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The Final Steps for Professional Embroidery Results

March 16, 2011
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The Final Steps for Professional Embroidery Results

We talk so much about planning embroidery and hooping fabric but we rarely discuss what to do with a project when we take it out of the hoop. Just like a golf swing, follow-through is important in embroidery. Once the design is complete, remove the hoop from the machine. If you used a basting...

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Why I love the basting feature

February 18, 2011
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Why I love the basting feature

I am a new fan of the basting feature. What’s to love? Two things, it firmly attaches the item to the stabilizer and is a fabulous alignment tool when mishaps occur. If you’re hooping stabilizer and fabric, then attaching the fabric to the stabilizer with a basting stitch is probably not necessary. If you’re...

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25 Little Steps Lead to Perfection

January 28, 2011
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25 Little Steps Lead to Perfection

Sometimes I rush through an embroidery project and don’t take the time to think through each step of the process. Often, this is how mistakes are made. Print this checklist and keep it by your machine as a reminder of the 25 little steps you should take to ensure your embroidery comes out beautifully....

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2011 Project Gratitude

January 7, 2011
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2011 Project Gratitude

Our web czar, Amanda Griffin, sent an email request last week to everyone in the office asking for donations to send to a troop of soldiers as part of the www.anysoldier.com drive. The request was simple, small treats and snacks, to carry in their pockets, laundry detergent, magazines, etc. The employees here at Designs...

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Stitching on Knits

October 21, 2010
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Stitching on Knits

A few weeks ago, we received many comments requesting information on stitching on knits. Well, knits is a pretty large category! So I’ll give you some general guidelines on stabilizing t-shirt knits. Eliminate the Stretch The number one goal of hooping and stabilizing knits is to eliminate the stretch during the embroidery process. My favorite...

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