by dailylaundry 29 Sep 2020

I have an Babylock Ellisimo Gold. Does anyone know after embroidering a design, how to keep the presser foot from going back to the center of the design? Do I need to add a stitch somewhere outside the design to keep this from happening? Thanks for any help on this!! Hugs, Laura


by sewtired 29 Sep 2020

What a wonderful question and some great replies. I have gained some useful knowledge here. Thanks to you all!

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 29 Sep 2020

Cute Sisters are always willing to lend a hand!!! Hugs, Laura

by pennyhal2 29 Sep 2020

I have no idea as to how to do that. Even my Bernina does that. You might try pressing the stop button and cut threads just when the design is done. But, that would be an ackward thing to do.

dailylaundry by dailylaundry 29 Sep 2020

You are right and in the past I have tried that - but, it is possible to stop too late. An extra color stop is the answer and one that I can easily add to any any design. Thanks!

sewtired by sewtired edited 29 Sep 2020


by dragonflyer 29 Sep 2020

Hi Laura... I have to do this all the time with ITH designs I purchase...If you have software, add another color stop just a stitch or two at the border of the hoop you want the foot to go after your last embroidery detail...then just don't stitch that last color stop. You can put the foot anywhere within the perimeter of the hoop you need... also, if you are doing ITH stuffies as an example and you have limbs facing to the inside of your stuffie (or whatever) and the foot would normally "travel over the middle to get to the next color to embroider....I will add a few "extra" color stops to travel around the perimeter of the hoop (side, bottom, side, up, etc.) so my foot does not get trapped traveling over anything bulky. Lots of designers so not allow for this perimeter foot traveling, so I try to always do a sew out on the simulator in my software to make sure that there will be no traveling over "dangerous" areas. Hope this helps... Let me know if you need any more information about this...

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 29 Sep 2020

Perfection - thank you, Kim, this is exacting what I wondered. It is easy to put an extra color stop at different places on an ith design (I use Embird). This helps bunches!! Thank you! Laura

by asterixsew Moderator 29 Sep 2020

Hi Laura I can be of no help at all but please can I ask why do you want to stop the machine doing what it does at the end of stitching? I also look forwards to reading the replies you will hopefully get.

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 29 Sep 2020

Hi Caroline... many ITH designs have elements (arms, legs, stuffed parts, whatever, that are added ITH. So when you get to the end of the design and you have bulky items in the middle of your embroidery and the hoop automatically moves back to the center of the hoop when you finish the last stitch, it can get trapped by the bulky parts of the design when it tries to move over top of them and they are much higher than the foot...they can rip the design right out of the can get ugly!

dailylaundry by dailylaundry 29 Sep 2020

Thank you, Kim - your answer is exactly why I asked! I just made a face mask and in one of the steps, the presser foot hit an adjustment bead that was on the earpiece. I was able to salvage the mask - but, this had happened to me many times in the past. Thank you!

dailylaundry by dailylaundry 29 Sep 2020

Caroline, I appreciate you question! I probably didn't describe my problems well enough! Thanks!

asterixsew by asterixsew 29 Sep 2020

Thanks for the reply girls. I have currently lost my creativity and not done any ith designs in a while. or to be precise not much sewing at all. I now remember that in such circumstances I pressed the stop button just before the end. I really need to get my sewing mojo back...

stock by stock 30 Sep 2020

if you are digitizing yourself just and a stitch to stop this, if not you have to watch and stop before the last stitch on the item