Machine Embroidery File Formats

Machine Embroidery File Formats

Choosing (and Loading) the Right File Type When you purchase a Kimberbell CD or USB, you’ll see that we provide ALL of the embroidery machine formats for each design (ART, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PES, VIP, VP3, XXX). So, with all of these mysterious abbreviations to...

Machine Embroidery Glossary of Terms

Below is a list of terms used in embroidery, particularly with home embroidery machines, designs, and instructions. (Additional terms and definitions will be added as needed!) Applique A separate piece of fabric sewn into the design in place of stitches. Applique adds...

The Finer “Points” of Needles

Needles may be little tools, but understanding them sure makes a big difference! So let’s keep your needle knowledge sharp by reviewing a few key “points.” (Sorry…some puns just have to be said.)  Needle Anatomy First, let’s talk about the parts of a needle and...

Unraveling the Mysteries of Thread

For the machine embroidery enthusiast, shopping for thread is like being a kid in a candy store. But when faced with such a delicious assortment, how do you know which spools to choose? (As much as we’d like to buy them all…) Before selecting colors,  first narrow...

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