Continuing the Monthly Free Design Series with art from Sanqunetti Designs, our friend Lisa created a ‘June’ design for you to download! It is starting to warm up a bit in her Colorado home, almost time for the pictured flip flops and popsicles! Be sure to check out the the post on February’s design to see how you can capture these “micro-designs” and use them in your other creations!

Turning off 3D to See the Stitches

By default, the display of your design in the Embrilliance platform is a realistic 3D view of your stitches. Although this view is attractive and gives you an idea of what your stitches will look like in the thread, it can be difficult to see the stitches and patterns clearly in the 3D mode. You can toggle the 3D view with the 3D button above your main toolbar as seen below. With the 3D preview toggled off, you can better see the layering of your design and how your individual stitches are generated. Note the curved fill on the popsicle and how well you can see the underlay of the stitches of the sun burst to its right.

Turning off 3D can give you more insight into how stitches will be formed – especially when working with curved fills.

Curved Fills

Curved fills are a function of StitchArtist L2. When you select the ‘curved’ option in the Properties pane when a filled object is selected, the previously straight inclination line turns into a curved line. This curved line determines the curves in the stitch lines of the fill. You can double click on the inclination line to add nodes, which you can now move and alter to create interesting effects.

Applying a light density fill to the curved object, as seen in the June design’s popsicle, allows a bit of the color of the filled object below to peek through, creating this swirled. multicolor look.

The design is provided in our native .BE format, enabling you to save a stitch file for any embroidery machine. If you aren’t already an Embrilliance owner, we provide a free method to use our software called Express Mode that will not only allow you to use any of the wonderful free designs found in our project blog, but also enables you to install and create basic text treatments with fonts distributed in our popular .BX format produced by many embroidery design creators.