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SInger Futura and Autopunch problem

Posted by txwayno (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 7, 08 at 0:13

Online looking for help and stumbled upon your site. Hope someone can help us figure this out. My wife and I are right in the middle of trying to learn how to use the embroidery feature of her machine. We were able to load the Autopunch software, download a picture and even have learned that we needed to be a little simpler with the design as the machine seems to not handle the detail we were throwing at it. So, with a basic design (Bull dog) we have started on some shirts. It stitches very well at first, but we are having a problem with the design moving between blocks. I am talking a 1/16th to 1/8th inch! The first one we did was fine till the very last when we sent the block to outline the shape. It was way off. The next one didn't even make it that far before it "moved" on us. It may stitch one or two blocks just fine and then the very next one and all that follow are way off. Any ideas as to why the design is "moving" on us??
Thanks for any help you can pass on.
Wayne and Lisa

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RE: SInger Futura and Autopunch problem

Are you stabilizing the fabric? You need to have at least one layer of stabilizer in the hoop under the fabric. The stabilizer keeps the fabric from stretching or shifting while the machine is embroidering. If you're stitching on knit shirts, you need an iron on stabilizer on the shirt and a cut away or tear away in the hoop.


RE: SInger Futura and Autopunch problem

we are using a stabilizer in the hoop. Keep in mind that the design is not "stretching" or continuously shifting. It makes one big move. Then all the rest of the blocks are in the same alignment, but an 1/8" off from the first blocks. I am thinking it has something to do with the error we keep getting after the first half of the body stitches. Going to try a save that block till the very last and see what happens.
Thanks for your reply.

RE: SInger Futura and Autopunch problem

Ok I am very fustrated with the futura auto punch software......very fimiliar with it I went out and purchased a loptop just for my ce100....tried to contact singer no phone if the new this would later be a problem...I spent all this money.....realtalk I need some to tell me how to install autopunch....I have the patch for xp....with is what I'm running justt for my ce100....I have had this software for years and has never had a problem only when I have to reinstall....please help...I get a error. Message fatal error..1001 and I have to uninstal the whole program......singer customer sevice sucks

RE: SInger Futura and Autopunch problem


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