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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 […]

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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 […]

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Creating an intertwined monogram using the stitch editing functions of Enthusiast

I participated in the Applique Getaway in Ft Worth Texas and I am FINALLY catching up with life!  I’m also in the process of having my website completely redone which includes getting the newsletter working properly.  As soon as that is complete, well I’ll tell you about that when it happens – let’s not jinx […]

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Fun & Useful Travel Sewing Kit project – from Mandalei Quilts

I have many of those cheap-o sewing kits that I travel with, just in case of emergency, but they really do not take away much of the stress that comes with a “sewing emergency”.   I say that because I’ve had needles bend, threads knot and tangle because it is so low quality etc.  I have […]

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Small lettering part 2

 Yesterday I blogged about small lettering and how to get better results in software. Here are a few more tidbits of info you might find useful. Thread weight makes a difference in how clear the lettering reads. The columns are identical except for the thread weight. Top letter A is 10mm, 7mm, 5.5mm. 80wt thread […]

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Small lettering part 1

First, when I talk about small lettering – I am referring to letters that are around 1/2″ and smaller that are a satin stitch. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, satin stitches have the most pull, so when stitched as a small size, there is always a possibility for puckers which is something you want […]