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Hello everyone! Welcome to BFC. There are always things I wish I had an easy way to let you know about.  It might be the benefits of BFC, how BFC works, what a design can be used for, etc.  I don't plan them in any order, but I will organize them when there are quite a few entries. Please don't hesitate to contact me with the contact form if you have something you would like discussed here!

4/19/21  COUPON!!!!  Code:  fromsuz  70% off, BFC Machine Embroidery/All designs - can be used once.  It expires 4/26/21.

4/12/21 It's been a long year and more.  As spring approaches most of the world, think about doing more *fun* designs - items that make people smile.  Also consider the time it will take to make the designs.  As the weather warms, we usually want to spend more time outside.  By carefully choosing the designs you will work on, you can allow more time for gardening, walking or just enjoying the sunshine.  Also have medium and long projects to work on.  If a day is going to be solid rain, we can take the time to work on more intense designs.  And it's always good to have a long project in the works for just those time when you are in the right mood. :)  

Suz' Zoo is perfect for fun designs

Check out Lots of Floral Ornaments for quick stitching designs of all sizes - 72 in all!

3/22/21  Sizes of designs can be confusing.  It used to be easy many years ago because there were so few differences in hoop size.  But over the years, more and more hoop sizes have been added plus some very big ones that have no precedent. This creates the problem of how to name the sizes of our designs.  We started out with Small, Medium, Large and Jumbo.  And this covers probably the majority of hoop sizes out there.  But as hoops get larger, new names are needed.  We have chosen to use Commercial to indicate any size bigger than our Jumbo Hoop (8x12). Since we tend to do a lot of realistic designs, many of them can't be made for the small size hoop because they would not stitch well.  Sometimes though we can size down the designs quite a bit even if not small enough to fit the Small hoop size (4x4).  Instead of coming up with more sizes than we have designs, I decided to use the S,M, L, and J as relative sizes.  So if a design is 4.5 x 4.7 for example, it will still be called a Medium. 

We include all the size information for all designs.  For sets, just click *Check Sizes*.  You will then be able to see the number of colors, the exact size, the number of stitches, etc.  This is both in US and Metric. This is the best place to look at sizes.  The Single designs have this information on the main design page. And as always if you're not sure of something, always feel free to email us through the contact form. 

3/14/21 I got the Tote Bag done yesterday but didn't quite finish the instructions or take the pictures of the finished bag.  I'm hoping to finish that up today and get it on the site for you to download free. 

3/12/21  Gee! Only two people have used the 50% coupon.  I'll have to yell louder from this page :) 

Tomorrow I will have a tutorial for Tote Bag using the Easter Ostrich and Crazy Emu.  Check tomorrow afternoon - I should have it up by then. 

3/9/21 The SUZ ZOO Category has been added.  We have 4 members now.  My goal for the Zoo is fun portrait wildlife that can make us smile! I will have another member joining the Zoo pm Friday.  Please feel free to make suggestions for members of the Zoo! 

SPECIAL COUPON for readers of this page:  Code 0309,  get 50% off one order in the main Embroidery design category, coupon is good until 03/12/21.

2/26/21  On Feb. 5 we had a poll in our IO group about what type of Steampunk designs people like most.  I have started working on that list and will have at least two new ones for you a week from next Tuesday.  If there are particular types of Steampunk you would like to see, please email me at or use our contact form to let me know.  You might see your suggestion on the site!

2/22/21  I just got our weekly Search Report and I can help with some of those that didn't get results.  I see a lot looking for things like *927, 661, 321....etc*.  In our old system We had Item numbers with 3 digits and some with 4 digits.  It made creating reports difficult,etc.  So when we got out new system, since we had to enter everything new anyway, I added a 0 in front of those items with only 3 digits.  So, 927 became 0927.  To find these designs, you need to add the zero when searching.  

2/16/2021  Our new set today, BFC1976 A Touch of William Morris - Poppies will have a companion design this coming Friday, BFC1977 A Touch of william Morris - Tulips.  This pair would make a welcome addition to your bedroom or perhaps porch to welcome spring.  Art Nouveau never goes out of style and always has beautiful colors. 

2/12/2021  When looking for designs, always be on the lookout for sets you can use in several different ways.  An example is a 60% off set in our Fantasy and Whimsy Corner: BFC1839 Amy in Wonderland.  Kids always love little books and this is super easy to make.  It is also great to create stories with your young ones. You get all the designs individually - 22 in 3 sizes so you will have lots of little fun designs to add to children's clothing, toys, etc.  And lastly you will have full instructions to make an easy book you can use with other designs!

02/10/2021 Now is the time to stock up on 1000m cones at 52% off.   That's only $1.32 a cone!  To make sure you have all the colors for some of the designs you've purchased, just print out the thread list or color chart, put the color number ( you don't need the BFC) in the search box and it will come up and you can buy it right there.  Much quicker than going to the thread pages and scrolling through.  Though the pages can be fun if you just want to see what colors you just have to have!
If you find some of your designs have colors we no longer carry, you can print out the substitute list from this page
Have fun filling out your thread stash!

02/05/2021  Our Steampunk Corner was extremely popular so I decided to conduct a poll in our IO group. I chose 16 different types of Steampunk (women, animals, alphabet, etc) so I could get an idea what would be most popular.  Well - each type got almost the same votes within 1 or 2.  LOL I'm not sure if I'm further ahead.  :) So I would like to ask any of you that are really into Steampunk, what types of designs would you like?  You can send me your ideas through the contact form. 

01/30/2021  It's hard to believe the first month of 2021 is almost gone!  I wanted to talk a little about Accounts on our site today.  I know it's often a nuisance to set up accounts everywhere, but there are a lot of benefits to ours.  The first is you get 50 reward points just for setting it up,  These can be used to take $5 off an order. (You can read how reward points work by clicking on REWARDS on the top menu bar.  Secondly, the links for all the designs you purchase or download for free are in your account as long as you log in first before purchasing. This can come in really handy if you have a computer crash, or buy a new machine and need a different format! Your account keeps track of your newsletter subscriptions and if you desire you can save one or more credit cards in your account to make checking out easier. 

01/28/2021  I'm adding sequins and beads as i get them sorted and packaged.  They are all at 50% or more off normal retail! Because they are very low in weight, it's easy to add one or more packages when you order thread without increasing the shipping.  And they are great for embellishing your embroidery.  There will be more posted over the next week.

01/26/2021 Today is about something in BFC that gets more questions and complaints than anything else!  We've put notices all over, but I'm still getting many messages a week.  It is an answer to *aren't there any instructions?* or *don't you supply color charts?* We always supply color charts and 95% of the time some kind of instructions.  These files are kept in the file.  When you receive your links for your designs, most times there will be a link for each format and the file.  Always download the file.  Occasionally because the zip files are small or in the case of single designs, the color charts will be zipped with designs.