by muflotex 22 Apr 2015

how to do an approx. time calculation for stitchcount - help needed pls

I need to explain how much time a certain stitchcount needs to get done, I know it depends on thread changes aswell but would like to know how YOU calculate the time for the designs you use - just searched up and down but old post I was thinking of did not come up - TIA Sue


by muflotex 23 Apr 2015

Thank you all 8-) and *

by pennyhal2 22 Apr 2015

I never know how long it will take me to stitch out a design. At least double the time my machine says. My machine is slow. Thread breaks, changes, etc. take time. I wish there were some way for me to know in advance how long it takes, but I've given up trying to figure it out.

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muflotex by muflotex 23 Apr 2015

Thank you for your input

by gerryvb 22 Apr 2015

well my machine shows the time the embroidery design will take to embroider does not count the time to change the threads,so it's always longer than the time showed on the screen.... , I have 3 speed levels an it says the time with each level.
By the way I have a Brother machine.

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muflotex by muflotex 23 Apr 2015

Thank you Gerry I should look in to the speed thing and time on the machine on my Brother

by brittanycooper 22 Apr 2015

Friend has a machine that gives this information for each design. Always thought that was nice.

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muflotex by muflotex 23 Apr 2015

Thank you for your input Brittany

by jrob Moderator 22 Apr 2015

It would be impossible to say, as some have machines that blister out a design and others have machines that chug along. I know the design styles I typically am drawn to take about 1.5- 2 hours on my machine, but you might do them in 30 minutes. Time your test stitch out and write it on your sample.

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muflotex by muflotex 23 Apr 2015

Thank you for your input Jerry, I never thought of putting the time on the first sample for future ref.

by rachap 22 Apr 2015

Sometimes the color guide instructions that come with the design will tell the "time required".

rachap by rachap 22 Apr 2015

Sorry, I hit submit before I added the last words ---or" Stitch time." I usually figure that it will take about twice that for total time, ie.-- getting all supplies out, hooping, clipping threads, cleaning machine out after ,putting things away,etc. It is not just the time at the machine, you should value your time if someone is asking you to do a project for them.

muflotex by muflotex 23 Apr 2015

Thank you racjap, sounds like a good idea to gather all the "stuff" you need together in one first step and then in the second mybe on another day start right away with stitching if time is tight

by gramsbear 22 Apr 2015

My machines do not have "Time" listed, but I use a timer when I sew out the first one! So I know how long it takes to sew out! Old school, but it works for me. hahaha ! Hugs, Judy...

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muflotex by muflotex 23 Apr 2015

Thank you gramsbear, I will jot down the time it takes in my "new" embroidery timer book , it could take my new colors too.

by spendlove Moderator 22 Apr 2015

At least 50% more than the time my machine says!

airyfairy by airyfairy 22 Apr 2015

I agree

muflotex by muflotex 23 Apr 2015

LOL! I just forgot my machine can show the time needed have not embroidered for a much to long time now, busy with other things, Thank you Sue and Airfairy