by mooie24 24 Dec 2014

Hi Cuties, I wonder if there is a way to find out a machine's maximum stitch count capacity in one design ?? I have just seen the most beautiful ice skate bouquet design at embroidery library, I would like the biggest design but at 113725 stitches i'm thinking this could take hours to stitch out even on my brother PR600 ??

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by Patricia103 29 Dec 2014

Couldn't do that design on my little ol' machine. Why don't you ask them at Emb Library what machines they have stitched it out on??
They are very nice there and will answer your questions.

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by dragonflyer 28 Dec 2014

To answer the comment by pennyhal2...if you go the Embroidery Library's home page, there are blue tabs across the top..the last tab on the right says "Order History"..the tab to the left of it says "Help"...I hope the link below works...it should take you to the page that shows stitch counts for machines...

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mooie24 by mooie24 28 Dec 2014

wow thank you xx

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by marianb 25 Dec 2014

If you go to the help Tab along the top, they have a list of max stitches for several types of machine until recently I didn't know it was there..

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 27 Dec 2014

I don't have a "help" tab anywhere. I tried Q&A, but no help tab there. I'd like to think that I'm not blind, but does everyone else have a "help" tab?

dragonflyer by dragonflyer edited 28 Dec 2014

Hi pennyhal2...if you go the Embroidery Library's home page, there are blue tabs across the top..the last tab on the right says "Order History"..the tab to the left of it says "Help"...

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by spendlove Moderator edited 25 Dec 2014

To find out your maximum stitch count, load up a design of about 10 000 stitches and then go to your edit screen. Copy and paste that design until your machine shouts enough and then count up the stitches to that point. The only time I've ever exceeded the limit is when I've tried to put several designs in my 200mm square hoop.

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mooie24 by mooie24 28 Dec 2014

I think Sue I have to done the same thing, but got an error message so turned of my machine and then re started lol

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by katydid 24 Dec 2014

Good question. I do not have a clue. I tend to shy away from the high stitch count designs for time only. Go for it! Kay

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by 02kar Moderator 24 Dec 2014

I love that design too and have no qualms about stitching it out on my Babylock 6 needle. And I keep my machine at 600 stitches per minute.

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by mops Moderator 24 Dec 2014

With its top speed of 1000(?) st/min it will take at least 2 hrs, but that would be no problem for your machine. And those large multi-needle one don't need baby-sitting it - although I prefer to stay within hearing distance..

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mooie24 by mooie24 24 Dec 2014

Oh mops yes I would stay close as well :-)
also wondering how dense this would be ??

mops by mops 25 Dec 2014

It depends on the size , of course, but the EL designs tend to be rather dense as there is a lot of layering to get the beautiful colour details their flowers etc have. Enlarging the design a bit with constant stitch count does help to lower the overal density slightly, but would that still fit your hoop?

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