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Bronco multiple in hoop

Test sewing with multiples in hoop

The life of a digitizer revolves around the test sew.  You’ve heard me say this often, and this can use alot of materials and hooping time especially when you are working on smaller items.  I thought I would share one of my “machine tips” that I try to make use of when possible. Combining multiples […]

Turtle

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 […]

SewcialEscape

Working with cut files in Embrilliance

The class that I taught at the Sewcial Escape last week focussed on using Embrilliance Essentials to create cut files that can be used for applique and more.  As a recap for those that took the class and anyone else interested, I have created a couple videos on what we did in class as well […]

Summertime pillow

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 […]

Bubbles Blog

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 […]