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Old July 15th, 2015, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How NOT to reduce stitches in a design

The word is: "TRUCKERS" Standard block font 1 color small enough to be sewn in satin stitches. Client is adamant that doing the letters as outline only will save stitches.

Using the letter "I" as a simplified example without serifs..... would just be ONE column of satin stitches. But doing as outline only you would have a column on either side PLUS a short column of stitches at the top and bottom.... making the outline only "I" more than double the stitches of the plain satin "I".

They strongly disagree.
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You may have to just show them. Doesn't take any time to digitize it both way and let them see.
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You may have to just show them. Doesn't take any time to digitize it both way and let them see.
That is what I did but they just do not understand the concept. They equate stitch COVERAGE (ie the amount of fabric covered up by thread) to stitch COUNT.... so the letter "I" that is solid COVERS more fabric area so it should have MORE stitches to them than the outline letter "I" because the center part is not covered in thread.

How do you argue with logic like that?
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