Tru Embroidery is a software program that makes files. Like all programs, it makes certain kinds of files with their identifying suffixes. Photoshop makes JPG and TIFF. Microsoft Word makes DOC and DOCX. Tru Embroidery makes PES and DST files among others. Each embroidery machine can only read certain files. My machine is a Babylock and PES files are specific to its working brain. However...I have found that the DST format works far better in this quest for digitized beauty! The PES files cannot seem to trim the ending threads properly. In todays's test, the PES trimmed, but immediately tied back on forming a big jump stitch that would need to be trimmed by hand. the DST file trimmed beautifully and did not make visible tie-ons. Hooray! And, the DST stitched far smoother in multiple sizes. Life is good!
This is a PES stitch out. It is supposed to be the ideal file for my machine. It left all sorts of stupid tie-ons and stitched the re-sized text in a wobbly manner.
This is a DST stitch out. It is so much cleaner! I think DST continues to win in this digitizing quest. It does everything I tell it to do.
WEARING MY AGE
I have received a grant from the Jerome Foundation to work on a project that I have called "Wearing My Age."