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Helpful Hints and Tips

22nd September 2008

Helpful Hints and Tips

In my quest for information and topics for this blog, I spend a lot of time roaming the Internet looking for hints and tips I can share with those who read this blog.  Today I thought I share a few of the tips I’ve found in my travels among web pages and blogs.

The Secrets of Embroidery blog has a nice piece on creating solid fill.

The Embroidery Guide has an interesting article, which could be of use to customers of machine embroidery shops.  It details what you should look for when purchasing machine embroidery.  If you have customers who are new to or tentative about purchasing machine embroidery, this might be a great article to share with them.

Fashion Incubator has a link to an interesting IQ test for designers.   It involves putting different colors in the proper order by hue.  I didn’t do so well, but that’s why I’m a writer and not a designer.  It should be an interesting challenge for embroiderers who have to match colors.

If you’ve ever wondered how many stitches are in a spool or cone of thread, the Common Thread blog from Flying Needle Machine Embroidery can help you out.  They’ve posted a chart which shows how many stitches (approximately) should come from each thread put-up.

Also, if you haven’t checked it out yet, you should really swing by the T-Shirt Forums.   There is a lot of good information there about running a business.  They also have an embroidery section.  If you do stop by, please do say hello.  I’m generally around the forum at some point during the day.  My screen name is EnMartian.

By the way, if you know of any great embroidery forums, please share them with us here at EnMart.  We are always looking for new places to connect with embroiderers.  If you have a forum you especially like, please let us know in the comments section.

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