digitizer: sgillette 03 Apr 2012
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ITH marble maze with closures. I posted this yesterday but then I stitched it and added closures so small children can play it and not take the marble out. I hooped 2 pieces of denium and stitched the maze leaving the openings. I left the edges raw so they frayed when I washed it. If you want to sew the closures just cut a small hole outside the design on the top piece of fabric and slide the marble in before completing the last set of stitches.


I set the marble on top for the photo but it slides inside. pes is the only file I can do. All suggestions welcome because I want to learn!

Design #: 8696353
Size (in): 4.96"(w)x6.89"(h)   (mm): 126mm(w)x175mm(h)
Stitches: 6312 Colors: 2 Print Color Chart
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Original artwork: Shirley Gillette
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by neamon84 11 Jul 2013
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I am new to the sight and would love to make the marble maze. How do I download the design? When I click on free download it doesn't work.

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nglover1 by nglover1 13 Jul 2013

Welcome to the Cute Family . Just click on the format
( PES ) Hope this helps you . There is always a cutie around that is willing to help . Don't hesitate to ask . Nancy

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by annie23 03 Jun 2013
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Very clever design. Thanks for sharing

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by brendalea 02 Jun 2013
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What a smart idea. Thank you for the design.
Happy Stitching

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by hsarah 02 Jun 2013
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Thanks

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by viebschen 02 Jun 2013
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thank you

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by hightechgrammy 19 May 2012
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Here is one of the marble mazes with the 1.25 inch border used to enlarge the playing area. Thank you Sgillette for such a great design! It stitches perfectly every time! This one went with Angel's quilt to Uganda.

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by hightechgrammy 19 May 2012
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I posted a few of these stitched out in projects. Thank you, sgillette, for this great design! I wish I knew your first name!

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by saintpati 19 May 2012
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Thank You!!

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by hightechgrammy 04 May 2012
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This is a wonderful design! I did make it as large as my machine would let me to fit in the 5x7 hoop. But I also did something else. When I took it out of the hoop, I trimmed it 1.25 inches around the widest lines, then overcast stitched the edges. I left it as an open design. Then the marbles could go out of the channel and around the edge to go in the other way. It just added a new dimension. A great design! Thank YOU! I made 16 for the Uganda kids ... so far! Jan

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by sgillette 23 Apr 2012
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If you can't find marbles small enough to fit, I will send you some! Email request: segillette@yahoo.com

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by blueeyedblonde 20 Apr 2012
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thank you

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by M3kds 20 Apr 2012
+2

made this for my grandkids.
They really enjoyed it.
I sewed the marble inside, and then they had races to see who could get to the end fastest. They range in age 13 to7
Thank you,

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by gerryvb 16 Apr 2012
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cute, will try this! thank you

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by sewdeb 16 Apr 2012
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Such a cute little toy. Thanks for sharing. *4U

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by greysewist 15 Apr 2012
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Very thoughtful of you to add the closures so we can keep the marble contained. Thanks again.

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by shirley124 15 Apr 2012
+3

This looks great for small children. Thanks will sew it out.

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by rose48458 15 Apr 2012
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THANKS

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by dfischer 05 Apr 2012
+5

My 1st thought too was vinyl top but, you're right, it might rip out. So how about some see-through fabric instead... even a couple layers of organza on top... I've got some. I'll give it a try and see what happens. THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR DESIGN!

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by modo 05 Apr 2012
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Thank you*

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by mad14kt 04 Apr 2012
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Thanks again ;D *2U

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by jacquipaul 04 Apr 2012
+5

Thanks for this great design.

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by anothrcookiejar 04 Apr 2012
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I'm glad you did this and shared with us. I have several mazes all traced out and I left 1 inch space in between the lines. I don't digitize so I was just going to sew them out. I was going to use fleece as my daughter said the kids had I Spy Bags that are felt and that gets pills and balls on it and looks nasty after some use. These will be for the kids while in church. Thanks for sharing!

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by noah 04 Apr 2012
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thanks hugs

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by drro 03 Apr 2012
+5

How clever it is!! Thanks!!

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drro by drro 03 Apr 2012

...AND you are most clever for making it:>)

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by joyce05 03 Apr 2012
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Thank you for the design and all of the ideas that have been given. When I make it, I will try all of them.

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by shirlener88 03 Apr 2012
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*4U

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by devon 03 Apr 2012
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very nice thanks

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by devon 03 Apr 2012
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very nice thanks

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by quail 03 Apr 2012
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sglette I tried your design. On the left, I hooped two layers of starched linen and stitched your design. I traced around my hoop with air erase marker before I removed the design. I next removed the design, put in a marble, and then stitched around the design using my air erase marker as a guide. I next trimmed the excess fabric and sewed a ribbon around the edge. The project on the right used felt...one in the hoop and one layer floating under the hoop. I repeated the same steps as above except that I didn't need to use any ribbon since felt does not fray. Both materials work very well. The only suggestion I might make, is that you use a less dense stitch pattern for the maze. This was digitized with a tight satin stitch. It ups the stitch count for the design and since I did not use any stabilizer( so that the marble will travel more smoothly) it would be easier to distort the fabric. I do not digitize, but isn't there some sort of stitch that makes a stitch and then goes back halfway into the previous stitch to sort of locks it? Anyway, this is my take on your idea. I hope to make many more. You've digitized one sweet toy that will please many a child. Thank-you.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 03 Apr 2012

great job.

sgillette by sgillette 04 Apr 2012

Wow, they look so professional! I am happy that you did this. I love the start and finish you used. This is the very first thing I have ever digitized and will work on the stitching! Thank you so much for sharing. Shirley

shirley124 by shirley124 15 Apr 2012

These look really great. Good toy to put in the Christmas boxes for overseas

greysewist by greysewist 15 Apr 2012

You've done well. Thanks for showing us here.

blueeyedblonde by blueeyedblonde 20 Apr 2012

love what you did - thanks for the extra ideas.

hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 19 May 2012

That's a cute idea!

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by annyn 03 Apr 2012
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Great idea. I love it. Thank you.

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by estherwaayenberg 03 Apr 2012
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Thanks. I'm going to put this in Easter Baskets that I made for the Easter Egg hunt at church Saturday.

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sgillette by sgillette 04 Apr 2012

I am going to make them for my kindergarteners to give to their moms on Mother's Day and write a little note that says, "You are an aMAZEing Mom". (I know it is spelled wrong but...)

hightechgrammy by hightechgrammy 19 May 2012

great ideas!

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by taydc 03 Apr 2012
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thank you

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by cathiejones 03 Apr 2012
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Thank you, great idea !

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by nutmegdesigns 03 Apr 2012
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I think you should hoop clear vinyl plastic on top
and denim on the bottom. That way you can see the marble being push through the maze. I think I will do it today since my grand kids are coming Nutmeg

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sgillette by sgillette 03 Apr 2012

Let me know how that works for you. I am afraid the stitching will tear through the plastic. It might need to be a single longer stitch to work.

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by nutmegdesigns 03 Apr 2012
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I think you should hoop clear vinyl plastic on top
and denim on the bottom. That way you can see the marble being push through the maze. I think I will do it today since my grand kids are coming Nutmeg

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by nutmegdesigns 03 Apr 2012
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I think you should hoop clear vinyl plastic on top
and denim on the bottom. That way you can see the marble being push through the maze. I think I will do it today since my grand kids are coming Nutmeg

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by nutmegdesigns 03 Apr 2012
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I think you should hoop clear vinyl plastic on top
and denim on the bottom. That way you can see the marble being push through the maze. I think I will do it today since my grand kids are coming Nutmeg

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by nutmegdesigns 03 Apr 2012
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I think you should hoop clear vinyl plastic on top
and denim on the bottom. That way you can see the marble being push through the maze. I think I will do it today since my grand kids are coming Nutmeg

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by nutmegdesigns 03 Apr 2012
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I think you should hoop clear vinyl plastic on top
and denim on the bottom. That way you can see the marble being push through the maze. I think I will do it today since my grand kids are coming Nutmeg

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by nutmegdesigns 03 Apr 2012
+5

I think you should hoop clear vinyl plastic on top
and denim on the bottom. That way you can see the marble being push through

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by askmcv 03 Apr 2012
+8

This is great...thank you. I'm making one for my grandson who has ADHD [Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder]...I am sure he'll love it!

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sgillette by sgillette 03 Apr 2012

I know ADHD! I teach kindergarten.

sgillette by sgillette 03 Apr 2012

I guess I better make 15 of them huh

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by cfidl 03 Apr 2012
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Great meditation tool! Thanks! Live Laugh Download Stitch!

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by sudavis 03 Apr 2012
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Really cute. Thank you.

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by hightechgrammy 03 Apr 2012
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How Fun!!! Thank YOU!

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by phi4 03 Apr 2012
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thanks.

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by momhome 03 Apr 2012
+7

Good idea having the marble closed in. Thank-you

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