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How To Know How Much Thread You Need

Please note that if you have software that came with your machine or that you bought to go with your machine, chances are that you can already find that information in your own software. If you are unsure how to proceed, the instructions of option 1 or 2 might be helpful for you.


If you do not already own software, a good software to calculate how much thread is needed per design, per color and how much bobbin thread is Embird 2004... which you can get for a free 30 days trial here...

Click here for free trial of Embird

Instructions to determine how much thread is required for a design:

1. Open Embird

2. On right, look for your design

3. Right click on your design and select VIEW THREAD LIST

4. On the window that opens you will see a list of each color in the design. You can even get the color numbers per thread company if you pick the company of your choice (bottom left corner)

5. Look for the COMSUMPTION column... if you have set your Embird to give you your measurements in millimiters, you will get your lengths of thread in meters. If you picked inches, you will have your lengths of thread required in feet.

6. Embird is fairly precise for thread quantities and also gives you a separate
amount for the bobbin thread required.


If you cannot get Embird or the software that goes with your machine at this time, there are 2 conversion softwares that are available for free on the Internet.



OPTION 1.

http://www.pulsemicro.com/ambassadordownload
Click on the kind of blue icon that says: TajimaAmbassador 10.3.2.2444.exe

Instructions to determine how much thread is required for a design:

1. Open Tajima Ambassador

2. Click on FILE... upper left corner of the screen

3. Click on OPEN

4. On the window that opens, first you have the usual LOOK IN blank field with the little arrow. That is where you go to search for the folder in which the design is located. The big white space that is next is where the design files should be listed. If nothing shows at this time, underneath you have FILE NAME and FILE TYPE, click on the arrow of FILE TYPE; scroll down and select ALL DESIGN FILES and all the design files will show.

5. Select the design of your choice by clicking on it once and click OPEN

6. A window might appear telling you that this design can't be resized; check the DON'T SHOW THIS AGAIN, as we already know that this software will only convert for us at this point.

7. Now with the design open, click on FILE in the upper left corner of the screen.

8. Click DESIGN PROPERTIES.

9. On the opening window, click on the NEEDLES tab and you will see how much thread is needed per color. It's not as precise as Embird and I think you need to add a bit more for the bobbin thread. It's not perfect but at least you now know approximately how much you need.


OPTION 2.


Scroll down and go click on "DOWNLOAD TRUESIZER NOW"

Instructions to determine how much thread is required for a design

1. Open Wilcom TrueSizer

2. Click on the open folder icon... upper left corner of the screen below the "W"

3. On the window that opens, first you have the usual LOOK IN blank field with the little arrow; that is where you go to search for the folder in which the design is located. Then the big white space below is next; the design files should appear there. If none of your files show at this time, underneath you have FILE NAME and FILE TYPE, click on the arrow of FILY TYPE and select ALL FILES. All the design files in that folder will show.

4. Select the design of your choice by clicking on it once and then click OPEN.

5. Now with the design open, click on EDIT, upper left corner of screen, second from the left.

6. Click COLORWAYS

7. On the opening window, click on the STOP SEQUENCE tab and you will see how much thread is required per color. This one seems more accurate then Ambassador when it is compared to Embird. The amount of bobbin appears to have been included. It's not perfect but at least you now know approximately how much you need.

Have fun stitching and I hope this helps...