Martha Pullen Company is known for many wonderful things in the sewing world. I think heirloom sewing and Martha Pullen's former magazine, Sew Beautiful, would be first in most people’s minds, but they are equally known for their exquisite machine embroidery designs.
They have two ways to purchase machine embroidery designs. The first is the standard way of searching for a design on their website and downloading it or having it sent to you in the mail, but they also have an incredible embroidery club.
The embroidery club has an abundance of gorgeous designs for a set price. At $69 a year, it is a wonderful deal. In the years past, you received at least two alphabets, a total of nine sets of designs to start the membership, and then at least two designs each month. The design sets have included exquisite christening gown designs, smocking in-the-hoop, Christmas ornaments, baby booties with matching bonnets, and so many other designs.
In addition to their designs, Martha Pullen Company offers videos and classes on how to machine embroider.
My all time favorite design from Martha Pullen Company is their free-standing lace nativity ornaments. They are just beautiful and stitch out so precisely. I just love making and giving them every year as gifts. In case you are looking for them, they are still available in their 2013 collection.
While you are at it, if you are not familiar with heirloom techniques, you may want to add them to your repertoire. Martha Pullen is the originator of French hand sewing techniques on the sewing machine.