Tag Archives: How-to Digitize

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Totebag challenge – incorporating machine embroidery (part 1)

There is nothing like a sewing challenge to spark creativity! I will be at SewExpo in Puyallup, WA the first week of March as an attendee. As part of the SewExpo Facebook group, the discussion came up about different totebag pattens and ideas. I’ve been looking for a reason to make a “workhorse” type tote […]

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Using the Measuring tool in Embrilliance

The measuring tool is very helpful to those learning to digitize.  If you want to know what size satin stitch is good for applique – measure your favorite designs!  Now you have a starting point for the values that have worked for you in the past and will probably work for you in the future! […]

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How I develop my digitizing plan – the story

Yes, this blog post is about machine embroidery, but I first wanted to share with you my story on how this came about. Before July 20, 2015, my knowledge of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) went as far as Stephen Hawking – a brilliant scientist who has been living with this disease for decades.  It attacked his […]