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How to Create Your Own Embroidery Designs without Digitizing

by Lindee Goodall

Did you ever want to make your own embroidery designs but you don’t want to digitize? Well you can when using and combining simpler, small elements into your own compositions. Building Block designs were digitized specifically for this purpose. They are simpler, smaller elements with fewer color changes designed for combining into your own masterpieces.

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Are You Using the Wrong Format?

by Lindee Goodall

I can’t tell you how many emails I’ve gotten from people who say their hoop is large enough to sew a particular design but the designs are missing from the set they downloaded. In most cases, they have a Designer Diamond and have downloaded HUS format. It really doesn’t matter how large your machine’s sewing […]

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Machine Embroidered Hardanger

by Lindee Goodall

Machine embroidered what? In case you’re not up on traditional hand embroidery techniques, hardanger is a type of drawn-thread work done on even weave fabric, often linen or cotton, and traditionally in white. It gets it’s name from a region in Norway although the technique itself can be traced back to more ancient cultures.

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Last Days for 50% Off Sale!

by Lindee Goodall

Just a quick reminder that the days are running out until March 31, 2010 when the 50% sale on Quick Projects will be GONE! If you have Generations and are interested in learning manual techniques, you need to hop on this special now! Check out the projects or just go on a shopping spree. Your […]

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Directory of Free Digitizing Webinars

by Lindee Goodall

Those of you who have been participating in my weekly webinars with James Lyman and Leanne Church at embroidery.com have asked for a list of the topics covered since they have to post the sessions by their generic name. Our weekly crowd is growing and I know that others catch the recordings.

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Free Generations Building Blocks Mini-Sampler

by Lindee Goodall

Ok, so I’ve been going on and on about building blocks in my free weekly Generations Workshop webinars at embroidery.com. In fact, I’m becoming quite addicted to making them and designing with them. So, you just might be curious… Why I Love Building Blocks Why do I love them? Let me count the ways…

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St. Patrick’s Day Quick Project

by Lindee Goodall

Looking to put together a design for St. Patrick’s Day? This new Quick Project and webinar will walk you through all the steps you need to take to digitize this design from scratch in Generations embroidery digitizing software.

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Free Digitizing Projects for Generations Users

by Lindee Goodall

Don’t you love shopping at the grocery store when they have those free sample tastes of different foods you’ve never tried? Little mouth watering bites that give you just a taste of the whole pie and let you know whether it tickles your taste buds or sours your stomach. Now you can try out some […]

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New! Quick Projects for Digitizers

by Lindee Goodall

If you have some basic experience with Generations and just want to learn some specific techniques, then these new Quick Projects are just the thing! These projects are designed to teach you new ways of using your digitizing software to create a specific embroidery technique or learn how to use specific tools in Generations™. You […]

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Learn to Digitize Unit 2: ABCs of Keyboard Lettering in Generations

by Lindee Goodall

Whew! It’s been a lot of work and now the second unit in the Learn to Digitize series is now shipping! While the title is ABC’s of Keyboard Lettering, this module covers more than just typing letters into the Insert Text box.

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Free Weekly Digitizing Workshop Webinars

by Lindee Goodall

Please join us for a live weekly digitizing workshop generously hosted by embroidery.com and yours truly. Together, James Lyman or Darin Andersen and I will be hosting this free webinar demonstrating digitizing techniques to answer your burning questions. Topics covered so far: auto digitizing a hand drawn image, creating redwork from an image downloaded from […]

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Learn to Digitize Course Overview

by Lindee Goodall

I’ve taught digitizing theory for years but never tied it to a program except in house when working with the Cactus Punch digitizers and our program of choice. Why? Because to get really good at a program, you have to use it on a regular basis. Pair that with the fact that “I’m a Mac” […]

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Sports 1 Building Blocks for Generations

by Lindee Goodall

20 sports elements as Building Blocks (.mng files) exclusively for Generations™ (also available in multi-format). Designs shown at 75% of actual size. Sold only in sets. Download only. These designs were manually digitized in Generations and offer all the functionality of native .gen files. Perfect for creating quick designs or logos.

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Leaves 1 Building Blocks for Generations

by Lindee Goodall

Leaf & tendril Building Block design elements for Generations software make it easy to add your own personal touch to your projects.

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Flowers 1 Building Blocks for Generations

by Lindee Goodall

Floral Building Block design elements for Generations software make it easy to add your own personal touch to your projects.

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Embroidery Tip

  • A heavy duty paper cutter is a fast and efficient way to evenly cut crisp tear-aways and heavier cut-aways.

Mission

To inspire and nurture personal creativity and productivity by connecting embroiderers and digitizers with innovative, high-quality products and information that significantly elevate their enjoyment and experience while maximizing the use of technology. In other words, more toys and more fun!