Sunday, January 31, 2016

Spliting a design for a multi-position hoop

Carol asked a question about splitting a design for the multi-position hoop in PE-DESIGN NEXT.  The multi-position hoop has a hoop in PE-DESIGN NEXT.  It is the 130-300mm hoop.  The multi-position hoops are listed with an asterisk next to them in the hoop pull down menu.
The design elements must fit into one of the dashed line areas.  The software doesn't automatically split for this hoop unless it is a text element.  If the design is too large for one of these areas, you will get an error message.  This hoop is really a way of combining multiple design elements into one space so that you can use the multi-position hoop.  The three images below illustrate this.  In the first image, there is only one design element, but it is larger than a 5x7 hoop segment and is in fixed stitch format.  The design can't be broken up automatically, therefore the error message that is seen in hoop 2 will appear.  The only thing this hoop splits automatically is text created with the text tool or individual design elements that fit into each of the hoop segments.

This image shows the motorcycle in one hoop and the lettering all the way across.  It will split the lettering automatically.  There is a workaround that you can try.   This is to use the split stitches tool found on the Stitches attributes tab.
This image shows the motorcycle is in one hoop, but the lettering goes all the way across the multi-position hoop.  The  software will split the lettering automatically, but it can't split the motorcycle automatically.  There is a workaround you can.  Click on the motorcycle, click on the Stitches Attributes tab at the top of the window and choose the Split Stitches tool.

With the Split Stitches tool, draw around part of the motorcycle.  Make sure the part you surround fits into one hoop.  Double click and the design will split into 2 parts.
I have moved the right side away so you can see the split.  The  software does feather the edges, but it doesn't add any extra stitches to keep it from having a gap when it is embroidered.

This design would split automatically because there are 3 separate design elements that make up the design.
The custom hoop option may be worth a shot, but you would have to make sure you keep the finished size of the design to 120 x 300.  Otherwise, you will have to hoop a second time as that is the section size of the 5x7 hoop in the Custom hoop area.  I haven't tried the custom hoop feature with a multi-position hoop.  I no longer have a machine that needs that hoop, so I don't have it.
For more information on the Custom hoop feature, look at pages 824-827 of my PE-DESIGN NEXT workbook.
©Cynthia Hogan 2016  all rights reserved.  Images in the screenshots are of designs in the PE-DESIGN program

Friday, December 18, 2015

The Knowing in Seiwng December 2015

Hi Everyone,
I just sent out this month's newsletter.  If you don't receive it, please let me know and I will forward it on to you. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Gift any class winner

Congratulations Pat!  patcoleth1005067,
You are the winner of my Craftsy gift any class giveaway.  Check your email for your free class link.  Thank you to all who entered!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Class pick of the day!

There are a few days left to enter in to win my Craftsy class giveaway. Purchase a gift any class using my link by December 12 and you will be entered to win a free class. This is a great way to share your love of learning and the best part is the recipient gets to learn in their jammies!

If you are looking for a class for yourself for last minute gift ideas, I have been watching more classes this week and I think you will... like this pic. Sue O'Very has a great Craftsy class called In the hoop gifts. Perfect for those last minute projects! Purchase during the Craftsy 12 days of Craftsy sale.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

For the 12 Day's of Craftsy, here is my next challenge. The perfect cookie for the holidays. I have never really tried icing cookies, I have stuck to the tried and true traditional chocolate chip. My husband's favorite. What are your favorite cookies or traditions for the holidays?

Gift any Craftsy class by using my link through December 14 and you be entered to receive a free class of your choice.   This is a perfect gift, the receiver gets to pick their class and you do too!  The winner will be picked from the entries and be notified on Dec. 14, 2015.

Also, Craftsy classes are all up to 50% off.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

12 Days of Christmas

Ok, so I totally missed out on days one and two...... So this morning I was working on a sample and ran into an issue. I didn't want to take the PR 1000 into the shop, but for the life of me I could not get the tension correct on the machine. Here is a little something to keep in your back pocket. When the bobbin case has been used quite a bit, it may have lint in it. Take a piece of floss or a straight pin and clean it out. Worked like a charm and now I am a happy camper.

 Craftsy has a 12 Days of Christmas promotion going ...this week and I thought I would share a class that I think you will find very handy. Lindee Goodall's 20 Things Every Embroiderer Should Know is a great way to learn about stabilizer, hooping and tons of other information. Here is a 12 Days of Christmas Link for discounted classes ‪#‎affiliate‬.

Purchase a gift card for your loved one today and be entered to win another class of your choice! A randomly drawn winner will be notified on Dec 14th. Use my #affiliate link below.

Have fun!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

What are you thankful for this year?  For me it is the time I get to spend with my family.  This year I was blessed with having my dad, brother and sister in law, my Aunt, nieces and 2nd cousin, travel to visit with me in my home in TN.  This is the first time in quite a while that we have hosted this event.  Usually we are traveling to one of their homes.   It is always wonderful to share the family recipes with my nieces and bond as we cook a wonderful Thanksgiving meal.  I learned from my mom and dad and have tried to pass on the recipes to my nieces.  My mom and dad made killer stuffing (southern style).  Since my mom passed away, my dad and I try to keep up the tradition.  My mom always had to take a taste of the stuffing before she put in in the turkey.  She'd put it in her mouth and make a funny tasting sound.  My dad and I continue that in her honor to this day!
The turkey was beautiful and tasty as was everything else.

Maybe there is something you want to learn before the next holiday.  Craftsy's Black Friday Sale is the perfect time to find that perfect class!   Follow my affiliate link below!

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