Point, Click + Stitch: Mastering the Tech Side of Machine Embroidery
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Point, Click + Stitch: Mastering the Tech Side of Machine Embroidery

About the Book

The tech side of machine embroidery can really be intimidating. Oftentimes, lack of understanding can prevent embroidery machine owners from getting the most out of their embroidery machines.

If you are looking for clear and concise explanations for everything tech related to machine embroidery, you have come to the right place.

This comprehensive e-book explains everything you need to know about how to start working with and manipulating machine embroidery files.

Topics covered include:

  • Machine Embroidery Design Basics
  • How to Convert Embroidery Files
  • Transferring an embroidery design to an embroidery machine
  • Troubleshooting embroidery design problems
  • Storing and organizing embroidery designs
  • How to edit embroidery designs
  • How to work with embroidery fonts
  • Where to buy embroidery designs
  • Sources for FREE embroidery designs

About the Author

Julia Griffey
Julia Griffey

Julia Griffey likes to make fun and modern projects using her sewing and embroidery machine. She holds an MA in apparel design and an MFA in design. When she’s not in her sewing room she’s striving to be solid B+ parent. Check out her blog chock full of machine embroidery tips, how-tos and inspiration: www.machineembroiderygeek.com

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Machine Embroidery Design Basics
    • What are machine embroidery designs?
    • Why might you want embroidery designs?
    • How to obtain machine embroidery designs
    • Determining what file format your embroidery machine reads
    • What are the most common machine embroidery file formats?
  • How to Convert Embroidery Files
    • What converting an embroidery file is not
    • Why you would ever need to convert your embroidery file from one format to another?
    • How to avoid having to convert embroidery files from one format into another
    • Digitizing programs can convert embroidery files
    • Inexpensive and free embroidery file format converters
    • Batch conversion of embroidery files
  • Transferring an embroidery design to an embroidery machine
    • Why do you need to get an embroidery design on an embroidery machine?
    • Embroidery designs on CD
    • Download the embroidery design
    • Uncompressing the file set
    • Determining what embroidery file format the embroidery machine will read
    • How to get an embroidery design on an embroidery machine
    • Organizing and Storing Embroidery Files
  • Troubleshooting embroidery design problems
    • Loading embroidery designs onto an embroidery machines
    • Common problems and solutions why an embroidery design won’t load on an embroidery machine.
  • Storing and organizing embroidery designs
    • Setting up your file folders to organize your embroidery designs
    • Other hacks to help you organize your machine embroidery designs
    • Software to help you organize your embroidery designs
    • Preventing the loss of your machine embroidery designs
  • How to edit embroidery designs
    • Removing parts of an embroidery design
    • Duplicating parts of an embroidery design
    • Merging thread colors
    • Scaling embroidery designs and adjusting stitch density
    • Merging two embroidery designs into one
    • Re-ordering thread colors within an embroidery design
    • Splitting embroidery designs for re-positional hoops
    • Creating a knock down stitch
  • How to work with embroidery fonts
    • What are machine embroidery fonts?
    • How to work with machine embroidery fonts
    • Creating words, names, monograms and phrases from 3rd party machine embroidery fonts
    • Where to buy machine embroidery fonts
    • How to choose which font to use for your project?
    • Are there any free machine embroidery fonts?
  • Where to buy embroidery designs
    • Why are there so many sites offering machine embroidery designs?
    • What you should know before you buy machine embroidery designs
    • Where to buy machine embroidery designs
    • So, are you ready to start shopping now?
  • Sources for FREE embroidery designs
    • Why free machine embroidery designs are so great.
    • Where to find free machine embroidery designs
  • Additional Resources
    • Software
    • Hardware
    • Other tools

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