Trimming Between Letters

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My friend's logo has long, thin letters with thin black outlining. I'm
spending almost as much time trimming it as I did stitching it, even
though I tried to do most of it as it went along.  :-)  

So I started digging around to learn more about jump stitches and
digitizing and stuff like that.  

I noticed that a lot of people leave those connecting stitches and
don't trim them.  Pretty much every website I've pulled up with
examples -- both people who are digitizing and those who are doing the
embroidery -- have examples that have at least some letters that still
have those jump stitches.  

Is there some reason not to trim them?  

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Ellie wrote:
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On designs I purchase, I usually trim longer jump stitches,
and leave short ones alone.

But when I create a text design I often create a full stop
at the end of each letter, let the machine cut the thread,
then move to the next one.  That looks cleaner to me.

Beverly



Re: Trimming Between Letters
On 5/18/2012 11:43 AM, BEI Design wrote:
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Yes when you're lucky enough (or smart enough) to have a machine that
can cut the threads on command!

  - Herb

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Herb wrote:
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Mine takes several stitches in-place at the end of a color
run (or when I instruct it to when I'm digitizing), then
cuts and buries the thread end.  Not meaning to gloat here,
but I thought since mine did that *all* home machines did.
;-}

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Beverly



Re: Trimming Between Letters
On Fri, 18 May 2012 14:44:02 -0700, "BEI Design"

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LOL!  Mine will cut it, but doesn't bury it.  But does leave about an
inch to and inch and a half of "tail" for me to get ahold of -- just
have to be sure to snip that before it gets run over.  :-)

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Ellie wrote:
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For snipping thread tails, I use Littauer scissors. You can
find them for under $5.00.  Here is a link to one source:

http://www.quickmedical.com/adc/medical-instruments/scissors/medical-308.html
The hook on the tip catches the thread, making it easier to
cut if off close to the work.

I hold the thread taut with Kelly forceps.
http://www.quickmedical.com/search.html?q=kelly+forceps&x=0&y=0
The tip locks onto the thread, making it easy to snip it
close with the Littauer scissors.

I got the idea for using those tools when a nurse gave me a
(disposable) set after removing some stitches.

NAYY
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Beverly



Re: Trimming Between Letters
On Fri, 18 May 2012 11:43:03 -0700, "BEI Design"

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I was reading a discussion about it on a forum, and someone mentioned
that if they had to create a full stop at the end of each letter, it
would be too time consuming, and easier just to clip.  I haven't been
able to download the program you told me about yet -- have to get to a
DSL connection first -- so I haven't had a chance to try it out myself
yet.  Is it really that time consuming to create a full stop?  

I agree with you -- I think it looks cleaner.  Seems like it would be
less work to create the full stop in the first place, than to try to
snip it up later?  

Thanks for info!  :-)

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Ellie wrote:
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If you are writing about the PSW 2.0a digitizing program, it
is not downloadable.

http://www.singerco.com/accessories/detail/894/professional-sew-ware-psw-200a

It is installed from a CD, and requires a dongle.  Also, it
costs (or at least when I bought mine) over $700.00, and
it's made for Singer machines, although it will "open" and
"save as" in almost all home machine formats. I can send
designs from my computer directly to my machine via a cable.
I cannot find any site online which is selling Professional
Sew Ware 2.0 right now.

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That is my opinion.  Although if you're doing production
work, eliminating all the stops and leaving jump threads in
place is probably more profitable.

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You're welcome.

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Beverly



Re: Trimming Between Letters
On Fri, 18 May 2012 18:43:21 -0700, "BEI Design"

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I think you were the one that told me about the 30-day free trial --
was that Embird?

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Oh, I'm not doing production work -- unless three shirts for my friend
counts.  :-D

Thanks!

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Ellie wrote:
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Ummm, yeah, sorry.  :-(  I wrote about three different
programs, I mis-remembered.  Happens more and more these
days...

Embird is definitely worth the $144.00 (was $99.00 when I
bought it) registration to make it work after the 30 day
free trial, IMHO.

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Beverly



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