Software Techniques

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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Holiday Linen Update 2

November 27, 2013
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It sounds like the blog favorite font of last week’s picks is font C. I agree it’s a beautiful font – very fluid, traditional and yet, warm and inviting. Let me show what I’ve done with it. The font, Cursive is a built-in font in Floriani Total Control Pro digitizing software. If you don’t...

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Every newbie wants to know…

November 6, 2013
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By Sherry McCary, Product Development, Designs in Machine Embroidery How do I get designs from the design CD to my embroidery machine? When the CD is inserted, an Explorer window like the one in the image below will open. Explorer shows detailed information about your files, folders, and drives. It allows you to organize,...

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Monograms for Today’s Marriages

July 17, 2013
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Often, the best ideas come in the MIDDLE of an embroidery project!  Don’t you hate that? I don’t mind that occurrence during a quilting or sewing project because changing direction midstream is often manageable on those types of projects.  Just release a seam or two and you’ve got a whole new look. But embroidery?...

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7 Steps to Improve Your Embroidery

May 29, 2013
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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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The Secret is Out!

March 13, 2013
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Ever wonder how Nancy Zieman and I get our embroidery designs to land exactly where we want them? We use a simple – I mean, really simple – software program that outlines the garment so we know exactly where to place the embroidery. Perfect Placement Software includes 30 outlines or garment sections plus over...

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We’ve Been Busy!

January 23, 2013
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Placing embroidery on a shirt has got to be the most challenging task an embroiderer can face. Oh, there are many solutions to the fairly easy job of left chest placement but when you want to really decorate a neckline, cuff or yoke, things can get tricky.  Nancy Zieman and I first addressed this...

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Embroidery Software Tips!

June 27, 2012
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Embroidery Software Tips! Recently, I received an email from a reader (Carol) discussing Perfect Alignment Software. Carol explained her desire for a change in the software.  I believe she has a valid point regarding the sequencing of the placement marks since I occasionally want to stitch the marks last instead of first. Although I...

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