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Free Cranes Crest Embroidery

Egret Wall Hanging
This free Asian Family Crest download is an example of the group of my Asian Family Crests that are available here. I used this crest to embellish the corners of an Asian Egrets Wall Hanging that is available here. I think that these single color designs are very effective stitched out in almost the same color as your chosen fabric. The results look as though the design was embossed. Lovely. However, this subtle effect is almost impossible to photograph. Click on the picture of the wall hanging to the left for a larger view of this design used in the corners of this wall hanging. These designs are a great choice for embellishing bags. All of these crests have been  evaluated and perfected by stitching them onto quilt weight cotton batik as shown to the left.

PLEASE NOTE! ALL OF THE FREE DESIGNS COME WITH BASTING RECTANGLES. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, please read the free tutorial here. Please remember to start stitching with the second thread color. I realize this sounds a little crazy, but different embroidery machines behave differently so in order to be sure that the basting rectangle will work properly on all home embroidery machines I have to digitize a starting color that is not used. It's complicated.

This download includes the following file formats: HUS, DST, EMD, JEF, PEC, PES, VIP, XXX. This design is in one color, measures 3"X3" (excluding the basting rectangle), and has 13,654 stitches.  The digitized design includes a  basting stitch rectangle that measures 5"X5". This size basting rectangle makes accurate placement much easier. This design is also available in three sizes for $8.95.

I bundle my embroidery designs with pdf files of instructions and paper templates for printing. All of the different embroidery file formats are included in the download (just delete the ones you don't want to keep - right click on the ones you don't want, then click "delete").

The files available here have been compressed into .ZIP format. You can UnZIP them using WinZip or WinRAR, or WinXP's 'Extract To' feature.