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HOW TO ADD QUILTING WITH YOUR EMBROIDERY MACHINE

Posted by Myra Bosch on Saturday, December 5, 2009, In : Machine Embroidery Designs 

Single stitched continuous line embroideries can be used to add quilted designs to your projects. Perfect placement is easy when you use this paper template technique. You will be hooping the project and you will not use any stabilizer. The underside will be visible so plan to use appropriate thread in the bobbin.

Basting rectangles and paper placement templates are used in this technique. The basting rectangles are easy to remove and ensure that you will succeed getting your project hooped ac...
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CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS

Posted by Myra Bosch on Sunday, November 15, 2009, In : Machine Embroidery Designs 

Another Christmas is upon us and, with that, the inevitable searching for the appropriate gift for every member of your family, colleagues and friends.  However, you have an edge on most people as you have the ability  and the means of making gifts at a fraction of the cost that you would spend on purchasing them from the shops. This embroidery tip aims at giving you some ideas for that very special gift for those very special people in your life.

Let's start with the ladies.  I've yet to find...
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MAKE YOUR OWN EMBROIDERED LABEL

Posted by Myra Bosch on Sunday, November 1, 2009, In : Machine Embroidery Designs 

Customize Your Creations By Making Your Own Label
 
Through out the year we all make special gifts for loved ones. Finish the item with a label that says how much you care. Say you have a favourite neice that has recently became very involved with horseback riding and you wanted her to have something special for her riding lessons. A denim shirt with horse theme embroideries, as well as personalized, seems the perfect answer. But take it one step further. Before attaching the collar, embroider...
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How to prevent poor design registration

Posted by Myra Bosch on Saturday, October 24, 2009, In : Machine Embroidery Designs 

At some point everyone has experienced poor design registration. Often, one has a large fill edged with a column or satin stitch, and the fill and its outline do not meet. The first thing you need to determine is, was the design digitized correctly for the material you are working on. An experienced puncher positions the column stitches more inside or outside the fill. This is called pull compensation, and it makes the column sew exactly where it should when running on the specific fabric it ...
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How to liven up your Embroidered Animals

Posted by Myra Bosch on Thursday, October 15, 2009, In : Machine Embroidery Designs 
Liven Up Your Animals
Your animal designs can either look flat and boring, or alive and ready to run. Learn how to digitize realistic fur over muscle structure.
Digitizing an animal so it looks nearly pet-able might seem impossible, but there are a few tricks that can bring those furry friends to life. It’s not something that you can do with automatic scanning, because it requires adding details that aren’t always obvious in the artwork or the photo. Some automatic features can be used, suc...
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Designing Embroidery for Soft, Stretchy Fabric

Posted by Myra Bosch on Sunday, August 30, 2009, In : Machine Embroidery Designs 

Applying the proper settings and using the correct backings or stabilizers are extremely important when you are creating an embroidery design to be sewn onto soft, stretchy fabric such as wicking shirts.

The main issue is trying to keep the embroidery from puckering and pulling.   Soft, stretchy fabric should be treated like a knitted fabric, using a small ballpoint needle.  Never use more than a 70/10 needle for this application.  If the lettering is tiny, you should use a 65/10 ballpoint nee...
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Machine embroidering a lace design

Posted by Myra Bosch on Monday, August 10, 2009, In : Machine Embroidery Designs 

There are many beautiful lace designs available for machine embroidery. Although the designs are dense with thread, they do need tulle to hold together. Heavy weight water soluble stabilizer is perfect to keep the tulle stable in the hoop while the design is stitched out. (Please refer to an article on STABILIZERS elsewhere on this blog.)

Here are the materials you will need to machine embroider lace designs.
•    Embroidery machine (embroidery machines can be purchased at a discount price f...

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Which stiches to use for digitized embroidery

Posted by Myra Bosch on Monday, August 10, 2009, In : Machine Embroidery Designs 

There are three basic stitch types that are used for all embroidery:
 
Running stitches
These are also known as walk stitches and are single line stitches which run one stitch between two needle penetration point. A running stitch goes from point A to point B. They are used for very fine detail and also for underlay.
There are different variations of running stitches such as two-ply and bean.
*     A two-ply stitch is a running stitch that goes from point A to point B and then goes back from poin...

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Machine Embroidery Designs | Patterns for your Embroidery Machine

Posted by Myra Bosch on Monday, August 3, 2009, In : Machine Embroidery Designs 

There are many embroidery designs and patterns available. You can get them from your favourite embroidery design magazine or download them from embroidery websites available on the Internet. However, it is much more fulfilling if you are the one who created your machine embroidery designs and patterns! CREATIVE DRAWings allows you to do this quite easily and effectively.

Many successful embroiderers, especially those who own embroidery machines, create their own patterns. Aside from the creati...
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