One of my favorite things about using digitizing software is learning new shortcuts. For years, I’ve been creating text on a path in a rather laborious method. But now, thanks to Ashley Jones, Inspirations education consultant, I’ve learned a time-saving method and I think you’re going to love it.
Draw your shape. Select the Artwork tool, and Ellipse.
Left mouse click and drag to draw an oval. Select the Shape tool and grab the handles on one node to turn the oval into a balloon.
Move the node on the right towards the center.
Drag the handle on the node to make a paisley shape. The paisley shape should measure approximately 3.25″ x 2.25″.“.Select the Text tool and click on the screen. In the properties box, type the message on one line. In the font selection window, scroll down to the mini-fonts and select Bauhaus. Click Apply.
Click on the Select tool. On the keyboard, hit CTRL and A to highlight the artwork and the text. Left mouse click to view your options and select Text on a Path.
Boom! The software does all the work for you!
If you have some open space, add a series of periods to fill the gap. Select the Text tool and type multiple periods at the end of the line of text. Click Apply.
Rotate the design, change the color and there and you have it!
Thanks for sharing that trick Ashley!
If you missed Tuesday’s webinar on Template Tricks, click here to watch Katherine Artines fantastic insider tricks!
Carrie Wyskowski8 years ago
thank you I have been playing with my palette from baby lock I am always looking for new ideas
carol mozzetti8 years ago
will this work with any software?
Beth R8 years ago
Thank you! Love this.
Barbara J. Frangella8 years ago
Carol Mattox8 years ago
Just got home from a Stitchin Sisters seminar. It was great! They are knowledgeable and fun and took time to answer other sewing questions. They didn’t hesitate to help you with the projects we were doing. All in all a fun 2 days in Columbia SC. If you ever get a chance to take any classes with Eileen or Marie you will enjoy and learn.
Bruce6 years ago
Just awesome. I love it!