Husqvarna Viking Designer Ruby 64 Embroidery Mode Overview – Edit View & Stitch Out View


We’re going to review the functions that you
have on the embroidery edit screen and also when you’re on the embroidery screen. First
off, I’m going to just bring in a design so I have something to play with. Let’s go ahead
and bring in this fun little swirl here. We’ve gone ahead and we’ve played around with
telling the machine which hoop that you’re working with. Now, there is a lot of hoops
that show up on this list. It will always pick the hoop size closest to the design size,
or the last hoop that you actually were using. If you don’t want so many hoops on your machine,
you can actually set that up in the tools, or set menu. You can find where … hoop selection.
You can check off which hoops you own, and so for example if I own the 120 by 120, and
also of course the 360 by 200, those are the two hoops that came with the machine. Then,
you’re going to find that the two hoops that are available for you to choose are just the
ones that you have set. Here’s the key. If you buy a new hoop, you
have to remember to go back in and set that and tell the machine, “By the way, I have
a third hoop and a fourth hoop.” Then those sizes will then be available to use and will
come up on your list as solid colors, as options, instead of grayed out options as you’re seeing
here. That will save you a lot of time. I do prefer to go in and set my hoops for that
particular reason. All right, so we’ve got our hoop selected,
the 360 by 200. Shows us that by our dotted lines across the bottom here, we have … We’ll
just start across. We have preferences, so if you want a grid, that’s handy if you’re
trying to line something up. Being able to view things in 2D or 3D look, I prefer the
3D so I leave that set. Full screen, it’ll actually change this so you can actually see
the design full-screen. Just touch it to come back to where we were. For me, the grid is
a little hard on my eyes, so I actually usually don’t use it or leave it on, I just use it
to line something up and then I take it off. Then, the part position. The part position
is where it will move the embroidery arm all the way to the far left position that would
help you get it back into your embroidery box. If you’re traveling with it, it’s also
the same position that it moves to, should you go to this sewing mode. I’m going to skip
pushing that but part position is used when you are done with your embroidery. You have zoom options, so if I want to zoom
in on this, zoom to all. I can take that design and bring it the biggest part of my machine
and you can see here, it’s like 642%. You also can go zoom to hoop, so that’s where
we started. It’s really quick way to go in and out. There will be a time when we’ll need
zoom to … zoom to box, which you’ve probably seen with computers. If I want to zoom in
on just that little top left corner, I can touch and drag a box and that will come up
in my screen, exactly where I want it to look. Then back to zoom to … not the zoom to box,
zoom to hoop. That’s the easiest way to be around. You also can use your plus or minus zoom,
but sometimes you’re not where you can see it, because the design travels that way off
the screen. That’s where you start to use some of these options down here. For example,
this little hand is pan. Pan means you drag the design back into the viewing world, and
so it’s more centered. That’s why using that zoom to box is very handy, because you don’t
have to move the design side to side, you can get it zoomed in right where you want
it to be and a lot easier. I love that zoom feature. Once again, zooming out to the edge
of the hoop. OK. Here, it’s going to tell us your design,
it has one color and how many total stitches that it actually has within that. If it had
10 colors, it would show one of 10. Then with that. Right now, my toolbar off to the right
side is not showing, so touch the toolbar. You can see it can collapse and pop back open.
As we go through here, we can actually … We’ll start at the top. This one is actually stepping
through design. If I actually have more than one design on the screen… Why don’t we start
by actually doing just that. I’m going to select the moving options, and I’ll move that
one over here. I’m going to duplicate this. If I just touch it one time, I will get two
designs. I’m going to just flip that one so it’s pretty easy and obvious to see. If I
duplicate that again, I can get another one. Maybe flip that over here. OK. I’ve got one, two, three designs on screen.
Notice, I can deselect them or select them, depending on which box is around which design.
If I do the step through design, it will highlight in the order it’s actually going to sew, which
is the order I brought them in. I can select different designs. That’s nice because sometimes
they’re underneath each other, and that’s a great way to actually move through. Select all. That’s what that one is. If you
don’t remember what these are, remember you’ve got the question mark, and that can actually
bring up the little message box, of “Oh yeah, that one’s this.” Message and so forth. Select
all. Also then remove or add a pattern. If you don’t want something selected, you can
actually de-select a group. Now I have two selected, but not the third one. We’ve already done duplicate, but notice some
of your icons have this little triangle in the bottom right corner. That means that if
I touch and hold, it will come up with a second screen. A long hold does that. You’ll notice
it’s also down here at the trash can and a few other places. If I want to duplicate this,
say four times, and touch OK, it will … haha. I had two selected, so it actually duplicated
everybody four times. I have lots of designs on my screen. Once again, if I didn’t want
that, I have an undo option. I can actually undo what I was doing at that point. I’m going
to just trash that, trash the selected designs so I don’t have as many on the screen. You
saw I used the mirror image, they are blue, indicating that this design has been mirror
imaged, both up and down and left to right. This one was mirror imaged just left to right,
and this one has nothing, because that was the way it came in. One thing, this is a great one I use a lot
of. It’s called “move to hoop.” For example, if I want this design to stitch in this exact
upper corner, and this one I want it to stitch in this upper corner, I can move it outside
the stitching area. Watch this – when I touch this, it brings the designs into just where
the edge of the hoop is. You’ll have to guess and then have one side out and one side not
as close. That is a great feature. If you just take a design to move it out to the side,
it will pop it in just directly in from where that design is sitting. If you go outside
a corner, it brings it into the edge of the corner. That would work down in the lower
corners as well. Those are some basic features. Now, down here
you’ve got kind of a big symbol, that control center. Depending on which of these four items
are blue, or selected, that will indicate which you’re going to be doing with the control
center. For example, this design is selected and it is in the moving or positioning option.
Right now, if I use the arrows and it’s going really slow because they’re very small increments.
That’s why touching and dragging and then using these to position it right back where
you want it to be… very small increments as you go. The next one is rotate. We’ll play with this
design. Left and right rotate, OK? You can also drag it around. This is a great way to
spin your designs around and get them where you want them to be. If you want to get that
back to where you want it to be, you can go ahead and rotate that around. It’ll actually
show you what your rotation is, and this is also … If you touch it in the middle, it’ll
be 90 degrees from where you actually started. If I go back to 0 degrees … go back to 0,
there we go, and then I did 90, it will turn it 90 degrees, which is about usually what
you’re doing is 90 degree rotation. The next one is to scale. Once again, you
can touch and drag it bigger or go ahead and use the arrow keys to go up or down. If you
unlock it in the center of the blue control center, then you can actually make it wider
or narrower. Right now I’m making it skinnier so it’s not changing the height, it’s only
changing the width. If I touch the arrows at the top … oh I’m already at the max size.
Now I’m actually making it shorter, so you can go short or tall, wide or thin, with the
scaling option when this is unlocked. If you wanted to go proportionally, make sure you
leave the lock on and it’ll just increase or decrease as needed. We’ve already done the pan, this is more of
a visual of being able to move the screen side to side or up or down to see things a
little bit more when you’re zoomed in. You do have an undo, so this will undo a variety
of tools that you’ve actually done. You’ve got a re-size option here, so you can actually
come in here and re-size. Re-scale versus re-size, one’s going to change
the stitches, one’s going to make things a lot bigger and better. That’s definitely what
you want to be using for re sizing. You also can go into … I’m going to touch OK there.
Come on back out, re figuring those stitches. We have color edit, which is down in this
area. If I want to be able to combine your stitches… These have all the same, one color
here. I can actually come in and group the colors together and definitely … if you’ve
got a design with two or three colors, instead of it doing color one, two, three, color one,
two, three, and so forth, you can have it do all the first color, let’s say that’s white.
It’ll do all the white here, all the white here, and all the white here. Then it’ll go
back and do all the blue, all the blue, and all the blue. Instead of changing it 9 times,
you’re only changing your thread three times, which is a fantastic time saver. If you wanted to save this to your designs,
you save it in the save to my designs area. You can come in here and do that. Again, we’ll
do a separate video on some of those other things. When you’re ready to stitch, you can
go ahead and touch go, and this takes you over to the embroidery screen. Once again,
having the ability to see your colors, also be able to combine your stitches and get them
to be all one … to stitch out all in one color like a monochrome. This is actually what’s considered a fix button.
That will stitch a dotted line before. That holds all your fabric and stabilizer together
before the design starts stitching. If you have some fabric that you’re not hooped, this
is a great way to hoop your stabilizer, lay your fabric over the top of it, tack this
down. It’s like putting pins in, it’s like a basting line that’s easy to remove because
it’s very long stitches, will hold the fabric onto your stabilizer when you start to sew.
You can go forward or back through a design, so if I go stitch by stitch, I’m going through
the first color of my design or the first part of it. We’ve got the tension here that
we can see, we can see how long each color is going to take. Design positioning, we’re
going to be able to use and create … like when we hoop crooked, oh hallelujah. We’ll
go into that as well. You also have the option to change where your
hoop is. If you need to change your bobbin, you can change it so the bobbin is accessible
by moving the hoop all the way away and you can get to your bobbin. Trim position moves
the hoop all the way towards you, so you can take your scissors and trim something right
here in the hoop, at the center of the hoop. It’s really nice, you have the ability to
move the hoop wherever you need to go at any given time. We’ll get into all of these other
buttons, but definitely that is a quick overview of the embroidery edit and embroidery screens.