As owners of the Baby Lock Enterprise and Brother Entrepreneur, we are so fortunate to have the latest and greatest technology at their finger tips. We have the scanner and live camera along with automatic basting file (shown in an earlier blog for embroidering t-shirts) and another helpful, quick technique the automatic appliqué feature. The automatic appliqué can create any shape, text or embroidery design into an appliqué without using embroidery software. There is an icon on the screen to convert each design into an appliqué.
I created a simple three-letter monogram inside a diamond shape design right at the embroidery screen; no embroidery software needed. The steps below will guide you how to create your own appliqué once a design, text or shape is shown on the screen.
Step 1. Select the shapes icon under Exclusives and choose the diamond shape.
Step 2. Click the blue shield icon; this will add the automatic appliqué around the diamond shape.
Step 3.Use the select key and highlight the black diamond shape as shown in photo (the original shape) and delete it.
Go to “Add”. Choose the monogram icon.
Step 4. Select the letters for the monogram; left, middle and right letters to fit properly inside the shape.
Resize the letters to fit inside the satin stitches.
Instant applique! Right at your fingertips!
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