Saturday, September 3, 2016

Adventures in Embrilliance Suite: Did you know you can layout an "In the Hoop" quilt?

I do not know why, but it suddenly occurred to me that I can use my awesome Embrilliance Suite software to layout and plan my in the hoop (ITH) quilting projects! It is easy and makes planning my project a snap!

Why? There are several reasons to preplan my projects. First, it saves precious fabric; I know exactly how many blocks of each I want to stitch. Second, it gives me greater creative power; I can flip blocks, rotate them or even decide not to use a specific block! Finally, I can print a layout of the project and make notes all over it! For example, I like to not trim the batting away on the outer edges of my blocks; I leave enough to have a 1/2" of batting to bind. In printing the layout I can easily identify the blocks which I choose to not trim. Like this:

Join me as I share how to use an amazing, hidden ability of the Embrilliance Suite and layout your "in the hoop" designs, too! 


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Until next time!





5 comments:

  1. Thanks for this video, I have Embird full suite and can apply this to that program as well.
    Great idea.

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  2. Thanks for this video, I have Embird full suite and can apply this to that program as well.
    Great idea.

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  3. Good video but you said Annette. Allison is Sweetpea designer and Annette is her sister just to clarify

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  4. Really good video, thank you. Just an observation, if you are able to save (or convert) your screen dump to a pdf file, you can then print your design to the size of the paper in your printer.
    Have you tried the Sweet Pea Dear Allison quilt blocks with Embrilliance? Great tool for playing with designs. Thank you for sharing your inspirations.

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