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V8 Software - Enlarging Single-Stitch Lines 15 Jan 2018 21:54 #143277

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So glad you were able to make the changes to your liking and that your daughter was thrilled. Enjoy using V8!

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V8 Software - Enlarging Single-Stitch Lines 15 Jan 2018 21:12 #143276

Hi everyone. Thanks for the advice.
I went ahead, opened it in V8 and resized it (ended up just slightly larger than 200%). It all looked good (being an ART file, although only ART B, but V8 handled it wonderfully), except for the outline around the eye - was just too thin as a line. So I deleted the original as suggested by Renata, and replaced it with a re-shaped oval. But I applied a thin satin stitch to it, playing with the stitch width until it looked right.
Hooped the fabric and a medium-weight tear-away, then tacked down a water-soluble on top, since the shirt had a bit of a nap to it. Isacord on top, black bobbin thread on the bottom (making sure to thread the BERNINA bobbin correctly for embroidery!) A few hours later, was done and looked great. Removed the tearaway, a quick wash, then a press with an OESD Pressing Cloth - worked wonders on the last wrinkles.
Daughter was thrilled - she thought that the shirt came that way! Guess she was happy, as she wore it to her 20th birthday party the next day!
Thanks again, everyone.
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V8 Software - Enlarging Single-Stitch Lines 30 Nov 2017 12:44 #142812

Cool project! Not sure if your Q was asked and answered but if not and if I understand what you’re asking correctly, I would just edit the outline as you’ve photographed to pull it closer to he edge of the field stitches using Reshape Object tool. I only use V7 but assuming it’s still an option in V8 - it’s my fave tool!

If you use that tool you can easily test the waters to see if you want to increase the thickness or change it to a different stitch type altogether like a Stem stitch or Satin etc. That will work on the ‘eye’ highlight too. Just a thought.

I’m new here so my apologies if my post makes no sense :)
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V8 Software - Enlarging Single-Stitch Lines 26 Nov 2017 20:12 #142799

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Hi GeorgeAndrewP!
Since you are primarily concerned with the outline around the bird and around the eye, you might want to try these fixes to the enlarged design:
(1) for the outline around the bird, select the reshape tool and go around the object moving the line so that it is where you want it to be;
(2) for the outline around the eye, delete the circle that is there and then you have two choices:
(a) select digitize, choose closed object and right-click around the black eye with a triple stitch; alternatively, you can
(b) select digitize, choose the elipse tool and create a circle (enter center point, enter circumference, then hit enter again) the size you want around the eye choosing again a triple stitch outline.
This assumes that you like the way the rest of the bird stitches out enlarged.
Hope this helps.

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V8 Software - Enlarging Single-Stitch Lines 23 Nov 2017 23:15 #142780

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Thanks for your post, Marianne. I just learned from you! How do you determine if a design is an "A-grade"? I download files often for use on my granddaughter's clothing, but have not seen the "A grade" noted with various vendors.

Vendors do not tell you what version of ART or what grade you buy. Only when you open the design in Bernina's software will you see the grade. It is down in the lower right hand corner. If you have V8 software the ART file needs to have been digitised in V8 to be grade A as far as I can tell; if you have V7 you cannot open ART80 but ART 70 will be grade A and so forth down the version numbers. The only way to know this before you buy is to contact the digitiser and ask.

HTH
Marianne
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V8 Software - Enlarging Single-Stitch Lines 23 Nov 2017 10:00 #142775

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Thanks for your post, Marianne. I just learned from you! How do you determine if a design is an "A-grade"? I download files often for use on my granddaughter's clothing, but have not seen the "A grade" noted with various vendors.
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V8 Software - Enlarging Single-Stitch Lines 23 Nov 2017 01:26 #142770

Is the ART file an A-grade when you open it in V8?
I ask because if the ART file is not A grade you should not enlarge the design very much. By the look of the software rendering in the pictures you show it looks like it was not an A grade. Back to your questions. The outline should always be "off" because of pull-push when stitching the design. Where the fill is perpendicular to the outline you need to put the outline inside the fill shape. You can easily change the outline to triple stitch but that is no guaranty that the line will fall where it should. You should do a test stitch to see how your enlarged design stitch before you do any tweaking. You will quickly find out if it is a good idea to enlarge the design. If the grid is the same in the two screen shots you have enlarged this a lot and to be honest that is not a very good idea. I know it is being said around the internet that you can enlarge/reduce a design by 20% but I as a digitiser do not think that is a good idea. If I want to enlarge a design by 20 % I find I have to change a lot of the object properties to get a good design. That is easy when you have the original object file; "A grade" in the case of Bernina software; but if you work with a design that has been brought in with a lower grade it is much harder to enlarge and you get odd things happen.
Could you go back to the digitiser and ask for a larger design? That would ensure you got a very good design in the size you need.
Marianne
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V8 Software - Enlarging Single-Stitch Lines 20 Nov 2017 17:15 #142754

Hi all. When enlarging an existing design, would you change a single-stitch line to a double-run or triple-stitch line?
Am enlarging an ART file, so the stitches recalculate to fill in any satin-stitch areas no problem. But for the single-stitch lines, all it does is add more stitches along the line. As the original design relied on the thickness of the thread, the single-stitch line may no longer be thick enough. As per the examples below, the black outline is a little off the contour now, and the white highlight around the eye I fear would be lost.
ORIGINAL
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ENLARGED
Resize02_2017-11-20.jpg


Would you increase a single-stitch line to double or triple? And if so, when and which one? Or just leave as is? Thanks!
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