by spendlove Moderator 13 Mar 2017

I am hearing a lot about Stacked Stitches. The Brother Dream machine can access decorative stitches and import them into the hoop to get this kind of effect. I rang Janome up the other day to ask if it was a function I had missed on my machine and they didn't know what I was talking about! Does anyone know which other machines can do this (if any) and has anyone tried this technique on the Brother?

BTW the picture is one of the designs I have uploaded to Engineered in Stitches for those of us who are not so lucky!


by pennyhal2 14 Mar 2017

Never heard of this before, but I can see where it can be useful. Love how you used varigated thread!

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by vickiannette edited 13 Mar 2017

I can import all of the stitches to the hoop from machine on my Pfaff 2140 and 2170. Both machines are from the 2002-2007 era. However, it is bound to be a quicker method in newer machines.

by sewtired 13 Mar 2017

Ooh, looks like fun. My equipment is several years old, so I doubt I have this capacity on my Designer SE, and my software is 4D.

by crafter2243 Moderator 13 Mar 2017

I haven't tried it yet. Glad you mentioned it because I didn't realize that I could. So many features and yet I seem to stay stuck on what I already know.

by arsenio 13 Mar 2017

Hello Sue,

I did Stitch stacking on my Designer Diamond Deluxe.

spendlove by spendlove 13 Mar 2017

Thank you for showing those. They are very pretty. I thought you were a Janome girl!

kathymourie by kathymourie 13 Mar 2017

I have a Diamond Deluxe. I didn't know we could do this. Cuties are the best!!! I lean sew much here!!!

arsenio by arsenio 13 Mar 2017

I am a Janome girl.I have Janome 12000 and Janome 11000 too. I tried to do on Janome 12000 but it does not have the features like DDD to do stitch stacking.

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 14 Mar 2017

Very pretty!

by mad14kt 13 Mar 2017

Nice feature to have!!! I'm waiting patiently for my DREAM MACHINE to arrive one day, LOL FIESTA ;D

by mops Moderator 13 Mar 2017

My Ruby does not have that feature, but I can use the fancy stitches in my (6D) software and can make new ones in 6D (see the 6D Creator ReferenceGuide page 150-151 for those who have 6D) They can then be used in the software as motif stitches, or exported as .spx-files to the machine (cable or usb-drive) to be used in the sewing mode of the machine.
And I just cheched and saw that Embird can read .spx and convert .eof to .spx as well. Hurray. So thanks for asking the question!

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spendlove by spendlove 13 Mar 2017

Looking forward to seeing what you do with the new idea!

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by dragonflyer edited 13 Mar 2017

My Ellisimo has this option and I have used a few of them for accents and borders on some of my quilts...they can be sized up in the machine to 200%. Also, I can save them onto my USB stick and then import them into my digitizing software to use them there too...

by kathymourie 13 Mar 2017

I know Baby Lock Destiny 2 will do it. On face book MissyB stitching showed how to do this on the Destiny 2.

by jenne 13 Mar 2017

I have not heard of this, tell us more about it.

by pennifold 13 Mar 2017

I'm not sure Sue if my Brother Quattro 6700D has this option. It's nearly midnight here will check tomorrow. ❤️ Chris

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 14 Mar 2017

I am sure it does, Chris...