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    Inside Scoop on Placement Marks

    Want to look like an embroidery rock star? Learn how to stitch continuous embroidery designs. Many embroiderers are afraid to stitch continuous embroidery although it’s not difficult; you just have to set yourself up for success. There are several approaches you can take but my favorite is the addition of placement marks. Placement marks are […] Read more…

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    Embroidering for Small and Plus Size Figures

    In my first attempts at embroidering a blank garment for a small child, I must admit I struggled. I often made the design too large for the small figure and it always landed in the wrong place. Oh, it looked great when the garment was flat but when worn, it was an entirely different story. […] Read more…

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    Multi-Needle Embroidery: Using Designs with 10+ Colors

    The Baby Lock Enterprise multi-needle machine has 10 needles.  Many embroidery designs have more than 10 color changes. To utilize these designs on this machine it will require just a few additional steps. Created by: Diane Kron, Software and Embroidery Projects Manager for Designer’s Gallery Supplies: Enterprise Multi-Needle Embroidery Machines by Baby Lock® Built- in […] Read more…

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    Digitizing a Mylar Design

    Want to add sparkle and sheen to simple images? Try Mylar applique. When using Mylar, let the Mylar shine through the stitches. Plan on using a motif fill that mimics fish scales.  Start with a drawing of a fish – I drew this simple shape in Inspiration’s Perfect Embroidery Pro. There are six elements: the main […] Read more…

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    Two different approaches…same results!

    Preface:  One of the most enjoyable aspects of surrounding yourself with other stitchers is the opportunity to see different uses for the same design collection.  Designs Editor, Eileen Roche and Managing Editor, Denise Holguin, did just that in today’s blog. They took one embroidery collection, the new Windmill Garden collection, to make their own unique […] Read more…

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    Multi-Needle Monday: Text Tools at Your Fingertips

      One of my favorite features about my multi-needle machine (Enterprise or Entrepreneur) is the touch screen text tools. As an embroidery business owner I wear a lot of hats; marketing, finance, designer, and operator so if I can save a little time to stitch a name on a hat back or the sleeve of […] Read more…

Multi-Needle Mondays!

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    Multi-Needle Embroidery: Using Designs with 10+ Colors

    The Baby Lock Enterprise multi-needle machine has 10 needles.  Many embroidery designs have more than 10 color changes. To utilize these designs on this machine it will require just a few additional steps. Created by: Diane Kron, Software and Embroidery Projects Manager for Designer’s Gallery Supplies: Enterprise Multi-Needle Embroidery Machines by Baby Lock® Built- in […] Read more…

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    Multi-Needle Monday: Text Tools at Your Fingertips

      One of my favorite features about my multi-needle machine (Enterprise or Entrepreneur) is the touch screen text tools. As an embroidery business owner I wear a lot of hats; marketing, finance, designer, and operator so if I can save a little time to stitch a name on a hat back or the sleeve of […] Read more…

Software Saturdays!

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    Digitizing a Mylar Design

    Want to add sparkle and sheen to simple images? Try Mylar applique. When using Mylar, let the Mylar shine through the stitches. Plan on using a motif fill that mimics fish scales.  Start with a drawing of a fish – I drew this simple shape in Inspiration’s Perfect Embroidery Pro. There are six elements: the main […] Read more…

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    Numbered Patches in My Block Piecer

    Welcome Software Saturday readers!  Recently, I had a conversation with an avid My Block Piecer user. She loves this software and makes large blocks and mini blocks – really, really mini blocks!  She told me she struggles with one thing – the numbers that are stitched in each patch. On the one hand, she loves […] Read more…