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  • Quick Tip #4

    Midnight Constellations V

    Having trouble selecting an object? Temporarily move it to the bottom of the stitch sequence. This places it on top of all the other objects so you can work with it more easily. Just don’t forget to put it back… Read More ›

  • Floating


    This is an embroidery topic, not really digitizing. I just finished putting logos on 14 Cool-Dri shirts. I floated them on no-show polymesh. The job got ten times easier when I created a file to mark the center of the… Read More ›

  • Heart Earrings – Part 6

    Lace Heart

    Math Time Feel free to skip all of this. Changing the Grid You can use any set of numbers you want, but if you want an even grid you have to follow a formula. For four layers, pick any number… Read More ›

  • Heart Earrings – Part 5

    Candy Heart Earrrings

    I realized today that I’ve never given you a step-by-step procedure for creating FSL, so here we go. Candy Heart Earrings Create the background fabric Use Create Freehand Area to draw your basic heart shape. Adjust as necessary using Adjust… Read More ›

  • Heart Earrings – Part 4

    Two heart hoops

    Success! I stitched the large heart with a proper underlay using a 2 mm satin stitch and a 3 mm satin stitch. Both held their shape in water. I like the look of the 2 mm a bit better. I… Read More ›

  • Midnight Constellations T

    Midnight Constellations T

    Baby Lock has started a free online magazine. It promotes Baby Lock products, of course, but I found several interesting articles in the first issue. It includes video how-tos for most of the projects. You can sign up here: Totally… Read More ›

  • Heart Earrings – Part 3

    Hearts in the hoop

    I played around a bit more with my heart earrings. You may recall that I ended Part 2 with a number of questions. I have some answers now. Everything looked great while it was in the hoop. However, things weren’t… Read More ›

  • Midnight Constellations R

    Midnight Constellations R

    It’s Monday night, which means another Generations webinar from Last week, the topic was zipper bags, so I’ll probably have one of those for you eventually. This week Holly talked about different ways to incorporate texture into designs.  … Read More ›

  • Midnight Constellations Q

    Midnight Constellations Q

      Here’s the next letter of the Midnight Constellations Font. You are welcome to use these file to make objects for personal use or for sale. You may not resell or distribute the embroidery files. Be sure to test first…. Read More ›

  • More about Copyright

    Midnight Constellations P

    I am very careful about using copyrighted material. has new free fonts each week. Their sister site,, has free graphics each week. Usually the free items come with their Premium License, which allows making and selling items with… Read More ›