Articles in Category: Embroidery Software

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.

Whip Up a Fashionable Tote in Just a Few Hours

Whip Up a Fashionable Tote in Just a Few Hours

Sometimes you just need a tote bag with a little more pizzaz than you can get by embellishing a premade one. Fortunately tote bags are easy to make with only basic sewing skillis and relatively fast with the added benefit that a flat piece of fabric is way easier to embroider than a tubular, ready made bag, especially when stitching on a domestic, flat bed machine.

BX Machine Embroidery Fonts

BX Machine Embroidery Fonts

Looking for high quality machine embroidery fonts that are keyboard-friendly?

Keyboard fonts, those embroidery fonts you can insert by simply selecting a font from a menu and typing as you would in most any computer app, instead of combining individual design files consisting of one character per file, are infinitely easier and more efficient to use.

New Must-Have Embroidery App!

New Must-Have Embroidery App!

If you've been following this blog for a while, you know I love my Mac and I love to digitize. And even though I run XP on my Mac to access several embroidery programs and using Windows has become infinitely more convenient than when I had to use another computer, I still drag my feet about "doing Windows."

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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