CD and download versions include all formats listed, plus a PDF file of suggested colours. As a bonus we've included the USA Birth Month Flower appliqué designs. They can be used in place of the Australian birth month flowers.

The Marigold is the fourth in the Birth Month Flower series of Echidna P.I.E. (P.I.E. stands for Premium Inspiration and Education). 


Month 4 (October) is all about 'Sheer Fabrics". In this lesson Lindee will experiment with sheers as a base fabric and also used for appliqué. You'll discover how to stabilizer and tame these fabrics to get professional results.

As the projects for previous months have been rather large and involved, this month Lindee has opted for something quick and small. You'll enjoy making these fun drawstring bags. You can even make them any size, with pretty much any fabric, using any design!

Whether you are a beginner or experienced machine embroiderer, you will discover that Lindee's teaching is very thorough, well-presented, jargon free and easy-to-understand. Your embroidery skills will blossom as will the pleasure of creating beautiful new projects. If you have missed the previous months of Echidna P.I.E you will find them here.

A Year of Flowers: Marigold | What Techniques Will You Learn?   What You'll Learn ...

  • How to select sheer fabrics

  • How to stabilize sheer fabrics

  • Tricks for hooping thin, slippery fabrics

  • How to choose suitable appliqué designs for sheer fabrics

  • How to make simple adjustments when you need to adapt a technique for a purchased design

What's Included ...

  • Marigold appliqué designs – all sizes. As an added bonus we've also included the the Cosmos U.S.A. Birth Month Flower appliqué designs.

  • Appliqué templates for hand and machine cutting.

  • Designs placement templates for accurate placement.

  • Project instructions to complete the project.

  • The lesson PDF 'Embroidering with Sheers' (please read through this first).

Design formats include: ART, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, SHV, VIP and VP3    See the 'Additional Images' tab for design sizes and other information.   DESIGN SETS TO COMPLEMENT THE BIRTH MONTH FLOWERS
  To complement the appliqué designs Lindee has created a Marigold Birth Month Flower design set plus an alternate USA Cosmos Birth Month Flower design set – both of which include redwork and fill stitch versions of these designs. And, Lindee is kindly offering these sets at a reduced price for Platinum Club Members.   Both sets are available for separate purchase (as instant download or on CD) and can be ordered here.