Stabilizer: How important is it?

VERY IMPORTANT. Knowing what stabilizer to use is very important when you are creating or completing embroidery.  You need to know the correct one, every time.  When I first started doing embroidery and digitizing many years ago,  someone said this to me: You are only as good as your hooping skills. That didn’t make a… Read More

Learn How to Digitize: Cute Cat Design

Wilcom Hatch/Janome Digitizer MBX V5 beginner embroidery lesson, beginner level. Learn how to digitize this awesome and cute cat design – learn step by step by step how to digitize this super cute embroidery design.   In this class, we use some different techniques to complete the design and learn a few different ways to… Read More

Beware of some Youtube Videos

This blog post might be a bit of a rant, but also somewhat of a warning, too.  I was trying to do some research on some new techniques for embroidery (reverse applique and the ever intriguing cross stitch), and I came upon some videos that shocked me. OK, let’s start by saying that I do… Read More

Stitch files vs. working file. Whats the big deal?

Trying to edit or change stitch files is the biggest mistake new digitizers make.  You can save yourself lots of frustration if you understand this embroidery rule clearly. Some new people find this concept confusing:  stitch file vs. working file.  Here is one way that I explain it to people: A STITCH FILE IS MEANT… Read More

Piecing in the Hoop: Part 2

Now that you have everything ready, and your design picked out, its time to get piecing everything together!  You need to create the design first and then stitch out the whole design, including the piecing all at once.  For the purpose of this tutorial blog, I am going to split up the digitizing computer work and… Read More