Category Archives: Machine Embroidery Basics

How to Get Accurate Hoop Placement Quickly & Easily


What’s the first thing you notice about embroidery on an item? Placement! What’s the second thing you notice about embroidery on an item? That’s it smooth, wrinkle and ripple-free, and that it has good registration (no gaps). Both of these are a function of hooping. For embroidery quality, you must hoop in the right location […]

How to Use the Echidna Hooping Station

Learn why hooping is critical to the success of your machine embroidery and how to make it more accurate and efficient using a hooping aid. Tips on marking your project and alignment and pre-tensioning your hoop. See why having the right hooping station can make your embroidery time more fun and more productive with better […]

How to Recreate the Look of Hand-Stitched Hardanger with Machine Embroidery

Create a beautiful heirloom machine embroidered Hardanger ring bearer wedding pillow that will become a memento treasured for generations in just a few hours with the Hardanger embroidery design collection from Lindee G Embroidery. Related Articles Free Hardanger Machine Embroidery Design Related Products

Do Your Outlines Ever Look Like This?

Have you ever sewn a design where the outlines were radically off in some areas but pretty good in others? Did your design have gaps between sections? Why are some outlines much worse than others? In general, I’m not a big fan of running stitch outlines, especially black ones. They’re hard to digitize and they’re […]

What is Digitizing?

A DEFINITION Technically, digitizing refers to the process of converting analog information into digital information. For example, scanning a photo into the computer is a form of digitizing. As it relates to embroidery, it is the process of preparing artwork and applying stitches to create a digital embroidery file suitable for use on a computerized […]

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