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 the areas where the claws were supposed to go. This worked fine, except that some of the stitches ended up going the wrong direction and I didn’t notice until I was stitching it out. The image has been magnified to 800% so you can see the problem.

Satin stitches going the wrong direction


Two downloads again today.

Midnight Constellations 6 Here is the next number of the Midnight Constellations font. You are welcome to use these files to make objects for personal use or for sale. You may not resell or distribute the embroidery files. Be sure to test first.

Midnight Constellations 6 3″

5 mm DotsYour second download is a collection of lines made from 5 mm dots. Each zip file contains 3 different lines in 14 lengths (1/2″, 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″. 2 1/2″, 3″, 3 1/2″, 4″, 4 1/2″, 5″, 5 1/2″, 6″, 6 1/2″ and 7″) plus a single dot. Since this is quite a few files, I’ve separated them by format so you can just download the ones you use. I haven’t tried the two-color dots. There is no way to avoid the jump stitches and they may be too much of a pain to deal with. I don’t think my machine will cut a jump stitch that short. The spaced dots look like beads on a string to me, so maybe you could just leave the jump stitches in.

The picture shows them all together, but they are separate.

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If you are having trouble downloading the files, please read Downloading Files, which is listed in the menu at the top of the page. (On a mobile device, you may have to click Menu to see it.)

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