This is just for starters… more designs will follow as time permits.

To download a design, right-click on your selection and choose Save Target As. Don’t forget to note where you save it if you want to find it again! You’ll need to unzip the designs before using them… If you need help on that, drop us a line. Support notes require Adobe Reader, available free (below).

Basting Frames…

Use these handy designs to secure your fabric and embroidery layers—particularly useful when doing “hoopless embroidery”. Send the appropriate frame size to your machine and stitch it before proceeding with your design. When you’re finished stitching, simply pull out the basting frame stitching….


Bernina (art format, v4)

Zip file includes hoop sizes: 200x155, 130x100, 255x145oval, 50x72freearm, 50x72normal, 40x60 (not all of these hoop sizes apply to all Bernina machines)

Brother (pes format) Tip: Several Brother models have the coolest basting function. If you aren't sure whether your model does, or you want to learn how to use it, drop us a line!

Includes hoop sizes: 100x100, 100x180, 100x300, 130x180, 150x150, 160x260, 180x300, 200x200, and 200x300.



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Snowman Pencil Topper...

Embroider this adorable little snow-buddy to top pencils for your favourite little kids… but watch out—big kids love them too! The download file consists of the design in your chosen format (some brands have more than one…) and a PDF file that includes a colour listing, stitch-out instructions, and a design template. When printing the PDF, make sure the scaling option is set to none, or the template will not accurately display the design size.

Bernina (art v4, art v3, and exp formats)

Brother (pes format)


Heart Scrolls...

Stitch out this pretty little design as a solo design, or as part
of a border—either way, its sure to please! Change the colours
as you wish—even go tone-on tone (my favourite!) to achieve just
the look you want for your project. Each download file includes
 a PDF design template/colour listing—but make sure you
print it actual size...

Bernina (art v4, art v3, and exp formats)

Brother (pes format)


Perfect for a Shoe Bag...

This design was donated to us by a “friend of a friend” —let’s just call her (by request) Anonymous—and it is with her permission we post the design here for you to enjoy. Our embroidery club had a lot of fun embellishing show bags—and this design is ideal to express every shoe diva’s quest! (for 5”x7” hoops and larger)

Brother (pes format)

Tajima (dst format)


Love Canada Crest...

Stitch out this fun crest—just in time for Canada Day!

This is a perfect little stitchout to adorn your luggage when travelling, and to make and share with friends.
Badgemaster™ is very heavy water soluble stabilizer suited
to free-standing appliqué techniques and Twilly™ is
industry-grade backed twill specially formulated for creating
crests and badges. Have fun!

DST format

Brother (pes format)