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    Digitalized Patterns - What are they?

    Can you please explain to me what is meant by digitalized patterns?
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    Depending on the site you're talking about they might be patterns for robotic systems. They're also called digitized patterns.
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    I may be wrong but I'm thinking a pattern devised on one of the EQ systems? Like I said I may be wrong and will stand corrected.

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    Digitized (note spelling) means that a computer can read it. Could be for a long arm quilting machine equipped with a computer or an embroidery design for a computerized embroidery machine.
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    Normally I think of that as a pattern that can be downloaded as a PDF when purchased so
    I can print it as opposed to mailed to me on paper.

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    Snooze 2978 is correct. It can apply to embroidery designs and longarm quilting patterns. (plus who knows what else quilting related or otherwise). For example--- You have a business logo you want to embroider on a shirt. You would need to digitize the logo- convert it into an embroidery pattern. Once that happens the embroidery machine would know how many stitches and where to put them to recreate the logo.

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    That is interesting. I had seen digitized in the description of a fabric made by Hoffman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    That is interesting. I had seen digitized in the description of a fabric made by Hoffman.
    I think you're thinking of digital printing. It's used in this fabric - https://www.bearcreekquiltingcompany...lines-digital/

    Digitalized is another form of the word digitized, but less used. Snooze and PaperPrincess have the right explanation.

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    Perhaps the digitalized fabric has had the design printed by a computer as opposed to older methods of printing.
    And yes, other digitizing is creating designs using computer programs, especially for various brands of quilting and embroidery machines. and any pdf you will get will just be images of those designs, not the actual design.

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    Most fabric companies will be going to digital fabric printing in the near future. The fashion industry is using it now. The designers don't have to choose fabric available to use , they now can describe what they want and it is printed and ready to use in a matter of hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    Most fabric companies will be going to digital fabric printing in the near future. The fashion industry is using it now. The designers don't have to choose fabric available to use , they now can describe what they want and it is printed and ready to use in a matter of hours.
    Will this mean that in the future shops and us will look through pages of prints online in order to purchase our digital fabric? No stroking that special fabric in the shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    Will this mean that in the future shops and us will look through pages of prints online in order to purchase our digital fabric? No stroking that special fabric in the shop.
    I wouldn't be at all surprised. I recently purchased this fabric line, printed in house at Hawthorne Threads http://www.hawthornethreads.com/fabr.../forest_fables

    It's a tad bit of a pain to work with since it has to be washed before using, but it quilts up nicely
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    That is interesting. I had seen digitized in the description of a fabric made by Hoffman.

    Printed digitally, crisp images. More expensive. A few other fabic vendors are adding digitized prints to their offerings.m They are gorgeous but expect to pay more. See below.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdegenhart View Post
    Normally I think of that as a pattern that can be downloaded as a PDF when purchased so
    I can print it as opposed to mailed to me on paper.
    My first thought too. Purchase the pattern online, then use your paper and ink to print it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandygirl View Post
    More expensive. They are gorgeous but expect to pay more.
    I guess it depends on what you think of as expensive. I just purchased several yards of various prints, also from Hawthorne Threads, their in-house designs. I paid the same price per yard as what's in my local quilt shops here. Free shipping, too.

    The benefit of "on demand" printing of fabric is you can purchase more fabric at a later date, instead of scouring the internet and begging friends to dig through their stashes.

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    When you order a pattern, you may be offered an option. Digital patterns are sent to your computer and you can download to your computer. The ones I have gotten are usually in PDF form. This means you get your pattern sooner and no shipping fee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    I guess it depends on what you think of as expensive. I just purchased several yards of various prints, also from Hawthorne Threads, their in-house designs. I paid the same price per yard as what's in my local quilt shops here. Free shipping, too.

    The benefit of "on demand" printing of fabric is you can purchase more fabric at a later date, instead of scouring the internet and begging friends to dig through their stashes.

    Digital prints ...around $17/yard. are Hawthornes in-house around this price?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandygirl View Post
    Digital prints ...around $17/yard. are Hawthornes in-house around this price?
    The regular price is $12.95/yard. They have tiered pricing, so because I bought several yards, I paid $12.70/yard.

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    A digitize pattern can be almost everything mentioned by other posters.

    For instance, you can download a digitized quilt pattern that you use to make a quilt top and you can also download a digitized quilting motif or pattern to: a) print and use to quilt, b) or to use with a computer driven longarm machine to "sew out' the motif or quilting pattern on a quilt mounted on a quilting frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    The regular price is $12.95/yard. They have tiered pricing, so because I bought several yards, I paid $12.70/yard.
    Thanks.
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