Welcome Back!

Happy SPRING and Happy April! It’s been a minute since I’ve done a blog post. Even though we’ve been quiet around here, we are still here! Checking email 5 times a day, posting on social media here and there, and even listing new designs every once in a while. I wanted to share a few new ones and also tell you we’re having a DESIGN SALE through Monday (4/22/19). All of our designs are 40% off!

QUICK STITCH is the the name of the game. While the below BEEHIVE is applique (meaning with fabric), the satin stitch is replaced with a bean or redwork stitch which cuts your sewing time down quite a bit. I did use Heat N Bond Lite on my fabrics. Ironing the design after I’m done will ensure the fabric fuses to the shirt and doesn’t come loose. This would be cute with a name underneath in RED to match the beehive “door”.

Along with our DESIGN SALE, I also marked down our Embroidery Order Notepads as well. I LOVE these for jotting down my embroidery orders and they are now on sale for a limited time, while supplies last! Each pad has 50 sheets! The smaller ones are perfect for simple monogram orders, while the bigger pads (see left) are great for applique or more complex embroidery orders where more information is needed.

We’ve recently come out with several new EMBROIDERY designs (meaning thread only/no fabric). I call this a “light fill (light filled-in)” stitch. It’s not super dense like most embroidery designs and it sews very quickly! I did a baby gift set yesterday and my goal was “what is the fastest stitching design I can do?” When you are doing a set like a bib, burp cloth and onesie, fast is good! All thread is good! The stitching of these designs resembles seersucker!


Of course our popular “Stitch” lab design!

I L.O.V.E this Popsicle Trio design which is a must for summer! The color possibilities are endless and you can easily match any shorts!

Lastly our Sheep design which is adorable for baby. Would be cute also in baby blue, soft green or yellow.

If you are reading this, thanks for stopping by!

New Year… New Designs!

Happy 2019! We finally did a few new designs which have been listed on the website. Applique Cafe was put on the back burner for the latter part of last year, but we hope to put out more new designs this year. I have continued to check email 10 times a day, ship notepads, run sales, etc. but the design part has fallen to the wayside. Here’s to 2019 GOALS!!

Love the “blanket stitch” finish!

My 10 year old LOVES Unicorns! I love this color combo with the gold and pink and seafoam green!

This Heart Trio has a redwork finishing stitch. I did use Heat N Bond Lite on my fabric to bond it to the “shirt”!

Have a great rest of the week! Check out the new designs, our notepads, etc at Applique Cafe!

Happy Anni to us!

It’s Back to School time! My kids started last week and so far so good! My oldest is driving (w/ his permit – eeeek!) and I’ve got all of the school covered this year – lower school, middle school and upper school! My sister in law has triplets, and they are all headed to college this fall. The girls left Friday and their son leaves tomorrow – all going to Auburn (War Eagle). It’s made me realize how fast this is happening and I only have 4 more years with my oldest. The cliche “time slow down” drives me crazy, but it really does go by so quickly! 🙁 Trying to enjoy it all and embrace the crazy schedules.

We have been turrible at new designs this summer. I mean turrible! Jeff took a promotion at work and with the aforementioned crazy schedules of 3 kids, we haven’t had a lot of time. Now that school is back in sesh, hopefully we can do better. Here are a few new ones we added this summer!

Don’t forget our order-taking NOTEPADS!! Several shipments went out this week and we appreciate every single order! With our lack of designs lately, it’s fun to have something else available to our customers!

Lastly, we don’t do 50% off often, but when we do, we do it to celebrate our 9 years in business (+ Back to School)!! 9 YEARS!! I saw this picture the other day in my Facebook memories. This was where it all began! I had a desk in the corner of our bedroom in our old house and that’s where it all started. We had no clue what we were doing, but 1,042 designs and 9 years later here we are! And this girl is now 10, has braces and is in the 5th grade!

Shop our SALE through Monday, August 20th! www.appliquecafe.com