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Check out the Janome site as the manufacturers sometimes have projects and a few free designs.
Google free machine embroidery designs you will be pleasantly surprized at how many are out there. My fav is redwork because I can actually use them as quilting in plain squares
It all about the Journey!! Enjoy It
If you get "free" designs, make sure they are from a reputable site like Embroidery Library. Many free designs are not digitized well, and you will waste your time and materials. We've all learned the hard way on that score. Janome, Pfaff, Viking, Bernina, Babylock, Brother, have free designs on their websites. My favorite is also Emb Library; their prices are very reasonable and very worth it and they run specials etc. Get on their monthly email list, I just got mine this morning, and can't resist buying at least one design. The other good thing about EmbLibrary is once you buy your design (in your format) they keep it on their site for you in case you lose yours and need to re-load it.
There are hundreds of excellent designs and design sites. It can become an addiction... ask me how I know ! I was/am addicted to monograms, that's a whole other discussion.
Have fun !
Another advantage of emblibrary.com is they keep a record of all your purchases under your history, so you can go there and download as many times as you wish. I don't have to remember where I kept them. And they have all designs indexed so they're easy to find. They're my favorite by far!!
Last edited by joyce blint; 02-22-2012 at 08:20 AM.
I like Bunnycup.com especially for their appliques.
Does that help? I have spent hours on the net looking for designs. The free ones on Annthegran you have to be careful of the digitizer, anybody can offer a free design there. I have designs by sick and they are good, and embroidery.com is great. They just did a design for me and it worked up really nice.
Good luck with your toy.