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Entries for August, 2009

FAQs About Webinars

by Lindee Goodall

I frequently teach classes via the internet through embroidery.com’s E-Classes, which are webinars—short for seminar on the web. Sometimes to announce a particularly interesting or free webinar, you may get an email from me at embroidery.com. These are answers to questions and comments I frequently receive after such an email. Because of the volume of […]

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How to Remove Machine Embroidery from a Garment

by Lindee Goodall

At some point in an embroiderer’s life something happens that requires you to remove embroidery stitches from a garment or other item: A birdnest messed up the embroidery and you want to start over The design isn’t in the right spot You started sewing the wrong design You forgot to mirror or rotate the design […]

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Free Design: Ivy Ribbon

by Lindee Goodall

This free embroidery design was digitized as a sample file for how to machine embroider on ribbon. The first color is a basting stitch, which was included for machines that don’t have a built-in basting feature. If you want to avoid sewing the basting stitch, just start sewing on color #2 or you can edit […]

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Schedule Change for Free Webinar Anatomy of a Design

by Lindee Goodall

Please note that due to unavailability of  moderators for the free webinar on Anatomy of a Design, the dates and times have been changed! If you were planning on attending one of the sessions on Thursday, August 20 or Saturday, August 22 these have been moved to Monday, August 24 at 1:00 pm Pacific (Arizona […]

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Wildly Successful “Missing Piece” Free Webinar to be Repeated!

by Lindee Goodall

Due to the tremendous response from the first two free webinars on Anatomy of a Design – The Missing Piece, we’ve added two more sessions: Monday, August 24 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Pacific Time / Arizona Mountain Time) Tuesday, August 25 – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Pacific Time / Arizona Mountain Time)

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Free Embroidery Design Download: Ivy Ribbon Design

by Lindee Goodall

This free embroidery design was digitized as a sample file for how to machine embroider on ribbon. The first color is a basting stitch, which was included for machines that don’t have a built-in basting feature. If you want to avoid sewing the basting stitch, just start sewing on color #2 or you can edit […]

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Why Are My Outlines Off on My Embroidery Design

by Lindee Goodall

Running stitch outlines, especially around large fill objects, can be hard to control perfectly. If there are gaps between the outline and the stitches, discover the 6 most common reasons to determine if they are a design (digitizer) problem or an embroidery problem.

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FAQs About Anatomy of a Design EBook

by Lindee Goodall

I’m ecstatic about the feedback I’ve gotten on my ebook, Anatomy of a Design: How to Think Like a Digitizer & Become a Better Embroiderer. I’ve gotten a few questions concerning the book so maybe this page will help you. If your question isn’t answered here, let me know and I’ll update this FAQ.

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Does Machine Embroidery Shrink Fabric?

by Lindee Goodall

I was recently asked this curious question and so I thought this would be a good place to answer it. Technically, embroidery itself won’t “shrink” fabric. However, sewing distortions occur during the embroidery process that can pull the fabric and thus result in the appearance of “shrinkage.” Distortions occur as a result of push and […]

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Special Invitation Anatomy of Design Missing Piece Webinar

by Lindee Goodall

I would like to invite you to a free E-Class that I’m teaching this week. In this class we will be exploring the often overlooked piece of the quality puzzle … the design itself. This topic coincides with my new E-Book “The Anatomy of a Design” Are you interested in getting better embroidery? Do you […]

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Free Sample Chapter of Anatomy of a Design ebook

by Lindee Goodall

Don’t you love being able to check out a book before you buy it? I easily spend hours in my favorite book stores flipping through books trying to find the one that best matches my interests and desires. That type of browsing isn’t possible on the internet without giving the product away

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How to Analyze an Embroidery Design

by Lindee Goodall

Are you an embroiderer? Do you want better embroidery results? Would you like to be able to just look at a design and tell if it’s worth sewing Dear Embroidery Enthusiast, Chances are when you bought your embroidery machine you were shown how easy, fun, and quick it was to create beautiful embroidery. Hoop up […]

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Free Designs for Machine Embroiderers

by Lindee Goodall

It’s amazing how frequently machine embroiderers search for the term “free embroidery designs.” Initially, you may think that this is the perfect way to grow a vast design library and offset the price you paid for that high-priced embroidery machine. Free designs from the right sources are indeed a nice bonus. Unfortunately, the bulk of […]

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What is Digitizing?

by Lindee Goodall

As it relates to embroidery, digitizing is the process of turning artwork into a digital embroidery file suitable for use on a computerized embroidery machine.

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5 Common Causes of Birdnests

by Lindee Goodall

In the previous post, What are Birdnests? we looked at what a birdnest is and the potential damage it can cause. In this sequel we’ll look at five common causes of birdnests so we know the signs and can avoid them. Also, I’ll cover some tips on how to repair minor damage. As with many […]

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Embroidery Tip

  • To check for a balanced tension, sew out the word “FOX” in all capital letters about 1” high. Check the back of the embroidery. The middle one-third should be bobbin thread, the outer third on either side should be needle thread. Easy to say, but not as easy to achieve consistently!

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