Many of the tutorials I create for you go through several phases to be perfected before I present them to you. Like many crafters we all have a stash of projects that we are working on. These are some of the upcoming tutorials to watch for!
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Custom Monograms with BERNINA Designer V7
My grandmother gave me this beautiful, antique mirror and comb set from the 50’s. I absolutely adore it!
I decided I wanted to take the ornate gold design from this piece and repeat this style in some monogrammed hand towels.
Here’s how I did it:
Open V7 Designer Software
Select Insert Embroidery
Navigate to the Ornaments Folder and select Gold Flower.ART70
Next, Select your letter by typing the letter “A” on your keyboard, or simply selecting the Lettering Tool from the Digitize Toolbar on the left side of your screen.
Type your Initial and select the font Microgramma and input size as 1.5”.
Next select a new color thread from the color pallet on the right.
Select Lettering again from the Digitize Toolbox.
Type your name and change the height to .30”.
Next, Turn your Grid on by clicking the Grid button with your mouse.
Finally, let’s add a basting stitch around the design to help hold the towel down.
Do this by selecting a new color from the pallet to the right. Select the color by clicking on it.
Next, select Rectangle from the Digitize Toolbox on the left.
Finally select Single Outline from the Stitch Types listed at the bottom of your screen.
Draw the rectangle by clicking once at the top left corner, and then clicking again at the bottom right hand corner.
The default on this stitch is 2.5mm stitch length. Since we are basting, let’s make this stitch 4mm so that we can rip it out easily!
To do this, right click on the rectangle and open Object Properties.
Change the stitch length to 4.00 mm.
Finally, we want to change the basting stitch to the first thing that sews out in the embroidery machine.
After you have pressed that button, your Color Film should look like this:
Finally, lets lay this out in the hoop. I am using my B580e, so I will be using the Large Oval hoop with presser foot #26.
Select BERNINA Large Oval Hoop, 255 x 145, #26
Your screen should look something like this:
Finally let’s send this design to a USB stick.
To do so, plug in a USB into your computer.
Next, Select the Sewing Machine Icon.
Once you select the Sewing Machine Icon, a Device Selection window will open.
For the B580e, I am selecting the first box on the top left, “EXP” with a picture of a USB.
You will get a confirmation that your design has been saved to your USB, and now you are ready to plus your USB stick into your machine and stitch!
*Note: Make sure you save this design on your computer ALSO so that you will have it for the future. I always suggest to my students not to rely on a USB stick to save your designs, only to move your designs from the software to the machine!
This poor wall in my house was not big enough for a big piece of art work, and yet needed some special attention.
These vases are SUPER inexpensive to make, and can be a planned in any creative way that you see fit. It is an exceptional way to add flowers to a beautiful corner, without needing a table! Here's how you do it.
I went to Lowes and got the supplies
And... voila! Fresh Flowers in an unexpected place!
I am thinking of candles... tiki torches? What will you put on your walls?