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Machine cleaning – the top tension area

If you embroider by machine, at one time or another you will have some sort of kerfluffer happen – the top thread will do something weird under the hoop.  The common saying is that if the problem is under the hoop, check the top thread tension area.  And of course the flip flop is true […]

BX fonts

BX Fonts – Not sure what they are? Check out this information!

For those that are into machine embroidery, BX fonts are a pretty nifty time saving creative “format” created by Brian Bailie, the owner and programming genius behind Embrilliance software. I put quotations around “format” because the BX really isn’t an embroidery machine format like PES or DST.  A better description is to say that it’s an installation […]

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Small lettering part 2

 Yesterday I blogged about small lettering and how to get better results in software. Here are a few more tidbits of info you might find useful. Thread weight makes a difference in how clear the lettering reads. The columns are identical except for the thread weight. Top letter A is 10mm, 7mm, 5.5mm. 80wt thread […]

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Small lettering part 1

First, when I talk about small lettering – I am referring to letters that are around 1/2″ and smaller that are a satin stitch. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, satin stitches have the most pull, so when stitched as a small size, there is always a possibility for puckers which is something you want […]

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Density Repair Kit – tuning the stitches

The main functions of Density Repair Kit (DRK) are using the density map to analyze your design as well as setting your project by selecting the type of fabric you want to process the design for. These functions are rather automatic but very powerful in how they can quickly allow you to solve problems.  Yes, […]

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Saving cut files for the Cameo, Scan ‘N Cut, & more for embroidery designs

The current version of Embrilliance Essentials software has some pretty nifty features and functions for existing appliqué embroidery designs and I just finished the video showing a quick overview of these functions. Before I give you that link let me first talk about the purse shown to the left.  I’ve been reading about all these […]