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Date: 10/30/13 11:35 AM

My Bernette Deco 340 takes 7.9 by 5.5 designs. If I order a design that is 6.9 WIDE and 3.9 high, can it be rotated in my machine without additional software? Am I limited to those dimensions in width and height, and would the company I buy from take it for granted that I know this, do you think?

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Date: 10/30/13 1:05 PM

I have this machine, but I also have software. You should be able to rotate the design in the machine, without software. The machine can be quirky, but should be do-able. Definitely do a test stitch-out on similar fabric, to be sure the design is centered, etc.

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Date: 10/30/13 3:53 PM

I don't have this machine, but I do have a Janome 9500 which is similar. If you buy a design, it should come oriented to fit the hoop. I have never found one that wasn't. Most larger hoops for any brand machine look tall and narrow, not short and wide when they are on the machine. There is a free design at Embroidery Library that is 6.8x4.3 that you could download to see what I mean.

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Date: 11/11/13 7:47 PM

Quote: nestle
My Bernette Deco 340 takes 7.9 by 5.5 designs. If I order a design that is 6.9 WIDE and 3.9 high, can it be rotated in my machine without additional software? Am I limited to those dimensions in width and height, and would the company I buy from take it for granted that I know this, do you think?



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I just read your post and you probably already found the answer ... Yes, you can Rotate, Resize, Mirror Vertically/Horizontally from within the machine itself, no need for additional software. See page 49 of the manual for the Rotate Key information.

I have a Deco 340. It's a great machine!

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Date: 11/11/13 8:13 PM

Go to the Bernina website, look under software and Artlink6. This is free from Bernina, includes the hoops for the Deco 340 and you can easily rotate designs to proper orientation. In theory the machine lets you rotate but if it sees the design as too large it won't open it at all. I have the Artlink software to open the freebies that Bernina sometimes gives you.

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Date: 12/7/13 2:02 PM

thank you for all your answers, it is so great to have someone to ask besides my husband :-)). I could deal with that test design but could do nothing with the one I bought, so I finally asked Kara to rotate it for me and she did.

I bought a design from Urban threads, 1 of 4 in a set, that really had outline problems and asked them to look. They agreed and repaired it!! I'm saving for Floriana software but it will be a while before I can help myself.

This may get lost but I'll ask here anyway. I'm new to this. I am doing a hot air balloon ornament cover and using Gutterman cotton thread. I love these silly things and I'm doing one for each of my cousins - the girls. They turn out great. I also have Mettler silk finish 100% cotton with colors I like and those results are great too, but the lint left behind is monstrous. I would think silk finish would prevent some of this? Would you not use this thread?? Am I foolish to be doing all this cleaning with every one and possibly damaging my machine? THANKS!!!!

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Date: 12/7/13 4:31 PM

Since the advent of computerized machines, and just having them sealed up a bit more than some old cast iron one, I think for some reason that has turned out to have got a whole bunch of people, all over the place, (and it's usually on the internet someplace) horribly, horribly scared and terrified about some fabric lint or thread lint.

I do think that is kind of silly actually. Probably just because they did not bother to keep their machine clean, and then it did not work good, and they had to pay someone else to do that. As in, "Oh no, an expense, and and it cost me something, and so I think I will be really scared of a machine now, and fabrics and thread, that I should be the master of instead, and now only sew on synthetic fabric and use nylon or polyester thread now!" Not!!!!!!!!!

Or at least never for me. I sew with any kind of fabric fiber I want, on or into on any of my machines. Even if that is "horrors" real cotton, rayon, linen, or even onto fuzzy stuff like fake fur, corduroy, or velvet. So none of that stuff "hurts" any of my machines at all.

I particular like to make 1800's to 1920's reproduction embroidery, and back then they did not even have any nylon or polyester as a fiber, so if I want something like that, to look the most authentic, I'm not going to use it (polyester or nylon) either in those, in my fabric or my thread.

So, I think the key is just keeping your machine clean. Learn how to do that, and then you don't have to worry about any of that kind stuff, and then you are the "master of a machine" instead of the other way around, and get to sew on and with, any kind of fiber, for your thread and fabric that you want to.

If you don't want to do that though, or don't want to bother, then I guess some kind of polyester or nylon thread, probably are a little bit, less linty than cotton or rayon or such and some fabrics are less linty than cotton Corduroy, or silk or Rayon Velvet, or fake fur or even Polar Fleece.

I like the nice matt look of real cotton thread in embroidery, so I will always use it when I want to. I also know how to clean my machine though. So just zero issues then. As long as you know how to do that, I would not even worry about it at all. Just since I feel you got to be the boss of all your own machines and get to choose what you want to sew and how, and not live in "fear" of some machine at all.

So if you clean some lint and fuzz out of there, with each embroidery design even if you feel like it, I don't think that is damaging anything at all. Cotton or Linen or rayon thread, can't even damage a machine at all, they are a lot softer than anything metal they would ever touch.

I have not tried that particular thread, but it's probably not bad at all. My favorite all cotton matt thread for machine embroidery is the 2 ply 50 weight DMC cotton from France, but I have used lots of others, and I would not be "scared" of any of them. It's just thread.

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Date: 12/7/13 5:18 PM

They make heavy weight cotton embroidery machine, I used some for a redwork design. It depends on the design, if it's dense, I wouldn't use a heavier thread.

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