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.|
|Tack stitch||Chose your favorite style|
|Lock stitch||Chose your favorite style|
|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.