Make your own Blue Heron wall hanging

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Looking for a fun project for the cold winter months. Here is an idea for a Blue Heron wall quilt. I was inspired by a Baby Lock article on the wall quilt they made using an embroidery and sewing machine. I also found a free Singer Blue Heron embroidery that can be used in  “other brand machines”.  I even found clip art you can use to auto digitize you own embroidery. I posted the project page on my web site and here is the link to all 3 projects.  If you need to convert and save a design here is a link to the free Compucon EOS viewer format conversion tool. Interested in Compucom embroidery software? Here is a link to read about Compucon products and watch video.

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New Christmas embroidery designs from Jenny

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wreathartbellssI was playing around in the Singer Futura software and came up with some brand new Christmas designs for you. They are free! Here is a link! Make sure you sew them out before you place the designs on a project. The Auto punch software is responsible for both designs. I have done both designs in the FHE Futura format. If you have another machine and you want a conversion using the form below and tell me the design you wish and what format you need. Continue reading

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Lace Embroidery Pocket

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corner2_fhe corner3_jef flower2_jefI have created a lace pocket using the Singer Futura auto punch and advanced editing .  Designs for a lace pocket and a floral lace pocket were saved in  FHE format for the Singer Futura.  Click on the pictures to download these designs for free.  A 3 part video on how to create a lace pocket in the Singer Futura using auto punch and editing was also made. Here is video #1, #2, and #3.  Lace pocket designs can be used with monograms and embroidery combinations or you can use it as a simple lace pocket. Lace pocket measures about 4″. Embroider the pocket on a white or colored organza with a wash away stabilizer. Trim the organza to the satin stitch edge.

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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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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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Embroidery on Ribbon and Webbing

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embroidery on ribbonI am sure you have thought about placing lettering and embroidery designs on straps, ribbon, and webbing. I will show you how to do this embroidery technique using tools in the Futura embroidery!  I have used auto punch  and editing and lettering options and show this in a brand new video. Take a look!

A lot of these technique involves sticky paper. We sell “Stick it All” and “Peel and Stick”. Both sticky papers will help you embroider items that can not be hooped. To see technique on stabilizers and hooping read this prior article on design placement.  I have loaded a link for Singer video to watch on proper hooping and stabilizer techniques.

JeanniecropLearn more about using your Futura software in our upcoming Futura Seminar December 13th and 14th 2014 at Jenny’s Sewing Studio in Salisbury, MD. The class is small for personal attention. Class is a 2 day event and held at Hancock fabrics. To enroll call Hancock’s at 410-677 3461.

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