Articles tagged with: Digitizing

What Digitizing Software Should You Use?

How to choose the software of your dreams.

I'm not sure why people keep asking me this. Yes, I'm a digitizer but I'm not out there comparing every digitizing program. And it turns out a lot of those asking already have software.

Basically, if you have any reputable digitizing software, you can do most any basic type of thing you might need. By basic I mean typical types of stitches like fills, satins, runs, motif stitches, etc. 

You can do appliqué, lace, filled designs, logos, redwork, etc. Possibly not with just one or two clicks but when you get down to it, a stitch is just a needle penetration and theoretically you could make a very sophisticated design with just a manual single stitch tool. It would take a long time but it's totally possible.

So You Want to be a Digitizer

So You Want to be a Digitizer

If you’ve been embroidering for a while, you may be looking at expanding into digitizing. You’ve seen what collections sell for at your local dealer and maybe digitizing software came bundled with your new machine. How hard can it really be?

New Release! Unit 4: Stitch Types and Attributes

New Release! Unit 4: Stitch Types and Attributes

The latest installment in the Learn to Digitize Training Series for Generations auto-digitizing software users is now available and shipping!

This unit continues in the tradition of the first unit: a quick start tutorial to get you off the ground immediately, plenty of illustrations, conversational tone, and even more exercises and videos!

Free Digitizing Projects for Generations Users

Free Digitizing Projects for Generations Users

Don't you love shopping at the grocery store when they have those free sample tastes of different foods you've never tried? Little mouth watering bites that give you just a taste of the whole pie and let you know whether it tickles your taste buds or sours your stomach.

Now you can try out some sample project lessons with these freebies!

Learn to Digitize with Generations

Learn to Digitize with Generations

I've taught digitizing theory for years but never tied it to a program except in house when working with the Cactus Punch digitizers and our program of choice.

Why? Because to get really good at a program, you have to use it on a regular basis. Pair that with the fact that "I'm a Mac" and you can get the idea.

From the Mailbag: Questions About Digitizing

From the Mailbag: Questions About Digitizing

I have a question about digitizing. Should I do it myself? What's the best software at a low budget price? Is it intuitive and easy? Is there a software that I can used to simply import my logo (.tiff) push a button and have it digitized? Yes, I'm a guy and I need it to be automatic and basically work all by itself.

Since I'm frequently asked questions like yours, I decided answering your email would make a great post. A lot of my topics come from questions I see on forums or the ones people are asking me.

What is Digitizing?

What is Digitizing?

A Definition

Technically, digitizing refers to the process of converting analog information into digital information. For example, scanning a photo into the computer is a form of digitizing.

As it relates to embroidery, it is the process of preparing artwork and applying stitches to create a digital embroidery file suitable for use on a computerized embroidery machine.

About Me

lindee crafsy ovalHi, I’m Lindee Goodall, a machine embroidery designer, digitizer, and educator  in Tucson, AZ.

It’s pretty accurate to say that I’m addicted to digitizing and I have a major fondness for cats, all things Mac, and Filemaker Pro. It’s my passion to help keep you in stitches—embroidery stitches, that is!


To inspire and nurture personal creativity and productivity by connecting embroiderers and digitizers with innovative, high-quality products and information that significantly elevate their enjoyment and experience while maximizing the use of technology. In other words, more toys and more fun!

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