Month: August 2009

FAQs About Webinars

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 email that goes out, I sometimes can’t answer every response individually–especially if I’m traveling and doing live events. Most of the questions I get are answered in the original email announcement–either in the actual body copy or via links in the email. So why...

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How to Remove Machine Embroidery from a Garment

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 You used the wrong color The machine tensions are bad The above list is by no means all inclusive. All manner of bad things can happen to good embroidery. Hopefully you caught the problem in time and don’t have a lot of stitching to...

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Free Design: Ivy Ribbon

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 it out by deleting color #1 in software. Keep in mind edited designs are still covered by the copyright and may not be shared. Ivy Ribbon Design – IvyRbn.* 26.40 mm x 175.00 mm (1″ x6.9″) 2 colors, 2 changes; 4247 stitches Color sequence...

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Free Embroidery Design Download: Ivy Ribbon Design

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 it out by deleting color #1 in software. Keep in mind edited designs are still covered by the copyright and may not be shared. Ivy Ribbon Design – IvyRbn.* 26.40 mm x 175.00 mm (1″ x6.9″) 2 colors, 2 changes; 4247 stitches Color sequence...

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Why Are My Outlines Off on My Embroidery Design?

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. Is it a Design Problem? Digitizing perfectly placed outlines that will work well every time no matter the fabric, the stabilizer, the hooping technique, the machine, or the thread tensions is impossible. What works well and gets perfect placement when tested by the digitizer may not work well for you. If you have a scanned image...

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Hi, I’m Lindee Goodall, a machine embroidery designer and digitizer in Tucson, AZ.

It’s pretty accurate to say that I’m addicted to digitizing and I have a major fondness for cats, all things Mac, and Filemaker Pro. It’s my passion to help keep you in stitches—embroidery stitches, that is!

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