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Day 5 – Research on how to embroider on textured knits

When starting a new embroidery project using materials I am not familiar with, I first research the “fabric” to see what someone else has already done.  This helps me to ensure a successful result. I read up on topics in machine embroidery in general to get new perspectives on things I already know and to […]

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Sharing – Heart shaped backpack free pattern from SewMuchAdo

We all love free stuff – whether it is embroidery designs or free patterns for sewing, knitting or other crafting genre.  But let’s face it, sometimes “you get what you pay for”, bummer.  However, in my browsing through blogs today, I came across this most adorable heart-shaped backpack pattern and was so happy that I […]

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Adding a Watermark to your Photos

I was flipping through Facebook today and came across a video by my friend and colleague, Melissa of Designs by Little Bee, talking about using Pic Monkey to add watermarks to your photos.  Great idea!  Learning to us Pic Monkey is on my to do list after watching a daily periscope from another colleague, Jennifer Priest […]

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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 […]