Wouldn’t you agree the planning process is the most time-consuming and challenging part of machine embroidery? Well, you’re not alone. One of our team members thought previewing a design on fabric would streamline the planning process and after several months of development, we now have a way to do that. Check out this cool new tool.
The Maximum View Projector, or MVP, is your solution for intricate design placement. The MVP comes with MVP software that converts any embroidery design into an image – sized perfectly – to audition on your fabric.
It’s so easy to use. Let’s take a look at the process. Download and install the software. Attach the projector to a work surface with the included clamp. Measure the projector’s image area which will be up to 14″. Enter the measurements into the software.
Load the embroidery design (any format). Then save the design in Color, Silhouette Positive or Silhouette Negative.
Save the image(s) to a USB stick and insert it into the projector. Use the remote (included) to view the images. Slide your fabric under the image, moving the hooped fabric until you are satisfied with the placement of the embroidery.
Align a Target Sticker (included) with the image’s crosshair. Attach the hoop to the machine and center your needle over the Target Sticker. It’s just like using a template without the hassle of a printer. You can watch a video demonstration here.
I’m sure this will be a hot topic during our Wednesday, June 26 Facebook Live session at 1:00 CST. Not only will I take questions on the MVP but I have a very special guest joining me – Christine Conner of Amelie Scott Designs and author of Edge to Edge Quilting. Christine is helping me wrap up Hoopapalooza month as she’ll be sharing tips for edge to edge plus custom quilting. I can’t wait to hear what she has in store!
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