by newipswich 21 Aug 2008

I made this set of bath towels for a niece & her husband's 25th wedding anniversary. Other than trying to hoop the thick terry, it went pretty

smooth. (It was kind of daring of me to do this as a gift, as I am not
an "experienced" embroiderer.) Design is from Embroidery Library.

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by annyn 25 Aug 2008

Very nice! They will love them! *4U

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by auntbaba 25 Aug 2008

The towels are great! Beautiful job!

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by 4lghoward 25 Aug 2008

Great job. My first daring gift was towels as well. It sets a mood of I can do anything now. So continue with pride.

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by simplyrosie 25 Aug 2008

I've been wanting those designs from EL! DH can't seem to quit wiping his face after shaving on my towel... !!!! LOL... I was thinking this might solve the problem, but then he'd have to atually read them wouldn't he? Okay, back to square one. :-) Joking aside, you did a nice job... !

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by grannyo 25 Aug 2008

You did excellent work. :-)

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by gerryvb 24 Aug 2008

they look great!

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by lbrow 23 Aug 2008

They couldn't look any better if U had been doing it 4 yrs.newi. You've done a beautiful job *4U

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by dlonnahawkins 23 Aug 2008

Good job - and nice gift. you did well.

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by coco128 22 Aug 2008

what.a.lovely.set..*4u

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newipswich by newipswich 22 Aug 2008

Thank you!!

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by nglover1 22 Aug 2008

You did a good job. A flower for you

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newipswich by newipswich 22 Aug 2008

Thank you!!

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by colonies1 22 Aug 2008

I think they are very nice. *4u

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newipswich by newipswich 22 Aug 2008

Thanks for taking a look & the kind words!

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by kttyhwk4 22 Aug 2008

Very nice design....great job!

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newipswich by newipswich 22 Aug 2008

Thank you so much!!

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by adelmarie 22 Aug 2008

All the work that you went thru hooping this towels payed off, they look really nice. I am sure they will love them.

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newipswich by newipswich 22 Aug 2008

You are an encouragement, thank you!!

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by adelmarie 22 Aug 2008

All the work that you went thru hooping this towels payed off, they look really nice. I am sure they will love them.

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by roxsy 22 Aug 2008

It is stunning.Wouldn't mind to make one for me and my hubby.Which department in EmbroideryLibrary is it?*4U

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newipswich by newipswich 22 Aug 2008

Thank you!! In Embroidery Library, look under Friends & Family. You'll find a His & Hers Towel category.

roxsy by roxsy 23 Aug 2008

Thanks

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by americangirl 22 Aug 2008

I love this design - very nice.

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newipswich by newipswich 22 Aug 2008

Thank you!!

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by shirlener88 22 Aug 2008

Kathy, this are wonderful - great job - I am sure they will love them!

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newipswich by newipswich 22 Aug 2008

Thank you, Shirlene!!

shirlener88 by shirlener88 24 Aug 2008

You are welcome, of coarse!

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by dailylaundry 22 Aug 2008

These are great!!! And, so is the info below!!!

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newipswich by newipswich 22 Aug 2008

Thank you!! (I so much appreciate the tips everyone shares!)

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by workbecky 22 Aug 2008

These look great.

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newipswich by newipswich 22 Aug 2008

Thank you!!

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by iris2006 22 Aug 2008

For a not experienced embroider you did a wonderfull job and made a very nice present. Sure your niece and husband like the towels. *4u

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newipswich by newipswich 22 Aug 2008

Thank you for your encouragement! I really need to do more embroidering!!

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by jayemcee46 22 Aug 2008

his n her crowns are nice touch - the towels have come out great. I'm not experienced embroiderer either and lots of tips here today to make things easier, flowers for all Jo

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newipswich by newipswich 22 Aug 2008

Thank you!! This group is the BEST! I am learning alot here.

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by mpo14011 22 Aug 2008

Love the crowns. Looks great

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newipswich by newipswich 22 Aug 2008

Thank you!! They are a fun couple, so I thought the crowns would be cute.

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by mops Moderator 22 Aug 2008

They look great. You mentioned the placement. Now that you know you notice it, but I don't think everyone is that critical. Flower for you.

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newipswich by newipswich 22 Aug 2008

Thank you!! I need to figure out ahead of time, if a design is actually a pair: I didn't notice when I did the tracing that it needed adjusting.

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by blackie 22 Aug 2008

Fabulous - if your not an experienced embroiderer - i am dying to see what you do in 12 months time hahah - well done and *4U

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newipswich by newipswich 22 Aug 2008

Thank you so much!! I have another project waiting to happen (a belated b-day gift). Hopefully, next week.

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by elenu 22 Aug 2008

Well, the towels look very good to me Newipswich & I'm sure your relatives appreciated the special gift.

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newipswich by newipswich 22 Aug 2008

Thank you!! I wanted to do something personal for them, and thought the His/Hers with the crowns would be kind of cute.

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by shirleysisson 22 Aug 2008

They look great - well done. *4U

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newipswich by newipswich 22 Aug 2008

Thank you so much!!

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by stickmuster 22 Aug 2008

very nice,*4U

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newipswich by newipswich 22 Aug 2008

Thank you!!

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by dkjack 22 Aug 2008

Lovely. Such a nice gift.

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newipswich by newipswich 22 Aug 2008

Thank you!!

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by sandralochran 21 Aug 2008

Love them

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newipswich by newipswich 22 Aug 2008

Thank you!!

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by grammapt 21 Aug 2008

They look great! What a nice present for thier anniversary. Looks pretty "experienced" to me!! *4U

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shirleysisson by shirleysisson 22 Aug 2008

Welcome to the 'Cute' family, Grammapt. *4U

newipswich by newipswich 22 Aug 2008

Aren't you so nice to say that!! Thank you!! (And welcome to the group!!)

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by katydid 21 Aug 2008

I don't hoop the towels, only the stabilizer, your choice either tear a way or solvy, and use an adhesive spray and pins if needed and a top solvy to keep the loops from poking through. I have arthritis in my hands and any way to make hooping easier I will try. Your towels look great so you must have been doing something right.

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newipswich by newipswich 21 Aug 2008

Thanks for the tips & words of encouragement!! I used a tear-away on the bottom, and the wash away on top, but I didn't realize you didn't have to hoop the towel. Will try that next time. Thanks!!

kezza2sew by kezza2sew 22 Aug 2008

you will never hoop another towel again once you do it this way, takes all the hassle out of hooping. do try it.

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by katydid 21 Aug 2008

I don't hoop the towels, only the stabilizer, your choice either tear a way or solvy, and use an adhesive spray and pins if needed and a top solvy to keep the loops from poking through. I have arthritis in my hands and any way to make hooping easier I will try. Your towels look great so you must have been doing something right.

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by grandmapapers 21 Aug 2008

These are lovely. You did very well.

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newipswich by newipswich 21 Aug 2008

Thank you for the kind words. I still have LOTS to learn. After I had them stitched out, I found that they were not exactly a match - the letters were not the same height, so I would have needed to adjust the placement.

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