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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Creating stitches ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Which machines let you create your own maxi type stitches?
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Date: 12/23/13 11:12 AM

Which machines let you create and store maxi (multi directional) stitches and store them?

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Date: 12/23/13 5:05 PM

I think if you actually call it a "maxi" then you are referring to some old and new Pfaff's just since that is sort of just their name for it, through the decades.

If you want to call it, machines that have directional moving feed dogs that not only move forward and back wards but also sideways and in a catty corner direction that so in order to make a stitch sequence larger than the sideways needle swing of a needle bar instead, then that would be opening it up, to a whole bunch of others, particular if using combinations of built in machine stitches in there, to just do that sort of thing.

If you want to add in, the capabilities of actually creating and plotting somehow on a machine screen or in some computer program those stitch drops and feed dog movement at the same time, and then more feeding that to a machine as a separate computer file, to do that, then that is something even more and additional.

Which of all those kinds of things are you trying to do? And are you counting only machines new and sold currently, or also even all older machines sold in the past from just anyplace too?

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Date: 12/23/13 5:26 PM

If I had not the capability to do that at all, in anything,. and if I wanted to be able to do all those things for the very least amount of money with the very most flexibility and was very good with computers, and computer systems, and programs and digitizing stuff on a computer screen and liked and knew RS32 serial kind of connections, I might spend $500 or so, and even get a old Pfaff 1475CD or 7550 and use the also very old 1990's Pfaff PC-Designer program to do something like that with it. As that would be real cheap, money wise. Just because I got one of those, and all still works fine for me that way. Unfortunate seems to not still work fine for most other people though, as they seem to have "technology has moved on" kind of computer issues with that kind of thing. Does not bother me at all though, just since those kinds of small things, don't phase me much.

I think I could also pay multiple thousands of $, or way more to do it with a bunch of newer Pfaff machines and all additional and expensive newer software too.

Could also pay multiple thousands of dollars to do it with some newer Janome/elna machines and some additional software also.

Can do it on lots of machines, if only using the existing built in stitch sequences in a machine and just combining them together in different ways just more on board a machine also.

So sort of depends on just what you are trying to do I would think. Probably better to decide exactly what you need to do first, then find something that can do that, in a way that just you could do it, and really know all the steps and software and all that might be required I would think.

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Date: 12/24/13 9:14 PM

My BL Ellisimo has built in multidirectional stitching.

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Date: 12/25/13 7:53 AM

Quote: SandiMacD
My BL Ellisimo has built in multidirectional stitching.

What is multidirectional stitching? Left to right?
Sandy

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Date: 12/25/13 10:21 AM

The Brother V-Series has multi-directional stitches, a feature to combine them, then store them.

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