEWAZ DESIGNS ENCHANTING DESIGNS DESIGNS BY LIZETTE MIMI'S SEWING STUDIO ACE POINTS SUNSHINE EMBROIDERY
 
CARMELLA'S KORNER FROM THE NEEDLE OF ANNE MARGARET'S DESIGNS JHB CREATIONS EMBROIDERY DELIGHT RAVENS NEST EMBROIDERY
 
DESIGNS BY ENID WIND BELL EMBROIDERY PAM'S 3D DESIGNS ALLSTITCH HENNESSY EMBROIDERY ALINALINE
 
INSPIRATION MUTZ ALL SEW CRAFTY EMBROIDERY PLAYGROUND SWEET HEIRLOOM EMBROIDERY FINER THINGS EMBROIDERIES BUNNYCUP EMBROIDERY
CUSTOMER CORNER
ENTER THE DRAWING
We want to see your projects! Send us good quality photos and get entered into drawing for 60-100 designs from Silver Threads Golden Needles. We have a new drawing once a month. You can enter multiple projects during the month to increase your chances of winning! INSTRUCTIONS to enter the drawing are below this week's entry images.
INSTRUCTIONS
Send your entry to support@oregonpatchworks.com with the following:
1. Your name and email.
2. The digitizer of the designs you used on your project.
3. The collection the designs came from.
4. A paragraph about your experiences doing your project.
5. The STGN pack of designs you want if you are chosen as the monthly winner. You can see the packs from HERE.
THIS WEEK'S FEATURED CUSTOMER PROJECT
Designs by Ace Points
 
For my little shop I decided to make some mug rugs.  I used Ace Points Rippled Music Notes 2 for a little music theme, I have never been disappointed when stitching out the designs from this digitizer.  I especially like doing the rippled designs as they stitch out a little faster and look more on the heirloom style. Janice
ASK THE EXPERTS...
Have you run into problems that you don't know how to solve? Do you have questions about machine embroidery, quilting or sewing and don't know who to ask? Join us in our new question and answer section of the weekly newsletter, where our goal is gaining knowledge and increasing your success. Just email your questions to support@oregonpatchworks.com
SEND IN YOUR QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS!
Question submitted by Elaine: "I have an Elna 8300 embriodery machine.  The tension is perfect for the patterns built into the machine.  Sometimes though, with some designs I get from you and other websites, the tension is not right.  It makes loops on the front and at the back so that I have to take it out of the machine and cut all the bundles off and begin again.  This doesn't happen all the time, but sometime I have to begin all over and I don’t know how to fix it.  Can you please help."
Answer from a fellow member:

Lynette says: I read that Elaine was experiencing some problems with her Elna 8300.  I have one at home for the past five years and mine works like a dream.  I work it for long hours  at night and that after a day’s work at office as I sell my embroidered craft at a small craft market here in Cape Town South Africa.   I do not have a second machine to fall back on as the machines here are very expensive  in South Africa.  If it gives any of the problems that she speaks about just rethread it and  check that the bobbin is clicked in correctly and away you go. Some of the thread colours do sometimes give trouble but maybe it is old stock. I really hope that she can resolve her problem and enjoy stitching beautiful designs.   
Keep stitching

Answer from OPW digitizers:
Loronda says: "This does not sound like a design problem unless the stitches are really tiny but rather I would suggest you get your machine serviced.  It sounds like you may have bits of thread or dust in your tension disks or a gumminess in the thread path that is holding up the thread every so often.  Often a good cleaning will fix this issue.  Also, taking out your bobbin case to make sure there isn’t dust and thread build up under it.  Just some ideas."
Riani says: "It is not the designs. it is the tension on the machine. If you put the bobbin thread in wrong or wind the bobbins self it can cause problems like that. The digitising has nothing to do with the tension. A digitiser cannot set the tension on designs."
Kathy says: "I know that Elna is basically Janome.  I had a Janome 9000 and got rid of it because of constant tension problems.  I'm not sure if this is your problem or not, but I kept taking it in for service and got it home like it had never been touched.  I even had the dealer baffled.  What I did find out eventually is that some machine brands are sensitive to the electrical current and I think that was the problem.  I also ran into a similar situation with a certain brand of bread machine.  When I switched brands I no longer had the problem.  The same with the embroidery machine.  I changed to Husqvarna.  If it's not needing your tension disks cleaned out I would consider this a possibility.  Hope this helps."
SNEAK PEEKS
Below is a design coming soon. Click the image to go to the section of the awesome digitizer and see the rest of their great designs already up for you to see! The ones below aren't on the pages yet, but will be within the next week or two.
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HEAV'N SENT
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EXCLUSIVE SAMPLES - ADDED WEEKLY
Great designs are exclusively available in the member's area. You need to log in to get them.
Login Instructions: Go HERE, and type in your email address. Click the image below "Exclusive Samples" heading.  On the next page, click the different months to download designs. . To view each digitizer's page, click the images or their names below. Check back often, new samples are added weekly!

GARDEN OF DAISIES

SEWAZ DESIGNS

DESIGNS IN STITCHES

GIFTS FOR YOU - ALPHABET SERIES
A beautiful alphabet series by Heav'n Sent Creations. Each week, we will put three new letters up for you to download until you have the complete set! Click the link above to go to the site, where you will see this week's image with download instructions. Be sure and look around, Loronda has BEAUTIFUL designs!
     
Search and Find Design - Go to Angel Designs and look for it... download it from the website.
QUICK SOLUTIONS
Do you have a quick solution or idea to share? Email us at support@oregonpatchworks.com
 

1) Re-purpose an old prescription bottle by drilling a hole in the center of the lid. Now you have a handy place to discard old needles and pins in!

2) Once we start sewing or crafting, it's easy for us to lose track of time and forget about our other duties. To help you stay on track, use an ordinary timer to make sure you don't forget about laundry and more.

NEW FUN ACTIVITIES EACH MONTH
We have fun activities that you can enjoy in the MOC. Login HERE, click the link under Sensational Samples, then find the references to Mystery Design and Challenge Question.
The four designs below are available this month.
Search & Find design challenge Question design Search & Find design Mystery Design

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OMA'S PLACE by HAVILAH EMBROIDERY BUNNYCUP EMBROIDERY 3 BELLS EMBROIDERY
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