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Date: 8/28/12 1:53 PM

I'm a huge fan of EmbLibrary.Com's designs....I have been around to many sites and something about those designs are just so cool and exactly what I'm always looking for when it comes to my projects. Problem is, as some of us know, is their designs are VERY dense and have high stitch counts.

After struggling with some puckering issues and trying every solution out there on the internet, I thought that maybe the designs were TOO dense and decided to reduce them in my software program. I'm working on a quilt project again and started embroidering the blocks, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to experiment since any puckering is usually not noticed once everything is quilted.

I have EmbroideryWorks Everyday by Designer's Gallery and it allows you to reduce the density in the fill or satin stitches. So I decided to test a design. I reduced the fill by 10% and the satin by 5%. Boy, that definitely made a difference and I'm actually going to try and reduce another 5% on the fill and see what happens. It didn't compromise the design result, but there was very, very little puckering. And I was using a light quilter's cotton. I have to say, I was pretty impressed.

So I thought I would share this in case anyone else struggled a bit like me.

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Date: 8/28/12 2:09 PM

I have their Density Works stand alone program. Because I typically buy EL designs in ART format, I will switch to PES and run it through that program. I agree it does work well.

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Date: 8/31/12 3:55 PM

I too have always made the designs less dense. I use Embird and it works very well.

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Date: 8/31/12 4:22 PM

Great tip I will try, I hate the thread wast as well.

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Date: 9/8/12 10:49 PM

I've just downloaded the Embird trial version to try this out. I have never been able to stitch out the E.L. chameleon that my son likes so much because it's just too dense.

So when I look in Embird at the density, I can find where to change the density, but I can't see where it says what the original density is? And Embird seems to want a number rather than to change by percentage. It said 4.0 when I opened the density window - so 4.1 would be 10% reduction in density or am I thinking about this wrong?

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Date: 9/9/12 1:50 AM

I read somewhere that a quick "fix" is to just make the design a little bigger on your machine as it stretches it a little bit, therefore reducing the density. My Janome 350 has a +5%??? increase function built right into the machine. I've tried this successfully once or twice, but it is good to know there is another way. I never thought to run it through software. I have Embird.

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Date: 9/10/12 6:26 PM

I wish I had read this before I stitched out an EmbLibrary design last night... but at least I know I'm not crazy. I started skipping colors because there were places where one spot would get 4 or 5 colors, with multiple layers of each! One other thing that I thought was weird is that when the pattern skipped an area, it would stitch its way there with small stitches, leaving a thread trail that isn't easy to unpick... so my final product has random lines connecting the colors. This is the design: http://www.emblibrary.com/el/colorchange.aspx?productid=c7939&orderdetailsource=7008630
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Date: 9/18/12 12:52 PM

I'm going to try again on the design above. I have Bernina Designer 6, but haven't used it much. I went looking for a way to change the density, but don't see anything specifically labelled such, just stitch width and length. I watched the slow redraw of the design, and one of the problems (I think), is that each color has at least 4 layers of stitching. I noticed this particularly on the back of the cat... there were two base layers of less dense stitching, then two full layers of heavier stitching (not counting several layers of another color to come). WHY? And is there anything I can do to reduce the layering of a single color?

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Date: 9/18/12 2:34 PM

Going to try changing the density with DG. I had been enlarging them a bit with the functions on the EM.

How is it so many people have this problem, except Kenny @ EL?

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Date: 9/18/12 3:26 PM

I have often wondered that myself, but if you look carefully, most (if not all) of the pictures of their designs have been stitched on felt. I've never embroidered on felt before, but would think that it is a pretty stable fabric that won't lend itself to alot of issues. I could be wrong, but that's just my observation.

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