Because I use both Hatch and Embrilliance, I often get questions along the lines of "which one is best?" Recently that question has popped up about fonts so here's what you need to know!
Articles tagged with: Embrilliance
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.
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.
Is Color Sorting Destroying Your Designs?
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!”
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.
Digitizing an embossed monogram is so easy in Embrilliance StitchArtist. You can truly whip one up in minutes with these simple steps.
Whether you prefer to watch a YouTube video or read a blog post, I've got you covered here! Watch here or continue reading.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
Since I've started converting my fonts to BX files for use with Embrilliance and EmbroideryWorks programs, I've gotten quite a few questions so I thought I'd take some time to answer them here.