What it is
Contour fill covers areas with stitches following the contour of an object.
How to Create
Create a closed path with a fill color.
Set Start and End Point
Set start and end points for autofill objects with Visual commands.
Extensions > Ink/Stitch > Params. Set fill method to
Contour Fill and tweak the settings to your needs.
|Automatically routed fill stitching||☑||Must be enabled for these settings to take effect.|
|Fill method||Contour Fill||Contour Fill must be selected to sew spiral lines of the contour|
|Contour Fill Strategy||Inner to outer (default) is able to fill shapes with bottlenecks
Single spiral fills a shape with a single spiral from the outside to the inside
Double spiral fills a shape with a double spiral, starts and ends at the outside border of the shape.
|Join Style||Round, Mitered, Beveled||Method to handle the edges when the size the contour is reduced for the inner spirals|
|Avoid self-crossing||Wheter inner to outer is allowed to cross itself or not|
|Clockwise||Direction to move around the contour|
|Maximum fill stitch length||The length of each stitch in a row. “Max” is because a shorter stitch may be used at the start or end of a row.|
|Spacing between rows||Distance between rows of stitches|
|Running Stitch tolerance||All stitches must be within this distance of the path. A lower tolerance means stitches will be closer together. A higher tolerance means sharp corners may be rounded.|
|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 in the Ink/Stitch preferences.|
|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 Countour Fill doesn’t follow the contour, but uses the fill angle which can be defined in the fill underlay params.
Samples Files Including Contour Fill Stitches
Sample file for contour fill
Sample sunflower using contour fill
Monochrome flower, using ripple stitch and contour stitch
sample file : monochrome flower