Multi-needle Error Message

Multi-needle users… how often do you get this error message? “Check upper and bobbin thread.” Sometimes this message is legitimate and you are out of bobbin thread or top thread. Sometimes you get it and realize one of your needles is not threaded correctly ~ you missed a guide or the thread has wandered around the wrong guide. Sometimes you get this message and everything appears to be FINE and you want to throw your machine out the window because it keeps happening every 7 stitches and you keep closing the error message and starting the machine again only to get the message again and again and again. Hypothetically. IMG_9337
I was having this issue with needle 1 and 6 on my machine recently and had my machine serviced a couple of months ago. I haven’t sewn a whole lot since I got it back, but noticed needle 6 was still giving me trouble. I emailed Steve at Sewingmachine.com last week about it and he sent me a GREAT list of “try this” for this error message issue. I took some pictures today to include and hopefully this will help if you are having the error message problem.

Please note: If you have this problem with needle 4, which has the shortest route from the spool of thread to the needle, wrap the thread around the tension disk twice! I did a short blog post on this – click HERE to read it! It worked for me!!

The following are suggestions from STEVE:

When your machine stops and says check upper and lower thread, it stopped because the machine did not “sense” the tension disc turning. The tension disc is the little (silver) wheel under your tension knob that you wrap the thread around 1-1/2 times when you thread up the machine.

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Tension Disc:
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There are two reasons for your to be getting a “false thread break” error. The first reason, and it is very uncommon, is that the electronic sensors that sense the motion (turning) of your tension discs are bad. We very rarely see that as the problem. The other reason is that your tension discs are just not turning steadily.

The first thing you want to try is to wrap your thread around the tension a second time to see if this stops the error message. The tension assembly is supposed to looped around one time during your threading of the machine – try looping it twice. This is just a test to see if it helps stop the error message. If that works then we know that your tension discs are not turning properly and it is not a sensor. (I tried this FIRST and this WORKED FOR ME! However, you still need to troubleshoot the issue with the following steps. Double wrapping the thread will eventually fail you, but it’s an easy fix to get through a project. RG)

Next if you pull straight down on a thread at the needle on one that is not giving you any issues you will see that the tension disc spins smoothly. (pull slowly) Next pull on one of the threads that is giving you problems and watch – the disc will spin erratically. If the disc was turning smoothly and steadily we would have to check the electronic sensor, but ninety times out of a hundred the disc or the felts, or a threading issue are to blame. Cleaning can also help and I will go into detail on that in a moment.

Disc & Felts:
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Below pics are from a blog post I did on 6 needle maintenance (found HERE):

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Tension can be an issue if the tension knobs are twisted down too tight and not allowing the tension disc to turn steadily. Try loosening the tension a little to see if the discs spin more smoothly.

The most common threading issue is that the little clips (pretensions) at the back and front of the head are not threaded correctly. The thread will only be half way under the clip or not at all and that will cause an issue. These pretensions help to hold your thread taut so that the when you wrap the thread around the tension disc the thread will “grip” the disc and spin it. Incorrect threading of the machine will also cause the error message. If the tensions and threading are correct then it may require cleaning to solve the issue.

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Here are the instructions for cleaning your tensions:

At the back and front of the head are two metal clips you run the thread under, these are called pretensions. Start by cleaning out under them. The space is very small under the clip so what we do is to cut a long skinny strip of fabric and run that under the clips. Soaking the fabric in rubbing alcohol can help to clean out any waxes or oils or dust that is trapped under the pretensions.

Next move onto the tension assembly itself and screw the cap off. Take each component of the tension off and stack them in a row for reassembly. As you take off the tension wheel that you wrap the thread around look at the underside and you will see a round ridge, that is the magnet the machine sense is turning, so that it knows that your thread is feeding and not broken. Clean any lint off of the blue felt disks, take a Q-tip or a fabric strip and clean inside the groove of the tension wheel. Use rubbing alcohol again to clean the tension wheel as you cannot have your thread slipping on this wheel. Be sure that when you reassemble the tension wheel that you put the side with the magnet facing down. After reassembly pull on your thread down at the needle and watch the tension wheel to assure that it is spinning. Pull slowly and the wheel should spin smoothly and not start and stop. If it will do that then you are good to go!

Tension Assembly:
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The blue felts should be replaced every so often – and the tension discs too. But cleaning is a first step to try, if that fails then replace the felts and discs. make sure and clean under the pretensions though as if you do not have adequate pretensions even new parts will not help.

Blue Felts (again) and the one on the right has a piece of lint on it, which can cause issues:

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I hope that helps you with this bothersome error message.

Again, check out my blog post on 6 needle maintenance and see how lint can collect and cause problems with your embroidery!

Steve has tons of great videos on their website ~ www.sewingmachine.com! Click on VIDEOS.

THE Mighty Hoop

First and foremost, the master bath-de-Gulledge is D-O-N-E!! I know I got behind in my renovation posting and will try to catch up soon. It’s DONE and we have moved back in, but it needs some decorating before I post my final AFTERS. Here is a little peek at the before/after of the tub/vanity area. Again, nothing has been hung (tv, decor, artwork, etc.) so it’s a bit of a blank canvas right now. We are enjoying it immensely but had a bit of a crazy week last week so I haven’t had a chance to add some color yet! I’m pretty sure HGTV will be calling me soon…..IMG_9267-vert

Totally random, but I noticed a blog comment today that had to do with SCISSORS so I thought I would add that in here! For all these year I have preached about the Gingher 4″ curved embroidery scissors. They sell them at Joann and probably most sewing stores. Well…. maybe it’s my old age and poor eyesight lately, but I’ve started using the 5.5″ double curved scissors (Ginghers also) and I.LOVE.THEM! I think what happened was that my 4″ got dull after years of use so I got a new pair. They are sharp, but a little tighter and don’t trim as easy. It may be that they are not broken in yet? Anywho… I started using the bigger ones and now I like those better! Not sure what it is about the extra curve and 1.5″?? The big scissors below I use for cutting fabric and my big pieces of stabilizer. The blue handle ones are Brother scissors I think (they came w/ my machine in the little tool box). I use those for trimming the stabilizer around the applique (back) when I’m done, and also for when I am trimming inside of a design. They aren’t super sharp, so I pierce the fabric with them at an angle and then cut with my Ginghers.

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I haven’t been doing much work lately b/c of the craziness going on at Casa de Gulledge ~ renovations, travel soccer management and family stuff (my dad was in the hospital for several days last week and goes home tomorrow from the therapy rehab facility). I have a friend in ATL who asked me to do a few baby gift items for her and told me the colors were navy blue light blue, gray and white. I REALLY like those colors together after sewing a few things! It has also been raining here in Montgomery for like the past month, so these pics were taken inside and don’t do the items justice! LOVE the colors! :) Anchors and whales were the theme also.

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Now on to the title of my post…. MIGHTY {magnetic} HOOPS! I recently got the 7.25″ x 7.25″ and finally got around to trying it out! It is SO EASY to use and I’ve taken a few pics along the way for this post!! First of all, they are magnetic and REALLY STRONG, hence the warnings….. I haven’t gotten pinched yet but I can see how it can easily happen! They are STRONG. I like the size of the 7.25″ x 7.25″ also b/c I typically stitch 5×7 designs and it gives me a little extra room for initials or a name. There is also a pacemaker warning on it…..

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Here is the bottom frame. All you have to do is get it in place and the magnets do the rest!

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I did my burp cloths using the MIGHTY HOOP and it was super easy! Burps can be thick and hard to hoop. With the MH, no wrinkling or hoop burn! As you can see, I got the burp cloth on top of the bottom of the hoop. You just have to make sure it’s straight.

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Just hold the top of the hoop frame over it, and BAM it snaps in place. Very easy!

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They go on the machine just like Fast Frames. You just have to make sure you check your boundaries to make sure the needle is not going to hit anything. Unlike Fast Frames – no sticky stabilizer is needed!

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You may notice that Bentley is in navy blue down below. When I did the baby gifts the first go-around, I had navy and gray in my head (which looks great together also by the way…). If anyone knows of a baby boy named Bentley, I have a bib and burp cloth available…..

The MIGHTY HOOP also works great on bibs!

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I also used the MIGHTY HOOP on a Market Tote. I typically use Sticky Stabilizer and Fast Frames, but the MH was easy and worked great and I didn’t have to peel “sticky” off of anything!

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This is Monogram Wizard Plus “MC Center” H (I made it wider than usual) plus some motif ends which are also done in Monogram Wizard Plus!

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I got my Mighty Hoop from Sewingmachine.com (search: mighty hoop) and you can find demo videos on Youtube HERE! They also have some videos at Sewingmachine.com under Product Demonstration Videos – click HERE. They sell a variety of sizes sort of like the Durkees. Anyway, I look forward to using them more as I get time to do more work!

Did anyone get to go to the Everything Embroidery Market last weekend in Chattanooga? I was so sad to have missed it! I realized several weeks ago that with the renovation and our soccer schedule that I was not going to be able to wiggle my nose and appear there for the weekend. On top of all that with my dad being in the hospital, I would not have made it anyway. I have seen tons of pictures and have heard nothing but great reviews, so I hope you all had fun and that they will do it again!

Have a great weekend! OH… I will work on the ORGANIZATION post ASAP with the feedback I got from my last post! I got some GREAT Tips!! One idea I had was to go ahead and get your next project ready while your machine is sewing. DON’T jump on Facebook because you will get sucked in to “15 Ways To Bond With Your Daughter” and then next thing you know 45 minutes has passed and you’ve done 1 burp cloth. Go ahead and iron the stabilizer on the bib you plan to work on next. Go ahead and iron the applique fabric and iron Heat N Bond Lite on it so it’ll be READY! If you have extra hoops, you could go ahead and hoop it! I would get a lot more done if I could discipline myself to think ahead and actually do stuff while my machine is sewing! photo (22)

One more time…. have a GREAT weekend! We have been out of town for soccer tournaments the past 2 weekends, so we are looking forward to being HOME. :)

Organization HELP!!

Happy Monday! Let’s take a break from BATHROOMS! Do you ever feel totally disorganized? Inefficient? Stressed out? Like you can’t get anything done? Overbooked? Forgetful? Find yourself on Facebook for no reason? Easily sidetracked by laundry or the Girl Scout cookies in the freezer? All of the above describe how I feel on a daily basis! I wanted to work on a BLOG POST with tips on how to stay organized and efficient. I know most of us are stay-at-home moms who maybe do this for fun/on the side/for friends and family…. or maybe this is your full time J-O-B? What are your best tips for staying organized and efficient?

How do you organize your “orders”?

When is the best time to work?

When is the best time to check email (other than every 5 minutes like I do sometimes….)?

How many items do you do each day? Goals are good!!

How do you not get distracted?

Tips & time savers for doing monograms and appliques?

Easiest way to pick out fabric & thread colors?

When do you not work or when is it OK to take the day off?

Those are just A FEW questions I could think of! I’d love to hear your thoughts. Sound off in the COMMENTS, or email me at rosemarygulledge@appliquecafe.com. Photos would be AWESOME too, if you have any to share! Be on the lookout for my BLOG POST!

Here are just a few pics of my sewing room from a previous blog post on ORGANIZATION! Thanks in advance!!

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 My BLANKS & SUPPLY closet:

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 My ORDER organizer:

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Bath Reno Take 2

I have more reno photos to share! If you aren’t interested in bathroom before and afters, then go ahead and jump on over to Facebook! We are getting closer. These pics were taken since my last post but we have come a long way since these. I will update more soon! It has been fun, exhausting, stressful, time consuming, etc. but I know it’ll all be worth it when it’s all done. If I sound like I am complaining about redoing my bathroom, I AM NOT! :) It’s just a process and it’s not all fun! I thrive on a clean, organized house. A renovation and having people in and out all day every day is rockin my world! :)

Here is the shower area again. I think I had a pic in my last post with the frame of the shower. As of today it’s fully tiled (but not grouted). More pics coming soon!

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Here is our vanity area again. It’s amazing that they can take THIS and make it in to something beautiful! We now have some cabinets in place and the counter top SHOULD go in tomorrow. IMG_9299

When I go in each day (several times a day), I am never quite sure what shape things are going to be in! This was a mess….

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This is my soon-to-be closet, which has our old toilet in it….

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This is the condition of our bedroom and one of the many nights we have spent time sorting through tile, one at a time. Jeff and I have gone through hundreds of tile. They are 18×18 and heavy. We chose a travertine tile which is beautiful, but the color varies from one piece to the next. They come in packs of 4, and in most cases we may have only chose 1 tile out of the 4 for our “keep” pile. Did I mention the tile is heavy? and dirty!! It’s going to be beautiful though!!

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More tile sorting….

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More of the mess! THERE are my yellow scissors!!!!

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And now what we have all been waiting for! TILE!! This was after the floor was laid and I think the last corner piece went in yesterday. Saturday morning, we get GROUT!

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Our shower with the 2nd round of floor tile! The shower floor was tiled, then removed, then tiled again.

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Another pic of the floor! You might be able to see some of the variation.

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This is my old closet which will now be Jeff’s closet. It is a MESS!!! Eventually this will all be cleaned out and we will have new carpet! Again, I’m amazed that this will be clean and new soon cause it is NASTY right now! :)

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This is out of order, but this was when tile guy #2 started laying tile and we had to send him home for the day. He never returned, and tile guy #1 came back and started over.

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And lastly, this is our room. Thank GOODNESS we covered everything with drop cloths. There is a 2″ layer of dust on everything! Jeff and I look forward to moving back in! Hotel Mallory has been nice and I’ve gotten used to the queen sized bed, but we will be ready for normal again! :)

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I will get some more pics up soon!

In Applique Cafe news, all of our designs are on SALE! Plus, we have a new PICK for $1.50! I love a good trio design!

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Bath Reno 2015

Happy Monday people! I have been MIA for a couple of weeks… busy getting ready for another travel soccer season and we are also renovating our master bathroom! If you’ve been with me for a while, you know that we renovated our kitchen a few years ago. After 2 years of thinking, discussing, putting off, saving, secretly wishing, trying to be content, discussing again… we finally decided it was time! Last summer we came home from vacation and noticed the tile made a crackly sound when we walked on it, which meant it was coming loose. Fast forward to 6 or so mos later and we finally bit the bullet to reno. Here are the “before” pictures, and I will post updates in my next post. We are currently beginning week 3 and hopefully the tile will start going back in today!

Here is the ginormous heart shaped tub that we have used maybe 10 times in our 3+ years in this house. The walls are a lovely shade of blue and absolutely nothing matches! We have light blue walls, bronze fixtures and plenty of brass thrown in there as well.

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Here is my closet, and it’s huge, but with a weird partial wall in the middle. We are getting rid of that! IMG_9270

This is my vanity, and as you can see I’ve been experimenting with cabinet color trying to figure out what will work! I will not miss these oak cabinets! Not that there is anything wrong with oak, but…..IMG_9272

Here is our tiny plastic shower and Jeff’s vanity. Brass & bronze. IMG_9275

I will not miss this shower! It was faux marble plastic something, and this is what I had to look at every day while sudsing my hair. See if you can figure out what this looks like! Hint: all women have 2. Am I right? That’s what this reminded me of every.single.day.

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The lovely light in the potty room. This thing is surely vintage. I’d say filthy too. IMG_9277

Jeff’s vanity again. When we moved in, he had to replace the drawer insides b/c they smelled like a cat may have lived in one of them. It has been a constant battle of odors! IMG_9280

Here is where the tile was coming off, and the whole floor creaked when you walked on it b/c the tile was coming loose from whatever is under it. The grout is 50 shades of nasty as well. IMG_9284

There is something weird about cabinets and drawers that other people used for years and years and years!! Yuck!! IMG_9286

So those are the BEFORE pics! Here are just a few pics of the progress over the last week or so…

This is my vanity area, which will be expanded to be mine and Jeff’s vanity area.

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The tub before it was completely removed! It’s amazing the wasted space that was just tile! IMG_9288

Here is where the shower and Jeff’s vanity were. We are gaining a little more shower square footage and gaining a nice utility cabinet for all of our linens! IMG_9289

This shows the shower framed a little bigger, and the utility cabinet will go on the right.

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This is my closet without the strange half wall. Jeff and I are actually swapping closets b/c he has 88 times more clothes than I do, but that is another story! This will be his closet (for his 48 pairs of khaki pants and 97 golf shirts).IMG_9293

We will have a normal human size tub under the window, which leaves more space for a double vanity for me and Jeff! IMG_9294 IMG_9295

It’s a slow process but things are shaping up! I will try to get in and take some more pictures tomorrow! Jeff and I took over moved in to Mallory’s room. Bless her heart, this is what she has to deal with in her kitchen. These are all Jeff’s clothes btw. He also has clothes stashed in Browder AND Garrison’s closets, but again, that is another story.

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We are sleeping in her queen bed also, which is like a toddler bed compared to our king. Luckily she has a full bathroom that I am using during this process, and right next to her bathroom is our guest bathroom which also has a shower. So for now we have his and hers bathrooms which makes living in Hotel Mallory a little easier. photo 2 (8)

I will post more pictures soon! We had bath reno crisis (not really a crisis) #1 today (in between me typing this post) when the tile guy began laying tile. He got 3 down and called me in for a looksee, and the tile was darker than we had anticipated. This resulted in him quitting for the day at 2:00 and me running to meet my contractor to look at more tile. That resulted in me going by another place to look at more tile and him driving up to Prattville to look at even more tile. Long story short… the tile guy is taking tomorrow off while we get our act together and decide which tile is going down! Our only other speedbump was a leak in one of the pipes where the shower was. Luckily that was a semi-easy fix and as many HGTV shows as we have watched, it was totally expected. You cannot renovate anything without a leak or rotten wood somewhere.

Pray for us! :)

Everything Embroidery Market WINNERS

Happy Friday folks! I did a ticket giveaway on my last blog post for the Everything Embroidery Market coming up next month. You all commented up a storm and I LOVED reading all of the resolutions and ideas for the new year! On Tuesday I used random.org to generate 2 lucky numbers and counted down the comments to find our winners. Of course, both people who commented only left a first name, and I didn’t think to even ask for an email address or SOMETHING on the comments! So far these 2 have not contacted me, so I thought another blog post might do the trick! If you are my Megan or Renee and are interested in attending the EEM, please email me at rosemarygulledge@appliquecafe.com!! If for some reason you aren’t interested and just commented for fun, shoot me an email and let me know so I can chose another winner! Hope to hear from you and thanks to everyone for commenting! blog winner 2 blog winner

Here are 4 new designs I just listed, and since our SALE ended this morning, I’ve listed these at the sale price which will be good through the weekend! $2.40 through Sunday, and don’t forget our Digitizer’s Pick which is $1.50 (on our home page)! Check out these new designs at Applique Cafe! Again, HAPPY FRIDAY!!

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Everything Embroidery Market Chattanooga

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Happy 2015 from Applique Cafe!! It’s 1:52 pm and I am still in my pajamas!! We toasted the New Year with the NYC ball drop with some friends and our 15 kids last night, then came home with 20 minutes to spare in bringing in the central time zone New Year here in Alabama! What are your “resolutions” for 2015? I never really make any or keep any, but have a few things in mind for this year. I was texting with friends yesterday discussing wrinkles, waistlines, gray hair and talk of root canals, crowns and needing braces. :P There’s a hefty resolution or two in there I think! Business-wise, I would love to blog more (HA – we have all heard that one before…), somehow come up with more new designs (how.else.can.we.do.a.bunny??), and utilize different social media outlets more in our business (since Facebook has become a total joke). Follow Applique Cafe on Instagram, Pinterest and even Twitter! We are still on Facebook, but lately negative 3% of our followers even see what we post. So, BLOG, INSTAGRAM, PINTEREST & TWITTER! Got it? Good!

Is anyone going to the Everything Embroidery Market next month? Anyone want to? It’s February 20-21st (Fri-Sat) in Chattanooga, TN and Applique Cafe will be there! I have some tickets to give away, so who wants to win a couple of them???? All you have to do is comment on this post with your NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION(S) and I will chose 2 winners randomly on Sunday! That’s this Sunday, January 4th, 2015! Be sure to FOLLOW EEM on Facebook to keep up with announcements and everything else you need and want to know!

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Applique Cafe news ~ ALL DESIGNS ARE 40% OFF through next Thursday, January 8th! Time to think about Valentines and Easter for sure, and SUMMER will be here before we know it.

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Also, check out our Valentine’s Digitizer’s Pick featured on our home page! We are working on several new designs to kick off 2015, so stay tuned for those! One more time…. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Remember….COMMENT – RESULUTION(S) – GIVING AWAY 2 TICKETS TO EVERYTHING EMBROIDERY MARKET – SUNDAY, JANUARY 4TH.

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Merry Christmas 2014

First of all, I would like to wish everyone reading this a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!! If you are like me, it has really snuck up fast this year. I say that every year, and you’d think I didn’t know that Christmas was on December 25th every.single.year!! It’s not like Easter or Thanksgiving when you are never really sure when it might fall. It’s always December 25th, and it always sneaks up on me! I just mailed out my Christmas cards today, and a couple of hours ago I was still out at Hobby Lobby buying last minute gifts. I think I am done! Anyway, from these kiddos of mine to you, MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM APPLIQUE CAFE!!!

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I am done shopping, and I am also done monogramming!! I monogrammed my last 5 or 6 items today, and other than monogramming a thing or two for my own children, I am D-O-N-E!!! Below is my “work organizer” that I got from Hobby Lobby. It’s EMPTY!!! Woo hoo!!!! I’m kinda hoping it stays that way until 2015…

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Earlier today, this was my dining room table with everything DONE on it. Most was picked up today. I’ve been monogramming like crazy for the past week or two! Based on the likes on my Instagram photo, I’d say some of you are in the same boat! p.s. don’t you just love Emoji??

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Lastly, December has been a hot month for Sew What-Pro software!! A lot of you are either buying or receiving (or both) SWP software for Christmas this year! So far it’s our TOP SELLER for the month! For more info on Sew What Pro, just search Sew What Pro or look for the TAG on the right column of my blog!

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Again, Merry Christmas and a big THANK YOU to all of our customers and blog readers out there! I know I don’t blog as much as I should, but I appreciate my readers and will try to do better in 2015!! :)

Road Trip!!

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I am super excited about a SHOPPING EVENT coming up in February 2015! The Everything Embroidery Market will take place in Chattanooga, TN on February 20-21st. Check out their Facebook page to keep up with who will be there and everything you need to know! The website is www.everythingembroiderymarket.com to register, find hotel information and much more. Who all will be there??

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ME!!!! ……. I missed the Applique Conference this year so I’m excited to be there to see everyone and get to shop, network and learn some new things! Best of all, I WILL have a display table but won’t be teaching or anything so it’ll be a stress-free and fun trip! Not that teaching is stressful but you know what I mean… :)

Who else?

Sassy Kid Blanks, Southern Home Blanks, Sewingmachine.com (my favorite!!), Monkey Tails Blanks, All Stitched Up by Angela/Angela’s Fabric and Trim, web designer Strafire.com just to name a few ~ LIKE their Facebook page to find out who else is coming. There are other applique/embroidery website friends coming too! I hope to see you there!

Widening Satin Stitches!!

I taught a class last Thursday night at Beth’s Heirloom Sewing in Wetumpka, AL. I’ve taught a couple of “intro to embroidery & applique” classes before but this time she asked me to teach Embroidery Software. Since I use Monogram Wizard Plus and Sew What Pro, those were the 2 I chose to teach. I took 3 pages of notes (front and back) and ended up spending a good hour on Monogram Wizard Plus and the last hour on Sew What Pro. We didn’t even take a break! People really ARE interested in software!! Check out Beth’s website ~ they are now selling fabric online and she said they were still in the process of adding all of it! If you are in the area, you can also sign up for their newsletter and hear about upcoming classes. I need to take my notes and put them in a good outline form ~ I will work on that in my spare time!

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One of the most impressive features of Sew What Pro is that you can adjust PULL COMPENSATION, or in other words, you can WIDEN YOUR SATIN STITCHES on your appliques and fonts! Say what???? I posted a picture of a demo I did on Facebook last week and got a huge response!

I will walk you through the process, and also include a link to a video from the Sands Computing website so you can also watch the process. It’s SUPER easy to do!

Here is your Sew What Pro workspace screen and I did my demo using our Mini Satin Circle Applique Design. There is an icon up top for adjusting your density and PULL COMPENSATION. Click on that button (which says “Adjust Density”). I don’t mess with density by the way. I found this when googling Embroidery Density ~ “Density is the distance between individual stitches in a satin column or rows of stitches in a fill. The closer the rows are to each other, the more dense an area of stitches is.” You can read more about density here. Again, I typically don’t mess with density!

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On the bottom you will see Pull Compensation and X.1mm. You can adjust your PC up to 20, which would be 2mm. You can also go -20 which would make your satin stitch 2mm thinner. Basically, 5= 1/2 mm, 10=1 mm, 15 = 1.5 mm, and 20 would be 2 mm. You will see my examples down below.

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This is what my adjusted design looks like after changing my PC to 10. This, I thought, was a good increase for PC and it didn’t make it too thick.

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Here is the demo I did! As you can see, 20 is almost too thick unless you just like super duper thick satin stitches!

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Here is a shot of the back of each applique. As you can see the bobbin distribution looks great (about 1/3, 1/3, 1/3)  so adjusting Pull Compensation does not mess up how the design stitches.

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And now, here is the video you can watch from the Sands Computing website: http://sandscomputing.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/PullComp/PullCompensation.swf

There are also other helpful videos on their website! Let me know if you have any questions! This is just one of the cool features of Sew What Pro, which you can find at Applique Cafe! There is a 30 day free trial if you are interested in trying it out, and it’s only $65 to purchase. Well worth every penny!!

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