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  • Lettering Like the Pros

    If you want to get lettering like the pros, you need software that gives you multiple font options, the ability to kern letters, change line spacing, density and column widths.  Inspirations Perfect Embroidery Pro most certainly answers that call. But if you want to put a stylized effect on your lettering with just a few […] Read more…


  • The Formula for Embroidery Fun & Success

    Stitch Lab, the formula for embroidery fun and success, debuted last weekend in Dublin, Ohio!  What a blast, I’m so glad I attended.  Inspirations consultant Ashley Jones led the 2-day hands-on event  for 72 embroidery enthusiasts. Our host, Quilt Beginnings, was a delight – boy, do they know how to treat their customers. I met […] Read more…

Multi-Needle Mondays!


  • Multi-Needle Monday | Cleaning the Upper Thread Path

    Just like lampshades and overhead fans at home, your multi-needle machine deserves to be dust-free. It will sparkle and perform at its very best if you keep the upper thread path clean. Set aside 45 minutes to an hour to give it the full spa treatment. Even though my photographs don’t show it, it is […] Read more…


  • Monogram Mishap

    It’s that busy time of the year for everyone; and especially true if you own a commercial embroidery business. We stitch and sell the items that most people put under the tree, not to mention stitching, cooking and shopping for our own families. I am grateful for my flexible schedule and choice of profession, but […] Read more…

Software Saturdays!


  • Lettering Like the Pros

    If you want to get lettering like the pros, you need software that gives you multiple font options, the ability to kern letters, change line spacing, density and column widths.  Inspirations Perfect Embroidery Pro most certainly answers that call. But if you want to put a stylized effect on your lettering with just a few […] Read more…


  • Satin Frames in Seconds

    A simple way to transform a shape into a satin frame in Inspirations Perfect Embroidery Pro is to use the Create Outline tool. Select the Star from the Artwork tool menu. Drag the cursor across the screen to draw the star.  It’s a natural step to select the star, right click and select Convert to […] Read more…


  • My Block Piecer Block of the Month: Block 8 – Butterfly Tail – Software Instructions

    My Block Piecer Block of the Month: Block 8 Butterfly Tail Software Instructions By Nancy Stansbury This ongoing Block of the Month series was designed to inspire you to learn new techniques using My Block Piecer.  As a reminder, the first Saturday of every month will feature the software lesson using My Block Piecer.  The […] Read more…


  • Make Sketch Fonts

    Spotted on garments, chalkboards, wood signs and even glassware, open, airy fonts are the rage. It’s easy to get the same look if you have Inspirations’ Perfect Embroidery Pro.  Follow along and you’ll be stitching this look in no time. Open a new screen in Perfect Embroidery Pro (PEP).  Go to File, Import TT (True […] Read more…