Friday, November 29, 2019

What is Premier+ECQ?

It is the new stand alone software by the creators of the Premier+ Embroidery System and we have it at Scrap & Sew.

ECQ stands for Embroider, Cut and Quilt and is designed for the beginner to intermediate sewer.  It is also designed to be used with a digital cutting machine and a quilting automation.

Here is a fun activity practice that didn't take me very long to complete and finish.

Download the Snowflake dingbat from here. A dingbat is basically an image created by using the lettering or symbols on your keyboard.

Open it and install it onto your computer.  Then open up the Premier+ECQ software select INSERT and lpsnowflake for your font type.  Type the letter A in the box and then Insert Lettering. 

Now we are going to type in 'Let It Sn    w', leaving a space for the snowflake.  I select Arial Black as it is basically a bold and boxy font.

Then we are ready to EXPORT the design to a variety of formats.


Embroidery Fills

Embroidery Appliqué

Embroidery Outline

Automated Quilting

Cutting File

Once you have decided which design you will use, then you will EXPORT it to a file on your computer.

Formats:that you can use with the Premier+ECQ
  • Embroidery: dst, exp, jef, pes, vp3, xxx
  • Cutting Machines: dxf, fcm, svg
  • Quilt Automation: 4qb, cmd, cap, dxf, hqf, iqp, plt, qcc, qli, txt
  • Images: jpg, png, svg

Here is what it looks like in the Silhouette software. Perfect for Silver Glitterflex on a black t- shirt.

No worries if you have a Cricut Air2 or Maker.  You can cut this with the silver Glitterflex.  Just upload the design, find your T-shirt size and resize the design to fit.

Or embroider it onto the t shirt.

Whatever method you choose, it will definitely be quick and easy gift.  A rare occurrence in today's busy lifestyle.

Stop by on Small Business Saturday November 30th to preview this new software.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Where did the year go?

So many of us are saying this phrase as we realize that tomorrow is Thanksgiving!  If you haven't finished your holiday stitching, it may too late. :)

Here are some of the embroidery classes I offered this fall.  I hope you were able to finish them in time and add them to your holiday decorating.

 A pillow wrap which can be easily swapped out for another holiday.

Quilt blocks in the hoop and a quilt as you go technique for finishing. Janet F.nfinished hers and is sitting nicely on her kitchen table.

The Table Runner of the Month for November was Grateful.  Here is my version of the pattern.  We still have patterns and you can pick one up on Saturday on SALE!

Janet F was busy trying to finish all of her projects for the holidays. I think she made it!

Janine Babich 'Hello Autumn' flag and a stack of pumpkins.

The 'Stack of Pumpkins' was a huge hit!  The pumpkin layers were made using the Circular Attachment I LOVE that attachment. :)

Anna C. found a scarecrow at Michael's.  Perfect for a topper!

Jan G. made two! One for Halloween and one for Thanksgiving.  Way to go!

We love the holidays at Scrap & Sew and want to make sure you home is decorated with all of your works of art.  

We will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.  We will be open on Small Business Saturday with lots of items on sale.  Be sure to stop by and fill your stocking with goodies.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Scrap & Sew

Happy Valentine's Day!

Well, not exactly but it is on the horizon.  This is my second favorite holiday and I love making all of the heart designs and of course the...