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  1. Good Day I'm new to this forum and hoping someone can help me out. I have an older Husqvarna Viking Embroidery Extra software, but I'm sure my question can still apply. I want to be able to decrease the density in designs that I'd like to use thicker (wool) thread to stitch out. I know if I try to stitch out the designs as they are, it won't work. If I can decrease the number of stitches without changing the design itself it would make my day! Thanks in Advance Syndi
  2. You have a pic of a full front panel photo stitch wolf on a t shirt. May I ask how you stabilized it specifically. Type of backing, single or multiple layers or types. Spray tack or any other special handling. How heavy is the final presentation? I have been working on a light fashion t and am having hard time not getting push pull distortions and puckering even with med/heavy fusible backing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Really impressed with the idea, but want as light an end result as possible for the combo of high stitch density and light t shirt. Thanks in advance. Running Melco EMT16 and 11 3/4 x 17 hoop. I am really wanting to end with the lightest result that is feasible. I am open to suggestions including slowing speed down to a creep, lightening bobbin/top stitch weights, creative backing combinations, etc. Whatever might have worked for anyone.
  3. Purchased my machine and digitizing software last year and I'm still learning about it. Now I have a problem that I can not figure out. I purchased a applique alphabet. The outline stitch is a satin stitch. I have lowered the density to create a zig-zag outline. Now I need to shorten the stitch width not the length. Can anyone tell me how.
  4. Describe here stabilizer you are using. Help other users make the right choice.
  5. There are several ways to estimate stitch count, you can look at the design and guess, or you can place a grid over the embroidery design and calculate the areas and stitch types. Grid Estimating Technique Below you will find a grid system composed of Ѕ” X Ѕ” blocks, along with a 5” linear ruler. (The ruler will be used for runs and satins.) Obtain a clear acetate sheet used for overhead projector presentations (8 Ѕ” X 11”), available from most Office Supply Stores and print out the measuring tool, so you can apply it as per the instructions of this article. Use a separate ruler to measure the blocks and verify that they are truly Ѕ” X Ѕ”. It’s possible that the grid sheet was inadvertently re-sized during printing or downloading. Most of the various grids found online use the same size blocks. However, they tend to differ when it comes to assigning fill stitch coverage values to those blocks. Thus, it’s important to understand that different software systems may come up with different coverage values such as density. The worldwide standard for density is 4.0 pts which is equivalent to 63.5 spi (stitches per inch). Theoretically this is the master density setting for all systems, but not necessarily. Plus, there are various auto-compensation functions which change the density based on user-inputs such as fabric type. Therefore, it’s important that you run a quick test of your own. I found that on the Tajima DG/ML by Pulse Microsystems software the value for a Ѕ” X Ѕ” square is approximately 300 stitches, using embroidery fill pattern 1 (the default). Realize too, that different fill patterns will give different stitch counts. Using this concept you can continue your calculations with the end result looking like this: FILL STITCHES (Density of 63.5 spi) 1” Square Area = 1000 stitches 200 stitches for underlay = 1200 Ѕ” Square Area = 300 stitches 150 stitches for underlay = 450 ј” Square Area = 100 stitches 100 stitches for underlay = 200 The graphic above is a ZOOMED IN view of a 1” long satin column with a density setting of 63.5 spi that I created. If you count the endpoints on either side of the column they add up to 64 per side – which adds up to 128 stitches total, as it takes two needle penetrations to make a stitch. (Said another way, a column of stitches is made up of two parts, the stitch and the return.) To be conservative, I use 150 stitches per linear inch in my estimates, rather than 128. You may feel more comfortable going as high as 200 stitches. You should end up with the following results: SATIN STITCHES (Density of 63.5 spi ) 1 Linear Inch = 150 stitches 50 stitches for underlay 200 stitches Ѕ Linear Inch = 75 stitches 25 stitches for underlay 100 stitches Run stitch estimation uses the same concepts as satin's. Set up a straight run segment that is five to six inches long. Measure the number of stitches that make up the segment. You should find that 1 linear inch has approximately 12 stitches, depending upon the run stitch length setting, in this case 3 mm. It can be hard to predict what run stitch length setting will be used on any given design, plus runs can be tricky as it may be necessary to double-back in some places, I use a conservative number of 20 stitches per linear inch. RUN STITCHES 1 Linear Inch = 20 stitches Depending on the amount of color changes I will add 200 stitches per color change. Please note that if you go over and it turns out to be less you may be able to refund the customer the difference or give them a discount, but do not ask them for more money cause your guess work was out. They won't like this too much. I would practice with this until you get a feel for machine embroidery designs. Author: Frank Profokator
  6. In this blog we are going to introduce you to the basic digitizing tools, where they can be used and options you may have for the different tools depending on your level. Enhanced Column Tool This embroidery digitizing tool is very similar to the Satin tool except it the main difference between this tool is you place the angle lines by your nodes, where as a satin tool you choose where you want your angle lines. I first learned to digitize using this embroidery tool. This has the same range as a Satin Stitch .03 to .42 inch. See example on how to use below. Uses; borders, shapes, text Column Tool This tool is very similar to the Satin tool except it can only do straight sections, rectangles between .03 to .42 inch. It follows the same rules as Satin stitches. The main difference is the angle lines are defined by the placement on the nodes. You can use this tool to bend right angle around corners. See example above , Limitations it only uses straight lines no curves, some text and simple column stitches Manual Tool This tool is very unique in how it works, this tool where ever you click it places a point, it can be useful but you have to remember what your machine will do if you place too large of a stitch, I recommend stitch lengths between .02 and .15 of inch maximum. Uses; decorative stitches, fancy manual fills, manual underlay. placement stitches.. Run Tool This tool is very different then the manual tool although they can be used for the same uses, the approach is very different. Stitches are placed by specified distance, the stitches are even. All you need to do is draw your line and it will add the stitches accordingly. Uses; decorative stitches, fancy manual fills, manual underlay. placement stitches.. Complex Fill Tool This should be a tool you should become practiced at as you will use it in about seventy percent of your designs, it works in a wide range of sizes from .03 to infinite,. Great for filling in large areas, uniform stitches to cover and area. Draw your shape and complete the segment and it will fill the shape in , then you can select your fill pattern, density etc. Uses; Large text, text with borders, large areas, decorative patterns, Note With in the fill their are quite a few patterns, and options depending on your level, including the use of carved patterns, program fills and standard patterns. Steil Tool This tool is available in Tajima Illustrator Extreme and higher, this tool is a tight zig zag stitch, this can be used with some options like add border to fills on some levels, its great as a borders as the thickness is consistent. Its also can be changed on the fly. This tool works like a run tool , you draw your line and set the width and your done. Uses; borders, lines, out line shapes, applique, and more. Satin Tool This tool you draw the shape then close the shape and then place your angle lines. It can be very useful using this tool when digitizing text I use this tool, and use it fifty percent within designs. The stitch range is around .03 to .42 inch. The satin tool operates very differently , you place your out side shape and when you complete the segment it will prompt you for your start and stop points, and your angle lines then you can generate the stitches. Note: when you get above .38 in stitches will get loopy and you may want to convert them to a fill stitch. Uses; Text, borders, design elements Design Elements In the pictures below you will see some embroidery design elements based on these basic digitizing tools, with these tools and the Tajima Illustrator Extreme level you can punch 85% of the designs used in most shops. The higher levels have some additional tools and processes for speeding up the digitizing process including specialized digitizing tools for chenille, sequins, and boring, cording etc. In the embroidery design below you will see the original image on the left and the digitized file on the right , we have pointed out several of the different stitch types used. This machine embroidery design and similar can be made with the basic digitizing tools and the text tools we covered in other blogs. In the design below you can see that the steil tool was used to make a border around the design in a uniform circle this is perfect for the steil tool as it set to a width you choose, where the satin tool can very the width at any point allows you to customize the shape. The circle text tool was used to make circular text. The run tool added some fine detail to the clubs and ball. In this second design below you will see that the run tool was used as a primary stitch to add detail to the design. The fill tool was used to cover larger areas, and the steil tool was used around the tongue and the satin tool was used for the shapes as the width various. This design was made as a using a continuous pattern, their is only 1 trim in the whole design, 1 color and about 7769 stitches. It was made to illustrate smooth running embroidery designs. Both the embroidery designs illustrated were digitizing in Tajima DGML by Pulse software using the basic digitizing tools. The key to using these tools is to be able to Path your machine embroidery design ( PLAN IT ) Choose the right stitch that will create the element you want to make the image come to life.
  7. Hi, I bought the Boston Bruins logo embroidery design from you, well I have tried several pieces of fabric but I keep getting it distorted, the fabric that I do my embroidery is Kona medium weight solid colours, can you please help me with this? Exactly what kind of stabilizer do you use and how many layers, My machine is a Brother quarto 6000d, thank you in advance for all your help.,
  8. I'm playing with the software Tajima Pulse, and I think I'm missing a step in how to use the density line feature. I've drawn a box and used a complex fill. I changed the density to linear increasing, clicked on the density line tool. I get the arrow will a little bead on the tip, but it won't let me do anything. I get the universal no sign the red circle with a slash through the middle. What am I missing? Thanks,
  9. Hi there, i have been digitizing for awhile now and sometimes i notice when i have digitized a rectangle or square complex fill with either a 45 or 315 degree angle stitch, it sews out crooked. does anyone out there know why this is?? the fabric? the underlay? the density? its getting quite frustrating as the rest of the design will look fantastic but the simple block behind the logo just lets the overall look of the logo down.any help would be hugley appreciated, thanks
  10. I am emb a small logo with text. I'm using Allegro font and the lettering needs to be3/8" high. I'm emb on very light wt Under Armour t-shirts. Does anyone know what the density and pull comp values should be? Where can I find the various values and defaults for these? If you can give me some pointers on how to make this lettering look good without driving myself crazy, any help would be appreciated. Thanks to all of you.
  11. Hello Everybody I found in internet beautiful FSL butterfly. One problem, this embroidery design is very small. I would like resize and decrease stitches density. When I open it in PE-DESIGN 9 NEXT (layout and editing), he sees it as stitches. And if I want to increase the size, the design becomes more dense and long stitches. Embroidery get ugly.
  12. I am new to Wilcom software Can someone suggest what font they use for monogramming men's shirt cuffs and what density and pull you use? I need .25 or l/2 inch letters. Thanks for any help.
  13. I have just upgraded to the latest version of 14.1.6.5388 and its set for default density of 63.5 however under properties in satin it shows 0.0 spi I have no idea why I have composer
  14. Who has experience with this embroidery effect will share examples (emb format please) of use? What settings (density, stitch length) you use .. Whether other effects (shaded, blend)?
  15. I'm wondering who is working with the Fur stitches. What is the density if you use this stitch is on top of an Complex Fill ? How to create a blending with Fur Stitches? Is there any sample files to use these stitches (as Dog from Pulse page)?
  16. Professionally made designs machine embroidery. 100 files. You can edit (resize, change density, colors ) these designs in Barudan Tes Viewer and Compucon EOS. FreeDesigns.zip
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