Tips & Tutorials

Creating a Predefined Baseline

April 3, 2019

Actually the process of creating a Predefined Baseline creates 3 separate baselines that can be treated individually once they have been created.The feature is particularly useful for circular and elliptical designs that have lettering around the logo and possibly through the middle. The procedure is exactly the same as for a circular baseline but involves […]

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How to reshape objects in your embroidery design

April 1, 2019

Keyboard Shortcut “H” is one of my top 10 shortcut keys. Objects need to be reshaped for all sorts of reasons, perhaps to make a slight adjustment to correct a registration issue or improve the shape of a design element. The Reshape icon is found under the Object Select icon in the Toolbox. When the […]

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Create custom split patterns with Carving Stamp

March 29, 2019

Carving Stamp is a great feature to add a level of creativity to your design, because they enable you to quickly an easily add custom split patterns in just seconds.You can create your customer split patters by:Applying pre-digitized shapes and patterns,using an object as a carving stamp, ordigitize your own custom split patterns.Watch the video!Want […]

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How to Create Lettering on a Circular or Elliptical Baseline

March 13, 2019

To create lettering on Circular or Elliptical baselines choose the Circle CW or Circle CCW baseline depending on whether you want the line to arc over or under the logo After typing the letters into the lettering property box select the baseline type, select the CREATE TEXT button and left click and release in the […]

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Templates

March 6, 2019

Templates save time and Money by presetting standard properties for particular jobs.In the example video below I demonstrate how to set up your thread brand and save to a NORMAL (standard) template.Your thread stock is going to be standard for all templates so I suggest you start here.From there you can create other specialty templates […]

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Create your own Wilcom .ESA font with Font Creator

January 23, 2019

Font CreatorCreating your own font with Font Creator is one of the most satisfying digitizing experiences. To be able to craft a font which is unique or maybe a true type font that just does not stitch well, is a real achievement of which you can be proud.Once the font has been created you can: […]

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Stitch Spacing or Density

January 14, 2019

Stitch Spacing is a critical property for good design and may vary from one fabric to another and one object to another.Understanding how to adjust for auto spacing in columns of satin and using the trapunto effect in tatami fill, will help you create more imaginative designs that run efficiently and reduce the chance of […]

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Connectors Tab

Connectors – the functions between objects

January 9, 2019

Connectors are the machine functions that occur between objects or in the case of lettering inside the object and between each letter.The functions are:tie offtrimjump/run (the method of moving from one object to another)tie inThese functions can be embedded into the objects using the Function toolbar.Remember if the function is embedded then it will remain […]

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Coffee Cup Project

December 22, 2018

When learning to digitize I think it is important to begin with simple designs, after all even the most complicated embroidery design is created with a few simple tools and a few stitch types.Understanding the basics while creating a manageable design will make your learning more enjoyable and at the end of the day you […]

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Your first line of lettering created on a Freeline

December 20, 2018

Whether you are using a lettering package or a high end digitizing system the same standard procedure to create lettering applies.When you are talking about Wilcom’s lettering it is difficult to use the word “basic” as there are so many options available.However in this video I demonstrate the basic freeline, which in all likelihood, will […]

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