Shortcuts to Success

I’ve compiled a list of the most frequent complaints I see in the various machine embroidery groups I’m in. Often there’s no short answer to these issues because usually there’s more than one cause!

I will try to update this page with more links as I have them. Or, just search the blog. Related articles can be found at the end of the blog posts.

Note: This is not a complete list of all blog posts on this site!

Getting Started

Embroidery Formats

Thread & Tension Issues

Thread Info

Quality Issues (Puckering, Gaps, etc.)

Advanced Topics

Techniques

Just for Fun

Miscellaneous

Software

How to Become a Better Embroiderer Faster!

As you've probably figured out by now, machine embroidery is more than throwing something in a hoop, attaching it to your machine, and pushing a few buttons!

You'll learn more about embroidery if you sew a wide range of designs, on a wide range of fabrics while watching your machine stitch.

Taking lots of classes, reading lots of articles, attending a variety of events to talk with other embroiderers and educators helps too.

Of course, that takes time and $$ but guess what? I've been doing all that for over 25 years and I've compiled my experience into an ebook that you can download immediately. It's the closest thing you can get to doing a Vulcan mind meld with me!

Read more about this book here: The Embroidery Recipe: How Your Ingredients Affect Your Results

If you're ready for more advanced material, get under the hood of an embroidery design with Anatomy of a Design: How to Think Like a Digitizer & Become a Better Embroiderer.

Better yet, just download your copy now and get a jumpstart!