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Hi guys, i am hoping some one out there can help me out with this problem as it is driving me crazy and i have no idea why this is. ok so this have never happened to me but just recently i have noticed that my lock stitches are sticking out from the satin path / complex fill, when they trim and tie off. i use the basic lock stitching for mainly all lock stitches. example : when i finished off the letter "S" the lock stitch would lock back over the top of the satin path (as it should) then on its final stitch before the trim, it would quickly jump out and across from the letter leaving it to look as if a run stitch is sticking out from the "S". this is a little hard to explain, but if you can imagine say the letter "S" with a tail at the end of the satin. this is also happening on some other letters, and now that i have noticed i am worried that all my designs are locking off with a tail sticking out! it looks horrible! when i digitize in Wings its showing the lock stitch is sitting correctly within the embroidery design, but once sewed it jumps out! i have no idea why this is? i have tried changing the lock stitch lengths but i still get the same result! as about 50% of my business is free lance digitizing the last thing i want is to be sending out crappy work! if anyone out there has any info or tips on how to solve this problem, your help would be hugely appreciated!! thanks so much ,
When I upgraded to Tajima Illustrator Extreme I was upset to find that the End Lock list no longer included Triangle & Diamond, it just had Basic and Line. When I reported it I was questioned why I needed them. Being new to the business it made me wonder how and when I should really be using them. What upset me about the missing diamond was I like to use the diamond at a big size stitch (2 or 3 mm) for locking off temporary tensioning or holding stitches as its easier to cut them out afterwards. The Line lock is my default general purpose lock as I find it useful for hiding in the end of satin / steil. But I also find that it stresses the fabric and can cause a pucker or even tear, particularly on weaker and stretch fabrics and especially if placed at the end of a satin or on a corner (I always move it back away from ends and corners now) Diamond and Triangle I use to avoid stressing an aukward fabric, and if necessary will put them on top of the satin stitch at the end (yes I know it shows slightly but I reckon its far better than tearing a hole in a shirt after an hours stitching) I also use 1 or 2 mm diamond and triangle for start and finish of sequin stitches as I use the very fine nylon monofilament which is a single strand so cannot pass through itself to lock, and pulling it tight in a small default 0.6mm line lock appears to overstress almost any fabric. So when and how should I really use the different lock stitches ? ? ? ? ?