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Reggie1

2018 Reggie Awards

As you know, I work closely with my friend and colleague Brian Baillie, and the folks at Embrilliance.  I like my independence as Lisa SewBubbles teaching and promoting the Embrilliance software – so much so that I am a dealer for the Embrilliance software at tradeshows, but I don’t work for Embrilliance.  HOWEVER – I […]

Bronco multiple in hoop

Test sewing with multiples in hoop

The life of a digitizer revolves around the test sew.  You’ve heard me say this often, and this can use alot of materials and hooping time especially when you are working on smaller items.  I thought I would share one of my “machine tips” that I try to make use of when possible. Combining multiples […]

Turtle

Applique digitizing technique

Let’s talk about applique styled machine embroidery embroidery designs.  An applique embroidery design, in general, will have three steps. Step 1 is a placement stitch and the machine must stop after it stitches this step.  Many refer to this as color #1 because home embroidery machines will stop at the end of a color.  You […]

SewcialEscape

Working with cut files in Embrilliance

The class that I taught at the Sewcial Escape last week focussed on using Embrilliance Essentials to create cut files that can be used for applique and more.  As a recap for those that took the class and anyone else interested, I have created a couple videos on what we did in class as well […]

Summertime pillow

How-to get different underlay settings in a single letter shape

When digitizing letters, sometimes we get wrapped around the thought that a letter, such as the Letter S, should be one object.  Its easy to visualize that the Letter A would be 3 objects – one for each leg and one for the center bar across.  But the letter S…. when we look at this […]