You’ve purchased an embroidery design and have it safely tucked away in a folder on your computer. The next step: Send the design to your embroidery machine. But how do you know which files to send?
Last year’s holiday gifts for my co-workers and friends were linen sachets personalized with Paintwork monograms. I love linen sachets! This time I worked from an already assembled version and PaintWork seemed to be the perfect solution to add the special touch to them.
Paper templates are invaluable for determining and marking fabric for embroidery designs. Here are several tips on printing and using them for successful embroidery plaement.
You’ve probably modified sewing and craft projects to suit yourself, tweaking the proportions or adding embellishments to make it your own. You can do the same thing with embroidery designs using your computer.
Jackie Robinson is a quilt-maker, not an embroiderer . . . until one of her Benartex fabrics was digitized! Jackie shares some of her adventures with embroidering samples for her Father Frost collection for Every Stitch Counts.
Use the built-in embroidery tools on your machine to create your own customized designs and monograms.