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Stitch types

The most important object property is stitch type. The software uses object outlines and the associated stitch type to generate stitches. Whenever you reshape, transform or scale an object, stitches are regenerated according to current settings. Depending on your level of product, you may have access to properties of all embroidery objects or restricted to objects such as lettering.

The screen illustrations in this publication are intended as representations, not exact duplicates of screen layouts generated by the software. The samples used to illustrate software features and capabilities may not be exactly duplicable, depending on your product level.

Use Edit Objects > Object Properties to show Object Properties docker. Use to preset properties for new embroidery objects or adjust properties for selected embroidery objects.

Different stitches are suited to different objects. You can change stitch types at any stage. A wide range or fill and line stitch types is available via the Object Properties docker.

In addition to its many stitch types, the software also provides stitch effects to create artistic effects such as textured or contoured fill stitching.

Create interesting curved effects by shaping needle penetrations to follow the contour of digitized lines. Create rough edges, shading effects, or imitate fur and other fluffy textures.

Vary stitch spacing between dense and open fill, producing shading effects which are difficult to achieve manually. Move underlying travel runs to the edges of an object so that they can’t be seen through open stitching.

Once you have mastered the basics of digitizing, you can easily find yourself looking for the next challenge. Digitizing animals with embroidery that imitates fur or feathers is definitely taking it to the next level. For more detail about the various ways you can achieve the look of fur and feathers using our stitch types, make sure you check out this blog from one of our digitizing experts. Click the thumbnail to read more or right-click to open the link in a new tab...