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Bean Stitch

What it is

Bean Stitch Dog Bean stitch describes a repetition of running stitches back and forth. This would result in thicker threading.

Bean Stitch Detail

How to Create

  1. Select a dashed stroke and open Extensions > Ink/Stitch > Params.

  2. Set the number of repeats to Bean stitch number of repeats when in running stitch mode.

    Bean Stitch Params

    • A value of 1 would triple each stitch (forward, back, forward).
    • A value of 2 would quintuple each stitch, etc.
    • It is possible to define a repeat pattern by entering multiple values separated by a space.

Params

Open Extensions > Ink/Stitch > Params to change parameters to your needs.

Settings   Description
Running stitch along paths   Must be enabled for these settings to take effect.
Method   Choose running stitch for the running stitch type
Manual stitch placement   Enable Manual Stitch Mode
Repeats   ◦ Defines how many times to run down and back along the path
◦ Default: 1 (traveling once from the start to the end of the path)
◦ Odd number: stitches will end at the end of the path
◦ Even number: stitching will return to the start of the path
Bean stitch number of repeats   Enable Bean Stitch Mode
◦ Backtrack each stitch this many times.
◦ A value of 1 would triple each stitch (forward, back, forward).
◦ A value of 2 would quintuple each stitch, etc.
◦ It is possible to define a repeat pattern by entering multiple values separated by a space.
Running stitch length   Length of stitches
Running stitch tolerance   All stitches must be within this distance from a path. A lower tolerance means stitches will be closer together. A higher tolerance means sharp corner may be rounded.
Zig-Zag spacing (peak-to-peak)   Not relevant for bean stitch
Allow lock stitches   Enables lock stitches in only desired positions
Force lock stitches   Sew lock stitches after sewing this element, even if the distance to the next object is smaller than defined in the collapse length value value in the Ink/Stitch prefreneces.
Trim After   Trim the thread after sewing this object.
Stop After   Stop the machine after sewing this object. Before stopping it will jump to the stop position (frame out) if defined.

Sample Files Including Bean Stitch

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