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Hmong’s The Way

Hmong's The Way is the second in a series of collections emulating the Hmong fabric art designs. Unlike traditional Hmong that involves intricate hand cutwork, and fine-needle applique, my collections are built on the use of multiple layers and shades of embroidery thread.

While they are not the Hmong to which you might be accustom, they are breathtaking in their own right. What's more, they can be done completely from your embroidery machine!

This collection is larger than my original Hmong collection and includes a set of completed blocks and borders, as well as separates motif elements so that you may expand your embroidery experience with this unique art with your own touch of creativity.

In addition, I've included some mulit-color designs alongside the bi-color versions, to make this collection even more versatile.


See Ruth’s Quilt

See Karen Steven’s Dress

See Kathy’s Placemats





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What’s Included

Includes 18 designs

$9.99 US


All designs fit the 4x4 hoop

Machine formats included: ART, DST, EMD, EXP, HUS, JEF, PCS, SEW, VIP, VP3 & XXX.

Design sizes are clearly marked. When ordering, be sure to order designs that will fit in your sewing machine hoop.

As with any software, refunds and exchanges will not be made.

A Little Something Extra To Think About

When I was sewing these I thought they looked so pretty before the last color was sewn,

I scanned some of them to show you how they look without the last color sewn.


Hmong’s The Way Projects

I like to make something out of my sewouts so I appliqued the black squares onto a red jacket and clipped the edges ˝ inch deep at 1/16 inch intervals for fringed edges.


To wear under the jacket - I used the border/corner combo.

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Ruth Shadar writes

Hi LauraRuth Shadar HMONG FULL300

Some time ago I bought your hmong designs, and finally did something with them.

I did a lot of resizing, splitting, rearranging and other plastic surgery to the original designs and added many Shisha mirrors.

I was worried about the effects of resizing, but with the ART format and Bernina software everything was OK.

I thought you will enjoy the result.




Karen Stevens writes:

“A couple of years ago, I bought your Hmong's the way at a sewing show. I recently completed a dress using the designs, and I entered it into a contest at my local Bernina dealership. I won first prize in garments and thought you'd like to see the dress. I'm very happy with how your designs stitched out and I have received many compliments.”







by Kathy in North CarolinaKathy Hmong's The Way Placemats

Kathy writes,

“Just thought you’d like to see the placemats I made using your Hmong designs. They came out fantastic! I used very bright (some are florescent) colors.”

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