Software Techniques

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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Software Saturday – 3D Effect

August 30, 2014
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Software Saturday – 3D Effect

Look what feature is coming in September – 3D motifs in Perfect Embroidery Pro. This new feature is so fun and versatile, you’ll find many occasions to add a new dimension to your embroidery. It all happens with just click of the mouse. Take a look at some simple shapes filled with motifs. The...

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Thumbnails

June 30, 2014
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Thumbnails

A few years ago, the embroidery design thumbnail images on my screen were so easy to detect. As time has passed, they seemed to be getting smaller!  But help is on the way (beyond the readers that I wear all the time). The images can be enlarged 1.5 times (anything helps, eh?) by touching...

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Thoughts to Ponder

June 18, 2014
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Thoughts to Ponder

Subtle text messages are a lovely way to add sentiments to gifts, home décor accessories or even wearables.   A romantic mood can be set with the right fabric, color selection, charms, ribbons and trims. I enjoyed making these small projects – the fun is in the creating and ok, the gathering of the goodies! ...

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Monogram of the Month

June 4, 2014
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

Don’t you love June? The early days of June sweep in thoughts of sunny skies, blue waters and light breezes. When I spotted the Scrollwork Alphabet #12511 from www.embroideryonline.com, I couldn’t help but think of ways to use this swirling fresh alphabet. Wouldn’t it look great on a porch pillow, beach tote or picnic...

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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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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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