Easter Egg Hunt!

April 1, 2015
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You are invited to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt!  We have hidden 5 Easter Egg graphics in Eileen’s blog posts. If you find all the Easter Eggs, you’ll receive 3 free embroidery designs! How to play: Use the clues below to locate the blog post where each Easter egg is hidden. When you...

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Multi-Needle Monday: Error Message Screen Solutions

March 30, 2015
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If you are new to a multi-needle embroidery machine, (primarily the Brother/Babylock 6 or 10 needle machines), you might encounter a common screen error display. When planning the embroidery layout, you have measured the design, selected the appropriate size hoop and inserted the hoop to the machine. You have followed the correct steps, taken...

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Software Saturday – Two Part Applique

March 28, 2015
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Hey Software Saturday readers! Check out these two videos on how to make a two-part applique. In less than eight minutes, you’ll learn how to import True Type Test, load a back drop, trace an image and convert both to applique. View the first video here or jump over to YouTube to watch. And wrap...

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You are invited to go crazy quilting!

March 25, 2015
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

Sam Solomon, our Creative Director at Designs in Machine Embroidery has been telling me to experiment with crazy quilting.  I’ve admired Eileen’s projects in her book, Today’s Crazy Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine but I didn’t think I had the skill level to understand what fabric to fold, where and when.  I remember taking a test...

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Multi-Needle Monday – Tackling Hard to Hoop Items

March 23, 2015
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My favorite solution for hard-to-hoop items is Quick Snap Frames. There are many uses for the Quick Snap Hooping System such as stitching backpacks and small cosmetic cases. The Quick Snap System comes with a variety of metal base frames that are inserted into a bracket attached in the center back of the embroidery...

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Software Saturday – Text on a Path – Fast and Friendly!

March 21, 2015
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Software Saturday – Text on a Path – Fast and Friendly!

One of my favorite things about using digitizing software is learning new shortcuts. For years, I’ve been creating text on a path in a rather laborious method. But now, thanks to Ashley Jones, Inspirations education consultant, I’ve learned a time-saving method and I think you’re going to love it. Draw your shape. Select the...

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Isn’t it amazing what thread can do? 

March 18, 2015
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Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

Did you see the Crazy Quiltin’ table runner featured on the cover of Designs in Machine Embroidery?  This beautiful project was made using Eileen’s latest book, Today’s Crazy Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine and also a free Floral Embroidery design from Designs in Machine Embroidery.  If you missed out on the free Floral design,...

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