Embroidery Tips

Multi-Needle Monday | Text Editing on the Multi-Needle Machine

March 24, 2014
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Multi-Needle Monday | Text Editing on the Multi-Needle Machine

Want to add a bit more interest to some of your purchased designs? Then follow this simple tutorial on curving text right at the machine. You can apply this technique to many embroidery projects. Retrieve your embroidery design, this whisk is a popular design from Embroidery Library.  Once on the screen, touch Rotate.  Rotate...

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Multi-Needle Monday | Who’s on First?

March 3, 2014
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Multi-Needle Monday | Who’s on First?

You are!  Sure to be a hit with all baseball fans, here’s a little baseball stitching to get you into the mood for the season.  Celebrate Opening Day 2014, whether you’re a major league baseball fan or tee-ball devotee, by wearing this design. It doesn’t have to be on the back pocket of a...

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Down & Dirty; Quick & Easy Applique Circle

February 24, 2014
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Down & Dirty; Quick & Easy Applique Circle

Here’s a quick method for making a circle applique with the machine’s built-in stitches. In a later post, we’ll discuss the auto-applique feature but for now, this is a ‘down and dirty, quick and easy’ way to applique. On the main screen, touch the square and heart key.  Select the circle with the running...

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7 Steps to Improve Your Embroidery

February 19, 2014
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7 Steps to Improve Your Embroidery

1. Print a template(s) of your embroidery design so you can plan the embroidery layout. Place it on the item (garment, home décor, craft or quilt) and critique its placement and size. 2. Build a test stash. Keep a test polo shirt, stretchy t-shirt, terrycloth towel and common items that you embroider on all...

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Multi-Needle Monday: Monochromatic Stitching

February 10, 2014
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Even though you can stitch 10-color designs without blinking an eye or changing a spool, there are still occasions when you want to stitch an entire design one color. Wonder how you do that? Very simply! Let’s walk through it. Retrieve your design. Touch Sewing. The three-color design appears. To assign the desired needle...

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Multi-Needle Monday: Assigning Thread Colors, Part II

February 3, 2014
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Multi-Needle Monday: Assigning Thread Colors, Part II

Ever wonder what those little anchors are next to your thread spools on the screen?  Just because a needle has a green spool next to it, it doesn’t necessarily mean the needle actually HAS green thread in it. Only you know what’s on the spool pin and you can take the time to tell...

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Multi-Needle Monday: Assigning Thread Colors, Part I

January 27, 2014
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Multi-Needle Monday: Assigning Thread Colors, Part I

Many of you expressed an interest in learning how to assign thread colors to the needles.  I’ll share how I do it. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m self-taught – I’ve never had a lesson on a multi-needle machine. For quite some time, my only exposure to the multi-needle machines was at...

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Multi-Needle Monday: Basic Threading

January 13, 2014
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It’s Multi-Needle Monday!  This week we cover Basic Threading Techniques. Hmm…what color thread goes on what pin? On the Baby Lock Enterprise and the Brother Entrepreneur®, you’ll see an LED light under each thread pin. Use the LED lights as a guide, selecting a matching spool of thread for that pin.  Just like embroidering...

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Stitching Lettering on Fur

December 20, 2013
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Stitching Lettering on Fur

I know thousands of embroidery machines will be humming right up until December 24th. So here’s how to handle tricky faux fur – a favorite last minute gift item. Scroll lettering has a tendency to disappear when stitched on faux fur.  Here’s how I tackle that problem. I used Floriani Total Control Pro to...

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Let’s Get to the Point

November 13, 2013
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

The lowly needle gets very little attention. In fact, it’s often considered the enemy – you know, it’s the first thing you attack when something goes wrong with an embroidery design. Everyone tells you “change the needle first.” It’s like the youngest kid in the house, when mom finds something broken, the toddler gets blamed....

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