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In the Spotlight: Hatch Facts Facebook Group

Sue | March 21, 2017

Got questions?  Hatch Facts Facebook Group has the answers!  Join Hatch Facts for learning, fun and inspiration. Have you been on Facebook lately?  Have you joined Hatch Facts?  If you have not joined this awesome group, you should! This group is mainly for Hatch users, as well as Janome MBX V5 users and Berninia users – […]

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Contract Digitizers – What you need to know!

johnd | March 14, 2017

What Every Embroiderer Should Know about Contract Digitizers A properly digitized design is the foundation of the embroidery process; whether a company is digitizing in-house or is out sourcing this service it is the single most important step in promoting both quality and profits. Most newcomers to the industry purchase embroidery equipment and digitizing software […]

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Embroidery Lingo

Sue | March 7, 2017

Let’s talk embroidery!  Do you know the lingo?  There are quite a few embroidery terms, short forms and verbs that we need to be using properly to speak the embroidery lingo properly.  Using the correct terms will help everyone understand your comment or question better, and it will also help you make more professional posts […]

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Color Blending

johnd | February 28, 2017

Over the last few years, corporate logos seem to have become more and more graphically intense. Corporate logos are being created with the expressed purpose of promoting the visual appearance of printed matter and signage. Our problem begins with the fact that when you’re dealing with needle and thread in comparison with all other graphics-related […]

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INTRODUCING: AdornTrio Monogram ESA font

Sue | February 21, 2017

I am in love with this new ESA font!  The creating, editing and stitching of this ESA font is amazing and so much fun to do!  Here is a quick tutorial on how to properly use this ESA font – there are a few tricks, but don’t worry, it’s all easy and customizable. If you […]

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Selling Embroidery on Facebook? Don’t make these mistakes!

Sue | February 14, 2017

IN MY OPINION, Things have changed over the years, and social media is one of them.  Social media now is one of the main ways to get your name out there and get yourself known.    I am constantly on social media, I belong to quite a few embroidery groups, and I see time and […]

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30 Minute Project with ESA font, Professional Results

Sue | February 7, 2017

If you are in a hurry to do a personalized gift, or just want to get something done fast, Hatch and a special ESA font has you covered.   Even though it is a fast design, the results are at a professional level, and it looks like you took hours and hours to digitize the […]

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Precision design placement: Use Templates

Sue | January 31, 2017

Another blog on hooping skills?  Yes, but this one will tell you how to perfectly place your embroidery design on any item, and hoop it all properly. Templates are the way to go.  If you are not using templates, stickers and/or air erase markers to place your embroidery designs, then you are missing out on […]

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The 6 Most Popular Embroidery Hooping Mistakes

Sue | January 24, 2017

Hooping Skills:  the most important skill to learn in embroidery. I have said it before, and I will keep saying it:  YOU ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR HOOPING SKILLS. I know, I know.  I am such a nag, right?  Nah, not really.  I just want to get everyone to see that there is in […]

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Pen and Tablet + Hatch = FUN

Sue | January 17, 2017

Accessorize Hatch with a Pen and Tablet There are many ways to make embroidery digitizing more fun – and adding accessories to Hatch can be a great way to have fun!  Today, we are talking about digitizing in Hatch with a pen and tablet. Let’s start at the beginning. What is a pen and tablet […]

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