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Fill stitch types

Wednesday, May 6, 2009
There are four fill stitch types availableCoil, Straight, Perpendicular Fill and Island Coil. The stitch type you use depends on the input tool used as well as the object shape, size and the effect you want to achieve. See Fill stitch types for details.

Fill stitch types
Coil fill stitch

Coil fill is suited to stitching narrow shapes or ‘columns’, where each stitch traverses the width of the column. Coil fill can be used in objects created with Input A, B and C digitizing tools. The coils generate consistent stitch length even over different widths and provides a way to fill an area with Moss stitches. The stitches are generated along curved lines. Coil produces a smooth finish that does not unravel easily.

Fill stitch types

Straight fill stitch

Straight is similar to the Tatami used in regular embroidery and is suitable for narrow objects digitized with Input A, B or C and filled with Chain. You can fill areas diagonally, or on the horizontal and vertical. It is recommended for Complex Fill input method to fill areas with Moss. All the stitches generated along a row are of same length. However, some shorter stitches are generated where the shape is narrow and between rows of stitching.

Fill stitch types

Island Coil fill stitch

Fill stitch typesIsland Coil is used to fill large Complex Fill objects. This technique allows complex shapes to be filled with concentric rows of coil stitching, simulating the circular motion of hand-chenille embroidery. Chain and Moss offset runs can be added automatically using Compound Chenille.

Perpendicular Fill stitch

Fill stitch typesPerpendicular Fill is the most common fill stitch used. It .is suitable for large objects digitized with Complex Fill and filled with Moss. It is made up of two layers of Straight stitch. Typically, the second layer of fill is perpendicular to the original fill, with 45° and 135° used.