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2021

Tackle Twill: A Guide

Save Stitch Count with Appliqué

Tackle Twill is an embroidery method that involves replacing part of a design with fabric...

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Jul

2021

CorelDraw Users: Vector Art with Gradients

How to Avoid This Blending Issue

Have you ever ordered a vector file in EPS format but when you view it in CorelDraw the image...

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May

2021

Connection Threads

What on earth are connection threads? When you place an order for embroidery digitizing,...

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May

2021

Stop That Sinking Feeling

Do you fi­nd your embroidery looks like it is disappearing or sinking into the fabric? When...

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Feb

2021

Needle Options

... and when to use them!

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Jun

2020

Small Lettering Guide – Part 1

Twill/Denim/Nylon With fabrics such as twill, denim, or nylon, embroidery does not sink much and...

29

Jun

2020

Small Lettering Guide – Part 2

Short and Wide or Sharp Corners Wide fonts (also known as extended) and fonts with sharp corners...

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Jun

2020

How to Read Run Sheets

Run sheets are a way to know how to program your colors in the machine without having the...

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Jun

2020

Embroidery Glossary Stitch Types

Run Stitch This is your basic stitch. This stitch is common in both embroidery and sewing...

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Jun

2020

Digitizing Trees, Leaves, Grass and Bushes

In a previous article, I showed how stitch direction and stitch type can be used in a creative...

29

Jun

2020

Digitizing Landscapes

Approach is everything when you want to digitize realistically. In this and upcoming articles we...

29

Jun

2020

Digitizing Animals

We are going to look at this subject with a rather broad brush. This article will handle the...

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Jun

2020

Corners and Capping

Digitizing can be more complex than you think. Something that may seem simple can actually be...
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Vectoring Art and Drawings

Vectoring Art and Drawings

Just like vectoring photographs, vectoring art, or drawings can present a particular set of challenges, from color blends, to textures, to unique materials and hand drawn looks. One of the first obstacles in recreating any piece of artwork is not...

 

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Tackle Twill – Go Big!(with less stitches)

Tackle Twill – Go Big!(with less stitches)

Tackle Twill can be a great addition to any embroidery shops playbook. These designs will allow you to produce large filled areas that would normally take tens of thousands of stitches to accomplish with just a few zig-zag stitches around...

 

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The Right Software For The Job

The Right Software For The Job

Whether you're doing the work yourself or contracting with a vendor, it's always a good idea to be familiar with and have a copy of editing software. If the need arises it will allow you to make quick and easy...

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Small Lettering Guide – Part 1

Small Lettering Guide – Part 1

Twill/Denim/Nylon With fabrics such as twill, denim, or nylon, embroidery does not sink much and generally floats on top of the fabric. This creates less of a need for underlay and shorter pull compensation, thus allowing us to go smaller...

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Small Lettering Guide – Part 2

Small Lettering Guide – Part 2

Short and Wide or Sharp Corners Wide fonts (also known as extended) and fonts with sharp corners are much more difficult to come out nice in embroidery. On corners, both the horizontal and the vertical strokes have more chance of...

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Pre-Press Services and why we can’t provide them

Pre-Press Services and why we can’t provide them

There are several reasons why we can't provide this service. The most important ones are: 1. Every production shop has its own way of processing art. They all have different programs and different pre-press processes specific to their shops used...

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Senator Rand Paul comes to Ignition Drawing

Senator Rand Paul comes to Ignition Drawing

We were fortunate to carve out 1.5hrs of Senator Paul's busy day in Seattle before he headed over to Microsoft. He and his wife Kelly were wowed with the skill and effort needed to turn a logo into a professional...

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