Articles tagged with: Embrilliance

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.

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.

Why You Should Stop Color Sorting Every Design

Is Color Sorting Destroying Your Designs?

Why You Should Stop Color Sorting Every Design

Ask most any novice embroiderer and they'll tell you they love color sorting.

Bernina thought it was so wonderful that they built it into one of their machines as a “feature” for when you combine multiple designs. Ask any embroidery software developer and they’ll sing it’s praises too.

Me? It makes me want to sing “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown!”

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.

7 Ways to Deal with Overly Dense Designs

7 Ways to Deal with Overly Dense Designs

Just this week I had 3 people email me about how to deal with "thick" designs or what is commonly known in the industry as "bullet proof embroidery." The major complaint was puckering and bulky design.

Each of them had thrown all sorts of stabilizers and multiple and too many stabilizers at the design, which did nothing for the puckering and only added to the thickness.

One person adjusted the machine tension to control the thickness. Unfortunately, these are not the solutions!

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.

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?

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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