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~~~Links to purchase the December designs are at the bottom of this page ~~~
All good things must come to a close. This is no exception. It has taken twice as long as I anticipated but sometimes life takes you in other directions.
For years I have been searching for dog artwork that is generic and is not childish or cartoonish. Because there are so many breeds it is impossible for me to digitize each one. Then I ran across this artwork. I love each and every one of these 12 dogs. Each dog is generic enough to be suitable for several similar breeds.
I have sewn every one of the 6 and 8 inch designs and most of the 4 inch designs myself and watched every stitch go into the fabric. They sew perfectly. Please use the notions I recommend for best results, especially the bobbin thread and the stabilizers. Some of the 4 inch designs were sewn by my highly experienced assistant, Dee Froula.
8 Inch Ms December
Thread jumps are inevitable with designs like this. If your machine does not cut the jumps for you then trim them yourself as they occur. This will prevent them from getting stitched over by further stitches.
6 inch Ms December
There are many details thus all the thread changes. Plus they must sew in the order I’ve given them to you to prevent them from being stitched over with further stitches. So don’t re-sequence the design to sew all one color at a time. You will be disappointed at the results.
- Background fabric – I used 100% cotton fabric – Kona weight
- Pellon brand ShirTailor fusible stabilizer – I don’t recommend any other brand. Or get it at Joann’s
- Two layers soft cut-away
- Wonderfil pre-wound bobbins #80 weight or their #100 weight on the cone bobbin thread
- Madeira Polyneon threads
- Size 12 top stitch needle
4 inch Ms. December
I’ve gotta have Ms. December 4-Inch!
I’ve gotta have Ms. December 6-Inch!
I’ve gotta have Ms. December 8-Inch!
I’ve gotta have all Ms. December sizes (on sale)!