Luck o' The Irish Artistic Digitizer Applique

Created By:

Terry Aruta 

Skill Level: Beginner

Download this FREE St. Patty’s design made in Artistic Digitizer to embroider on a T-shirt, sweatshirt, towel, or pillowcase!

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Visit this link to follow along with the tutorial on how to make this project.

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Janome Supplies Required
  • Janome embroidery machine. We are using the Memory Craft 550E
  • Medium weight cut away stabilizer
  • Gold polyester embroidery thread for basting (Don’t use metallic thread for basting. After all, it is metal. If layers become too concentrated, the stitches can rub against each other and break. In addition, most metallics are not cheap so don’t waste it on parts you won’t see). 
  • Gold metallic thread
  • Pre-wound bobbin
  • Red-tip needle
  • RE 28 B Embroidery Hoop
  • T-shirt of choice
  • Green felt square
  • Fine tipped duck bill scissors
  • Snips
  • (Optional) Fusible woven mesh interfacing (Iron onto the inside of your T-shirt to prevent the metallic thread from irritating your skin).
  1. Import design from USB.
  2. Have your machine threaded with gold polyester thread to start.
  3. Hoop Stabilizer.
  4. Fold T-shirt in half and press. Fold up to center and press approximately 6in down from the neck band. Use this as a reference when aligning the T-shirt in your hoop. You can also use a fabric marker to make it easier to see.
  5. Align the T-shirt in the hoop and use magnets to hold in place.
  6. Put hoop on machine.
  7. Trace and baste your fabric to the stabilizer.
  8. Press start.
  9. Lay felt square on top of basting stitch, then trace and baste again.
  10. Press start.
  11. Remove hoop and carefully trim around the clover.
  12. Insert a red-tip needle (Specifically for metallic threads).
  13. Re-thread your machine with gold metallic thread. Be sure to wrap your thread around the anti-kink device, which provides extra stabilization and support against thread breakage. 
  14. Reduce upper tension to -4. Metallic threads have no stretch. Lowering the tension allows for a consistent stitch without it pulling the bobbin thread to the top.
  15. Lower the stitch out speed of the embroidery as well.
  16. Press start.
  17. Press the inside of the finished embroidery with the fusible mesh.
Everyone is Talking about Luck o' The Irish Artistic Digitizer Applique

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Around the Table Dresden Placemats
Saturday, December 17, 2016

I like the concept, but the directions are "sloppy." Nowhere in the supply list does it mention the felt or the batting (how much?). Also, I would never use a high loft batting in a placemat, or a table runner, as I think that it would be too unstable for a glass. The next time I make these, I will cut out the batting (I use flannel) and spray baste it to the wrong side of the Dresden plate before I put the Dresden plate on the felt to cut out. I have not yet washed the finished placemat, and am hoping that the single layer of felt does not curl up, or become distorted after washing/drying.
Fun Great Gift!
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Teatime Quilted Tablecloth
Friday, February 24, 2017

I made this today but your cutting directions need to be changed. You only need 4 of color 1 and color 3 4.5 squares for the triangles. Also the inner border, you only need 2 cuts as WOF is long enough to cut each in half to fit the sides.
Great Machine
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I've had this machine for only a week now. I bought it used from a lady who makes her own clothes, but she no longer needed the machine. During the purchase, she noted that she is almost sad that it's better to give it away because of how well the machine performed. (I also bought it along side a computerized machine of another brand.} She demoed the machine for us, showing it worked and gave us everything (including the box it came in!) She took amazing care of this machine. I have used it a few times now, and the directions for threading were easy to follow (albeit my hands are quite large so the lower looper was a pain, but that is no fault to the machine or brand.) And I recommend this machine to anyone who wants to learn to serge and wants a machine that can grow with them. I will happily use this machine time and time again.
S9 Review
Sunday, February 25, 2018

I love, love, love my S9! It's sews and embroiders beautifully and it's simplicity of use amazes me. I would recommend this machine for both a beginner and an experienced seamstress. If I would ask anything of Janome it would be to upgrade the programming to run a larger hoop size. I understand that it can't get much wider but there is most definitely room for it to go longer. That is the only limitation of this machine.
Monday, February 26, 2018

I purchased a Memorycraft 15000 a few years ago and it was the best purchase I ever made! This machine can do just about anything you would would ever want! I love the capability of using the Acuedit app to set up my embroidery pattern on my Ipad and then download it to the machine! I love how my embroidery looks upon completion and I love all the good lighting it has to light up your workspace. That way you don’t need to worry about where to set up your machine. It also has plenty of room to do machine embroidery on any size quilts! There are many decorative stitches from which to choose that are outstanding! It’s hard to choose which one to use! There are so many great features it is hard to decide what I love the most. If you want to buy only one machine to last a lifetime, I would recommend this one!
S9 Review
Sunday, February 24, 2019

The S9 is amazing. I learned to sew by hand when I was just 5 and in my grandmothers way as she was quilting. I took seeing classes in high school until they would no longer let me sign up. The S9 makes me appreciate my current skills as well as motivate me to want to learn more. This machine is awesome.
Horizon Memory Craft 15000
Thursday, November 19, 2020

My Janome Horizon Memory Craft 15000 is fantastic! I love, love, love this machine! When I came across the Eye for and Eye embroidery design today, I wanted to make it. However, the embroidery file is missing. Nothing downloads when I select the download button. Please help!
Treat Bag fun!
Monday, August 16, 2021

I made the Halloween treat bag for my new granddaughter and I’m sure it will last for years. No embroidery machine so I appliquéd the lettering. Need a little more skirt fabric for a better gathered look, and I used thin double-bias tape for the skirt hem, over edge stitch on skirt sides. I’m pleased with my results!

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