Got Puckers? 9 Professional Pointers for Pucker Prevention

When "pucker up" is not a good thing!

Got Puckers? 9 Professional Pointers for Pucker Prevention

Eight years ago, I wrote a post called Why Does My Embroidery Pucker (find it linked at the end of this post) and during the recently wrapped 2017 Virtual Sewing, Quilt, and Embroidery Expo, I focused on pucker problems in my two-part class called Professional Pointers for Pucker Prevention.

 

Embossed Monograms for Towels & Other Lofty Fabrics

Towel Tricks

Embossed monograms on towels are an easy and fun technique. They're also impressive looking and elegant and can work with most any decor.

An advantage with embossed monograms is that they're designed to let the nap peek through so you don't have to worry about the nap poking up though the design or your design getting lost in the nap, typically exactly what you want to avoid under normal circumstances.

What Digitizing Software Should You Use?

How to choose the software of your dreams.

I'm not sure why people keep asking me this. Yes, I'm a digitizer but I'm not out there comparing every digitizing program. And it turns out a lot of those asking already have software.

Basically, if you have any reputable digitizing software, you can do most any basic type of thing you might need. By basic I mean typical types of stitches like fills, satins, runs, motif stitches, etc. 

You can do appliqué, lace, filled designs, logos, redwork, etc. Possibly not with just one or two clicks but when you get down to it, a stitch is just a needle penetration and theoretically you could make a very sophisticated design with just a manual single stitch tool. It would take a long time but it's totally possible.

I've Gone to the Dark Side…

I've Gone to the Dark Side…

As many of you know, I'm a die-hard Mac lover and it takes something turly seriously cool for me to "do Windows."  

For the past year or two or so, my good friend Gary Walker has been trying to persuade me to use yet another embroidery digitizing program that only runs on Windows. I "fell" for that the first time and ended up losing a ton of time screwing around with Generations and even writing a course at his behest. 

Bad judgement on both our parts but it looked good at the time. Things change and you have to move on.

Sweetheart Tea Light Angels

Easy 3D & FSL Projects with Your Embroidery Machine

Sweetheart Tea Light Angels

Looking for something eye-catching yet easy? These Sweetheart Tea Light Angels are just the thing!

Stitch out the pieces, cut them out, activate the stabilizer, and then just interlock the pieces. You an easily disassemble them and store them flat. No extra hand or machine sewing, no burning your fingers as you try to hot glue them together.

About Me

lindee crafsy ovalHi, I’m Lindee Goodall, a machine embroidery designer, digitizer, and educator  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!

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!

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