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Volume 421 October 17, 2014
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DESIGNERS OF THE WEEK OFFERS
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Sweet Heirloom Embroidery
JACKIE'S CORNER
Psalm 18
30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
31 For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?
32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
 
Dear Lord, Guide my every step and protect me from harm. Give me strength to make right choices and stay close to me always. When I fail and fall short of your standard, show me my errors and pick me up quickly. Keep me on the path that leads to you. 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
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
 
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."
Answers from our 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."
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.
OMA'S PLACE INSPIRATION MUTZ DESIGNS BY ENID ACE POINTS STITCHBOX CREATIONS ALJAY DESIGNS
 
U&I UNIQUE EMBROIDERY KREATIONS BY KARA JHB CREATIONS PAM'S 3D DESIGNS ANGEL DESIGNS ELSA'S DESIGNS
 
ALINALINE ALLSORTS EMBROIDERY DESIGNS BY LIZETTE BUNNYCUP EMBROIDERY SWEET HEIRLOOM EMBROIDERY EMBROIDERSHOPPE
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.
OMA'S PLACE
FROM THE NEEDLE
OF ANNE
ZARI'S EMBROIDERY
DELIGHTS
ZARI'S EMBROIDERY
DELIGHTS
KREATIVE KIWI
EMBROIDERY
PATTISTUDIO
CUDDLE ME CRAZY
REASE'S REALISTIC
DESIGNS
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!

WIND BELL EMBROIDERY

ALLSTITCH

ANGEL DESIGNS

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!
     
Footprints for Children Poem - go to Especially For You and download this precious design.
QUICK SOLUTIONS
Do you have a quick solution or idea to share? Email us at support@oregonpatchworks.com
 

1) If you stitching is unbalanced, with bobbin thread on top or on the bottom, start with simply rethreading the upper and lower threads before trying any other solution, many times that will get you stitching again.

2) When you experience skipped stitches, change out your needle, a blunt needle is one of the most common causes. Also clean your bobbin case thoroughly, making sure dust and any small snips of thread are not stuck somewhere..

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
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.
Designs by Oma's Place
 
Darling projects that were fun and easy to do, they came with full instructions... LOVE THEM! Pauline
Cupcake Cutie Bibs ITH Boy Bib ITH Burp Pads ITH
INSTRUCTIONS TO ENTRY DRAWING
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.
SAVINGS MEMBERSHIPS
We have two memberships you can join to get top quality designs at a low, low price. Each month, we have fun embroidery designs and projects for you. Join now and watch your stash of beautiful new designs grow!
Get 60-100 top quality designs plus project tutorials for only $18 !! Click HERE to view May's designs!
Get 20 new exclusive designs each month for only $10,  and MORE... for Members Only - Specialty packs-Get 2 and choose another at no cost! Specialty packs are grouped by themes. Click HERE to view this month's designs.
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