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#65759 Aug 31, 2010

Forgive me if I am dense but I just can't seem to figure out the manual. I have a 430. I want to use the prebuilt letters. I want to make one letter J and one letter W. I only want to sew one J and the one W (JW). I have tried putting each letter in memory. I have tried putting both letters in memory. I have tried just sewing out the letter and not putting it in memory. All I can make it do is sew a series of JWJWJWJW...

Is it possible for the 430 to just be able to sew JW and then stop sewing?

If not, can any of the other Bernina models do that?

Sandi MacD



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#65760 Aug 31, 2010

Yes, you can sew out just one repeat of whatever you've placed in your

memory on the 430. You'll use the Pattern End button which is located

directly below your start/stop button. This is one of those buttons that

offers multiple features depending on how you select it.

If you press the button while sewing the machine will stop at the end of

the active stitch.

If you press and release the button before you begin sewing, the Pattern

End symbol will appear on your screen and a single stitch or the first

stitch of a stitch combination you've placed into the memory will be

stitched one time. When you continue sewing the function is turned off

and the symbol will disappear from the screen.

And, this is the one you're looking for, if you press the button until

you see the symbol appear on your screen AND also hear a beep, the

entire stitch combination will stitch out just one time and then stop.

You have to press the button and hold it until you hear the beep again

to remove this function when you use it in this manner.

In your manual look for the section that describes your function buttons.

Hope this helps!

Kari~

Speak kindly to me, beloved master. Revel in my unconditional love, and

give me every minute that you can spare, for my time with you is short.

-Your faithful dog (Happy 6th Birthday, Ruby Tuesday!)







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#65781 Sep 1, 2010

Kari- THANKS!

Thanks for using examples to explain what an "active" stitch is and what the "combination" stitch is! I never could figure out what the manual meant by those terms. Now I know that when I enter my J & W letters into the Memory can't tell that it is a Combo Stitch- it only becomes a "combo" stitch and when I engage the Pattern Button in a certain way.

Thanks for telling me about the Pattern Button's role by giving me examples- I can now understand what the manual is trying to explain. I never quite understood why I would ever choose to use the Pattern Button to stop sewing because I already "knew" how to stop sewing- just take my foot off the pedal!!

Thanks for explaining that certain "beeps" are OK- I tend to worry when I hear a beep. I stop everything and hit "clear" because I thought beeps were warnings of something bad about to happen!

I do have another question now- I do not have any stitches in my memory right now. If I put the JW into Memory and hit save- can I also put in another Combo (like SL) and then select only one of the Combos using the Memory Button? I am now thinking that the Memory cannot tell what a Combo is, that it is really my use of the Pattern Button that puts together the Combo.

I am thinking I need to scroll through my memory, start sewing the first letter, engage the Pattern Button- then when it starts to sew the second letter I need to use the Patten Button again to tell it to stop sewing when it is done with that second letter. Is that correct?

I am so excited about all the possibilities now! I can hardly wait to get back home and play around with that Pattern Button! How Brilliant!

Sandi MacD> ...430...I want to make one letter J and one letter W. I only want to sew one J and the one W (JW)...Is it possible for the 430 to just be able to sew JW and then stop sewing?



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#65795 Sep 1, 2010

You're welcome! The aurora IS a different "animal" in some ways. :-)

The great thing about the Pattern End function is sometimes it's

difficult to know exactly where the exact last segment of a stitch is.

Does anyone remember the Elna Carina that had the cams up on top? You

had to watch (up on top) while sewing until the dot came around

again...did I mention you had to do this while still sewing? I love

knowing that I'm exactly at the end of a stitch and not part way into a

second stitch repeat.

I don't have an aurora, activa or 3 Series model to play with at home so

I'm only wondering out loud here.... never mind, I got smart and read

the manual that I do have at home and both of my ideas aren't possible,

at least not exactly as I was imagining.

One was whether or not you could have different combinations within the

memory and have them separated by something like the basting stitch. So

if it did start to stitch that part, it would be easy to remove. You

could still program in a straight stitch and lengthen it as far as it

will go as a spacer perhaps.

My next idea was wondering if the machine will start stitching at the

stitch that is showing within the memory? According to the manual, "the

sewing computer automatically starts sewing the stitch combination from

the beginning" so that negates that idea and possibly the one above also.

However, on the artista models after I've programmed a stitch

combination and now want to stitch, when I start it IS going to want to

start at that first stitch, but I am able to force it to start where I

want it to start...on a specific stitch within the combination, so

perhaps that same thing is able to be done on the other models also. If

nothing else your idea of starting to stitch and then using the Pattern

End button would also allow you to have multiple combos within the

memory as long as you ARE able to force it to start where you wish.

Whatever you place into your memory is considered a combination stitch,

even if you stitch it out repeatedly,. The fact that you've placed more

than one stitch into the memory is what makes it a combination.

An active stitch is whichever one the machine is currently stitching or

whichever one you're working with in the memory. On the artista and 8

Series models it's much easier to tell since whatever is active on their

machines is blue.

So, for example on your aurora 430 let's try this. Open Memory and

delete anything already programmed. Find stitch #76 (should be a satin

stitch heart) and input it into memory. Now the screen should be

flashing 59 at you, telling you that you have room for 59 more

"somethings", either stitches or letters. Now, find stitch #76 again,

but don't input it in yet, just select it as if you were going to stitch

it out. So, now the stitch should be showing in the stitch display area

of your screen, either in numerical format or graphic. Select the Mirror

Image (symbol should appear on screen) and NOW input the stitch into

memory.

Go ahead and stitch this out and you should have one regular heart

stitching at default settings (upright) and then one heart upside down.

If you watch your screen while this is stitching out you'll notice that

the Mirror Image symbol will show up when it's stitching out that

specific stitch and then disappear while the default setting stitch is

sewing out. So you DO have the ability to see what the active stitch is,

it's just not quite as easy as one some of the other models.

Kari~

The ozone or cheese in a spray can...please don't make me choose







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#65898 Sep 4, 2010

My response: I don't own a 430. However, on my 830, stitch number 32 is a singles straight stitch that can be used in a combination between two decorative stitches. The stitch length could be increased so that it is like a basting stitch. Perhaps someone with a 430 could chime in as to whether there is a stitch like the 830's stitch #32.

Kari wrote: ...One was whether or not you could have different combinations within the

memory and have them separated by something like the basting stitch. So

if it did start to stitch that part, it would be easy to remove. You

could still program in a straight stitch and lengthen it as far as it

will go as a spacer perhaps..

- Nancy

www.imapiecemaker.com



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#66102 Sep 6, 2010

Ok I have been trying different ways to engage the Pattern Button. I see from the Manual that it is a solid triangle-looking icon that should sit to the right of the Mirror Image Icon on the screen. The actual button is a white one that sits to the left just below the screen. The Manual says to "press the button while sewing" or "press and release the button while sewing" or "press button until a beep is heard before sewing".

I have pushed the Pattern Button in a variety of ways:

- I engaged the MEM ( I put 2 letters into MEM) and pushed it once and put my foot on pedal; I engaged MEM and held it in for about 10 seconds and put my foot on pedal; I engaged MEM and held it in for the entire 2 letter combo while sewing (it kept sewing the 2 letters over and over until I took off my foot).

- I then tried sewing before pressing the Pattern Button. I repeated all of the above.

- I turned machine OFF then ON and tried above things again with the Pattern Button first and then with the foot pedal engaged first.

- I tried hitting #-4-2 and when that stitch showed up, I hit the Pattern Button once, held it in and sewed that #42 stitch for 3 times before releasing the Pattern Button, turned machine OFF then ON and tried again with a different stitch (#44).

- I repeated this again, first with foot pedal engaged first, then by pressing the Pattern Button before using the foot pedal to sew with.

No what what I do I have NEVER seen the Pattern Button Icon on the screen. When I hit the Mirror Image Button, the Secure Stitch Button and the Balance Button I can immediately see icons. But there is no screen image or icon that shows up when I hit the Pattern Button whether of not I am in or out of the Memory or if I am sewing or not sewing.

Am I doing something wrong?

Sandi in MT

> ... I am thinking I need to scroll through my memory, start sewing the first letter, engage the Pattern Button







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#66104 Sep 6, 2010

Boy Kari, am I dense! Pg 19 of my Manual shows the icon (referred to as 17). It does not show the button. I just discovered the button you emailed about and it WORKS- the icon shows up. What the heck is that other button? They both have the exact same triangle but one has a "tick" near the base and the other has a "tick" near the top. I am off to practice again with the button in your email!

Sandi in MT> Ok I have been trying different ways to engage the Pattern Button. I see from the Manual that it is a solid triangle-looking icon that should sit to the right of the Mirror Image Icon on the screen. The actual button is a white one that sits to the left just below the screen



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#66107 Sep 6, 2010

Well, the Pattern End Button works. I did a single stitch, the 2 letters and even a 7 stitch-lettering combo using the Pattern End beep to start and stop it. I still have no clue about that other button (which I found out is the Pattern Begin) but apparently I don't need it. I am happy as a lark, THANKS.

Sandi in MT> Sandi in MT



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#66117 Sep 7, 2010

Sandi, here is a Bernina educational video that illustrates how the Pattern

Begin button can be useful.

---Links-Are-Forbidden--- previous video, as well as quite a few more, short and sweet videos, can

be found here

---Links-Are-Forbidden--- you'd like to see more techniques with our Berninas.

hth,

Cindy


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