Depending on your software,these lines could represent the edge of the hoop & the centre horizontal & vertical lines inside the hoop
I rather like the idea of basting--never used a design with that already built in. I normally do that seperately.
What name do you have for it? It looks familiar. I've had a quick search through my 'wreath designs" but didn't find it so I thought it must be under another name.
Actually, I had saved no info other than it is a folder titled Xmas Wish--there are 11 designs in the folder--some bells (all appear to be off center, lamps---some corners--but the folder has been in my computer for yrs and yrs!
Is the picture you have put up an actual machine embroidery file or a JPG of a design? I agree with killercrankie. It looks like a picture of a design in the old Janome Customizer software. Originally designs were not centred on the Janome 8000 and 9000 and a clothsetter was used to line up the designs where you wanted them .
If it is an actual design it must have a name or a number.
It is an actual design being displayed in my pulse ambassador and I made a screen shot rather than saving the design as a jpg. Yes, actual design. As I stated before, I did not save info waaaay back when I started putting designs into folders. However, the folder is named Xmas wishes & I do not think I, myself, named it that. But age has a way of confusing you. I use .pes format, and may have converted a Janome design. Hope I have cleared it up as much as I can...and I appreciate those who saw the basting lines and knew what it was. What a pretty design (as all off them are) to put on a coaster set.
Sewist1, this is not in a folder of wreaths..not specified as wreaths. There are bells, teddies, post lamps, corner designs...just various holiday designs.
Just attempting to help answer your question. In early days before we had larger hoops large designs were achieved by joining designs together using templates. I still have a couple of the old Janome cards and the templates. The templates look like the picture you have shown. The little cross is not in the centre like the more modern machines(and software) would be. You used the templates to line up the designs and looking at the separate designs you would say they are off centre. Is it possible the designs in your folder are part of a larger design arrangement and the "basting stitches" are actually to line up a number of designs together?
Impossible that they represent parts of a larger design. Sorry, but I think it is just basting as others suggested.
There was a discussion recently on a software group when someone wanted to save a design in an area of the hoop other than the centre Their machine kept centering it. The solution was to put a basting stitch around it. Then it stays put in the machine - because the machine then centres the basting stitch. In that case there is no need to stitch the basting stitch out you just forward to the next colour stop.
Yes, I agree with everyone - I think it's a basting outline. Supposedly the design is meant to be centred, but looking at your picture you can see the top hanger part is not in alignment with the central line. Love Chris
I did not notice that! What a sharp eye you have Thank you for bringing it to my attn
I thought maybe it was supposed to be a window frame.
Well, I just didn't know why the lines were there! My last thot was 'perhaps a coaster with quilting lines.'
It is a basting line. The strange thing is that the design is not centred in the box.
You are so right! Didn't see that myself. Thanks, you smart cuties. Now I can proceed to add this info to the folder.
The reason the design doesn't seem to be centred,is that the hanger has been taken into account when the centre of the design was determined by the computer,hence the wreath looks out of whack.
easy enough to correct in my software. THX for that!
It's not just the hanger, it's the whole design that is off centre.
You are right, in software it's easily corrected.
That's a basting box. I like this box better than the ones I have because it has a mark where the center of the design is. On the other hand, it looks like the design stitches into the design itself so if you stitch it and want to remove it afterwards, it might require extra effort. If you don't want to stitch out the box, you probably can delete it in your software. Or you can just skip that thread when you go to stitch it out.
I don't think I have ever used a design with the basting "built in". Neat!
The x in the left corner may be a mark to line up continuous stitch designs. Kay
Maybe, but the folder has corners as well as "centered" designs.
I think the lines around the design are basting stitches with the center marked by the small x.
That would be my thought
Well, I never!! I don't feel very smart right now! Thank you all for clearing that up. Maybe I should have just hauled off and stitched one out...but I doubt it would have clarified for me. LOL