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Sept 24, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

Sept 2, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Save Design as a Different Format or Graphics File
  • Changing Text from Closest Point to As Digitized
  • Saving Design and Colors When Shutting Down
  • Saving Notes Within a Design
  • Return to Origin - Moving Needles in OS
  • Centering Individual Elements in a Design
  • Computer Connection
  • Knitted Hat - Acti-Feed, Density and Backing
  • Turning On Outlines
  • Adding Hoops - Updating Hoop Database
  • Auto-Sequence Option
  • Adding Applique Stops
  • Vector Outline of a Design
  • Squeeze Lettering in an Envelope
  • Script Text on a Circle - Arcing Top and Bottom

Aug 20, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

 

Aug 13, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube 

  • Tips for Metallic Thread
  • Digitizing Scrolls Ending in a Ball
  • Best Needles for 3D Puff
  • Cross Stitch Function
  • Copy and Paste Fill Property Settings - Saving Default Properties
  • Tutorial on Digitizing PNG or SVA
  • Bordering Around Lettering
  • Differences Between Random or Pattern Fill Stitches
  • Stippling
  • Modifying Stitch Directions
  • Changing the Order of Colors and Stitches
  • Creating a Chain Stitch
  • Melco Fast Clamp - Choosing the Right Size
  • Auto Convert Graphics Button
  • Origin - Grid Lines - Setting to 0,0
  • Slanting Letters - Italic
  • Smoothing Outlines of Digitized Objects
  • Setting When Cutting 3D Puff
 

 

Aug 6, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Single Line Satin Stitch over Complex Design
  • Curve Text for Back of Hats
  • Erase Lines but not Connector Stitches
  • Uninstalling DesignShop v10
  • DesignShop Running as Lite
  • Custom Decorative Stitches - Bending Around Curves
  • Flipping/Reversing E-Stitches

July 30, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

July 22, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Import .BX font files from Embrilliance
  • Adding a new Thread Color Chart
  • Creating a Digital Mockup Image File
  • Arc Vertical Lettering
  • Changing Background Color in DesignShop
  • Design Storage Database
  • More Information on Acti-Feed Settings
  • Saving Custom Shapes and Designs
  • Duplicate and Combine Designs

July 15, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

July 1, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Adjust Circle to Fit Border - Faux Merrow
  • Curve Text at Bottom of Circle
  • Group and Ungroup - Alignment in Designs
  • False Thread Break Troubleshooting
  • Recommended Vector Graphics Formats

June 25, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

June 18, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Tiny Lettering
  • Gradients - Blending Colors
  • Incorrect Colors - Use Colors From Design
  • Adjusting Length of Trims and Tie In - Tie Offs - Jump Stitches
  • Troubleshooting Birds Nest
  • Acti-Feed and Minimum Preset
  • Digitizing for Sequins in DesignShop v11
  • Digitizing and Sewing on Sides of Shoes 
  • Different Settings for Different Colors - Settings By Color
  • Move Design

June 4, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Designs Included with Melco Software - 1:18
  • Full Surface - Complex Fill - Reduce Density - 2:20
  • Splice Lines for Unifill - 7:42
  • False Bobbin Breaks - Adjusting Thread Sensitivity - 9:28
  • Troubleshooting Thread Breaks - 12:26
  • Auto-Select Color Match Option - 15:06
  • Separate Borders from Letters in Monogram - 15:55

May 28, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Auto-Underlay for Lighter Weight Fabrics
  • Remove Jump Stitches / Connector Stitches
  • Individual Shapes with Faux Merrow Stitches
  • Machine Stopping During Sewing
  • Design not Centering using Laser Alignment
  • Middle of Letter Tears Out
  • Set Origin at Bottom Center of Design
  • Origin Line Not Centered in Larger Hoops
  • Grid Settings in DesignShop

May 21, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

May 13, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Raised Dot Effect
  • Puff Form for Hats - Center Out
  • Chain Stitch over Puff / 3D
  • Sentence in a Circle
  • Using Other Digitizing Software
  • Edit Embroidery Conversion
  • Creating Circle with Specialty Stitches
  • Custom Faux Merrow Shapes
  • Thread Breaks and False Bobbin Breaks
  • Digitizing Letters for Appliqué

May 06, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Error Printing Wide Format Embroidery
  • Embroidery on Puff Jackets
  • Contracts and Order Forms
  • Sewing Loosely Woven Fabric
  • See All Decorative Stitches
  • Adding and Editing Fonts

April 30, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Personalized Digitizing Training 
  • Size Scaling for Imported Graphics
  • Editing Expanded Files
  • Embroidery on Silk
  • Chain Stitching
  • Control-Click to Change Element Type
  • Compensation for Stretchy Materials
  • No Underlay Message in Design Checker
  • Left Chest Name Size and Fonts
  • Oil on Garment - Over-Oiling during Maintenance
  • Centering Logo on a Hat
  • Split Color Elements in a Circle
  • Tie-In and Tie-Off for Dot
  • Setting Space Limits
  • Removing Auto-Trims
  • Adjusting Connection Types
  • Patches on Plastic
  • Sewing with Cotton Threads
  • Radiate Stitches from Center Out

 

April 23, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Rope 1 and Rope 2 Walk Stitch and Fills
  • Decorative Stitches Around Fonts
  • Saving Custom Designs
  • Faux Merrow around Sharp Corners
  • Duplicate Patch Design w/Applique in OS
  • Lettering for Caps
  • Applique Tab - DS Level Requirement
  • Upgrade to DesignShop v11
 

April 15, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

 

April 9, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Decorative Stitches - Stipple Effect
  • New Faux Merrow for Applique and Patches
  • Insert Design on Top of Another
  • Rotating and Scaling Designs
  • Change Density on DST
  • Adding Fonts
  • Tighten Stitches on Satin Border

April 1, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Envelope Text
  • Drawing Vector Graphics and Converting to Embroidery
  • Graphic Conversion Assistant
  • Understanding Design Checker Items in DesignShop v11
  • Monogram Split Fill Look
  • 3D Foam Cap Settings
  • ActiFeed Settings
  • Merrow Stitch

March 18, 2021  - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • DesignShop Update v11.2.126: Tools - Check for Updates
  • New Color Charts
  • Tie In and Tie Off Properties
  • Using Auto Density
  • Pull Offset in v11
  • Font Density
  • Center Design
  • Machine Setup Tips

March 12, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Lock Stitches
  • Custom Tackle Twill Applique
  • Laser Align Up and Down
  • Satin Stitch Around Individual Letters - Auto Borders
  • Upgrading to DesignShop v11 from v10
  • Patch Methods
  • Combining Elements / Complex Fills
  • Requesting Native .OFM from Digitizing Services
  • Wireframe to Expanded - Warning Message
  • Plastic Weight for Patches
  • Printing Actual Design Size in DesignShop v11
  • Moving / Docking the Color Palette

March 5, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Fonts in BX and PES formats
  • Backing and Solvie Choices
  • Opening v11 Designs in Earlier DesignShop Versions
  • Centering Design - Design Origin
  • Laser Alignment Options
  • Creating and Using Templates
  • Moving Hoops from v10 to v11
  • Tips on Letterman Jackets/Heavy Garments
  • Scaling: Increase or Decrease Design
  • Adding a Stroke/Outline to a Font 
  • Accelerator Keys / Hot Keys
  • Convert Expanded File to Wireframe
  • Editing Colors
  • Add Tie-Out before Jump / Tie-In after Jump
  • Digitizing for Caps
  • Tie-In and Tie-Outs in DesignShop Fonts

Feb 26, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Stippling - Stippled Monograms
  • Primer Stitch Example
  • Border on Lettering
  • DesignShop v10 Icons - Upgraded to v11 
  • Change Tie-Offs on Pre-existing Fonts
  • Insert a Tie-Off in a Design
  • Add a Stop in Design
  • 3D Button
  • Load Designs Directly from OS
  • Order of Stitching for 3 Lines of Text
  • Frame View/Frame Info Not Saved in File
  • Loading Machine Info Automatically

Feb 18, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

Feb 12, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Calligraphic Serif Font
  • Best Distance Between Needle Points
  • Resize a Graphic
  • Lock Stitches to Keep Threads from Coming Loose
  • Jump Stitches in Text
  • Using Grid Marks
  • Lettering on Straps and Dog Collars
  • New Embroidery Fonts
  • Preferred File Formats (Wireframe vs. Expanded)
  • Setting Thread Tree in Bravo OS
  • Breaking an Element into Two Regions
  • Move Two Points Symmetrically in Envelope
  • Rounding Corners and Adding Border
  • How to Slant Letters
  • Combining Colors - Less Color Changes
  • Micro Fonts / Small Lettering

Feb 4, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

Jan 29, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Combine Elements - Vector Fill
  • Create Borders for Small Text
  • Digitizing for Micro Chenille
  • Return Few Stitches after Thread Break
  • Digitizing a Narrow and Long Design
  • Fonts Show: !
  • Keep Colors in Downloaded Designs
  • Check Machine Maintenance
  • Digitizing Graphic for Puff on Hat
  • 3D Puff / Capping
  • Digitize a Bandana Print
  • Recommendations if Program is Crashing
  • Fixing Applique and Saving Font - Alphabet Editor
  • Breaking Apart Letters / Words and Move Together
  • Determining Proper Density - Auto Density
  • Send Applique to a Cutter Machine?
  • Remove Satin Stitching over Applique Stitching
  • Combining Elements
  • Pull Compensation

Jan 21, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

Jan 15, 2021  - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Circular Patterns - 1:29
  • Determining Density Settings - 8:00
  • Additional Digitizing Resources - 10:20
  • Determining Density Settings - 12:31
  • .OFM stock designs - 13:18
  • Appliqué Getting Started - 15:06
  • Removing Jumpstitch on .EXP - 20:14
  • Thickening Text using Pull Offset - 22:34
  • Circles Warping after Sewing - 25:15
  • Border Sinking into Fabric Around Shapes - 29:59
  • Border Offset - 32:16
  • Adding Border to Shapes - 33:01

 

Jan 8, 2021 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Changing Density on Auto Digitization - 1:05
  • Brody Font Sew Issues -3:03
  • Lining up Left and Fight Chest Logos - 9:00
  • File Formats and Conversions - 10:45
  • Digitizing Using .PNG files - 15:42
  • Acti-Feed Minimum Lower Limit - 18:36
  • Walk Stitches - 20:22
  • Choosing Underlay - 22:57
  • Adding Outlines:  Shift + Click - 23:54
  • Color Sequence Doesn't Auto-load in OS - 25:45
  • Kerning Fonts - 26:55
  • Bobbin on Top - 28:08
  • Separating Elements to Change Color - 30:29
  • Adding Placement Stitches for Grommet - 32:23
  • Turn off Return to Origin - 35:04
  • Split Element for Appliqué - 36:47
  • Satin Turning into Fill - 48:50
  • Borders on Small Text - 55:10
  • Adding Offset Outline - 56:58

Dec 18, 2020 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Changing Monogram Borders - 1:53
  • Creating Custom Monogram - 3:55
  • Chain Stitch- 6:45
  • Creating a Custom Decorative Stitch - 8:23
  • Creating a Decorative Knockdown - 11:52
  • Cross Stitch Function - 15:35
  • Changing Start/Stop (Entry/Exit) in Lettering - 17:35
  • Deleting Parts of Expanded Designs (Expanded Editing Mode)- 19:00
  • Acti-Feed - 23:20
  • Nylon - 26:18
  • Slingshots - 30:45
  • Center Out - 32:10

Dec 10, 2020 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Convert Vector Add Split Lines (Satin and Fill Stitches) - 0:46
  • Insert Split Line - 5:43
  • Holes in the fabric while doing small Lettering - 6:54
  • Tiny Satin Stitches for Raised Look - 8:21
  • Stippling Design - Continuous Embroidery- 13:09
  • Saving Colors in Various File Types - 14:31
  • Applique - Border Too Close to the Edge - 16:30
  • Convert Alphabet from Satin to Bean Stitch - 23:23
  • Convert Fill to Diamond Pattern - 27:18

Dec 4, 2020 - View on Facebook - YouTube 

  • Pull Compensation - Sizing Letters - 1:30
  • Dog Leashes with Melco Fast Clamp Pro - 6:20
  • Gaps Embroidering Vinyl Letters - 7:13
  • Remove Jump Stitches Between Letters - 11:20
  • Laser Alignment - 14:31
  • Add Satin Border to Fill Stitch Shape - 20:36
  • Moving Hoop During Job? - 24:51
  • Separate Elements to a New Design Section - 30:21
  • Change Element Type Button Greyed Out
  • Colors for Purchased Fonts - 21:45
  • Needle Alignment 5° - 27:38
  • Settings for Sherpa-lined Sweatshirt - 28:52
  • Applique for a Word - 32:01
  • Creating Stem Stitch and Back Stitch - 36:10
  • Join Lines - 41:15
  • Excessive Trims in Imported Design - 42:45
  • Design Not Centered in OS - 43:30

Nov 20, 2020 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Primer Stitch for High-Pile Items
  • Hooping Jackets 
  • Auto Split Fill
  • Designs with Many Color Changes
  • Small Lettering on Jerseys
  • Embroidery on Crocheted Items
  • Small Letter Settings on Patches
  • Save a Template
  • Change Fonts to Applique Font
  • Accelerator / Hot Keys
  • Designs that are Too Dense
  • Moving Shadow in Lettering

Nov 6, 2020 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • How to do an Array
  • Color Sequencing
  • Stitch View - Go to Specific Stitch
  • Fill Stitch Types
  • Duplicating Holes
  • Digitize Hollow Pieces - Special Characters
  • Adding Hoops
  • Adjust the Outline of an Object
  • Auto-Sequence Add Travel Stitches
  • False Bobbin Breaks - Cleaning the Bobbin Case
  • Uneven Letters
  • Flatten Overlap

Oct 29, 2020 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Stitches Overlapping
  • Multiple (Dual) Monitors
  • Fast Frames and Sticky Paper
  • Remove Jump Stitches (Design Filter)
  • Cap Sewing / Digitizing
  • Embroider Center-Out
  • Fill Stitch Center-Out
  • Patch Border Distortion
  • Digitizing Training on ShopMelco
  • Satin Border on Lettering
  • Digitizing for Rough Edges
  • Merging Process
  • Adding Circle Within a Circle

Oct 23, 2020 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Metallic Threads
  • Cutting Patches
  • Setting Maximum on Acti-Feed
  • Sewing Smaller Fonts on Dog Collar
  • Straight Vertical Lines on Caps
  • Needle Recommendations for Caps
  • Presser Foot Adjustment
  • Applique Magic Backing
  • Laser Replacement Tips
  • Merging Designs
  • Continuous Outline
  • Tips for Winding Bobbins
  • Key for changing Column to Walk
  • Editing Design for Center Out
  • Finest and Thickest Threads and Bobbins
  • Save Expanded File After Converting to Wireframe
  • Wing Needles
  • Wireframe Conversion Image Breaks

Oct 15, 2020 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Children/Infant/Toddler Hats
  • Applique Tool
  • Creating Proofs / Mock-ups
  • Micro Fonts 

Oct 9, 2020 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • ActiFeed for Rope Bowls
  • Step and Repeat Along a Curve
  • Close a Vector Line Shape
  • Rectangle Fill on 5-Panel Hat
  • Two Borders/Outline Around a True Type Font
  • Small Lettering
  • Concentric Circles and Curves
  • Expanded Element Under a Complex Fill
  • Satin Stitch Widths
  • Reordering Wireframe Stitches
  • Narrow Areas in Lettering

Oct 1, 2020 - View on Facebook - YouTube

Sept 25, 2020 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Text over Applique - Layers
  • Skipping Colors/Numbers in OS
  • Tie Stitches without a Trim
  • Not Showing Correct Colors - Use Colors From Design
  • Adding/Creating Patterns / Custom Shapes
  • Cross Stitch Function
  • Custom Fills and Decorative Stitches
  • Digitizing an EPS File
  • Shading / Blending
  • Difference Between DST and EXP in DesignShop
  • False Thread Breaks on Small Stitches
  • Scaling Designs
  • 3D / Puff Resources
  • Striped Text

Sept 17, 2020  - View on Facebook - YouTube

Sept 11, 2020 - View on Facebook - YouTube

Sept 3, 2020 - View on Facebook - YouTube

  • Shadows and Lighting on Faces
  • Angle Degree under Partition
  • Send DesignShop to other brands of machines
  • Digitize a Vector
  • Adjust Kern Smaller than Allowed
  • Template for Tie-Ins

Aug 28,2020 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Purchased Fonts - Alphabet Editor
  • Contour Fill?
  • Rectangle as Fill or Satin Stitch Border
  • Setting up for Patches
  • Digitizing Clip Art
  • Slow Down Tracing
  • Digitize a Vector

Aug 20, 2020 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube Coming Soon!

  • Tutorial on Push - Pull
  • Color Picker Tool
  • Stitch Types for Quilting
  • Applique SVG Cut File
  • Beizier Digitizing Mode Command
  • Change from Straight Line to Circle or Curve
  • Pasting Custom Design 
  • Stitch Length for Bean Stitches and Walk Stitches
  • Acti-Feed Tutorial

Aug 14, 2020 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Macros - Create Styles 
  • Change Color of a Letter
  • Move Border Away From Shape
  • Start on Stitch Number in OS (Move to Stitch)
  • Change Hat Design to Left Chest
  • What is Acti-Feed
  • Curve Compensation

Aug 7, 2020  - View on:  YouTube

  • Pull Compensation
  • Creating Elements Around a Design

 

July 31, 2020 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Best Format from Wilcom Hatch to DesignShop
  • Change Straight Points to Curves
  • Curve Compensation
  • Interlocking Lettering
  • Copy and Paste Object Properties
  • Removing Connectors
  • Laser Alignment 
  • Total Stitch Count in OS
  • Change Background Color on OS
  • Displaying Project View
  • Reducing Auto Trim to Remove Connectors

July 24, 2020 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

July 17, 2020  - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • How to make Satin Stitch be Two Colors
  • Remove Trim from Walk Stitch Between Segments
  • Preview a Sewout
  • 3D View 
  • Hoop Doesn't Transfer from DesignShop to OS
  • Acti-Feed Settings Not Set When Design Loaded to the OS
  • Remove Stitches - Subtract Feature
  • Create an Alphabet
  • Scan Dimensions Size - Dependent upon Scanning DPI
  • What happens to .CND when saved as .OFM
  • Adobe Illustrator - What Vector File to Save As
  • 10% Rule on Digitized Designs
 

July 10, 2020  - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Density and Pull Compensation
  • Too Much Density - Ideal Column Density
  • Vector to Embroidery Clean Up
  • Adjust Underlay and Density on Shapes

June 26, 2020 - View on:  YouTube

  • Convert Single Line Walk Stitch to Zig Zag
  • Split Feature
  • Step and Repeat

June 19, 2020 - View on:  FacebookYouTube

  • Multiple Walk Stitches Without Trims

June 12, 2020 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Manipulate Quilt Square Patters for Decorative Fill
  • Continuous Quilting
  • Walk Stitch from Once Segment to Next 

June 05, 2020  - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Making a Single Letter Bold - True Type Fonts
  • Single Letter Outlines
  • Adding Purchased Font Characters - Using Alphabet Editor
  • Step and Repeat
  • Subtract Background
  • Laser Alignment

May 15, 2020 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Stitch Orientation by Degree in Traditional Fill / Stitch Direction Tool
  • Wide Stitches in Zig Zag Underlay
  • Variation Between Machines
  • Settings for Small Letters
  • Angle/Bend Text for Circle Patch
  • Digitizing for Plush/Fluffy Items like Blankets
  • Making Patches

May 8, 2020 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Correcting Starts and Stops in Purchased Designs
  • Split .DST File in Half
  • Outline for Walk Stitch Border
  • Embroidery on Masks
  • Backing for Small Letters on Scrubs
  • Using Offset Outline - Expanding Border Size
  • Sizes for Decorative Stitch

May 1, 2020 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Overlapping Letters - Kerning
  • Thickness of Outline vs. Running Stitch
  • Fill Stitches and Adding Border Stitch
  • Lining Up Letters using Auto-Align
  • Importing Text from a Document
  • Can You Digitize a Half Column and Mirror It?
  • Patch Creation
  • Group Names

April 24, 2020 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Color Sequence - Key Fobs in a Hoop
  • Adding Applique Stops
  • Turn Expanded .EXP design into .OFM
  • Change Default Thread Pallet
  • How to Digitize Decorative Rope
  • Move Vector Art from CorelDraw or Illustrator to DesignShop
  • Free Standing Lace (FSL)
  • Understanding Vector Graphics

April 17, 2020 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Combining color groups  1:05
  • Tie-off  2:57 
  • Resizing Mask  6:44
  • Fill stitch partition  9:08
  • Using DesignShip on multiple computers  11:10
  • 3D Puff / Foam  13:49
  • Rope Pattern  17:43
  • Jagged Lettering  20:46 
  • Removing overlap from fonts  22:56

April 3, 2020 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • File extensions  0:35
  • Key Fobs  1:34
  • Subtracting Shapes  8:23
  • Import PNG  9:36
  • Face Masks  11:05
  • Decorative Stitch  12:06
  • Converting clip art  16:01
  • File Extensions again and Expanded editing  18:28
  • Converting to wireframe  20:09
  • Wireframe conversion checklist  20:40

March 27, 2020 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Changing color in text  1:09
  • Center out  3:27
  • Tie-in Styles  5:28
  • Slant/Italic Font  8:45
  • Laser Alignment   10:55
  • Borders around letters  15:45
  • Multi-Hooping  16:40

March 20, 2020 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Creating cut files for applique  1:08
  • How to measure density  5:01
  • Blending 3 colors  6:09
  • Font resizing and property editing  9:50
  • Lettering on mylar  13:36
  • In-the-Hoop  14:43

March 13, 2020 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Blending Letters  0:55
  • Decorative chain stitch  11:34
  • Italicized Text  16:12
  • Move Through A Design and finding a stitch count in a design  19:32
  • Hoop Setup  22:10

March 6, 2020 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Different colors in Text   1:08
  • Small Lettering  4:07
  • Changing font size  6:20
  • Removing jump stitches  7:51
  • Colors not loading in OS  10:28
  • False Bobbin Break  12:12
  • Acti-feed  14:45
  • Digitize center out  19:40
  • Use Continuous Underlay  20:57

February 28, 2020 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Finding a stitch number in DesignShop  0:40
  • Changing Satin sew direction  2:14
  • Creating Decorative Stitches  3:19
  • Placement and size of tack down for patches  8:00
  • Finishing Elements  9:04
  • Color sorting  11:20

February 14, 2020 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

February 7, 2020 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Resizing a finished design  1:14
  • Pull Compensation  4:30
  • How to avoid overlap  9:31 & 17:56
  • Manual Tie Stitches  10:53
  • Inserting Jump Stitches  12:37
  • Alignment Keys  13:30
  • Creating Shapes  16:03
  • Digitizing for Corners  20:09

January 31, 2020 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

January 17, 2020 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Black Lines in Applique Design in Stitch View
  • Sharp vs. Rounded Corners in Freeform
  • Turn Ruler On with Column or Fill Function?
  • Saving Design as non-Wireframe
  • Questions about Patches - Fill, Settings, Size

January 10, 2020 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Jog Hoop Left/Right - Shortcut Keys
  • Overlap Function
  • Make Straight Lines when Drawing a Shape
  • Rotate 90º
  • Center One Part of the Design Automatically
  • Mover Overlap

December 20, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Auto-Underlay for Filled Designs
  • Recommendation for Stitch Length for Finer Text/Small Graphics
  • Option under Properties, Letters, Monogram
  • Making a Bean Stitch Sew
  • Making Corners Cap

December 13, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Rush jobs during holiday season - 1:06
  • Making Rectangles with Rounded Corners - 2:08
  • Eliminate Long Stitches in Tight Corners - 10:04
  • Best Place/Type for Tie-In/Tie-Outs with Small Lettering - 18:00
  • Knockdown Stitch on Monogram on Velvet Material? - 21:06
  • Set up Hoop to Default to a Certain Size - 24:06
  • Reduce the Size of a Design without Distorting it.  - 26:28
  • "Color Change Calibration Values Do Not Match the Current Values" - 33:08
  • Loading Custom Color Palettes - 36:25

December 5, 2019  - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Group Names - Continuously Sewing
  • Bobbin Timer
  • Backing Up after Power Failure
  • Large Fill over Center Seam on Hat
  • How to Assign Shortcut Keys
  • How to Update Hoops Database
  • Embroider Names on Fur Stocking

November 22, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Sending Group Names to the Machine
  • Adjust Pull Comp for Just One Letter in a Name
  • Using Applique Stop for Patches
  • Cutting Applique Letters
  • Using Applique Stop for Stock DesignShop Fonts
  • Underlay for Patches on a Cap
  • How to Manually Add TTF Fonts
  • How to Make a Satin Stitch Thicker

November 15, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • How to Move Text Off a Baseline
  • Put Text in a Circle
  • Increase Overlap Within a Fill
  • Where to Place Start and Stop Points
  • Automatic Tie-Off Settings
  • Circle Applique on Store-Bought Patch
  • Group Names with Monograms
  • Digitizing for the Material
  • Alter Left Front Logo for Baseball Caps
  • Custom Point Selection Tool
  • Saving Custom Palettes to Use on Another Computer
  • Deleting Jobs Cache (if needed)

November 8, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Cancel a Job in the Middle of Stitching - Reset Design
  • Group Names Tutorial
  • Expanded Editing Mode
  • Auto Trim Added Automatically
  • Embroidering Tiny Text - Small LetteringNot Micro Fonts
  • Increase the Density of Pre-Digitized Fonts

November 1, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube 

  • Create Shape and Split Down the Middle
  • Select Multiple Points for Vector Cleanup
  • Remove Part of a Design
  • Change back to Hats from Puff (3D)
  • Custom Point Selection (Level-Dependent Feature)
  • How to put Cross Hairs on Cursor
  • Add an Outline to a Letter or Number
  • File Type Preferences besides .OFM (.EMB or .DST)
  • Wrapping Text

October 25, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube Coming Soon!

  • Bring Fonts up as Vector to Digitize for Puff
  • Print to PDF
  • Compensating Fills to Register with Border
  • Re-Sequence Elements for Appliqué
  • Determining and Adding Tie Stitches - Tie-Ins/Tie-Offs
  • Adding Thin Border to a Simple Design or Fill

October 18, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • How to Load a Design to a Machine
  • Grouping Colors Together
  • Combine Sublimation and Embroidery / Mixed Media
  • Tips and Tricks for ActiFeed   
  • Outline Around a 3rd Element (Show Wireframe Lines)
  • How to make Freestanding Lace
  • How to use Edge Fill
  • Laser Alignment
  • Knockdown Stitch for Towels or Fleece
  • Enable Auto-Borders
  • Solving Height Issues with a Font - Alphabet Editor

October 11, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube 

  • Convert Graphics Image to Embroidery - Auto-Digitizing - Color Matching
  • Creating Chain-Stitch Fill - Adding Shape to a Fill
  • Adding Melco Fast Clamps to Hoops List (for older software versions)
  • Eliminating Puckering
  • Getting Started with Digitizing (more info here)
  • Fill Island using Windows Clipboard

October 4, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Blend/Ombré Lettering  1:00
  • Trimming travels stitches in letters  14:42
  • Blend/Ombré Satin Stitches  20:10
  • Blending Fur  21:51
  • Rotating  27:11
  • Coloring for unique thread colors  30:05
  • Color changing with Keypad  31:47
  • Small text  34:00

September 27, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Speed through a design while stitching - Tools - Settings - Move to Stitch
  •  Change Stitch Direction so that it Curves
  •  Customize Hoop List
  •  Converting EXP to Wireframe
  •  Color Blending / Gradients

September 20, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Small Column Settings
  • How to Add Hoops
  • Column Element - Shift/Enter
  • Adjust Appliqué Border
  • Mimic Hand Embroidery
  • Change Settings using Styles 
  • Color Auto Merge
  • Removing Overlap Shapes / Ungroup Command

September 13, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Merging Objects
  • Subtracting Elements
  • Adding Borders to Shapes
  • Moving a Row of Points
  • Making a Perfect Satin Circle
  • Turning Off Auto Feature on Satin Stitch
  • Adding a Gradient within a Scene
  • Resetting a Design to Same Location - Return to Origin
  • Turning Words into Shapes
  • Graphic to Embroidery Assistant (Auto-Digitizing) 

August 23, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Importing an .AI (Adobe Illustrator) File
  •  Adding an Applique Stop
  •  Turn off Thread Detect in OS - Settings by Color
  •  Eliminate Pucker on Performance Polos
  • Changing Start/Stop Points and Adding Borders
  •  Sewing from Center Out
  •  Cleaning up Jump Stitches from a Purchased Design
  • Changing the Order of Stitching
  •  Locking a Design
  •  Continuous or Multi-Hoop Embroidery 

August 16, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Creating/Saving Default Settings
  • Saving RGB Thread Color Charts
  • Creating Perfect Circle
  • Adding Text to DST or EXP Files
  • Boolean Operations (Adding/Subtracting from Shapes)
  • Using the "Use Fill for stitch lines greater than" Option
  • Modifying Wireframe Lettering
  • Adding Thin Accent Line - Manual Ties - Create Custom Tie Stitches
  • Trapunto Patterns
  • Methods of Rotating Designs
  • Personalization
  • Group Names 

August 9, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

 

August 2, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Step and Repeat - 1:40
  • DesignShop Level Differences - 6:07
  • Converting Graphics to Embroidery - 9:56
  • Using True-Type Fonts (TTF) and the Character Map - 17:16
  • Mimicking Merrowing with Satin Stitch
  • Choosing a Style Type for Tie-Ins and Tie-Offs - 19:56
  • Auto Shapes with Borders - 24:14
  • Disabling Short Stitches for Tiny Letters - 33:26

July 26, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube 

  • Moving Multiple Points in a Complex Fill - Using "Custom Point Selection"
  • Setting Default Font - Base Properties
  • Creating and Using Chain Stitch
  • Adding Shapes and Patterns Within a Fill
  • Digitizing Your Own Fonts
  • Cutting Monogram into a Solid Fill Square

 July 19, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Small Lettering Recommendations
  • Adding Comments/Design Notes
  • Pull Compensation

June 28th, 2019 - View on:  Facebook - YouTube

  • Pull Compensation and Pull Offset for Text
  • Digitizing from Scratch 
  • Creating Circular Array
  • Blending Colors in Text
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