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Sue | June 27, 2017

I know that quite a few people use Facebook for embroidery – in groups or pages – but do you know how you can use Pinterest, too?  Pinterest’s boards are full of pictures and great ideas,  especially for embroidery.   Pinterest can be a wealth of information, inspiration and beautiful embroidery designs. If you are […]

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ORGANIZE YOUR SPACE: Ideas to get sew organized!

Sue | June 20, 2017

Get organized!  Some days I get so busy that my workspace looks like a bomb went off!  Stabilizer everywhere, thread all over the place, and absolutely no scissors to be found, ever.  It is so hard to take the time to get everything organized in your sewing room and to be able to keep it […]

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EMBROIDERY STICKY SPRAY: things you need to know!

Sue | June 13, 2017

  There are tons and tons of embroidery tools and items that will help you with perfecting your stitch outs, and chances are you have a few in your sewing room already! As with any helpful items, some tools are handy, and some tools can be overused and cause issues.  Enter temporary adhesive spray!  The […]

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3D Foam Memories

johnd | June 6, 2017

We had a post last week on our Hatch Facts Facebook Group asking about digitizing for 3D Foam and it brought back a flood of painful memories. Back in the early 90’s was the first time I saw 3D Foam hit the market, at the time we ran a contract embroidery house and did customer […]

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Balance your embroidery

Sue | May 30, 2017

Embroidery is all about balance!  Your thread and bobbin have to be balanced to work, and your embroidery designs and placement also have to be balanced.  Have you ever finished some embroidery work and looked back and said “hmmmm” knowing there is something wrong, but not quite sure what it is? Balance and placement, as […]

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Location, location location!

Sue | May 23, 2017

Stop for a moment and look at your machines.  Do you have your machine set up in the right location?  Do you know how important the location of your machine can be? Very important!  The correct location can affect how your machine runs, prevent thread issues and the overall long term running of your machine. […]

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Sue | May 16, 2017

Can we ever have too many hoops?  Nah, every hoop has a specific use!  But storing hoops are a different story…  Where do you put all of those hoops??  How about a dish rack? Yes, a dish rack, why not?  Keep reading, don’t give up on me yet! Hoop storage ideas In our production room, […]

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Hooping 101: Learn to love your hoops!

Sue | May 9, 2017

Hooping 101:  Learn to love your hoops! I hear on Facebook groups and elsewhere on the internet that people hate their hoops.  Hate them.  They use them only because they have to, and then don’t use them correctly! Fighting with your hoops has been going on for a long time!  But I am here to […]

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Hooping Skills 101: Things you need and things you should never use in your hoop.

Sue | May 2, 2017

Yes.  Hooping is a skill, and it is a skill that you must master!  It can take time and practice, but you will eventually be able to hoop everything, and have perfect embroidery.   Let’s start at the beginning – things you need to have around for hooping, and things you should never use in your […]

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The Power of Social Media

Sue | April 25, 2017

I often wonder if everyone understands the power of social media, if they really understand how much of an impact that social media can make.    Social media like Facebook are very powerful indeed.  Let me explain. Facebook is one of the main social media platforms out there- Facebook is fun to use, great to […]

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