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Gallery Connection Sept ’08 – New Toys to Play With!

Hi all! This month I have a few things on my mind that I want to share with you. This is an exciting month for the sewing industry. We have so much new stuff to play with including our newest top-of-the-line sewing and embroidery machine, the Baby Lock Ellisimo! I can’t wait to get that machine going. Also we have a new Interactive design collection for you, Gifts Galore! More on that in a moment, but I’ll let you know now that it has a terrific price making Interactive Gifts affordable for everyone. Continue Reading…

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Convert It, Mac

New product!

www.MacEmb.com is the place on the web for embroiderers who don’t do windoze!

Convert It, Mac is like our Studio product, but native for Mac OSX users!  They have suffered long enough with Parallels or some virtual machine. Now they can use their embroidery designs natively in OSX.

Convert It, Mac is the first fully-featured embroidery design cataloging and conversion program for Mac. Supporting PPC and Intel Mac OSX including leopard.

It writes D1 disks and USB sticks, reads virtually every format and writes almost everything. Color Sort, Auto Baste, colorize, unzip, print catalogs and full-size templates and more!webConvert_boxcover

See our Mac website: www.MacEmb.com

Posted 10 years, 3 months ago at 5:59 pm.

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We’ve Launched Convert It, Mac

Finally Mac users have native software that reads and writes machine embroidery files – view them in your Finder, edit colors, unzip, drag and drop, add basting stitches, and more! Visit the MacEmb.com website for more details!

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Gallery Connection July ’08 – HoopWorks Revisited

Some years ago, I think it was 2001, I noticed a trend: People wanted bigger designs from an embroidery machine with a smaller hoop. At the time, software was really just becoming popular and the idea of using software to ‘split’ a big file into smaller ones was not too farfetched. Soon 3-day workshops were being taught and it seemed that the future of embroidery was to be Large. Continue Reading…

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Adorable You! Has a new website

We make a really fun program called Adorable You! which is sold through AdorableIdeas.com This neato program combines embroidery with graphics, so you have beautiful, detailed photos appliqued under cleverly pre-digitized frames and lettering. So for instance you can frame a photo of your team with embroidery and add the team name in many lettering styles.

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Gallery Connection Mar ’08 – Help and Support

This month’s Gallery Connection is dedicated to education and all those wonderful people who help us get more use and enjoyment out of our products. Thank you!

 If you get the “Gallery Connection” then you probably surf the web on a regular basis. It’s truly amazing, isn’t it? How did we live, only ten years ago, without being hooked-in? How did we live without forums, online chat, email, live web casts, driver downloads and iTunes®? Continue Reading…

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Gallery Connection Sept ’07 – Holiday Sewing

Wow, can you believe how fast time passes? Summer is over, kids are back to school, and sewing for the fall holidays is about to begin. Okay, maybe you’re not ambitious about it. But we’re only a few weeks away from Halloween. If we actually start this week, we’re right on time! Maybe too we can get a bunch of projects done which will get us through the holidays. I hear you cynics at home, “Yeah, right.” Well, let me be your cheerleader at least. Continue Reading…

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Adorable You!

Together with John Deer of Adorable Ideas, we’ve created a phenomenal novelty product that is one of the most interesting and fun things for our hobby ever! Adorable you! takes photos and turns them into machine embrodiered appliques – with no experience, no hassle, no learning curve! Check it out at:  http://AdorableYou.AdorableIdeas.com

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Gallery Connection July ’07 – Monogram Placement

I’ve been traveling a lot lately, meeting many of you in towns such as Phoenix, Beaver Dam, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Chicago and many other wonderful places. While making new friends and sharing experiences, I’ve learned that some time-worn techniques get forgotten by a lot of us, and are new to many people who’ve only recently joined our hobby. For instance in Nashville recently we were discussing monogramming a man’s shirt cuff. This leads to a couple discussions, which I pass along to you here: Continue Reading…

Posted 11 years, 5 months ago at 12:35 am.

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Gallery Connection – May ’07

The art of fabric embellishment has been around for as long as fabric itself. And we know that thousands of years ago, Egyptians were embroidering. Today, we see much commercially embroidered fabric used both in fashion and for interior decoration. And although it’s everywhere around us, seldom to we embroiderers begin a project with embellished fabric. Personally I think this is a result of the availability of embroidery designs, or lack thereof. Continue Reading…

Posted 11 years, 7 months ago at 12:32 am.

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Vikant Embroidery

The Vikant Ultimate Box has card reading and writing capabilities for many embroidery machines. If you’d like a step up from PED-Basic or find an older machine or one with a smaller field (or price tag) that suits your needs, then you might like to use the Ultimate Box. We even wrote a Plus version that has many conversion features built in. Their product has the finest hardware that we’ve seen in this business, and their support is exemplary. Check out www.vikant-emb.com

Posted 11 years, 10 months ago at 2:19 am.

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GNDLL – Embroidery File Format DLL

Many companies around the world want to read and write formats for different embroidery machines. But this is not so easy. The companies that make these machines do not publish the file specifications – in fact they do not want other companies to use them. What makes our products so unique is that we can read and write just about any embroidery format. And we do offer our GNDLL which will read and write most of these files for lease. It is the most popular embroidery-format dll of it’s kind and it handles more formats than any other in the world. If you have used any embroidery software in the last 10 years, the odds are that you have used some of our technology.

Posted 12 years, 5 months ago at 2:26 am.

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The Gallery Connection – June 2006

Many of you are discovering our Interactive design collections, and word is spreading fast. This month we’re shipping the fourth title, Floral Accents. I believe Interactives represent the future of embroidery, so let’s take a closer look. Continue Reading…

Posted 12 years, 6 months ago at 12:17 am.

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Gallery Connection May ’06

As the creator of Designer’s Gallery, I have been privileged with a column in the e-news! This let’s me share with you some of my favorite tips, tricks and techniques. We want to help you get the most out of our products, and join with us in the creative process. To that end, we always welcome questions and suggestions. Continue Reading…

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Designer’s Gallery

The Designer’s Gallery brand is sold though Baby Lock sewing machine dealers in the U.S. and at select locations worldwide. Brian and BriTon Leap, Inc. created Studio, Studio+, Studio III, ColorWorks, SizeWorks, DensityWorks, HoopWorks, the Interactives, concieved QuiltWorks and LetterWorks and help design the interface and write the manuals and help systems for the entire brand. Visit www.DesignersGallerySoftware.com for more information.

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