Where we see how to eliminate or minimize jump stitches and thread-changes in complicated designs… Because this is a solid block design with no gaps between objects, you can avoid jump stitches altogether. Use the Sequence tool to adjust stitching order prior to stitchout. Group same-color objects to avoid unnecessary re-threading. Check for trims and jumps. Note color changes and unnecessary trims. Use ‘Closest Join’ to minimize jumps where gaps between objects are small. Loose threads connecting same-color objects are called ‘jump stitches’ or ‘jumps’. Minimize wherever possible. With large gaps, jumps occur when the needle moves from one object to the next. Sometimes we don’t want the machine to trim, or we may have a machine that does not have auto trims. It may be possible to manually digitize a connecting run stitch that can be hidden beneath other embroidered objects. Position the connecting run in the Sequence docker between the objects you want to connect. Using ‘Reshape’, check entry and exit points to make sure they align with the connected objects. Double-check that the connecting run is fully concealed by covering objects.