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

Creating outlines and offsets

I had a question on Youtube today about Hatch’s ability to do “knockdown” stitches.  While Hatch does not have a button for one click knockdown stitches, it has something better – MORE STITCH CONTROL!  Woohoo!  This is great because it enables you to do more things than just create one certain stitch. Lets walk through… Read More

GRADIENT FILLS

Gradient fills are awesome – and generally difficult to accomplish.  And if you can do them correctly, they are hard to see on screen.  Wilcom Hatch has all of this covered, and more. I have had a bit of a hard time with gradient fills in other software – they are usually a bit complicated… Read More

WILCOM HATCH: RADIAL STITCHES

Another awesome stitch effect that is available on Wilcom Hatch:  RADIAL STITCHES.  If you don’t know what radial stitches are, keep reading!  Its a great effect that adds dimension, interest and complexity to any embroidery design. Radial stitches are similar to contour stitches, in that they move around in a radius from a point.  One… Read More

RIPPLE STITCH IN WILCOM HATCH

YES.  THE RIPPLE STITCH IS IN WILCOM HATCH.  The ripple stitch is one of the most requested stitches- for a good reason – its truly that amazing!  While you can reproduce this sitch manually in some programs, it doesn’t look as good and is generally quite difficult to accomplish.  NOT ANY MORE!  YOU CAN DO THE… Read More

WILCOM HATCH: FLORENTINE STITCH EFFECT

Stitch effects are quick and easy in Wilcom Hatch!  Some effects add interest in dimension to your embroidery, but also add a wow factor to your designs.  The florentine effect adds so much to your embroidery work – its an amazing stitch effect that can be created quickly and easily. So what are florentine stitches?… Read More

WILCOM HATCH: STITCH EFFECTS

TODAY IS ALL ABOUT STITCHES AND STITCH EFFECTS!   And we are going to talk about some really cool stitch effects that are available in Wilcom Hatch – they are quick and easy to use and adjust, you just have to  use them in day to day embroidery! CONTOUR STITCH:  This is the first stitch… Read More

WILCOM HATCH: Monograms

I HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH MONOGRAMS!  Yes.  Its true.  Wilcom Hatch has the most amazing add on for monograms, and I absolutely LOVE IT. I have always found monograms a bit difficult to do.  Mainly to be inspired – anyone can add 3 letters and call it a monogram, but good monograms take some… Read More