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Arranging and Assembling Designs - A New Video

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I'm sure it's no surprise that I spend a lot of time arranging and combining designs for a long time. It's a very easy way to personalize your embroidery designs, making them more personal and usable. After an extended telephone call, going through the process I realized that a reference video might be of use to many people. Want to learn how to merge designs, arrange them, re-order them for stitch-out and other useful tips?  They're here:

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Beneath the Design

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Spoiler alert- this is fairly technical. I’ve been digitizing for a zillion years (well, almost, I started in 1996). You would think I could sit down at the computer, put in a few hours and have a perfect embroidery design. Well- ain’t necessarily so. There are so many possible errors in every design.   I thought you might enjoy seeing a little bit of the process of producing a design set. I stitch every design I create to check for issues like the following: Are there unnecessary jump stitches? Do the jump stitches take the best path? Jump stitches should not...

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Super Jacket!

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Super Jacket!

It’s Beautiful It’s Super Fast and Easy to Make IF You Have These Additional Instructions! As soon as I saw the pattern, McCalls 8029 I wanted to try it.  It has great features from easy-to-embellish large empty areas to a beautiful lapel (also perfect for embellishment.  It is an upgraded ruanna so it should be quick and easy to make.  The jacket doesn’t require fitting, which makes it an extremely attractive project. This pattern is sold under two different pattern numbers.  I found it on the McCall’s website as M8029.   I also found it at Joann’s. On the Joann’s website...

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Finishing the Super Easy Table Runner

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Finishing the Super Easy Table Runner
A step-by-step explanation of how to add borders including the narrow line pieced-in decorative strip.  For information on how to produce a perfect decorative strip, watch the video of the webinar, "Last Minute Gifts."

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