Designs in Machine Embroidery

Lately we have been prepping for our next Designs in Machine Embroidery (DIME) event.  We had one back in the fall and it was a success.  I was able to learn so much about machine embroidery and the different software that DIME offers.  But with Christmas the the busy of all that, I didn’t get a chance to really play with it as much as I would have liked.  In fact until the recent snowstorm, I didn’t really have any chance to open it up at all.  Shameful, I know, to have such an opportunity to learn a new skill and delay.  But I feel like I have redeemed myself. Since the snow storm, I have spent countless hours learning all about DIME’s Perfect Embroidery Pro, My Quilt Embellisher, My Block Piecer, and Word Art in Stitches.

I have watched hours of webinars on the different DIME products and have learned so much.  Not only have I learned how to use the software, but the webinars have given me some great techniques and skills  when digitizing my own designs.  I especially like how I can take a drawing and use it as a backdrop and then design the machine embroidery over top of the drawing like using a light table for tracing.


I took my favorite Youtuber’s logo and was able to digitize it.


Here it is on the Perfect Embroidery Pro Software.  Notice the different types of fill stitches I was able to choose.  I think it really makes the text look futuristic.


Here is the final product.  I used Floriani thread on craft felt with medium tearaway stabilizer.  I am pretty pleased with how it turned out and I know the more I practice with the software the better my skills will get.