Digitizing

The Case for Applique: Open and Closed

December 6, 2014
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The Case for Applique: Open and Closed

By Tamara Evans This week’s blog explores two different, but simple, methods of creating applique designs. We have received many requests for instructions to create the necktie applique on the onesie shown at our Inspiration Socials. Here are some very simple instructions using My Quilt Embellisher software. (The same steps may also be used...

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December Update in Perfect Embroidery Pro

November 29, 2014
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Beads, Crystals, Pearls and Rhinestones Do you love to add crystals, beads and pearls to some of your embroidery designs? Then you’re going to love December’s free update in Perfect Embroidery Pro! Now you can audition gems on a design in Perfect Embroidery Pro before you ever take a stitch. Click on the video below...

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Do You Need Embroidery Software?

November 15, 2014
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Recently, somewhere searched my blog for an answer to this question, “Why do I need embroidery software?” I been giving that some serious thought and it took me back to my early days in machine embroidery. Back then (geesh, that’s sounds ancient!), embroidery software was not available to the consumer. Digitizing was a mysterious...

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Add Fabrics to MQE or MBP’s Fabric Library

November 8, 2014
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Add Fabrics to MQE or MBP’s Fabric Library

Want to add new fabrics to your Fabric Library in My Quilt Embellisher or My Block Piecer? Let me show you how easy it is to that. First, gather the digital images of the fabrics. Most fabric companies have all of their collections in a downloadable format on their websites. I popped over to...

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Software Saturday – November Update to Perfect Embroidery Pro

November 1, 2014
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The latest updates for DIME’s Perfect Embroidery Pro are so exciting there’s only one way to show them to you – by video! Click on of the four short videos to see what’s coming your way on Monday November 3, 2014. All you have to do is click on Update when prompted by Perfect...

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Manipulating Designs in Perfect Embroidery Pro

October 18, 2014
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Manipulating Designs in Perfect Embroidery Pro

Even if you don’t digitize, you can most certainly manipulate designs to get the look you need. All you need are building blocks. What are building blocks? Building blocks are designs – designs that are stashed in Perfect Embroidery Pro. Let’s take a look at a design from the Monogram catalog. Click on the...

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Designing Quilt Blocks

October 11, 2014
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Designing Quilt Blocks

Designing quilt blocks has never been easier. Just click on the Block icon in My Quilt Embellisher and take your pick. I chose the Broken Stone block under Curved Blocks, Miscellaneous. I like the shapes but not the colors so my first step is change the colors of the block. Even though the block...

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New Features in Perfect Embroidery Pro

October 4, 2014
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Wow! October’s free updates in Perfect Embroidery Pro are amazing. I’ve prepared seven short videos so you can see what’s coming on Monday. My Block Piecer and My Quilt Embellisher also will have new updates – I’ll report on them in future posts. Just click on each image to view the video. 3D motif...

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Diamond to Leaf in 7 Mouse Clicks

September 27, 2014
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Diamond to Leaf in 7 Mouse Clicks

I know many embroiderers do not consider themselves artists because they struggle with the artwork side of digitizing. Creating beautiful artwork is a talent – a gift – and if you don’t have it, digitizing can be daunting. But many pretty embroidery designs are made of simple shapes so it’s wise to explore the tools...

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Software Saturday – View Applique in Color or Fabric

September 13, 2014
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Software Saturday – View Applique in Color or Fabric

Last week, we left off with auditioning crazy quilt stitches on a Dresden plate bloc in My Quilt Embellisher. If the colors of the appliques on this default Dresden plate are not your favorites, then by all means change them! Let’s start with the color of the first applique. In the sequence view, you’ll...

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