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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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Auditioning Crazy Quilting Stitches in My Quilt Embellisher

September 6, 2014
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Auditioning Crazy Quilting Stitches in My Quilt Embellisher

  My Quilt Embellisher features 50 crazy quilt stitches that can be combined, sized, rotated and morphed to create hundreds of gorgeous stitches.  The stitches are so easy to add to any quilt block – just select a block from the block library and then left click on the Crazy Quilting icon. Select a...

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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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The Unintended Double-Run

August 16, 2014
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The Unintended Double-Run

Many beginning embroiderers come across a common problem when digitizing a single run element in a design. On screen, everything looks perfect and when viewed through the slow re-draw feature this problem is often overlooked – until you stitch the design. This occurrence is the unintended two-ply run stitch. I’m not a fan of...

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DiME Inspiration Software Update

August 14, 2014
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DiME Inspiration Software Update

  As announced on August 9, 2014, Designs in Machine Embroidery (DIME) has been chosen by G7 Solutions as the new face for its popular line of quilting and embroidery software. Current owners of G7 Solutions software modules will receive a link to download the corresponding versions of DIME’s Inspiration Software free of charge...

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Multi-Needle Monday

December 30, 2013
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Multi-Needle Monday

Long-time single-needle machine embroiderers often tell me they are intimidated by multi-needle machines. I completely understand because I used to be petrified of any machine that didn’t look similar to my trusted mirror-imaged c-shaped machine.  You know, needle on the left, flat bed under the needle extending to the control panel on the right....

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20 Days of Savings!

December 4, 2012
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  It’s that time of the year again and two words we all like to hear right now…on sale. I’ve poured over the latest issue of Designs and discovered many discounts you can take advantage of before Christmas. Enjoy and happy shopping! Wow – Baby Lock has got the lock on savings right now....

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An Indispensable Tool

November 5, 2012
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An Indispensable Tool

I can’t believe how indispensable this tool is. Recently, I was stitching 24 onesies, a daunting task even when it’s not crammed into a heavy travel, teaching schedule. I think the only thing that kept me sane during the process was thinking of the new parents of twins who would eventually receive the onesies.  I...

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Every once in a while a new mousetrap is invented

July 13, 2011
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Every once in a while a new mousetrap is invented

We are spoiled. Just down right spoiled when it comes to choices in thread. There are reputable brands, manageable put-ups (the amount of thread on a spool or cone), reasonable prices, colors galore, fiber varieties, shimmering metallics, solar-changing hues, boxed sets, individual spools, you name it, we can have it. But there’s one company...

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What do jeans, bathing suits and handbags have in common?

April 6, 2011
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What do jeans, bathing suits and handbags have in common?

It’s almost impossible to find one that fits you! And the shopping experience is truly miserable. Let’s start with jeans. You have to bring at least six different pairs into the dressing room – a full range of sizes, cuts and lengths. Then there’s the joy of getting out of your clothes and trying...

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