This tutorials explains how to insert aligning stitches to selected objects on chosen point of work area. Aligning stitches are used for precise alignment of split design parts during sewing process.
Note: Several ways of splitting are explained in the following tutorials: Interactive Free-Hand Splitting, Split Before/After Color, Separate Color, Auto-Split, Auto-Split Along Hoop Boundaries and Saving and Sewing of Split Designs
1 - Run Embird and click "Editor" menu to switch to Editor window.
2 - Use "File > Open" and "File > Merge" commands for opening designs which should be aligned (Picture No. 1).
1. Open designs to be aligned
3 - Use "Edit > Select > Select All" menu to select all objects into which you are going to add alignment crosses (Picture No. 2).
2. Select designs
4 - Click "Insert > Aligning Stitches on Chosen Point" menu (Picture No. 3).
3. Aligning Stitches on Chosen Point
5 - Move mouse pointer to chosen point on work area and left click to insert the alignment crosses there.
6 - A warning message will be shown, informing you that the alignment stitches will be saved as running stitches (Picture No. 4). If you prefer to save them as jumps please make this choice in "Options > Long Running Stitches" menu.
4. The way of saving of aligning stitches
7 - The small blue and red crosses will be added to the end of part no. 1 and to the beginning of part no. 2 (Picture No. 5). When sewing out the part no. 1, the blue cross will be the last color. Then the red cross of part no. 2 would be sewn out as the first color. This one should be placed exactly on the blue one to obtain perfectly aligned design.
5. Aligning crosses added to selected objects