About Us
Ultimate Stash is a Division of John Deer’s Embroidery Legacy

“Our Mission Here at Ultimate Stash Is Simple: To push the boundaries of beautifully detailed embroidery designs while still upholding the award-winning quality we're known for.”

- John Deer; The World's Most Awarded Digitizer.
John Deer
John Deer
John Deer has been the most awarded embroidery digitizer in the world for over two decades now. As a 4th generation embroiderer, John is one of North Americas leading experts on digitizing and embroidery for the corporate and home marketplace. John has an extremely unique history in the embroidery digitizing industry as he is one of the last two remaining Schiffli Masters in North America.

John learned and apprenticed under Swiss Schiffli Master Digitizers (then known as “punchers”) over 30 years ago in his grandparent’s factory, before computers even entered the digitizing world. Since then, John has personally won 30 separate digitizing awards and wrote the book on digitizing called “Digitizing Made Easy” which has sold over 40,000 copies. John has produced hundreds of instructional and educational videos, which apply to embroidery enthusiasts of all levels. He has given hundreds of workshops and seminars all over the world & taught well over 100,000 people. Given John’s unique old-school training, family history, and vast embroidery knowledge, he is truly a master embroiderer & digitizer.
John Deer's Embroidery Legacy
John Deer’s Embroidery Legacy
Originally created by John Deer’s grandparents in the early 1950’s, John Deer’s Embroidery Legacy (then known as Dress Crest Embroidery) first began as a commercial Schiffli loom embroidery factory creating lace for the bridal industry across North America. By the early 1990’s Adorable Ideas had grown to two factories operating 6 Schiffli Looms, 136 multi-head embroidery machines & 54 employees. When commercial embroidery production shifted to overseas markets and away from the Americas, John Deer transformed the company out of necessity into a commercial digitizing production house.

Throughout the late 1990’s & early 2000’s, John Deer’s Embroidery Legacy (then known as Punch Perfect) digitized hundreds of thousands of embroidery designs per year for corporations across the world. This included work for Disney & John Deere (ironically enough) to list a few. In the mid 2000’s, the commercial digitizing market followed suit and began to shift overseas. John Deer once again transformed his family’s embroidery company out of necessity.

This time, John Deer's Embroidery Legacy moved away from the commercial embroidery market and redirected it’s focus towards the home embroidery market with the name John Deer's Adorable Ideas. Today, John Deer owns and operates the websites: www.UltimateStash.com & www.DigitizingMadeEasy.com. Ultimate Stash offers over 25,000 quality embroidery designs both individually and with the option of a club membership, while Digitizing Made Easy teaches embroiders of all levels the beautiful art of digitizing.