Tag Archives: Lisa Shaw

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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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Color sorting your StitchArtist designs

This blog post was inspired during one of my hands on Embrilliance classes.  You can find my teaching schedule by clicking on the Education link on my website! Embrilliance Essentials has a color sorting feature for STITCH FILES.  This is a handy time saving function for when you merge designs or create multi colored lettering […]

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SewExpo 2016

It’s that time of year again!  I’m so excited to be teaching 4 classes at this year’s SewExpo in Puyallup WA at the end of February! There will be many different machine embroidery sessions on so many different topics!  My classes are on Subway Art, Digitizing and creative customizing – I’m teaching 2 classes a […]

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All-Over Embroidery Fabric Design a la Bendy Bag

NOTE: My friend Joan of Lazy Girl Designs, has also written a blog post about my project!  What fun to see my project through her eyes!  You can read about it here Creating an all-over embroidery design for fabric is an easy way to create a completely custom piece.  I LOVE the shape of the […]

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StitchArtist L3 – Creating a Personal Design Object Library

What is a personal design object library?  In the world of computer programming, one of the key goals is to create and take advantage of “reusable code” to shorten the amount of time spent on a coding project.  Little sub-routines that you create and compile and save to your library to use in the future. […]