This feature will be part of an upcoming Ink/Stitch release. It is not yet integrated in Ink/Stitch.
What it is
Circular fill fills a shape with an embroidered spiral. The center of the spiral is positioned at the center of the shape. A target point can be used to define a custom spiral center.
How to Create
- Create a closed path with a fill color. The shape may have holes.
- Open the params dialog (
Extensions > Ink/Stitch > Params) and select
Circular Fillas the fill method. Set the params as you like wish and Apply.
Set spiral center
- Select the circular fill shape and attach the Ripple stitch target point command to the shape. Read how to attach commands to objects.
Set Start and End Point
Set start and end points for autofill objects with Visual commands.
Extensions > Ink/Stitch > Params to tweak the settings to your needs.
|Automatically routed fill stitching||☑||Must be enabled for these settings to take effect.|
|Fill method||Circular Fill||Circular Fill must be selected.|
|Expand||Expand the shape before stitching, to compensate for gaps between shapes.|
|Running stitch length||For circular fill this is the overall stitch length.|
|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.|
|Underpath||Must be enabled to let running stitches travel inside shape instead of around the border when moving from section to section|
|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.|
|Tack stitch||Select tack stitch type (start).|
|Lock stitch||Select lock stitch type (end).|
|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.|
Underlay in Guided Fill doesn’t follow the guide line, but uses the fill angle which can be defined in the underlay params.