Saturday, June 24, 2017

Embird Outline Stitches - Free sampler stitch-out file

If you are an Embird user or are considering purchasing Embird, I created a stitch out file of all the outline stitches available in Embird (version 2017.) I think it is helpful to have stitch-outs on hand when deciding which stitches to use. These can be used on Appliques or just as decorative stitching, etc.

You can put them into stitch samplers. They can be placed on any outline shape you create. Spirals of some of these designs would be pretty - even as a design element on a quilt. Hmmm.....I've got my brain working now!

I found the candlewick stitches to be a little weird, here is a photo of the back of the stitch-out. See how there is virtually no bobbin thread showing? Not sure if it is the bobbin thread choice, fabric or the stitch. When I use it on another item, I will let you know if it turns out differently.

After I stitched out, I used a fine tip permanent marker to label them with the name they are referred to in Embird.

I know - I could have been more industrious and embroidered the text, but it was late at night and I was anxious to see the stitches.

I am pleased with the stitch-out, as I didn't use any stabilizer and had VERY little pucker with just the fabric hooped in the largest frame. The fabric is a table-cloth remnant, so it is fairly heavy.

All of the stitches are done in the default settings in Embird - I didn't change any sizes. Note they adjusted to the size of the line as well. I didn't plan the length of the line - yet they all seem to begin and end in a nice place.
If you would like to stitch out this sampler for yourself, I have included the file in PES. The size is for the 9 1/2 x 14 hoop on the Destiny embroidery machine. It should work on the Brother Dream machine as well. Click here to get the file.

If you want it in a different size or format - you can easily do this with you copy of Embird.


  1. Thank you so very much!! This is a huge time saver!!

    1. You are welcome - thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment - it is an encouragement to me.

  2. I am having a "dumb" day.... and cannot seem to save the file except as google.html.... or it asks me what I want to open it with and the list doesn't include Embird... help!

    1. I am sorry you are having problems, I will attempt to help you as best I can, since I am not able to see what you see. If you click on the sentence "click here to get the file" it should pop up another window. You should see a download button in the middle of that new window. It should download a PES file for you. Please feel free to e-mail me....I use gmail and my addy is michele.hester

  3. So awesome. So many more possibilities rattling around in my brain now.

    1. Glad you like it! Thanks for letting me know - it is an encouragement for me.


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