Pattern brush changing spacing when applied

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Aug 03, 2022 Aug 03, 2022

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Hello, I am making a brush to line up stitching spacing. The spacing is the entire purpose of this. I carefully drew the stitch marks the appropriate length and angle and spaced them apart. After a lot of trial and error, I have one file that works, then tried to apply the same brush on another file and the spacing is completely squished. Could you look at what I'm doing and find the error of my ways??? Thank you!!!

 

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Aug 03, 2022 Aug 03, 2022

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Can you share the Illustrator file that contains the objects in question?

 

Perhaps you've applied the brush to two paths with slightly different stroke weights, but I could be wrong.

 

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Can you make that file downloadable?

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Thank you.

Your pattern is too long. Illustrator needs to compress it because it's longer than the path. With a pattern brush, you only need one repeat. Put an invisible rectangle in the background which marks the repeat.

 

You can also use the distance setting in the brush options.

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Aug 04, 2022 Aug 04, 2022

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Brilliant - that did it! Thank you so much - this moves my project along and I really appreciate it!!

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You're welcome! Glad you could solve it and go on with your project!

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