Bonnie's Blog

Why Don’t My Colors Match the Design Photo?

Have you ever opened an embroidery design on your machine or in editing software only to find that the colors did not look exactly like the photo? How can two of the same designs be so different?

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Embroidery Tool Shed: A Powerful Free Software!

Free software blog

If you don’t have basic design editing software or can’t print out a template, you will love Embroidery Tool Shed! I recently tried out the free Embroidery Tool Shed (ETS) software and am quite impressed. There are so many uses for the program, you will want to try it too!

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Just Bloom: Keeping Text in Position With Embrilliance

Embrilliance text tips with

I’ll share a text tip and give you free files, too!

As I was working on a new project using Bonnie’s new Butterfly Buddies, I learned a little trick that I wanted to share. I use Embrilliance software for basic design editing and adding text. I have shared text with you for several projects. One thing I have not been able to do is to save the text in a specific place. I can save it if it is centered but if I place it in a specific place, it becomes centered when I resave it in Embrilliance. Until now.

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Adjusting Design Sizes in Embrilliance

What if your machine embroidery design file is too large for the place it is intended? I’ll show you how to reduce design size and save the day!

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Adjusting Text in Embrilliance

Santa Buddies machine applique by Sew Inspired by Bonnie

If you liked last week's Santa Buddies Countdown to Christmas project, I'll share some tips on how I adjusted the text.

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Thumbnailer: Another Brilliant Software Program

Embrilliance Thumbnailer

It is not too early to make your Christmas list and I’ll tell you about a must-have program you will love for under $45.

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Shopping for Software


What software should I purchase for embroidery? Digitizing? Editing? What's the difference?

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