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Relocate Patterns

Relocate can be used for a wide variety of reasons including realigning and continuing using the repeat pattern function. This article reviews each type of relate along with a step-by-step video.

What is relocate?

Relocate realigns the screen image with the quilt position. Whenever the screen and the quilt are out of alignment, you can use Relocate. You may need to use relocate after restarting your machine in the middle of a project. Relocate can also be used to leave E2E mode and finish an overall setup in Repeat Patterns E2E. This enables all features that may be unavailable in E2E mode. 

How to tell when relocate is required

  1. Move the machine head to a specific point on the quilt, like a specific point on a stitched pattern.

2. Look at the crosshair position on screen. If the crosshair position does not appear to align with the needle position on the quilt, you can relocate.

Relocate methods

Shift Selected to 1 Point will only shift or move patterns that are selected. This is a good choice when only one or some patterns need to be moved. You can also use this method to move all the patterns by selecting all patterns. 

Shift All to 1 Point will shift every pattern on the screen to 1 point of your choice. This method will change an E2E setup to Repeat Patterns E2E.

Shift All to 2 Points will shift every pattern on the screen based on two points you select. This is useful when a quilt has to  be removed from the machine, then reloaded. This option will allow the patterns to be relocated at an angle. This method will change an E2E setup to Repeat Patterns E2E.

Relocate Project Origin is sometimes best when relocating an E2E setup. This method allows for drawing a new boundary and does not require the E2E setup change to a Repeat Patterns E2E. 

Shift Selected to 1 Point

To shift selected to 1 point, use the mouse to right click the pattern(s)  you wish to shift to a new location and select Relocate and  Shift Selected to 1 Point. If you wish to move all patterns using this method, use the mouse to marque select all the patterns or Ctrl+A before choosing Relocate.

As prompted, use the mouse to click a known point on the CAD screen. This should be a point that is easy to accurately find both on the screen and on your quilt. For instance, the start or end point of a stitched row.

Once you have found your known point on the CAD screen and clicked with the mouse, you will be prompted to find the same point on your quilt. Move the machine head into position at that point and click yes.

You should see the selected pattern move to its new location. Because boundaries do not move, you may need to draw a new boundary around your quiltable space if this has changed prior to quilting.

Shift All to 1 Point

To Shift All to 1 Point, use your mouse to right click on any pattern on your screen and select Relocate and then Shift All to 1 Point. Follow the instructions above to select a new point.

In this case, once the process is complete, all patterns on the screen will shift to the new point.

Shift All to 2 Points

To Shift All to 2 Points, use the mouse to right click on  any pattern on your screen and select Relocate and then Shift All to 2 Points. This process will follow the same method as the previous two sets of instruction except you will be asked to use your mouse to  click a second known point on the CAD screen before selecting two known points on the quilt. This method will allow you to relocate patterns at an angle so it is a good idea to  select points on opposite ends of your quilt. Once the process is complete, all patterns on the screen will shift to the new points.

Relocate Project Origin