EQ Stitch has been keeping my attention a bit lately. I have been designing some simple objects. And just seeing what fun things I can develop. I did three stitch-outs Sunday night. Actually there were more than that. But I am not counting the "oops" ones.
In the process I learned more about digitizing.
1. When in doubt about what a control means: Check the help file.
example: I wanted a less dense e-stitch for the edge of an applique. I saw "adjust density" - so I lowered the number, which made sense to me. The piece got tossed away. Still I didn't read the help file. (foolish man!) Instead the stitch got more dense. It worked okay but the e-stitch looks like a satin stitch. In reality you need to increase the number to make it less dense. It is in the help file.
2. You will need to be ready to sew out the design more than one time. If it works the first time you are just really lucky.
3. The simulated stitching will show you some things that you can fix BUT,
4. It is important to watch the file stitch out on the machine. You can see things that you can correct.
So here are my stitch-outs:
Now some photo notes. When taking a picture of white fabric with stabilizer that has been torn away....lay the entire piece over a WHITE surface (not shiny wood) so that the stabilizer doesn't show through. In reality you don't see the stabilizer AND it will wash away.
I hope you learned something from this - I know I did.