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Tuesday, December 31, 2013


2013 has been a year filled with friends, family and new inspirations to create. My hope is that 2014 will be fill with the same and more.  May you have the best New Year and keep creating.

Happy Sewing,

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Updating your Art & Stitch software

 A few emails have been coming in about how to update the Art & Stitch software.  So your tip this week is about how to update.  You can view your software information under the help menu and about. Below is a screen capture of what your pop up window should look like.

Here is a link to the trial download page on the Art & Stitch site.
Build number of Art and Stitch version 2 is 2572.
Existing owners of Art and Stitch: use the trial to update your base version of Art and Stitch: just install this trial over the currently installed activated version and it will automatically find your activation.

Have fun with your Art & Stitch Software,

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

True Type Fonts

In my sewing and quilting world it seems like I am always using a computer.  Its a good thing that I like my computer.  We have a very special relationship and understanding.  Because of this I'm always trying new things.  True Type Fonts are one of my favorite things to try with my computer and sewing world.

So now that you are wondering how can a true type font be used in our sewing studios, let me show you a few ideas of how to use truetype fonts.
Fabric cut using truetype fonts

Embroidery or quilting designs can be easily digitized with truetype fonts.
Quilt labels take on a new look with a font that tells a story.
Applique text with so many choices you won't have an easy job of selecting which one to use
During a class that I was teaching the students were making a "Welcome to our Home" wallhanging and we created this using truetype fonts.  The 1st font on the list is a very elegant font that works perfect for you to cut with the Cameo by Silhouette.

Vinyl cut letters from a truetype font

Special saying in my sewing studio with vinyl letters

Inspirational words on my ironing station

ILS Script

Calligraphy - I really like the calligraphy fonts
Elegant - The Chopin Script is very beautiful
Just plain fun - The art font is one that I can not live without.
Hibiscus flowers Quilt 1, 2 & 3
Snowflakes Be sure to download the snowflake font
Butterfly Truetype Font:

Artist Script
Cartoon Animals 
Ice and Snow Flowers

Happy cut, sew and quilting,