The EQStitch program is looking for motifs to convert to stitches. A design that has outside lines along the block edge makes it a block and not a free standing motif. In this case you could make the defined block into an image and then bring in that image and trace it with the drawing tools. I have done this with an easy draw block from the color tab. I saved it as an image and then brought that image into the tracing tab in EQStitch and redrew it as a stitch outline. Auto digitizing will look for a free-standing motif to automatically convert it to a machine embroidery or machine appliqué design.
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--- In EQStitch@yahoogroups.com, "dalericklefs" <dalericklefs@...> wrote:
> So, does this mean that designs with lines touching are the only designs that can be assigned stitches? Was it a matter that the border was a border, or that the line of the border did not touch the central motif she was focused on?
> --- In EQStitch@yahoogroups.com, ycjm@ wrote:
> > You are very welcome.
> > Yvonne Menear
> > EQ7/EQStitch educator
> > Author EQStitch companion book
> > http://www.yvonnemenear.com/
> > http://members.shaw.ca/lmeg/
> > --- In EQStitch@yahoogroups.com, J Hayes <jjhayes39@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Wow, Thanks! I know now that any of the blocks that use the outside edge of a block in the block worktable needs a little extra work. I really thought that I was doing something wrong. This is a good point to keep in mind if the blocks use the outside edge. thanks for the workaround. Now we could use practically any block in the library!Jo-Ann
> > > To: EQStitch@yahoogroups.com
> > > From: ycjm@
> > > Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 22:13:06 +0000
> > > Subject: [EQStitch] Re: Copying block stencils to Stitching
> trl C, and tried to paste it in Stitchings.... under Embroidery and