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How a trip to the gym inspired today’s embroidery lesson!

November 19, 2014
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

I was at the gym this week and decided to increase the weight on the Rotary Calf machine. I added 5 pounds to what I thought was already pretty hefty.  I completed the exercise with ease.  Armed with a little more confidence I added another 5 pounds. I braced myself for what would likely...

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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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Words of Wisdom!

November 5, 2014
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

As machine embroiderers we have opportunities to use our machines to create and embellish everything from clothing to quilts to home décor and more. Sometimes my motivation to begin a project gets stunted by the fear of failure. That’s right… failure before I’ve even taken the first stitch… or even selected the fabric for...

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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

September 20, 2014
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Software Saturday

It’s exciting to hear so many of you are anxious to receive the link to update your G7 Solutions software program. I thought I would take this opportunity to address many of your questions. 1. How can I be Inspired? How can I get the download link? The link will come in a joint...

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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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