Are you lost when it comes to selecting the right stabilizer? You need a compass to navigate the mysteries of embroidery! Not a compass to help you with directions, but an EMBROIDERER’S COMPASS! It is one of the best things to happen to embroidery – this is the handiest tool you will ever have. I …

PART 3 DM2 + SCAN AND CUT

PART 3 OF THE DM2 SCAN AND CUT SERIES. In this video, we are going to cut the fabric – WITH NO FUSIBlE BACKING ON it. There is a special fabric blade to try. How well did it work? Watch and find out! Tomorrow’s video we will be putting everything together!   SUE

Let’s keep making FREE Digitizing/Embroidery classes!

Have you joined the facebook group OML Embroidery University yet?  I am so happy with this group – it’s a fantastic place to be for embroidery. I wanted to take a few moments to explain to everyone what I am doing with this group and the youtube channel: I want to explain my goals and …

What do you know about nodes? Save time with editing nodes!

Do you know about nodes? Nodes will make your embroidery digitizing faster once you learn how to use them! Don’t start again, edit the nodes!

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 …

Wilcom Hatch: Two new Quick tip Videos

Editing nodes and moving the start and stop points when you are digitizing can be slightly annoying – if you notice a mistake, or you are off a little bit, Hatch makes is quick and easy to fix those mistakes using the Reshape Tool.  Once you click on the reshape tool, you can have access …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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