Articles in Category: Software Techniques

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.

How to Stitch a Cheater Quilt Block with Your Embroidery Machine

How to Stitch a Cheater Quilt Block with Your Embroidery Machine

Do you ever wonder where designers get their inspiration? Everywhere! The trick is to leave your mind open to possibility.

Recently I was inspired by a quilt that hangs in my bedroom and I wondered if I could duplicate it and then quilt it with one of the feathered quilt block designs. I wasn't really sure what I was going to make with it at that point, possibly some small wall hanging.

Embroidered Sewing Humor Maxim Mini Poster

Embroidered Sewing Humor Maxim Mini Poster

I saw this cute poem on the internet and it was so apropos to my day, I decided I needed to make it into a small wall hanging or embroidered mini-poster.

I used some of my fonts (all available as BX fonts and alternatively as DST if you refuse to use even the free version of Embrilliance) and combined them with a previously digitized design from Vintage Sewing Redwork and voila! a cute piece to embellish my studio.

How to Create Your Own Embroidery Designs without Digitizing

How to Create Your Own Embroidery Designs without Digitizing

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.

Fun & Fast Cupcake Snack Mat Project

Fun & Fast Cupcake Snack Mat Project

Looking for something fun and fast? How about this bright and cheerful snack mat? Slightly larger than the popular mug rug, this rectangular mini-placemat at 12" x 9.5" is the perfect size for snacks or desserts.

And wouldn't it be the perfect table dressing for a birthday party? Or how about a set of 4 for some special little girl for hosting her own tea parties?

Maximizing Your Embroidery Stash: Turning a Simple Design into A Border

Maximizing Your Embroidery Stash: Turning a Simple Design into A Border

Creating borders from the Love to Sew Redwork designs is quick and easy—if you have software that allows you to edit designs. Here I'm using EmbroideryWorks Advanced from Designer's Gallery.

Although the screen shots shown here are from my Mac, EmbroideryWorks also runs on Windows. If you have other editing software, you should be able to perform similar steps and get the same result.

Creating an Applique Template with Embrilliance Essentials

Creating an Applique Template with Embrilliance Essentials

I usually provide actual size PDF templates with my appliqué designs. These templates are used to precut your appliqué pieces for a more professional embroidery result and faster sewing times since there is no need to stop the machine to trim away a lot of excess fabric. (See this post for more info on working with templates: Fuzzy Wuzzy Ducky Quilt.)</p

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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