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Totebag Challenge (part 2) – Creating the Scallop Edge Insertion

If you are new to this project and would like to start at the beginning, here is a link to the first post. The first mini-project in this embellishment adventure was to create the scalloped edge.  This part of the project evolved over a week of chatting with friends, reading the pattern, looking at the […]

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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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AlphaTricks – Adjusting Letters in BX Fonts

Those that create lettering designs for machine embroidery LOVE BX fonts.  They are a complete game changer, but if you have not heard of them before, be sure to check out my previous blog posts.  If you’re tired of merging in one letter at a time and want the ease of  typing like in a […]

Some “historical musings” on machine embroidery software

I’ve compiled this information many times over the years, so if my story sounds familar you are not imagining things.  However, technology changes and we have new people joining this wonderful passion of machine embroidery – so this type of information will always be useful, even in a historical light. I got into machine embroidery […]