Midnight Constellations 6

Quick Tip #8

When you create a void in a satin stitch, always double-check the direction of the stitches. I’ve been working on a clawed monster for my grandson. I wanted to remove some of the stitches in the applique cover stitch in… Read More ›

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    Subway Art Ornaments and Lines

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  • Midnight Constellations 3

    Midnight Constellations 3

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  • Quick Tip #7

    Midnight Constellations 2

    Use embossing to insert a dividing line in small areas. For example, I was working on a face. Instead of doing each lip separately, I did them together as a satin, then added an embossing line to divide them. This… Read More ›

  • Quick Tip #6

    Midnight Constellations 1

    Using either of the satin tools (side-by-side or side-to-side) gives me a neater result than using the area tool and setting or changing the type of stitch to satin. You have more control over the angle of the stitches with… Read More ›

  • Key Fobs

    Midnight Constellations 0

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  • Finding the Free Files

    Four Stars

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  • Flower Earrings 2

    Large flower earring

    Well, that was interesting. The flower didn’t fall apart when I removed the WSS, so I suppose it was a technical success. However, I really don’t like the way it looks. (That’s not a great photo, by the way. The… Read More ›

  • Flower Earrings 1

    Sonia Showalter Hummingbird earrings

    There are a number of items in the Accessories menu of Generations, one of which is Create Global Underlay. This does exactly what you would expect; it creates an underlay for all the selected area objects. It will be grayed… Read More ›

  • Quick Tip #5

    Midnight Constellations X

    When I was working on the outline of the Midnight Constellations W, I ended up with 16 segments, most of which were not in the correct order. I was getting very confused as I tried to arrange them because they… Read More ›

  • Monetizing

    Midnight Constellations W

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