True Type fonts

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Learn to add True Type fonts to your Windows 10 program. You can use all true type fonts in the Singer Futura Hyperfont option. If you would like to purchase hyper font for your Futura click here for the link.  Below is the video created to show you how to save more fonts.  If you wish to attend a one day Futura class at Jenny’s Sewing Studio, click here

 

 

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Multi-hoop using the Singer Futura

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monogrambagHere are some hints when using the Futura multi-hoop technique.

Recently I was practicing multi-hooping for an upcoming class and would like to pass along some hints I discovered while doing multi-hooping.  Multi-hooping is used with designs that are bigger then the large hoop which is about 6″ X 10″.  The total hooping area of each hoop is a little smaller, but each design can measure approximately 9 1/2? X 18?.

The picture of the purse is a project Singer had posted a few years ago on multi-hooping. It is a great exercise to use when trying multi-hooping.

The  Singer Futura now has a positioning feature for perfect placement of your large embroidery.  In the software program,SULKY661-20 under tools, you can set your parameters to align a single large hoop and multi-hooping.  If your design is larger than one hooping, the software will split the design into multi-hoops and aid you in re alignment of the multi-hoopings. Make sure you read my Futura multi-hoop article and watch the video!

My hints are to use a stabilizer like “Fuse and Tear” or “Sulky Totally Stable” for most items that do not have to be reversible. I am stocking 20″ wide “Totally Stable”. The stabilizer can be a temporary fuseomni 15. It will cover the back of the whole design.

Another tip is to mark the right side of the fabric very accurately. I used a 15″ square Omni-grid ruler so I could make sure everything was square when I marked the X and Y and center axis. When you hoop, make sure the marked line is inside the hoop limits.

Multi-hooping is the best way to get perfect alignment. The last tip is to place your embroidery in the hoop using a grid and zoom so you can plan the split to you best advantage.

 

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Make a Bow Tie embroidery pillow with Embroidery Library

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pillow bowIf you are looking for ways to use your embroidery machine, the bow tie pillow is a wonderful and decorative treat for any room.  Embroidery Library has done a brief free tutorial on how to set up and use your embroidery machine to decorate the knot of the bow. I recommend EOS free program to browse all your embroidery files, open any design you may have, and print out a template. EOS is a free part of the Compucon Stitch and Sew program. This program is a must for all who do not have an embroidery software for their machine. Here is a link to the software and video plus a link to additional software you can purchase and use from Stitch and Sew. Save an additional 10% off our Stitch and Sew software and most items in our shopping cart now to March 31st 2016.  Use code JENMarch16 on checkout.

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Fine line software

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Take a look at the Fine line software available from Exquisite.

Fine Line Software – A friendly, value-priced embroidery software package combining the most needed features for day-to-day text and editing operations. Designed by embroiderers for embroiderers.

• 25 standard fonts and 10 Fine Line fonts for clear embroidery at clean, readable text as small
as 1/8″ using our exclusive Fine Line Polyester embroidery thread

• Create monograms and multi-line text

• Add text to existing designs

• Shape and arc text

• Re-size designs with automatic stitch regeneration suitable for the new size

• Blended satin feature for large letter sizes

• Merge designs, cut selected portions, rotate, copy, paste and more

• Customizable templates allow you easily create popular Word Art style embroidery designs

• Access PDF manual and YouTube tutorials from inside the software at the click of your mouse

 

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Singer Futura Embroidery Seminar – 2016

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Singer Futura seminar will now be a “one on one” all day session. Class scheduling will be done as a private appointment. Here is my appointment calendar. I can schedule any day I do not have a class. No Fridays Please.
I hope you will join me to explore the use of the Futura, Studio or Legacy embroidery machine.  This one day seminar is designed to benefit the brand new user as well as those who want to brush up on their embroidery skills. email jenny at jenny@jennys-sewing-studio for more information. Class is by appointment only. Our Seminar is in Salisbury, MD. To enroll click here to pick your class and pay.

The Singer Futura Embroidery seminar
will be held 10:00am-4:30pm with an hour reserved for lunch. I am flexible on the day you wish to schedule.  I can provide a Futura Quintet and a laptop and basic sewing supplies to make it easy to attend.  The embroidery technique and software is exactly the same on all Futura models. Just bring a spool of red embroidery thread and a jump drive to copy files too. Singer has introduced quite a few Futura models and I will cover how to use them all including the The Futura Quintet, XL580, XL420, the XL400, 4-1, XL550, Futura Quartet or the SESQ6000 SEQS 6700 and more.

You will cover how all the basic embroidery functions like loading a design, centering, printing a the template for positioning, changing colors, use the design browser, copy and paste designs, use the embroidery anthology, change the screen color, load the hoops, use the grid, use the lettering engine, learn the draw package and more. I will also cover all the options. Learn to use the Auto Punch, Hyper Font and Photo Stitch. Once you create a design we will edit it using editing option. Add texture to your design. If you own the options you can create along with me. If you do not, watch the demos.  If you are interested in purchasing the options like Auto Punch, Photo Stitch, Cross Stitch, Hyper Font and Editing you can buy these from me.

I hope to see you in Salisbury, MD !  Class is $80.00.  I will need your name, address, phone number including cell phone, make and model of Futura and options owned. Also tell me your computer operating system.
To enroll call me at 410-543-1212 and leave a message or email me for a faster response. We will then set an appointment for when you want to attend.

Follow-up with additional sessions. If you have taken a Futura class from me in the past and wish more instruction, contact me: jenny@jennys-sewing-studio.com and we will discuss how many hours and what you wish to review.

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Policy
Any cancellation can be made within 48 hours. No refunds or rescheduling will be made after 48 hours. Exceptions  will be made for weather and sickness only if you contact me in advance.  I will give you my personal phone when you enroll so please do not attend if you are ill.  I will set a new appointment time asap. If 2 cancellations are made in a row by the same customer, fees will be forfeited. Remember, I have set aside the scheduled time just for you, I will call you to remind you about class, so be on time.

 

 

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Photo Stitch Embroidery

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Jenny’s Sewing Studio has  created several photo embroideries to give you some ideas of how to create a good, bad, ugly and great embroidery photo. If you own the SINGER Futura or the Compucon Stitch and Sew option called Photo Stitch you can add the photo stitch option for a very smart price. Now you can take a photo of your pet, your grandchild or even yourself and stitch it out.

The secret to a great embroidery photo is a clean background and a photo closeup. If you consider the hoop is only 4.5″ X 6.75″ it will help you relate to the artwork. If you have ever done cross stitch you know the count, or the number of pixcel determines the clarity of the finished product. Take a look at the designs we illustrated here! Notice how close-up we are! The cat was the hardest design to do as the contrast was minimal however the result was great. If you desire photo embroidery consider the Photo stitch option for the SINGER Futura. If you have the older Futura you may consider upgrading to get the new line design feature in the photo stitch option.

Here are the 3 options in the photo stitch. You can do running stitch which is our 1st example. You can choose 4 color, which sews faster, you can add special cropping, and the design is less intense with great results. This is the second example. Lastly You can choose monotone for the hint of the image. It all depends on the effect you want. Here is a video of how photo stitch works. This demo uses the Compucon version.

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