Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Re: [HatchedDesignForum] Re: HIA Peacock question


The Bernina 830 machine, does not recalculate the stitches when enlarged or reduced. So the recommended 20% is a good guideline. Always test sew!! The Bernina Artista 200/730 machines have the capability of recalculating stitches. (Other brands may have this capability, but I'm not familiar with them).

If you use the Bernina Embroidery software (or another software that recalculates the stitches), you can safely reduce or enlarge to your hearts content.

Just as an FYI, when a software recalculates the stitches after you reduce or enlarge, it either removes or add stitches so that the integrity of the design is preserved. If this capability is not available, when you reduce or enlarge, the stitches remain the same, giving you a design that has too many stitches too close together (ever have a bulletproof embroidery??) or one that lets the background fabric show through the stitches. For this reason, it is recommended reducing or enlarging no more than 20%.

Hope this helps!!

Sue in Belton TX
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