Circles Got You Going in Circles?

If your embroidered circles look more like ovals than you know what I mean by ‘circles have you going in circles?’  What you see on the computer screen is not necessarily what you see stitched on fabric.  That can be frustrating but help is just a click away.

Recently, I was digitizing a new Stipple collection that features a rainbow of embroidered polka dots.  Unfortunately, I can’t unveil the new collection just yet but it will be available soon. Back to the problem at hand,  I was diligently working away and stitched my sample.  Ugh! My circles weren’t round, they were oval.

And that’s definitely a rookie digitizing mistake.  In Inspirations’ Perfect Embroidery Pro, it’s so easy to fix this problem.  I selected all of the polka dots and changed the Pull/Pull setting in the Properties Box.  Here’s how to do it.

Use the artwork tool to draw a small circle (.25″) diameter).  Convert it to satin.  Click on the Pull/Push tab in the Properties Box.  Notice the Value is set at 100%.

Change the value to 120%.

View the difference on the screen.  Notice the higher percentage fills out the circle across the width. The width of the dot now measures .28″ while the height remained the same at .25″.

The difference is minute but it’s all that was needed. My circles are now really circles!

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6 Comments on Circles Got You Going in Circles?

  1. Kathleen De Verville
    April 29, 2018 at 11:49 am (2 years ago)

    Thank you for that tip, I for one can use it.

  2. Sharron Prickett
    April 29, 2018 at 3:56 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks Eileen, I forget how useful this feature is sometimes.

  3. Karen
    April 29, 2018 at 7:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks I really need more time to spend doing things in my PEP.

    • Vonee
      April 30, 2018 at 6:29 pm (2 years ago)

      PEP is such amazing software! There are so many, many things that are just a “click” away! Thanks Ilene for another great “click tip”


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