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Happy Thanksgiving 2017

We would like to share with you a design that has been created with the Thanksgiving celebration in mind.  We are providing you the .BE working file so that you can open the design into the Embrilliance platform and save to your format.  Those that create their own designs using StitchArtist will have full access to the objects.

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Posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago.

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Spiderweb embroidery design

Work smarter, not harder. That is what the Embrilliance software programs are all about.  How to create what you want as quickly and easily as possible.

Enthusiast has some wonderful automated features for working with existing stitch files – such as instant repeat, mirror x4, and scatter.  This project was created in StitchArtist using the carousel feature of Enthusiast. When you think about your project plan, its nice to be able to break down the project at hand into small mini projects that take advantage of shortcuts such as the carousel feature.

Similar to a snowflake, the spiderweb base begins as a uniform circular repeat of a “wedge type design”.  Its always easier to customize and edit, so we take the very uniform computer generated result and give is some personality and character by reshaping some of the “webs”.

In this short video, you will learn about the carousel feature in Enthusiast as well as the automatic optimizing features in StitchArtist.

Be sure to bookmark the Embrilliance Youtube channel – its a great starting point for researching and learning about the various program features.

Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago.

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Creating patches for service dog

Our friend Rob B. digitized these Hyperacusis Awareness patches using StitchArtist L2 on his Mac. Hyperacusis is the sensitivity to sound and those that suffer from this usually wear earplugs when in social situations.

These were stitched onto vinyl for display on a service dog for a person suffering from hyperacusis.

Done from scratch in StitchArtist. The globe with earmuffs was digitized from some artwork that I was provided for this project.

If you would like to see photos of your project featured in our  blog, you can send us pictures and information about it using this link.

Posted 3 months, 2 weeks ago.

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Adorable stuffed animal created in StitchArtist

Our friend Kimberly created this super cute project using StitchArtist!  She tells us that she is always thrilled with the things she is able to create using StitchArtist.  “As you can tell shapes from the library were very helpful in the creation.  What a wonderful time saver.”

Thanks for sharing your project with us!

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Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago.

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Templates for Accurate Placement

When you want to know if a design will look good in a particular location or if this design is the best size for the item it is being stitched on, a printed template can help you make these decisions.  You can print actual size templates from the Embrilliance programs.  The option to include a cross-hair at the center of the design will show you EXACTLY where the machine will load the design into the hoop so that you know where the stitches will be on your item.

A printed template can also warn you of “impending embroidery doom” such as stitching over a buttonhole, velcro closure, metal rivet or eyelet as in this ball cap.  If the design was shifted about 1/4″ lower, the stitching would have been right on top of the eyelet – and we all know that sound at the machine!  Sometimes this can cause other problems like broken needles, shredded thread or worse.

If you have not used templates to help with your embroidery before, you might want to check out the How-to Helper playlist on the Embrilliance YouTube channel! Printing a template might seem like an unnecessary extra step, but just like a pirate’s treasure map, X marks the spot and will lead you to a beautiful reward 🙂

Posted 5 months ago.

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Happy Father’s Day 2017

We have a couple FREE designs for you to celebrate the Dad’s in our lives!  We are including the designs as BE working files – so that they can be opened into the Embrilliance platform and saved to the format that you need!  Not sure how to save the stitch file?  Here is a link to our youtube video showing you the exact steps to take – easy as 1-2-3!

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Posted 6 months ago.

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Easy Essentials project tutorial for a new machine owner

One of our favorite bloggers, Nadia of With Glittering Eyes, created a lovely tutorial for her aunt Joan when she got a new machine and the Essentials software.  We were all beginners at one time and know that the first project can be overwhelming for someone new to machine embroidery.  All these ideas are bouncing around in your head and you don’t know where to start.

This project tutorial walks you through step by step from customizing the design by changing the name, to printing templates, hooping and stitching and finished embroidered towel.  The step out photos will help give you the confidence to complete the project with professional results.

Nadia has many blog posts on the Embrilliance products – be sure to check out her blog by using this link!

If you would like to see your project featured in our projects blog, you can send us pictures and information about it using this link.

Posted 6 months, 1 week ago.

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3 Color “ribbon-look” lettering

Creating unique and fun lettering designs from BX fonts is so simple to do in Embrilliance Essentials.  Because it is so quick and easy – we have plenty of time to play with our designs on the computer to see what we can create that is unique to our project – that is how this “ribbon” look lettering came about!

The script bean stitch font that I was working with is called Always a Good Time and it is available as a BX installation file from Lynnie Pinnie Embroidery Designs.

As I was watching the lettering stitch in the Stitch Simulator, I noticed that each letter connected very smoothly to the next – like a continuous line drawing.  As I was admiring the skill of this digitizer, I realized that if stitched it on the kitchen towel like I had planned, it would be rather “lonely” looking.  On top of that, I was going to stitch it on a white towel, so should I choose Red or Blue thread?  If only it were a two or better yet, three color font!

Check out this video on youtube showing how to create this Red White & Blue lettering style design:

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Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago.

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Children’s Projects using Essentials & Name Fabric

Our friend Crystal P. submitted a bunch of gorgeous project photos to share!  Embellishing items for children is a very popular use of sewing and embroidery.  She has made these items very personal not only by customizing the embroidery designs using Embrilliance Essentials, but also by using one of a kind fabric that she purchased from Name Fabric by Lisa Bee.

The monster applique design is from Designs by JuJu – the colors in the name fabric coordinate with the other fun fabrics used to make the bib and burp cloth.

These two Lovie projects also use the name fabric in the ears.  Changing colors and resizing designs in Essentials is so easy  – its nice to spend more time stitching at the machine to create such fun projects.  These designs are from My Petite Fleur.If you would like to see your project featured in our projects blog, you can send us pictures and information about it using this link.

Posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago.

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Northwest Bear on Jacket

On display in the Embrilliance booth at SewExpo in Puyallup, WA, we had this gorgeous embroidery of a Northwest bear done by our own Jim Kassing!  It was digitized in StitchArtist and the texture of the stitches compliments the art style of this design.  It’s always important to keep the size of the final stitched project in mind when you are digitizing.  It can be a tricky thing to balance but it helps to work it out during the planning process.

As a jacket back design, the base black part of the art was created as an applique. By using a woven fabric on the fleece not only did this allow for less stitches, but also added to the stability of the overall design.

Here you can see how the column stitch properties look in the software – playing with the settings and fills allows you to get different textures in your stitches.

This design can be downloaded from the Embrilliance User’s Forum in the BE format.  Please note that it was digitized for the 8×12 hoop so the details and other stitch properties in this design were set for a specific project.

If you would like to see your project featured in our projects blog, you can send us pictures and information about it using this link.


Posted 8 months, 3 weeks ago.

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