Florida, Georgia and several more states, digitizing my way through the U.S.

By on November 16th, 2013
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A couple of weeks ago I posted a Tennessee applique design on my Etsy store. Digitizing the state of Tennessee was motivated by a conversation on one of my embroidery Facebook groups. One of my embroidery Facebook friends was looking for a Tennessee design, so I took it as an opportunity to digitize it for her – as this has been on my to do list for a long time. My plan is to eventually get all of the states digitized, and, I thought that by posting the Tennessee design on my Etsy store and offering another state for free with the purchase of Tennessee, I might eventually get all the other states digitized.

Well, the plan is working, albeit a bit slowly.  I am chugging along, one by one, until I digitize the entire United States. Since I know that most of my customers are located in the Southeast, I decided to begin by digitizing Florida and Georgia, and then proceed with other states based on my customer’s requests.

For each state, I am making seven different versions of the file: one satin stitch appliqué and one triple stitch appliqué in a size that will fit in a 6″ x 10″ hoop, one that will fit in a 5″ x 7″ hoop, and another that will fit a 4″ x 4″ inch hoop. I am also making a small filled version of each state that is a maximum dimension of 2.5 inches.

I am starting to list them all individually on my Etsy store with the same offer that if you purchase one, I will give you any other state for free. So we will see how it goes.  So far I have digitized Tennessee, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, California, Texas and Illinois.  That’s 9 down and 41 to go… I’m curious to see how long it will take for someone to request Alaska.

P.S.  I just noticed that I got a comment from my last post about digitizing the New England state.  That is next – I promise!

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