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Elements of Design Editing

Machine Embroidery

with Marilyn York Reames
Enhance your library of embroidery designs with simple alterations that lead to perfect stitches!

Take any embroidery design from good to great with embroidery software expert Marilyn York Reames as your guide! Learn the most common culprits of poorly stitched embroidery and dive into editing tools to transform almost-perfect designs into digitized masterpieces. Learn to resize without losing stitch quality, manipulate stitch sequences and change fills to add texture to any design. Delve into design splitting to isolate desirable elements, then learn to manipulate them to create an adorable border. Find out how to remove and replace design elements to suit your personal style and why and how to add underlays to your designs for pucker-free embroidery. Learn to evaluate and edit embroidery designs to unlock unlimited creative possibilities!

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Lesson 1. Evaluating Designs

  • Get to know your instructor, machine embroidery expert Marilyn York Reames. Then kick off the class by training your eye to evaluate any design in terms of how it was digitized and how it will stitch out on your machine.


Lesson 2. Resizing & Density


Lesson 3. Elements of a Design


Lesson 4. Design Splitting


Lesson 5. Modifying Split Designs


Lesson 6. Underlays & Pull Compensation


Lesson 7. Fancy Fills

"I loved this class! Marilyn has so much knowledge to share and helps you understand the reasons behind editing decisions. Tips, examples, explanations and demonstrations of how to accomplish it in the software. She gives you the know-how and confidence to edit designs, pulling them apart, isolating the part you want, how to put them back together in another design. Thank you so much Marilyn!"
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