Embroidery Tips

Multi-Needle Monday – Tackling Hard to Hoop Items

March 23, 2015
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My favorite solution for hard-to-hoop items is Quick Snap Frames. There are many uses for the Quick Snap Hooping System such as stitching backpacks and small cosmetic cases. The Quick Snap System comes with a variety of metal base frames that are inserted into a bracket attached in the center back of the embroidery...

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Converting Designs in Perfect Embroidery Pro

March 7, 2015
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Inspiration’s Perfect Embroidery Pro has a unique feature – batch conversion. This handy feature quickly converts one, two, several or dozens of machine embroidery designs from one embroidery format to another. It all happens in the blink of eye – which lets you get to the fun part of embroidery – the actual stitching!...

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Software Saturday – The Backdrop Tool in My Quilt Embellisher

February 28, 2015
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Software Saturday – The Backdrop Tool in My Quilt Embellisher

One of the helpful features of Inspiration’s My Quilt Embellisher is the backdrop tool. The backdrop tool allows you to bring an image on to the screen and audition embroidery in actual time. It’s a surefire way to design beautiful blocks. First, take a photograph or scan an image of your quilt into your...

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All You Need to Know About Lettering in Perfect Embroidery Pro

February 21, 2015
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One of the mottos that I live by is using time well. Let’s face it, we all try to cram as much into a day as possible. So when I have a choice about how to spend my time, I want to learn something. If I learn one thing when I read a book,...

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Software Saturday – True Type Fonts

January 10, 2015
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Want more embroidery fonts?  All you have to do in Perfect Embroidery Pro is click on File, Import TT Text and you’ll find every font that’s installed on your computer.  Just click, type and convert!  It’s that easy.  Learn how here: If you can’t view the video here on the blog, use this link...

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January Update – Buttonholes!

January 3, 2015
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January Update – Buttonholes!

I love machine embroidered buttonholes! Why? Control. Machine embroidered buttonholes give me total control over the length of the buttonhole and the placement. Starting with a digital file guarantees perfect duplicates since I don’t have to guide the fabric under the foot. So let’s take a look at how easy it is to create...

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A Clutter-Free Digital Workspace

December 27, 2014
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A Clutter-Free Digital Workspace

It’s common to feel the urge to get organized in January– purge closets, cabinets and drawers. Many sewers feel the same way. We want a fresh start in the New Year, often pledging to finish projects, clear the cutting table, and tame our stashes – fabrics, stabilizers and threads. The goal is to follow...

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The Best Way to Learn Your Software

December 20, 2014
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The Best Way to Learn Your Software

People ask me, “What’s the best way to learn my software?” My answer is always, “Use it!” You can read, watch videos and go to classes but until you start using your software as often as possible (ideally everyday!), you really won’t be comfortable. You just have to get in there and do it!...

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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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