By Lindee Goodall

Easy In-the-Hoop Stuffed Ornaments

Fanciful Bird Ornament by Lindee G EmbroideryI created these ornaments from a previously released collection, called Fanciful Birds (lvp001), and you can see how I used those original designs in this post, Quick & Easy Fantasy Bird Spring Napkins. Many times after creating a design, I’ll think of some other way I’d like to use them that may require some modifications. Sometimes I just want to do basic customizing like changing the colors, resizing, combining with another design, or adding lettering. These are easy changes that even the most novice embroiderer can perform in a program like Embrilliance Essentials.


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Echidna P.I.E. Enhancements – October 2014 Announcement

Since Echidna P.I.E. is a new concept and we want to meet your needs and expectations, we’ve listened to you and made some enhancements to the program. The following email was sent to Echidna Platinum members from Gary Walker at Echidna. I’m reposting it here to answer questions.

October 2014 Echidna PIE Marigold Applique

What is the Echidna P.I.E.?


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FAQs About Echidna P.I.E.

I’ve been bombarded with questions concerning Echidna P.I.E. since writing How to Get Your Own Slice of P.I.E. so to clear those up, I’ve compiled them into this post. As new questions come up, I’ll add them here with their answers.

What is P.I.E?

P.I.E. stands for Platinum Inspiration & Embroidery and is an on-line monthly embroidery club through Echidna Sewing Products’ website to members of their Platinum Club. (more…)

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New Embroidery Software for Mac Users

Mac users rejoice! Briton Leap has expanded their line-up of Macintosh embroidery software to include 3 products:


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December Echidna P.I.E – Holly & Poinsettia

Month 6 – Holly & Poinsettia: 3D Flowers

In this lesson I’ll use customizing software to repurpose embroidery designs to create a 3D effect. My instructions include the use of tools within the Embrilliance Essentials and Embrilliance Enthusiast programs, however, the process is quite simple and if you have other software, you should be able to follow along quite easily. (more…)

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Embroidery Tip

  • Some embroidery machines and designs force a needle drop in the center of the design as the first stitch. While this is not an issue when stitching on most fabric, it will show on paper, vinyl, leather, and other non-woven items. If that hole will not be covered by stitches, manually advance the design to begin at the second stitch.


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