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2 weeks 5 hours ago #1070 by Albatroz
Contour Fill was created by Albatroz
Hello all:I wouldlike to hear suggestion on a way to tackle the following situation:I’ve these closedshapes and I filled then with contour. The problem is that the filling sewing
starts at top and ends at bottom (or the other way round) which leads to trims
and jumps between shapes despite the shapes being adjacent and of the same colour.
This is not efficient. In order to get rid of the trims and jumps, the filling sewing
should start and stop at the top, so the connectors are very short (>2mm).
How can I force the filling to be made/sew this way? I tried to play with stitch
angles and entry/exit points within Reshape to no avail…
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2 weeks 3 hours ago #1072 by Kim
Replied by Kim on topic Contour Fill
Hello,
Because of the way contour stitch has to stitch to get the effect, it has a limited choice of the entry and exit points of the object.
When using Contour stitch you'll want also use manual travel runs to path the stitch from where it stops at one object and starts the next object.
You can easily do this using the open curve tool and a single run stitch.  Digitize the stitch from the end along the path of the stitching direction to the start of the next object.
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1 week 6 days ago #1073 by Albatroz
Replied by Albatroz on topic Contour Fill
Thank you very much Kim. Your answers besides being very helpful and enlightening are
also very quick. I see. I must manually digitize an arc or other path using run
stitch to bring the “termination of the object/shape" near the start of
the next one. Simple. But I was so convinced that this could be done
“automatically” that it didn’t even occur to me the solution you mentioned
which I use in other situations to avoid trim/jumps. Silly me.
 If I need to change the direction of thestitching automatically generated by the Contour Fill, I use the
Digitize/Backtrack, and then deleting the original. Is there a better /simpler
way to do this, although Digitize/Backtrack works pretty well?

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1 week 6 days ago #1074 by Kim
Replied by Kim on topic Contour Fill
Hi again,
There are lots of ways to accomplish this.  That's what I like about Hatch.  I actually use the open shape tool with a run stitch.
I click where the object's last stitch is, then digitize long the edge up to where the next object starts.

This of course will go to the end of the design.  I then select it in the Sequence and move it up to the correct position.

But if using backstitch works for you that's okay too. :)

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