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Hoop Burn (ewww)

Sue | January 4, 2017

Have you ever embroidered a beautiful design that stitched out perfectly and looks great – and then you unhoop it and see LINES where your hoop was?  Ewwww, that’s hoop burn.  Instead of doing the whole design again and making the hoop screws a bit on the loose side, you can hoop properly AND fix […]

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FLOAT A BOAT: DON’T FLOAT STABILIZER

Sue | December 20, 2016

FLOAT A BOAT, NOT STABILIZER!   Many years ago, when I was just starting with embroidery I read some information about embroidery and running a successful business, and the thing I remember most was this: “YOU ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR HOOPING SKILLS” That made a lot of sense to me at the time, […]

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Working with object nodes

Sue | December 16, 2016

Hatch makes everything easier!  One of the main reasons why we love Hatch! One thing that Hatch makes super easy is working with nodes.  What do you know about nodes? Nodes are those little points that you place down every time you click the mouse when you are making an object.  Left click makes a […]

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Show us your sewing room!

Sue | November 14, 2016

In our Facebook group, Hatch Facts, we have some awesome discussions going on most of the time!  This week’s discussion ended up being about your sewing room! It’s amazing how some people can be so completely organized with all of their embroidery tools, accessories, and stabilizers! I was absolutely amazed at the wonderful sewing or […]

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Getting your designs to the machine with Hatch

Sue | November 4, 2016

When you are starting embroidery and digitizing, things can be quite confusing.  Here at DigitizingMadeEasy, we try and simplify things to make your learning experience with Hatch easier.  If you have any Hatch questions, you can head on over to our Facebook group called Hatch Facts and we will be happy to help.  Don’t be […]

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Have you Smashed yet?

Sue | October 26, 2016

That is the question of the day! HAVE YOU SMASHED YET? No, we are not talking about potatoes, we are talking about the Hatch Smash technique! It is an awesome technique that is named for it amazing effect on material – especially material with a high nap or even fur – it smashes down that […]

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HATCH SMASH TECHNIQUE

Sue | October 20, 2016

Have you heard of the Hatch Smash? If you have not, read on.  It is worth taking a few minutes to check it out! PROBLEM:  someone asks you to do embroidery on a very thick and furry blanket.  You look at the blanket and try to figure out how to make sure the embroidery looks […]

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Original Sew & Quilt Expo

Sue | October 3, 2016

Digitizing Made Easy was at the Original Sew & Quilt Expo in Fredericksberg, VA this past weekend! It was a very busy weekend and lots of new people learned more about Hatch. Here is the booth – there are so many things to look at. I was not personally there, but I have heard all […]

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Welcome to the best Embroidery Blog

Sue | September 29, 2016

Welcome to the best embroidery blog!  Allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Sue and I am an embroidery nerd! Yes, i said “embroidery nerd”! I love everything embroidery – learning embroidery, learning digitizing, teaching digitizing, using my amazing machines and blogging about anything embroidery and I have been working with embroidery for around 15 […]

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Welcome to our new blog

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If you want to get past the learning curve with digitizing, you’ve come to the right place! We’ll share digitizing tips, tricks, secrets and even a project or two. Between John Deer and Susan Brown they have over 45 years of digitizing experience!! With that many years hovering over a computer, sewing out samples and […]

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