Basic Blanks

Hello readers! It has been a while since I last posted! School started. Soccer started. Homework started. Did I mention that school and soccer started? And homework? It has been a busy few weeks settling back in to school and homework X 3. The first couple of weeks were ROUGH, but I think we are settling in and getting in to a good routine. All 3 of my kids play soccer also, so that’s another story. Oh, and now Football Season has started. I feel like we JUST watched football like a month ago (from last season) and now it’s on my TV again. Happy Fall! 

So….. I have posted in the past about hats (just search “HATS”). I have also posted about blanks and have a nifty list on my blog – look under LINKS. I wanted to elaborate on some basic blanks that I’ve come to love. When I say basic, I mean hats, visors, Comfort Colors t-shirts, pigment dyed stuff, etc. The hats below are Adams Brand and can be found at Apparel N Bags. These are “pigment dyed” which is super popular right now. I have posted these hats before this summer and these designs are from Applique Cafe of course (Anchor Patch & Mini Dog).

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Another item I just got and LOVE – see below! This is a Comfort Colors long sleeved t-shirt from Apparel N Bags also. The color is Neon Red Orange, and when I first got it I had no idea what I was going to do with it. I dug through my fabric bins and honestly didn’t have ANY neon fabric to match for an applique. So… I decided to go with a classic monogram. This is Monogram Wizard Plus “Master Circle”, which is my GO-TO monogram font for like everything under the sun for girls. After much debate on thread colors, I went with Isacord #4240 which is a pretty blue color. My monogram is 4.88″ X 4.96″ so kind of big. This is a YXS sized shirt, and believe me, the color is NEON! I love the colors together and am happy with the way it turned out!

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These pictures don’t really reflect how bright the shirt color is, but it’s a great color!

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This is my sweet precious daughter, and this is what she wears like every day after school. Nike shorts are a staple, and any t-shirt she can find. Doesn’t have to match! Another reason I will be ordering some of the CC l/s tees is for her! At least I can monogram the shirt and it may look a little cuter?!? Maybe I should match ALL of her Nike shorts?

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A few more pics!

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What do you think? Check out Apparel N Bags for other cool “BASIC BLANKS”!! They sell everything from duffle bags to t-shirts to infant blanks!

Have you visited Applique Cafe recently?? If so, you may have noticed our “Digitzer’s Pick” on our home page! We now have like 800+ designs on our website! So…. we thought it might be a great idea to showcase some of our older designs so you don’t forget about them!  Our PICK right now is actually a design from last year I think, but it was too cute not to *pick*!! Click HERE to check out our Joy 4 design! The way it works is that we will randomly pick a design to showcase and feature it on our home page. We might leave it up there for a week, or it may be 3 days. I didn’t want to set a schedule (like a design of the week) because we all know how busy everyone is and how forgetful I am and I wanted to be able to change it out when I have time and feel like it! We hope you enjoy our PICKS! p.s. I am working on a cute graphic to feature the chosen designs on for my website! For now you get my Pic Monkey graphics.

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Have a great rest-of-the-weekend!!

Comments

  1. Lori Carawan says:

    I LOVE your blog posts. They have helped me so much in learning more about embroidery. I have a question though, when you do a master circle monogram this large, do you use an underlay and/or change the density and/or boldness? Thanks for all you do!

    • I actually did decrease the boldness to like 85 I think, but then it was a little sparse when I sewed it so I ended up going over the monogram twice. I am always afraid the satin stitches will be too thick or wide and “pick”. I did NOT add underlay.

  2. Thank you for posting- I always enjoy reading them- Especially love the part about your daughter and her “play clothes” that dont match- our 9 yr old does that! Im like your going to look like the rattiest kid out there- Lol

  3. Love the color combination!
    What color do you suggest for a soft baby blue for infant gifts?
    Thank you for writing your blog – I always learn so much!

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