a design, check these details before you embroider:
and stitch count
Each design's size
and stitch count are shown on the website and the color change
uploaded the design to your embroidery machine, check to make
sure that the size is the same, and the stitch count is close.
The stitch count may differ by 1 - 2%, as the number of
stitches in a design varies depending on the format.
If the size and
stitch count are the same between the website and your
machine, that's great! If not, let us know, and we'll help you
find out what caused the change.
of color changes and color change sheet
Refer to the color
change sheet for the design, and check the number of color
changes. Compare that to what your machine shows. Is it the
same? Excellent -- keep going! But if you see that there's a
difference, then stop; don't embroider the design.
If you find that
the machine has more or fewer color changes than shown on our
color change sheet, it's time to figure out what caused that
change. Some software programs will merge color fields
together -- especially Husqvarna / Pfaff software with the HUS
If you need help
in determining what caused the loss of color changes, let us
know. Send the order number, name of the design, machine make
and model and let us know which program you used to open the
design after downloading.
Fabrics 101 articles are excellent guides. Each article
gives design, stabilizer, and needle recommendations. Review
the article for your fabric before beginning a project, and
make sure that your design and stabilizer choices are
Using the wrong
stabilizer can cause shifting, gapping, and misalignment;
fabric that's too light or weak will pucker. Before you begin
a project, take the time to review the articles, and make sure
that the materials that you're using are the best choices.
If you have
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