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Thread: Re-sizing Embroidery patterns

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    Re-sizing Embroidery patterns

    I purchased a design to embroider on my new machine. I know the maximum field size is 5x7. This pattern falls within that range, but it would have to be rotated. I have rotated patterns with my machine, so I knew it could be done. What I failed to realize is that it has to fit within those dimensions set up the way you purchase it. I cannot rotate it until it gets loaded onto the machine, yet I can't rotate it beforehand.

    I know there is resizing software out there which I don't own. Is there any other way to rotate the pattern begore I load it onto the sewing machine? Or is there anybody out there that has software that would be willing to resize or rotate it for me?

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    I am wondering exactly what you are trying to do. The length of the pattern has to go with the length of the hoop if it more than five inches, why not just rotate what you are putting the design on? I guess the question would be, what size is it and what size do you want it to be?

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    The pattern is this one http://www.embroiderydesigns.com/pro...s/1/78520.aspx
    When I dowloaded it into my computer it saved the same direction you see it. My machine field is 7 inches tall by 5 inches wide. The pattern is 6.8 inches tall by 4.11 inches wide. My machine is a Brother PE770, I called them today and they said it can't be rotated until it is on the embroidery machine, which cannot be done because it exceeds the size. They said with PED I can resize/rotate it first. Then it should be able to be loaded onto the machine. I would really like to keep the original size of the pattern if possible, so that would entail rotating the pattern, if possible.

    I probsbly made that as clear as mud....sorry.
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    I don't understand the question either. Why can't you put your hoop on your material the way you want the design to be stitched? The hoop will go with the 7" either vertically or horizontally which means you will have rotated your design 90 degrees before you even load the design into your machine, if you want to.

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    I don't know what software you are using but mine allows me to resize if I hold down the CONTROL key when I drag the handles. This method adds the necessary stitches to the design so you dont have any "bald" spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
    I don't understand the question either. Why can't you put your hoop on your material the way you want the design to be stitched? The hoop will go with the 7" either vertically or horizontally which means you will have rotated your design 90 degrees before you even load the design into your machine, if you want to.
    That's what I thought too, that is why I purchased it. However, the design has to be rotated before it can be downloaded into the machine. Brother confirmed this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ccorazone View Post
    I don't know what software you are using but mine allows me to resize if I hold down the CONTROL key when I drag the handles. This method adds the necessary stitches to the design so you dont have any "bald" spots.
    I don't have any software for resizing, that's why I was wondering if someone would be willing to do it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natalieg View Post
    That's what I thought too, that is why I purchased it. However, the design has to be rotated before it can be downloaded into the machine. Brother confirmed this.
    What software are you using??

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    http://www.embroiderystartup.com/Fre...3/Default.aspx

    Wilcom TrueSizer e2 Download

    The link above is a free download of a resizer that will also rotate. Thought it might help. Mona~

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