by mops Moderator 10 Feb 2018

Overlap in designs.


When you digitise openings in an object overlaps at some place are unavoidable. The number of them depends on several factors:
- the shape of the object
- the shape of the opening(s)
- start and end points of the object
- the stitch angle.
I chose an example of part of a crest I embroidered. The shape is simple, the openings are not. But even a circle would give 2 overlaps.
I varied the start and end points and the angle of the fill stitches.
- yellow start upper left end upper left angle 60
- pink start upper left end lower right angle 60
- green start upper left end upper right angle 30
- blue start upper left end lower right angle 30

In the end I chose a different angle (32) and let it stitch from upper left to lower right.

A good underlay helps prevent gaps, as does stabilising well and using basting stitches around the design.

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by basketkase 10 Feb 2018

Love your tutorials.........

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mops by mops 10 Feb 2018

Thank you. I don't think you need them, but I love your comment.

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by kustomkuddle 10 Feb 2018

Thank you for the lesson!

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mops by mops 10 Feb 2018

My pleasure.

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by graceandham 10 Feb 2018

Another Mops Master Digitizing Lesson. Thanks so much for helping us understand.

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mops by mops 10 Feb 2018

My pleasure.

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by asterixsew Moderator 10 Feb 2018

Yes thanks for the explanation and its very interesting

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mops by mops 10 Feb 2018

Thank you.

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by elemausi 10 Feb 2018

Thank you for explaining this.

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mops by mops 10 Feb 2018

Keine Ursache.

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by mops Moderator 10 Feb 2018

Another example of the effect of the fill stitch angle. The angles are -14 degrees and -16 degrees. You see the overlap due to the stitching path as thick stripes. Start and end points are the same. I spent a lot of time trying to get a minimum of overlaps in this part of the design.

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