Do you know your machine will stitch out designs
in the order they’re brought into the screen area? If I was to bring in this design and
we’ll put it up here a little bit and then I bring in a second design, it will stitch
this one first and this one second. Sometimes, there is an order that you want it go in.
For example, I’m going to just go ahead and delete these off, if you were doing multiple
rows of lettering, have you ever done that where you have a row 1 and it stitches out?
What happens at the end of row 1? It will take the end and jump and bring a whole line
of thread all the way back down to row number 2. It’s obvious that you want to do designs
like that in the order you read them in, top line, second line, third line. Let’s do something real quick. I’m to quickly
do a set up of how I would set up something that’s got multiple lines, whether it’s a
quilt label, a Bible verse, or something that just has multiple lines that you’re going
to position all on screen. I’m going to go ahead. I’m going to do it so you can see which
one I’m doing. I’m going to type in the word, last. We’ll bring that on screen. All right,
so last is going to be, well last. Next, we’ll go and do that again and I’m going to pull
in the word, middle. M-I-D-D-L-E, OK. Middle, check here for spelling, middle. Remember,
we’ve got the grid under preferences, so if I wanted to zoom in, I can get it so every
item is perfectly aligned. We can come back up here and the last one is, first. Do you
notice I’m putting them in in reversed order? First, and OK. I can come in here, let’s do zoom first. Zoom
to box. Draw a box around your area that you want to zoom in on, love that. Then we can
go ahead, for example, if I want to put the middle, let’s put it on this line. Yes, I
can move it and then I can use the arrows up or down to nudge it onto a line. Then I
can come over here, put this one on a line, and then put this one on a line. That one
almost looks perfect. OK. Actually, get that close and then this one will … I’ll bring
it down to this box. OK, so let’s pretend that this is going to stitch out. What order
is it going to stitch out? It’s going to stitch it out in the order we brought it in. Last,
L-A-S-T. When it’s done with the T, this line is going to drag up to the first stitch of
the M, which normally starts right around here. Then I don’t have to worry about trimming
that thread. It’s going to go ahead and stitch, but if I had done it in order and I brought
this in, it would have gone to the T and drawn … The drag would go all the way across. You ask me, well why would I want to do this?
My machine cuts my thread in between all these. Well, here is something I’m going to talk
about about the selective thread cutter. It’s going to cut in between all these letters.
Here’s the thing; on the back side of your fabric, it’s going to look a little sloppy.
I actually turn off the selective thread cutter, so it doesn’t cut between my letters, so it
looks it better on the back. Yes, I do have to trim, but trust me, it does look a little
bit neater. Yes, by having this and do it in this order, you don’t have any extra thread
to, you might say, jump over itself or dig out after the stitches are made. Trust me,
when you do a little planning ahead and bring in your designs in the order you want them
to stitch, you will have a better result.