This is the third installment of the digitizer’s roundtable. We are very fortunate to share the knowledge of nine extremely talented digitizers as they discuss what they like best about creating machine embroidery designs.
Photo via Bluprint class Digitizing Machine Embroidery Designs with Cookie Gaynor
Our first digitizers roundtable, “4 Tips on How to Design Embroidery Patterns“, solicited some great tips from our expert panel. The second, “Digitizer’s Roundtable: Challenges of Creating Machine Embroidery Designs“, explored some of the struggles. This time, they tell us some of their most favorite parts of digitizing embroidery.
- Bluprint members Kassondra and Marisa, Appliqué Geek
- Bluprint member Teresa Busby, Baby Kays
- Bluprint member Marjorie Busby, b-quilts and Blue Feather Quilt Studio
- Bluprint member Edie, Edies Designs
- Bluprint member Reen Wilcoxson, EmbGarden
- Bluprint member April Faubion, Izabella’s Closet
- Bluprint member Shanel, Sanity5
- Bonnie Welsh, Sew Inspired by Bonnie
What is your favorite part of digitizing?
Photo via Sew Inspired by Bonnie
The creative process
“Sitting at the screen and designing. Watching artwork come to life. Also, when all the test sewing is completed and it’s ready to be introduced.” – Bonnie
Photo via Bluprint member b-quilts
“My favorite part is working at the computer and trying out different features of the software.” – Majorie
Photo via Bluprint member EmbGarden
“The actual creation of the design is my favorite part. Trying to figure out how to make the item in the hoop and getting it to come out the way it was envisioned.” – Reen
Photo via Bluprint member Edies Designs
“My favorite part of any design is the creative freedom. I have my own style and integrity of how I create my embroidery designs. Keeping my own personal embroidery standards in all my designs is the first key element.” – Edie
Bluprint member Appliqué Geek
“I love seeing the whole process of what started as an idea make it’s journey to a finished appliqué.” – Marisa
Photo via Bluprint member Baby Kays
“I get so tickled when I see a new design that I created after it is all stitched up. To go from a drawing, to a computer image to a beautiful piece of fabric art is such a delight.” – Teresa
Photo via Bluprint member Izabella’s Closet
“I prefer to do custom designs and quote designs as these are often made for gifts. I like making things that are very personal and often keepsakes.” – April
Photo via Bluprint member Sanity5
“Seeing projects made by customers from a design you digitized.” – Shanel
“Receiving feedback that a design stitched perfectly and the person just loved it!” – Kassondra
What do you like best about digitizing?