It’s baseball season! Can’t you hear the swing of the bat and the ‘thwack’ when leather hits wood? Smell the peanuts? Even though I never played, I still think summer begins with the official opening of baseball season.
And maybe there’s somebody in your life who feels the same way. My new family members, my daughter’s new family, are baseball fanatics – they live for baseball! So when I was invited to a baby shower for the newest grandson, I couldn’t think of anything better than embroidered onesies and burp cloths. Of course, I have to include a monogram because they already shared his name with the family. Modern times, eh?
My first thought was varsity type athletic letters. Easy to do, just a click of the mouse in Inspirations’ Perfect Embroidery Pro.
Click on the Text tool and select the Fiction Applique font. Click Ok.
Type the initials in the Properties Box.
But I felt it could use a little more pizazz. So I added a baseball mood to the common athletic-type appliques. Select the run tool and draw a curved line across the left side of the first initial.
Select the line and in the Properties Box on the Run tab, change the Type to Motif, Pattern 129. Add more curved lines to the letters.
Cute! Now we have to move the baseball stitches behind the satin outlines. Select the text, right click and select Break Up Text from the dropdown menu.
Select the first applique (the text is now two appliques), right click and select Break Up Path from the dropdown menu.
Now, arrange the colors in this order: placement guide, tackdown, baseball stitches and satin outline.
How easy was that? Perfect Embroidery Pro provides all the tools you need for creativity.