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Table of Contents
Class 1: Getting Started ................................................................................................................................ 3
Introduction .......................................................................................................................................... 4
Three Levels of BERNINA artista v4.0 Embroidery Software .............................................................. 5
Exercises: Editing 1 ............................................................................................................................. 6
Portfolio .............................................................................................................................. 8
Editing 2 ........................................................................................................................... 10
Class 1 Product Reference List ........................................................................................................ 12
Class 2: Modifying Designs ......................................................................................................................... 13
Exercises: Mirror Merge ..................................................................................................................... 14
Wreath & Kaleidescope ................................................................................................... 16
Lettering Basics ............................................................................................................... 18
Lettering - Baselines ....................................................................................................... 20
Special Lettering Options ................................................................................................ 22
True Type Fonts ............................................................................................................... 24
Lettering - Overlay Removal ............................................................................................ 26
Lettering - Editing 1 ......................................................................................................... 28
Lettering - Editing 2 ......................................................................................................... 30
Buttonholes ..................................................................................................................... 32
Class 2 Product Reference List ........................................................................................................ 34
Class 3: Automatic Digitizing ...................................................................................................................... 35
Exercises: Automatic Digitizing 1 ...................................................................................................... 36
Automatic Digitizing 2 ...................................................................................................... 38
Magic Wand ..................................................................................................................... 40
Magic Wand - Editing ....................................................................................................... 42
Auto & Partial Applique .................................................................................................... 44
Class 3 Product Reference List ........................................................................................................ 46
Class 4: Manual Digitizing ........................................................................................................................... 47
Exercises: Digitizing Tools ................................................................................................................ 48
Blackwork Run ................................................................................................................. 50
More Digitizing Tools ....................................................................................................... 52
Class 4 Product Reference List ........................................................................................................ 54
Class 5: Special Effects .............................................................................................................................. 55
Exercises: Gradient Fills ................................................................................................................... 56
Color Blending 1 .............................................................................................................. 57
Color Blending 2 .............................................................................................................. 60
Craft Stitches - Blackwork ................................................................................................ 62
Craft Stitches - Lacework ................................................................................................ 64
Craft Stitches - Candlewicking ........................................................................................ 66
Craft Stitch Sampler ......................................................................................................... 68
Pattern Runs 1 ................................................................................................................. 70
Pattern Runs 2 ................................................................................................................. 72
Class 5 Product Reference List ........................................................................................................ 74
Class 6: Bonus Programs ........................................................................................................................... 75
Exercises: BERNINA Cross Stitch .................................................................................................... 76
BERNINA PhotoSnap ...................................................................................................... 78
BERNINA Quilter - Patchwork Layout .............................................................................. 80
BERNINA Quilter - Color & Fabric ................................................................................... 82
BERNINA Quilter - Adding Embroidery ........................................................................... 84
BERNINA Quitler - Applique ............................................................................................ 86
Class 6 Product Reference List ........................................................................................................ 88
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Class 1 - Getting Started
Class Overview
Software Overview
Editor
Auto-Designer
Designer Plus
BERNINA Cross Stitch
BERNINA PhotoSnap
BERNINA Quilter
Exercises
1 Editing 1
Open & Modify a Design File
Rescaling
Printing Design Templates
Saving your Work
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Portfolio
Opening Portfolio
Viewing Design Information
Browsing Designs
Archiving Design Files
Extracting Designs from a WinZip Archive
Portfolio File Conversion
Special Note: .pes Files
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Editing 2
Rehaping an Object
Adding Objects from a Separate File
Thread Charts
Prepare Your Computer
Screen Setup
Metrics
Conserving Resources
Customize Your Software
Monitor
Scanner Driver
Auto-Save
Review of Basic Computer Information
Quick Reference Card
This class is formatted for owners
of the following levels of BERNINA®
version 4.0 artista embroidery software:
• Editor
• Auto-Designer
• Designer Plus
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Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of BERNINA® artista v4.0 embroidery software!
This workbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the Owners Classes you will take at your BERNINA®
dealership, and contains a series of exercises intended to familiarize you with the features of your new
BERNINA® artista v4.0 embroidery software. Note: We recommend that you attend Owners Classes for your
embroidery system and review the information in the Mastering Your BERNINA Embroidery Module/Machine
Workbook before attending BERNINA artista software classes.
Once you have completed the exercises designated for your BERNINA® artista v4.0 embroidery software, print
or stitch them as homework. Attach the printed or sewn samples to the indicated workbook pages and insert
the pages into plastic page protectors; store them in a 3-ring binder. Your Mastering Your BERNINA® artista
Software Workbook can then be used as a reference tool in the future as you use your software and embroidery module/machine and explore the creative possibilities they afford you.
BERNINA® of America, Inc. strives to provide its customers not just with quality sewing machines and software,
but with informative publications and classes. Along with providing Owners Classes, your local BERNINA®
dealer stocks BERNINA® books and magazines, such as Through the Needle (which always includes a special
Software Skillbuilders feature), ABCs of Embroidery, and Feet-ures. Plus, BERNINA® of America, Inc. has a
website – www.berninausa.com – offering free projects, basic sewing information, a glossary of sewing terms,
inspirational stories, interviews with creative stitchers, and a variety of articles and postings that appeal to all
types of stitchers, no matter which machines are their favorites.
Learn to use your BERNINA®
artista embroidery software
to its full extent and enjoy being
creative with fabric and thread!
My BERNINA® artista v4.0
embroidery software is (circle one):
Be sure to register your BERNINA®
artista v4.0 embroidery software,
either using the Registration Card
packed with your software, or
online at www.berninausa.com.
Editor
Auto-Designer
Designer Plus
My dongle serial number is: __________________________
I purchased my sortware on: _____________________ (date)
at _______________________________________________
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3 Levels of BERNINA® artista v4.0 Software
There are three levels of BERNINA® artista v4.0 embroidery software:
Editor, Auto-Designer, and Designer Plus. For a complete feature comparison chart, visit www.berninausa.com.
Notes
Editor v4.0
Powerful but easy-to-use software for making changes to existing designs.
• For the user who wants to customize & edit designs and text
• For the user who wants to work on designs from cards, discs,
CDs, or those downloaded from the Internet
• Includes the Cross Stitch Program
• Includes the BERNINA Quilter Program
• Can use the Reader/Writer Box and Personal Design Cards
• Can use the Magic Box and Magic Cards
Auto-Designer v4.0
Create professional-looking embroidery designs in seconds.
• For the user who wants to customize and edit designs and lettering
• For the user who wants to work on designs from cards, discs,
CDs, or those downloaded from the Internet
• For the user who wants to create designs automatically
• Includes the Cross Stitch Program
• Includes the PhotoSnap Program
• Includes the BERNINA Quilter Program
• Can use the Reader/Writer Box and Personal Design Cards
• Can use the Magic Box and Magic Cards
Designer Plus v4.0
Explore the complete world of embroidery software including hand-look
Craft Stitches, Auto-Applique, Auto-Digitizing & Manual Digitizing tools.
• For the user who wants to create original embroidery designs
• For the user who wants to customize and edit designs and lettering
• For the user who wants to work on designs from cards, discs,
CDs, or those downloaded from the Internet
• For the user who wants to create designs automatically
• For the user who wants complete control and digitizing flexability
• Includes the Cross Stitch Program
• Includes the PhotoSnap Program
• Includes the BERNINA Quilter Program
• Includes the Cross Stitch Program
• Can use the Reader/Writer Box and Personal Design Cards
• Can use the Magic Box and Magic Cards
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Editing 1
Open and Modify a Design File
Select File>Open>My Designs>Samples 4. Single left click on the first
design file; use the arrows on your keyboard to scroll through and preview designs. The Preview box shows the selected design and important file information. Select Frog.art; click Open.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Part I - Basics
Use the Select Object tool to draw a bounding box around
the bee to select it. Group, copy and paste another bee.
Note: The pasted object is directly on top of the original.
Position the new bee to the left of and just below the cattails.
While bee is selected, click on the Mirror Image Horizontal tool.
Paste another bee and position below the second. While the bee is still
selected, left click in the center of the object; clear rotation handles
appear around the object. Left click and drag the handles to rotate the
object.
Rescaling
Select Edit>Select All. Find the stitch count on the status bar;
right click on the Scale by 20% tool to enlarge the design 20%.
Notice the stitch count. Click Undo.
While the design is still selected, left click on the Scale tool; notice the
change in stitch count.
Printing Design Templates
Right click on the hoop icon located on the general tool bar. From the
drop down menu, select 130 x 100mm with x-y lines.
Select File>Print Preview or select Print Preview from general tool bar.
Always save your
work after every
major change.
Left click to zoom in on the text to view the design information - size,
date created, number of colors and complete color palette.
Left click options from the menu bar. Choose various options to see how
each of them affects the print.
Saving your Work
Select File>Save As. Select the file location, name the file and choose
the required format. Save. Close design file.
Note: Refer to Chapter 29 in the manual for information on transferring
designs to your embroidery module/machine.
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Note: Graphics are not to scale.
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Portfolio
Note: BERNINA artista software must be open to run Portfolio.
Opening Portfolio and Viewing Design Information
Select File>Portfolio. The directory tree appears on the left side of the
screen, the design thumbnails on the right. Single left click on the “+ “
next to the MyDesigns folder.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Chapter 32 - Porfolio Basics
Chapter 33 - Portfolio Advanced
Select View>User Preference. Select Double Click opens Properties.
Browsing Designs in a Folder
From the directory tree, select the Samples 4 folder. Select a design.
Double click to open the Design Properties box. All Information for the
selected design is displayed.
Navigation buttons provide
the tools to move through
the selected folder, viewing its contents from within
the Design Properties box.
Slide show buttons provide
the tools to view (within the
Design Properties box) a slide
show of the designs contained in the
selected folder, slow down, speed up or
stop the slides; view folder contents forward or backwards.
To open a design for editing in BERNINA artista embroidery software,
right click on the selected design. Choose Open from the listed options.
Note: Archived (WinZip®) designs do not need to be extracted before
opening.
Software Level
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Auto-Designer
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Designer Plus
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Portfolio continued
Archiving Design Files
Hold down CTRL and select three designs to be archived. Click the
WinZip® icon on the tool bar. Choose whether to archive the designs
as individual files or as a group. “Individual” creates a ZIP file for each
design. The design’s name is the file name. Select One; the Save As
dialog box opens. Enter a new file name and select Save.
Notes
Extracting Design Files
from a WinZip® Archive
Select the WinZip® file
containing the designs
to be extracted. Select the
individual design from the
design window or the
zipped file in the directory
tree. Select the designs;
select File>Extract Zip
Archive. The Browse for
Folder dialog box opens;
specify a location for the
extracted file. Designs are
extracted to the selected
location.
Portfolio File Conversion
Select three .art designs from My
Designs>Samples 4. With mouse
resting over selected design, right
mouse click for options list and
select Convert. In the Conversion
Options box, select a file format
from the Options list. Accept the
displayed location to store the converted files, or select a different
location. Click OK. The time required to complete the conversion
process will depend on your computer’s system resources.
Special Note - .pes Files
Turn to page 310 in the User Manual. Highlight the note in the left column
concerning converting to .PES designs. All conversions to .PES must
be made in from the File> Save As box in the embroidery program.
Select the .PES format from the Save As Type drop down menu. The
program will prompt for a hoop size before completing the conversion
and saving process.
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Editing 2
Reshaping an Object
Select File>Open>My Designs>Samples 4>Flower 003.art. Zoom
in on the lower leaf. Select leaf; left click on Reshape Object tool.
Change stitch angle to 62º. Click and drag reshape points to alter
shape of the leaf. Note: Change
curve control points to corner
points (or corner to curve) by clicking
on the point to select it, then pressing
the spacebar. When satisfied with the
new shape, press enter to accept
changes.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Part IV - Modifying Designs
Reshape outlines to match new leaf shape.
Repeat for veining. Save your work (File>Save As
>new file name). Do not close file.
Adding Objects from a Separate File
Select File>Open>My Designs>Samples 1>Flower Basket. Select
butterfly using Polygon Select; group and copy. Close file; do not
save changes.
Minimize rose window. Paste butterfly and move to the right side of the
rose. Paste a second butterfly, positioning it to the left side of the rose;
mirror horizontally, scale down using the sizing handles.
Ungroup each butterfly. Select Color Film
from general toolbar, then combine butterfly
colors to eliminate extra color changes.
Select the purple outline; change the color to brown using the Color
menu on the Stitch & Color bar. Save your work.
Thread Charts
Select Settings>Thread Colors.
Select the color your wish to
change from the Threads in Design
chart. Select a thread brand from
the drop down menu. Choose a
color from the bottom chart; click
assign. Continue assigning new
colors, changing butterfly colors
using the Isacord thread charts.
Click OK. Save your work.
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Chapter 10 Thread Colors & Thread Charts
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Editing 2 Exercise
Note: Graphics are not to scale.
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Class 1 Product Reference List
‰ ABCs of Embroidery
‰ A Touch of Artistry I
‰ artista Sampler
‰ Seasons of Artistry
‰ Through the Needle magazine
‰ artista 165E/185E Reader/Writer Box
‰ artista 200E Reader/Writer Box
‰ artista 165E/185E Personal Design Card
‰ artista 200E Personal Design Card
‰ Magic Box
‰ Magic Cards
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Class 2 - Modifying Designs
Class Overview
Exercises
1 Mirror Merge
Mirror Merge Horizontal
Mirror Merge Vertical
Mirror Merge Vertical/Horizontal
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Wreath & Kaleidescope
Wreath
Kaleidescope
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Lettering Basics
Creating Lettering for Embroidery
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Lettering - Baselines
Straight Baseline Lettering
- Typing Directly on Screen
- Using the Object Properties Box
Clockwise & Counterclockwise Lettering
Vertical Baseline Lettering
Any Shape Baseline Lettering
Multiple Baselines
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Special Lettering Options
Secret Garden Alphabet
Creative Cross Alphabet
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True Type Fonts
True Type Fonts
Creating True Type Text
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Lettering - Overlay Removal
Begin with a Design
Add Lettering
Remove the Overlay Stitching
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Lettering - Editing 1
Creating Lettering for Embroidery
Curved Elastic Lettering
Straight Elastic Lettering
Altering Baselines
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Lettering - Editing 2
Kerning (Manual Spacing)
Spacing Letters Evenly
Changing Height & Width
Editing Individual Letters
Changing the Color of Individual Letters
10 Buttonholes
Basic Buttonholes
Buttonhole Properties
Buttonholes in Embroidery
This class is formatted for owners
of the following levels of BERNINA®
version 4.0 artista embroidery software:
• Editor
• Auto-Designer
• Designer Plus
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Mirror Merge
Mirror-Merge
Mirror Merge tools duplicate and transform selected embroidery objects,
merging them into a single object. Colors are automatically resequenced
to minimize color changes. If an object is grouped prior to using the
Mirror Merge function, colors will not be combined. If combined images
overlap, you will be prompted to merge designs (a grouped object
cannot be merged). If you answer yes, overlapped objects become one
unit and must be edited as one.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Chapter 15 Arranging &
Transforming Objects
Select File>New. Select My Designs>Holice Turnbow Stencil Quilt
Designs>HT114. Copy the design to the clipboard for use with the
samples. Turn off the grid and the hoop display.
Mirror-Merge Horizontal
Select All; select the Mirror Merge Horizontal tool. Position the
mirrored design to the left or right of the original quilt motif. Duplicate is
locked on the horizontal plane. Left mouse click to accept the motif
placement. Select File>Close.
Mirror-Merge Vertical
Select File>New>Paste. Select All; select the Mirror Merge
Vertical tool. Position the mirrored design above or below the original
quilt motif. Duplicate is locked on the vertical plane. Left mouse click to
accept the motif placement. Select File>Close.
Mirror Merge Vertical/Horizontal
Select File>New. Paste the quilt motif. Select Mirror Merge
Vertical/Horizontal. Position the mirrored design to the left or right of the
original quilt motif. Left mouse click to accept the motif placement.
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Note: Graphics are not to scale.
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Wreath & Kaleidescope
Wreath Tool
The Wreath tool duplicates objects around a central point. Colos
are automatically resequenced to minimize color changes. If an
object is grouped prior to using the wreath tool, colors will not be combined. If combined images overlap, you will be prompted to merge the
images (a grouped object cannot be merged). If you answer yes, the
overlapped objects become one, and will need to be edited as one.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Chapter 15 Arranging &
Transforming Objects
Select File>New. Paste the quilt motif. Select the Wreath tool. Use the
“up” arrow to select three points. To maintain a 45° angle between
motifs, hold down the CTRL key. Move objects around until you are
pleased with the arrangement. Left mouse click to accept the motif
placement.
Experiment with four and five patterns and the Wreath tool.
Kaleidoscope Tool
The number of spokes on the wreath must be an even number
because the Kaleidoscope tool mirror images every other motif
in the wreath.
Select File>New. Paste the quilt motif. Select the Wreath tool. Use the
“up’ arrow to select 6 points. Select the Kaleidoscope tool; every other
point is mirror imaged. To maintain a 45° angle between motifs, hold
down the CTRL key. Move objects around until you are pleased with the
arrangement. Left mouse click to accept the motif placement.
Software Level
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Auto-Designer
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Designer Plus
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Note: Graphics are not to scale.
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Lettering Basics
Creating Lettering for Embroidery
Alphabet styles may be viewed in Appendix B of the online manual. For
best results, stay within recommended size range for selected styles.
Straight Baseline Lettering Typing Directly on the Screen
Left click on the Lettering/Values button on the design tool bar.
Notice the prompts on the status bar. Place the mouse arrow
on the design screen and left click; a vertical bar will appear on
the screen. Type BERNINA using the keyboard. The outline of
the lettering will appear on the screen. Press Enter on the keyboard; the
lettering is filled and selected.
Notes
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Manual Part V Embroidery Lettering
Right click on the selected lettering;
the Object Properties dialog box opens.
The word BERNINA is in the text box.
Using the Object Properties box you
can change the alphabet style, height,
width, justification or baseline. Change
the style to Chicago; change the height
to 20mm. Click OK.
While lettering is still selected, click
on the arrow in the Color Selection
box. Select the color Red, click away
to deselect and view your changes.
Software Level
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Auto-Designer
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Designer Plus
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Note: Graphics are not to scale.
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Lettering - Baselines
Straight Baseline
Select the A key on the keyboard; the Object Properties box opens. Type
the word BERNINA in the text window. Select the Child’s Play alphabet;
select center justification. Change width to 80%. Click OK.
Follow the prompt in the status bar; left click in the center of the screen.
Press Enter to set lettering.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Part V Embroidery Lettering
Clockwise or Counterclockwise
Select the A key on the keyboard. Type in the word BERNINA. Select
Cursive alphabet; click OK. Following prompts on the status line:
- Place the cursor arrow at the center of the circle; left click.
- Move cursor straight down to set radius. Press Enter to set a circle;
for an oval shape, set cursor at a second reference point; left click.
- Press Enter on the keyboard.
Right mouse click to open Object Properties. Change the Baseline
Radius to 35º.
Vertical Baseline
Left click on the New button in the general tool bar. Select the A key on
the keyboard. Type BERNINA in the text box. Select Vertical baseline;
Select Ketchikan alphabet. Click OK.
Follow the prompt in the status bar. Press Enter on the keyboard.
Any Shape Baseline
Left click New on the general tool bar. Select the A key on the
keyboard. Type “Create Any Shape” in text box. Select Cursive
alphabet. Select the Any Shape Baseline. Change lettering
height to 10 mm; click OK.
Following the prompts on the status bar, draw baseline across screen
using a series of right clicks. Press Enter to create the lettering.
Multiple
Left click New on the general tool bar. Select the A key on the keyboard.
In the text box, type BERNINA; press Enter. Type ARTISTA; press Enter.
Type SOFTWARE; press Enter. Select the Empress alphabet; click OK.
Follow the prompts on the status bar. Click the center point of the
desired lettering location. Touch Enter on the keyboard to accept the
program default Baseline Radius.
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Special Lettering Options
Secret Garden Alphabet
The Secret Garden lettering style features upper case characters; you
may wish to use Secret Garden as the first letter in a text block or as
parts of a monogram. Coordinating flowers and vines are included with
this alphabet.
Touch the A key to bring up the
Lettering dialog box. Choose the
Secret Garden alphabet from
the drop down menu. Left click
on the Select Character button
located in the lower right corner
of the dialog box. Select the letter
B; click OK. The letter B appears
in the text box; click OK. Left click
on the design screen to position
the lettering.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Part V Embroidery Lettering
Touch the A key on the keyboard to bring up the Lettering dialog box.
Select the King Charles alphabet; set the height at 20mm. Type ernina
in the text box; click OK. Left click to position lettering on screen.
Select the Secret Garden B; rescale to compliment the King Charles
lettering. Reposition lettering to form the complete word. Select Edit>
Select All. Align the two lettering objects using Align Bottoms Horizontal
or Align Centers Horizontal.
Creative Cross Alphabet
Creative Cross alphabet includes upper case characters, both with and
without decorative motifs. Each motif is also available independently.
Touch the A on the keyboard to bring up the lettering dialog box. Choose
the Creative Cross alphabet from the drop down menu. Click on the
Select Character button. Select the letter B with the decorative motif.
Select ERNIN without motifs. Select A with decorative motif. Click OK.
Click OK in Objects Properties box. Left click to position lettering on
design screen.
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Note: Graphics are not to scale.
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True Type Fonts
True Type Fonts
The ability to create lettering from True Type fonts is a feature of the
Designer Plus level of software. Designer Plus will find all True Type
fonts stored on your computer and arrange them in alphabetical order in
the alphabets list, directly following the embroidery software alphabets.
The True Type fonts are treated as graphic images; the software
automatically digitizes the selected lettering. Because the software is
generating objects, it will need time to process the information. Most
True Type fonts convert nicely to embroidery, be aware not every font
will convert smoothly or attractively.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Part V Embroidery Lettering
Typing into the Object Properties dialog box rather than directly on the
design screen shortens the processing time. The time needed to process objects depends upon your computer’s resources.
Creating True Type Text
Touch A on the keyboard to bring up the Lettering Object Properties box.
Type BERNINA in the text box. Scroll through the alphabet styles to find
those marked with T (indicating True Type font).
Select Comic Sans. Change height to 20mm; click OK. Left click on the
screen to set the lettering and begin processing. Experiment with other
true type fonts on your computer.
Software Level
Editor
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Auto-Designer
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Lettering - Overlay Removal
Begin with a Design
Select File>Open. From the My Designs folder select Samples3>
Golf.ART.
Add Lettering
Click on the Lettering/Values tool. Type GOLF on the screen. Touch the
Enter key to accept the lettering.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Chapter 23 Special Digitizing Techniques
Select GOLF, right mouse for Object Properties. Change the base line
to Vertical and the alphabet to Alice.
Move the lettering object into the green grass next to the golfer. Change
the lettering object’s color to C12.
Removing the Overlay Stitching
Using the Select object tool, select the lettering, then hold down the
CTRL key and select the grass background. TIP: Use the 2 key or the
Tab key to help select an object within a complex design. Click
on the Lettering Remove Overlay tool to remove the stitching
from under the lettering.
Select and drag lettering off the green background. Notice that the
stitching has been removed. Touch Undo to return the lettering to its
correct position on the green background.
Software Level
Editor
yes
Auto-Designer
yes
Designer Plus
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Lettering - Editing 1
Creating Lettering for Embroidery
Alphabet styles may be viewed in Appendix B of the Online Manual.
For best results, stay within recommended size ranges for the selected
style.
Curved Elastic Lettering
Left click on the Alphabet/Values button.
Left click on the design screen and type BERNINA. Press Enter.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Part V Embroidery Lettering
Select Edit>Elastic Lettering>Curved. Control handles will appear on the
top and bottom of the lettering. Try reshaping the word silhouette using
the following methods:
- Click and drag top reshape handle to curve top of lettering. Undo.
- Click & drag lower reshape handle to curve bottom of lettering.
Undo.
- Hold down the shift key on the keyboard while clicking and dragging
one of the control points. Undo.
- Hold down the control key while clicking and dragging one of the
control points. Undo.
Press Enter to confirm any changes you wish to accept. Close File.
Straight Elastic Lettering
Left click New on the general tool bar. Left click on the Alphabet/Values
button. Left click on the design screen; type BERNINA. Press Enter.
Select Edit>Elastic Lettering>Straight. Control handles will appear at the
upper and lower edges of the lettering. Handles may be moved individually or in conjunction with the Shift and Control keys.
Press Enter to confirm any changes you wish to accept. Close File.
Software Level
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yes
Auto-Designer
yes
Designer Plus
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Lettering - Editing 2
Altering Baselines
Left click New on the general tool bar. Left click on the Lettering/Values
button. Left click on the design screen; type BERNINA. Press Enter.
While the lettering is selected, click on the Reshape Object tool on the
Design Tool Bar. Click and drag the control point on the lower left or right
of the lettering to change the baseline angle. Note: You may need to
move the start point or end point marker to access the control point.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Part V Embroidery Lettering
Kerning (Manual Spacing)
Left click on the Lettering/Values button. Left click on the design screen;
type BERNINA. Press Enter. While the lettering is selected, click on the
Reshape Object tool. Click and drag the diamond-shape control points
to manually adjust individual letter spacing.
Spacing Letters Evenly
Left click on the Lettering/Values button. Left click on the design screen;
type BERNINA. Press Enter. Select lettering; select Reshape Object.
Drag the arrow located to the lower left of the lettering to space letters
evenly. Alternate method: Open Object Properties box, type in the
desired spacing in the Letter Spacing window.
Changing Height and Width of Lettering
Left click New on the general tool bar. Left click on the Alphabet/Values
button. Left click on the design screen; type Bernina. Press Enter.
While the lettering is still selected, left click on the Reshape Object tool.
Click and drag the top black triangle to scale vertically. Undo. Click and
drag the triangle pointing diagonally to scale the lettering proportionally.
Undo. Click and drag the triangle on the side to scale horizontally. Undo.
Note: The height and width of lettering may also be changed by selecting
it, right clicking to open the Open Object properties box and typing in the
desired size.
Editing Individual Lettering
Select lettering, then left click on Reshape Object tool. Left click
on the control point in the middle of the letter B. Click on the letter boundary line. Zoom in for better visibility; click and drag control points to
reshape letter. Press Enter on the keyboard to accept your changes.
Changing the Color of Individual Letters
Select the lettering. Right mouse click for Ojbect Properties. Click in the
text box. Use the keyboard arrows to move the cursor between B and E.
Insert a caret (^). Click OK. Deselect to view changes.
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Buttonholes
Basic Buttonholes
Select Arrange>Add buttonhole. Left click to position three buttonholes vertically on screen. Touch the Esc key to turn off the Add
buttonhole function. Select all, then left click the Align Centers
Vertically icon.
Buttonhole Properties
Select the top buttonhole. Right click to open Buttonhole Object Properties. Select the Rounded buttonhole, change the Slit length (buttonhole
opening) to 18mm. Press OK.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Chapter 23 Specialized Digitizing Techniques
Select the second buttonhole; open the Object Properties box. Select
the Heirloom buttonhole; change the Bead stitch spacing (stitch length)
to 2. Press OK.
Select the third buttonhole; open the Object Properties dialog box.
Change Orientation to horizontal; click OK.
Select all of the buttonholes; select Align Right Vertical.
Buttonholes in Embroidery
Select File>New File>Open>Samples3>swirl center.ART. Group the
design. Select Arrange>Add Buttonhole. Left click to position a buttonhole in the center of the design. Press the ESC key on the keyboard to
turn off the tool.
Select the design and the buttonhole. Align the centers. With
everything selected, choose Arrange>Merge Buttonhole. The
stitching is removed from under the buttonhole slit, preventing stitches
from raveling when the buttonhole is cut open.
Select All, Group, Copy and Paste to create two duplicates; position
them vertically. Select All; align centers vertically.
Software Level
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yes
Auto-Designer
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Designer Plus
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Class 2 Product Reference List
‰ ABCs of Embroidery
‰ A Touch of Artistry I
‰ artista Sampler
‰ Seasons of Artistry
‰ Through the Needle magazine
‰ artista 165E/185E Reader/Writer Box
‰ artista 200E Reader/Writer Box
‰ artista 165E/185E Personal Design Card
‰ artista 200E Personal Design Card
‰ Magic Box
‰ Magic Cards
Notes
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Class Overview
Exercises
1 Automatic Digitizing 1
Creating Embroidery with Auto-Digitizer
2
Automatic Digitizing 2
Editing Auto-Digitized Designs
Adding Lettering
3
Magic Wand
Creating Embroidery with the Magic Wand
4
Magic Wand - Editing
Editing the Design
Sequencing Colors
Adding Lettering
Saving your Work
5
Auto & Partial Applique
Auto Applique
Partial Applique
This class is formatted for owners
of the following levels of BERNINA®
version 4.0 artista embroidery software:
• Auto-Designer
• Designer Plus
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Automatic Digitizing 1
Note: All artwork used with the automatic digitizing tools must be processed prior to digitizing. For more information on artwork processing
refer to User Manual.
Creating Embroidery with Auto-Digitizer
Select Picture mode; left click Load Picture to select a picture.
From My Designs>Auto-Digitizing folder, select and open
tulip.bmp. Click on Save Picture. Rename picture file; click Save.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Chapter 13 Automatic Digitizing
Click on Touch Up Picture tool; select Paint. Select Flood Fill tool;
choose a different shade of green for flower stem. Select File>
Exit and Return to Design. Select Artwork Preparation tool to
clean up background noise, sharpen outlines, remove color dithering.
Change colors to 6; OK. Note: This may take a few moments depending
on computer resources.
Select Design mode. Select Auto-Digitizer tool; open Object Properties.
From Fill Stitch tab, select Effects; increase Pull Compensation to 0.4,
and check Underlay. Click OK; click OK again.
Click on an area of picture. When dialog box opens, select Omit Colors;
select white (background color) to keep background of image from being
digitized. Click OK. The program will automatically create embroidery
objects for this design. Note: Time needed to generate embroidery
objects depends on computer’s resources.
Touch ESC two times on keyboard to turn off all tools. Enter Picture
Mode, select picture and delete it. Return to Design Mode. Save your
work.
Software Level
Editor
no
Auto-Designer
yes
Designer Plus
yes
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Automatic Digitizing 2
Editing Auto-Digitized Designs
Once embroidery objects have been generated using Auto-Digitizer, you
may use any of the available tools to edit the design.
Select a leaf; select Reshape Object tool. Click & drag stitch angle line to
reflect leaf shape. Press Enter to accept changes. Repeat for other leaf.
Touch ESC.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Chapter 13 Automatic Digitizing
Select front petal. Right click to open Object Properties; from fill stitch
tab, select fill pattern 20; OK. Select Artistic view to see changes. Return
to Design mode. Repeat for other petals.
Select Edit>Select All; right click to open Object Properties. From General tab, rotate design 35° and rescale to 80%; OK. While still selected,
group parts and select Edit>Duplicate. Mirror duplicated tulip horizontally.
Move tulip to right until stems no longer overlap. Select other flower; Align
Bottoms Horizontally.
Add Lettering
Press “A” on keyboard to open Lettering Object Properties. Select Empress alphabet and Multiple Baseline. In text box type Take time, press
Enter, press Enter again, type to admire the flowers. Click OK.
Click center of design. Touch Enter twice to accept programmed radius.
Select and reposition lettering as needed. Select Edit>Select All and Align
Centers Vertically. Save your work.
Software Level
Editor
no
Auto-Designer
yes
Designer Plus
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Magic Wand
All artwork used with automatic digitizing tools must be processed
prior to digitizing. For more information on artwork processing refer to
User Manual.
Notes
Creating Embroidery with the Magic Wand
In Picture Mode, select the Load Picture tool. From My Designs>AutoDigitizing, select floral pattern4.bmp. Open.
Refer to User Manual
Part III Digitizing with Artwork
Process the graphic using the Outline Artwork Preparation tool. Move
the slider to the right until the picture turns black. Using the left keyboard
arrow, move the slider to the left until the white color returns.
Select Design mode. Select Settings>Thread colors. Create a thread
chart for the design from Isacord shades. Change the number of threads
in design to 6, then assign the following colors: #1 = 5944, #2 = 5933,
#3 = 5230, #4 = 0221, #5 = 1375, #6 = 0101.
Select the Magic Wand, then open the Object Properties dialog box from
the general toolbar. Select the Fill tab. Click Effects; check the Underlay
box and change the Pull Compensation value to 0.4.
Select C1 from the drop down color bar. Left click in the large center
stem. Press Enter to generate the object. Select C2, click on one of the
leaves; press Enter. Repeat for other leaf. Digitize the centers and flower
petals, changing colors as needed.
Select Outline, Satin, from the Stitch and Color bar. Designer Plus:
Select stem stitch from the Craft Stitch tool bar. Select one of the
remaining thin lines; press Enter to generate the outline object. Repeat
for remaining design lines.
Preview design in Artistic View. Return to Design mode and save your
work.
Software Level
Editor
no
Auto-Designer
yes
Designer Plus
yes
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Magic Wand - Editing
Editing the Design
Once embroidery designs have been generated using the Magic Wand,
you may use any of the available tools to edit the design.
Notes
Select the large center stem; right click to open Object Properties; select
fill pattern 9. While stem is still selected, select the Reshape Object tool.
Adjust stitch angle to 92°, press Enter to accept the change.
Refer to User Manual
Part III Digitizing with Artwork
Select the flower centers; select Satin from the Fill Type drop down
menu. Select a flower petal, select the Reshape object tool; adjust stitch
angle to make the stitches appear to radiate out from the center of the
flower. Repeat for each petal.
Select the leaves; select Edit>Duplicate. While new leaves are still
selected, choose Triple from the Outline Stitch Type. Select C6. View
changes in Artistic view. Return to Design mode and save your work.
Select leaves, open Object Properties dialog box. Select Fancy from the
Stitch Type drop down menu. Select Honeycomb.
Sequencing Colors
Open Color Film to view number and order of stitching. The flowers
need to be re-sequenced to eliminate excess thread changes. Close
Color Film.
Select Edit>Select All. Arrange>Sequence by Color, click OK. The
design will be re-sequenced. Open Color Film to see change.
Add Lettering
Select C2. Touch A on the keyboard to open the lettering Object Properties box. Select Empress, 9mm, Any Shape baseline. Type “Create” in
the text box; press OK.
Set baseline points along the upper edge of the stem. Press Enter to
create the lettering object.
Saving Your Work
Delete the graphic from the design file. Select the entire design, open the
Object Properties dialog box. From the General tab, rotate by 90°. Click
OK. Save design.
Software Level
Editor
no
Auto-Designer
yes
Designer Plus
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Auto & Partial Appliqué
Auto-Applique
Auto-Appliqué creates up to four layers of stitching - placement line,
cutting line, tackdown and cover stitch-for each appliqué object. When
planning applique, begin with bottom fabric layer and work toward top
layer.
Select Picture tab>Load Picture>My Designs>Samples 3
>Watermelon.bmp. Select Design tab. Select Auto-Appliqué tool.
Read prompts on status bar. Note: The Auto-Appliqué tool works
like the Closed Curve tool; the last 2 points will join automatically.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Chapter 27 Digitizing for Applique
Do not begin on a corner. Create boundary around watermelon rind,
treating white and green as one area. Create boundary around watermelon flesh. TIP: Turn off picture; position watermelon flesh boundary
reference points exactly on top of previously created rind boundary
reference points. Turn picture on to position remaining points. Press
Enter two times.
Select entry and exit points. Mark frame out position to complete auto
applique process. Select watermelon flesh, change to C3.
Select all, right click to open Object Properties, change stitch width to
1.5mm (tack-down is automatically re-set). Select Trim In Place option.
Click OK.
Select View>Slow Redraw. Watch appliqué stitch. Notice duplicate satin
stitching on overlapping areas; this will not produce professional results
when embroidered. Note: Auto-appliqué is most effective for designs
with a single element. For appliqué designs with adjoining boundaries,
use the Partial Appliqué feature to complete the applique design.
Partial Applique
Partial appliqué removes one of the layers of satin stitching from adjoining appliqué pieces. Plan appliqué sequence carefully, working from
bottom layer to top. Stitching is removed in the order in which boundaries are created. Note: If overlapping areas are significantly “off”,
reshape boundaries to align stitching before applying partial appliqué.
Select File>Select All. Click on Partial Appliqué tool. Overlapping
satin stitches are removed. Select Slow Redraw to watch design
stitch sequence.
Return to Picture mode and process picture using Artwork Preparation
tool. In Design mode select Magic Wand tool. Open Object Properties>
Fill Tab>Satin>Effects; turn on Auto Underlay; set Pull Compensation to
0.40. Select C15; use Magic Wand to digitize each seed. Save work.
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Class 3 Product Reference List
‰ ABCs of Embroidery
‰ A Touch of Artistry I
‰ artista Sampler
‰ Seasons of Artistry
‰ Through the Needle magazine
‰ artista 165E/185E Reader/Writer Box
‰ artista 200E Reader/Writer Box
‰ artista 165E/185E Personal Design Card
‰ artista 200E Personal Design Card
‰ Magic Box
‰ Magic Cards
Notes
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Class 4 - Manual Digitizing
Class Overview
Exercises
1 Block Digitizing
Block Digitizing
Closed Curve Tool
Set Multiple Stitch Angles
Remove Overlay Stitching
2
Blackwork Run
Open Curve Tool & Blackwork Run
3
More Manual Digitizing Techniques
Rectangle Tool
Add Holes
Wave Effect
Add Details
This class is formatted for owners
of the following levels of BERNINA®
version 4.0 artista embroidery software:
• Designer Plus
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Digitizing Tools
Block Digitizing
The block-digitizing tool digitizes closed objects by placing pairs of
points on opposing sides of an image. Each set of points marks both
the object boundary and sets stitch angle.
Left click on the Block-Digitizing tool.
Activate Auto-Underlay from the
general toolbar, then select C13
(white). Set boundary points around
the white section of the rind. Press
Enter to create the object.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Part II Basic Digitizing Techniques
Turn off the picture to view stitching. Turn on View Picture.
Closed Curve Tool
Left click on the Closed Curve tool, then activate Auto-Underlay
from the general toolbar and select C3 (red). Set boundaries
around the fruit (right click sets a curve; a left click sets a corner;
backspace erases the last point set). Press Enter to create the object.
Select color 1 (green) and digitize outer edge of rind.
Setting Multiple Stitch Angles
Immediately after creating an object or selecting an object, the Stitch
Angle Values tool is available to make multiple stitch angle adjustments
to the object.
With the green rind
still selected, click on
the Stitch Angle/Values tool
icon. Following the diagram,
set stitch angle control points.
Touch Enter to accept
changes.
Remove Overlay Stitching
Using the Closed Curve tool, Fill>Step and C15, digitize the seeds
or copy and paste the seeds from the Auto Applique/Partial Applique
exercise. Use Color Film to select the seeds, then hold down the control
key and select the watermelon flesh. Select Arrange>Remove Overlay
Stitching. The red stitching under the seeds is removed.
Select the seeds (Color Film) and change to Fill:Satin.
Software Level
Editor
no
Auto-Designer
no
Designer Plus
yes
Save your work.
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Blackwork Run
Open Curve Tool & Blackwork Run
The Open Curve tool is used with any outline stitch type to create lines.
Select Picture view>Load Picture>My Designs>Samples 1>heartpin 3A.
In the Design view, select the Closed Curve tool and C2; digitize the
outline of the heart (a right click for a curve; left click for a corner). Press
Enter.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Part II Basic Digitizing Techniques
Select the Open Curved tool. Using left clicks, digitize the lines
within the heart, ignoring the lace insert. The lines must touch the
heart outline or another interior line. Touch Enter after setting points
for each line.
Turn off the picture. Select View>Slow Redraw. Notice the jump stitches;
this design will not sew out very professionally.
Select all; select the Blackwork Run tool. The program will automatically
resequence the stitching to eliminate jump stitches. Note: Blackwork run
can be applied to backstitches and stem stitches, single, and triple
outlines. Select View>Slow Redraw to view changes embroidery run.
Software Level
Editor
no
Auto-Designer
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Designer Plus
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More Digitizing Tools
Rectangle Tool
The Rectangle tool is used to create perfect rectangles & squares.
Select File>New. Select Picture Mode>Load Picture>Auto-digitizing>
house.bmp.
Create the House
Select Design mode. Select the Rectangle tool; digitize the side of the
house by left clicking one corner, moving the cursor to the opposite
corner and clicking to create the object.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Part II Basic Digitizing Techniques
Use the Closed Curve tool to digitize the front of the house and the roof.
Add Holes
Select the side of the house; select Add Holes. Follow prompts
on the status bar to digitize boundaries of holes to be cut from
the stitching, in this case three windows. Touch Enter; stitching
is removed. Note: When adding holes, use left clicks for corners, right
clicks for curves, backspace to remove last point, and enter to close the
shape. Repeat for window on front of house.
Select the house’s front and side. Change color to red; from Object
Properties Fill Tab, select Fancy>010Brick 1.
Wave Effect
The Wave Effect tool changes the stitch angle to a curve. The curve
may be altered using the Reshape Object tool. Additional control points
may be added and moved.
Select the roof; change the color to C12. With the roof still selected,
open Object Properties>Fill tab>Effects, check Wave Effects>OK.
Select the roof; select the Reshape Object tool. Move and add reference
points to alter the wave stitch angle. Press Enter. View changes in
Artistic view. Return to Design mode.
Add Details
Use the Open Curve tool to digitize a line across the bottom of the side
of the house. Select the line; open Object Properties. From the Stitch
Type drop down menu, select Pattern Run. Click on Select; from Symbol
Set drop down menu, select Nature. Click on pattern 101, select Make
Current; click OK. Change color to yellow.
Right click on the Lettering/Values tool. Select Cursive, type 3702 in text
box. Left click above door to position numbers. Select the numbers and
the front of the house; left click on the Remove Lettering Overlay tool to
remove stitches from under the house numbers.
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Class 4 Product Reference List
‰ ABCs of Embroidery
‰ A Touch of Artistry I
‰ artista Sampler
‰ Seasons of Artistry
‰ Through the Needle magazine
‰ artista 165E/185E Reader/Writer Box
‰ artista 200E Reader/Writer Box
‰ artista 165E/185E Personal Design Card
‰ artista 200E Personal Design Card
‰ Magic Box
‰ Magic Cards
Notes
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Class 5 - Special Effects
Class Overview
Exercises
1 Gradient Fills
Gradient Fill
Travel on Edges
2
Color Blending 1
Color Blending
Profiles
3
Color Blending 2
4
Craft Stitches - Blackwork
Blackwork
Layout
5
Craft Stitches - Lacework
Applying Lacework
Layout
6
Craft Stitches - Candlewicking
Candlewicking Border
Candlewicking Fill
Layout
7
Craft Stitch Sampler
Create All Objects
Backstitch
Stem Stitch
Editing the Design
Candlewick Fill
Blackwork Fill
Lacework Fill
Stipple Fill
Outline the Heart
Candlewick Half Knot
8
Pattern Runs 1
Pattern Outlines
Pattern Fills
Layout
9
Pattern Runs 2
Create Pattern
This class is formatted for owners
of the following levels of BERNINA®
version 4.0 artista embroidery software:
• Designer Plus
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Gradient Fills
Gradient Fill
Use Gradient Fill to create color
blends, perspective effects and
shading.
Select File>New. Select the Rectangle tool. Digitize from the bottom
left to the top right. Create a square
3 grids by 3 grids. Copy and paste
five times (6 squares total).
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Chapter 24 Artistic Stitch Effects
Select square 1. Select Object Properties>Effects>Gradient Fill tab.
Check the Gradient Fill box. Select Profile 1; click OK, OK.
For blocks 2, 3, & 4, Select Object Properties>Effects>Gradient Fill tab.
Be sure Gradient Fill is checked. Select Profiles 2, 3, or 4.
Select block 5. Select Object Properties>Effects>Gradient Fill tab. Be
sure Gradient Fill is checked. Select Profile 1. Change the Maximum
Spacing Value to 0.01 mm; click OK, OK.
Select block 6. Select Object Properties>Effects>Gradient Fill tab. Be
sure Gradient Fill is checked. Select Profile 1. Change the Maximum
Spacing to 10 mm. Click OK.
Travel on Edges
Use Travel on Edges with the Gradient Fill effects to eliminate travel
stitches inside an object.
Select Artistic View. Show 1:1 - Traveling stitches are visible. Select the
Design tab. Select box #1. Select Object Properties>Effects>Others tab.
Check Travel on Edges; click OK, OK. Select Artistic View; Show 1:1 The traveling stitches are hidden.
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Color Blending 1
Color Blending
Color Blending creates shading effects by blending two colored layers in
an embroidery object. The effect is created by duplicating the object,
then applying Gradient Fill.
Profiles
Profiles determine the point from which the color variation occurs.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Chapter 24 Artistic Stitch Effects
Sample 1
Select File>New. Select Settings>Fabric Display. Select Edit and choose
white; click OK, OK.
Use the Circle tool to digitize a circle filled with step stitches. Copy and
Paste five additional circles onto the screen (6 circles total).
Select the first circle. Select the
Color Blending tool. Leave the
Profile and Spacing at default settings. Change Bottom Layer to color
5; change the Top Layer to color 11.
Click OK. Select Artistic View to see
the changes. Select Design mode.
Select the second circle. Select Color Blending tool. Change to Profile 2.
Leave Spacing and Color at new defaults (colors 5 and 11). Click OK.
Select the third circle. Select Color Blending tool. Change to Profile 3.
Leave Spacing and color at new defaults (colors 5 and 11). Click OK.
Select the forth circle. Select Color Blending tool. Change to profile 4.
Leave Spacing and Color at new defaults (colors 5 and 11). Click OK.
Select the fifth circle. Select Color Blending tool. Select Profile 1. Change
Bottom and Top Layer Spacing to 4. Click OK.
Software Level
Select the sixth circle. Select Color Blending tool. Select Profile 1.
Change Bottom and Top Layer Spacing to 2. Click OK.
Editor
no
Select Artistic View to see the various profile combinations. Select
Design tab. Select circle 6. Ungroup and deselect. Select the top layer
and slide it aside to look at the thread layers.
Select File>New. Create a rectangle.
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Color Blending 2
Apply Color Blending using the Profile and Colors of your choice. Adjust
Bottom Layer Spacing to 1, Top Layer Spacing to 2.
Select the rectangle and Ungroup.
Click on the Lettering tool and type your name in the rectangle.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Chapter 24 Artistic Stitch Effects
Select lettering and top layer of rectangle (CTRL). Select the Remove
Lettering Overlay tool. Select and move lettering to see the “hole”
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Craft Stitches - Blackwork
Blackwork
Select Rectangle tool, left click Blackwork Fill icon from Craft Stitch tool
bar. Create a rectangle shape.
Select the rectangle; right click to open its Object Properties box.
Choose Select and scroll to preview other Blackwork fill styles. Select
B007a; click OK.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Chapter 26 Craft Stitch Borders & Fills
Copy and paste the rectangle 4 times for a total of 5 objects.
Layout
The Layout function is used to size, reposition, and offset an object’s
fill stitches. The layout is always positioned in the center of the screen.
To easily work with the function, use the scrollbar at the bottom of the
screen to move the digitized objects to the left side of the screen.
Select the second rectangle, open its Object Properties box, click
Layout. Study the picture at the top of page 240 in the User Manual.
Identify each of the three Guide-Pattern stitches on the screen. The
middle guide pattern is used to rescale and rotate the stitch pattern.
Using the black rescaling handles, reduce the size of the fill stitch. When
satisfied with the changes, press Enter.
Select the third rectangle; open Object Properties
and click Layout. Select the Middle Guide-Pattern.
Activate the Rotation and Skewing function. Rotate
the stitch pattern. Press Enter to accept changes.
Select the fourth rectangle, open Object Properties,
select Layout. The Top Guide-Pattern is used to
offset and increase the rows of stitches. Move the
Top Guide-Pattern up and to the right. Press Enter
to accept changes.
Select the fifth rectangle, open Object Properties, select Layout. The
Side Guide-Pattern is used to offset the columns of stitches. Move the
Side Guide-Pattern to the left to decrease the column spacing. Press
Enter to accept changes.
Select Rectangle tool; Outline>Single. Digitize a rectangle across each
blackwork object.
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Craft Stitches - Lacework
Notes
Lacework stitch consists of an open trellis-like pattern, and is not intended to be a stand-alone embroidery design.
Applying Lacework
Select File>New. Turn off the grid. Select the Closed Curve tool. Select
Lacework from the Craft Stitch toolbar. Digitize a free form object. Touch
Enter to see the stitching.
Refer to User Manual
Chapter 26 Craft Stitch Borders & Fills
Select the object and right mouse click for Object Properties. Choose
Select. View the pattern choices - there are five available. Pick a different
pattern. Experiment with different pattern choices.
Layout
Select a digitized lace-filled object from the screen. Right mouse click for
Object Properties. Select Layout. Zoom in on the yellow area. Identify the
three Guide-Patterns. Note: See Layout Function Handout for detailed
instructions. Using the Guide-Patterns, adjust the fill stitch.
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Craft Stitches - Candlewicking
Candlewicking is a detail stitch that can be used to outline or fill areas
in a design. Candlewicking is a traditional white-on-white embroidery
technique, usually done on white linen or cotton fabric with heavy cotton
threads. More use of color is becoming popular today. Candle-wicking
is often used to embroider white bedspreads, pillows and clothing.
Candlewicking Border
Select the Open Curve tool.
Select Candlewicking Border
from the Craft Stitch toolbar.
Note: Craft stitches are available from the Stitch and Color
bar or the Craft Stitch toolbar.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Chapter 26 Craft Stitch Borders & Fills
Digitize a line and touch Enter to see the stitches. Note: If the Candlewicking border does not pick up the color you have selected in the color
palette when first digitized, select the border after digitizing, and then
select a color.
Select the line; open Object Properties. Click Select to preview Pattern
choices; there are four available patterns. Pick a different pattern. Notice
the relationship between size and spacing. Experiment with different
pattern choices.
Candlewicking Fill
Select the Closed Curve tool. Select Candlewicking Fill from the Craft
Stitch toolbar. Create a free form shape using left and right mouse clicks.
Select the object, then right
mouse click for Object Properties.
Choose Select to view patterns there are four available patterns.
Select Cancel. Experiment with
different pattern choices.
Layout
Select a digitized Candlewick filled object from the screen. Right mouse
click for Object Properties. Select Layout. Zoom in on the yellow area.
Identify the 3 guide-patterns. Using Guide-Patterns, adjust the fill stitch.
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Craft Stitch Sampler
Create All Objects
Select Picture mode>Load Picture>Samples 3>Tulip
Heart>Open. Process using the Artwork Preparation tool.
In Design mode, select Magic Wand. Digitize flower centers
(C4) and petals (C17). Turn on Auto-Underlay. Use the
Magic Wand to digitize leaves (C1). Turn off Auto-Underlay.
Select Closed Curve tool, Fill>Step, C6. Digitize heart.
Open Color Film; select flower centers, petals, leaves, and
heart. The heart must be selected last. Select
Arrange>Remove Overlay Stitching. Close Color Film.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Chapter 23 Specialized Digitizing Techniques
Chapter 26 Craft Stitch Borders and Fills
Select the Rectangle tool, C5, Fill>Step. Digitize a square
around the heart. Open Color Film; select flower centers,
petals, leaves, heart, and square. The square must be
selected last. Select Arrange>Remove Overlay Stitching.
Close Color Film.
Open Object Properties>Outline Stitch>Stitch Types>Backstitch. Change
stem thickness to 0.25; click OK. Select Open Curve tool and C7. Digitize
a center vein in each leaf.
Select Open Curve tool. Open Object Properties>Outline Stitch>Stitch
Type>Stem Stitch. Change spacing to 1, stitch angle to 55º; click OK.
Select Open Curve tool and C7. Digitize flower stems. Outline flower
centers, petals, and leaves by selecting Color Film, duplicating, and changing
from Fill to Outline SIngle. Change color to C6. Delete picture and save your work.
Editing the Design
Select both flower centers (use the CTRL key). Select Candlewick Fill.
Select 1 flower petal. Open Object Properties>Fill Stitch Tab>Stitch Type>
Blackwork Fill. Select B002a; click OK. Select Layout; adjust layout as
needed. Repeat for other petal.
Select heart. Select Open>Object Properties>Fill Stitch Tab>Effects.
Check Travel On Edge; OK. Select Stitch Types>Lacework. Select L0003a.
Click OK, click OK.
Software Level
Select background square. Click on Stipple. Change Stitch Length and
Loop Spacing to 2. Click OK.
Editor
no
Outline the Heart
Select heart, duplicate it, and change duplicate heart to Outline>
Candlewicking. Open Object Properties>Fill Stitch Tab>Stitch Type>
Candlewicking. Select Half Knot. Click OK; click OK.
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Pattern Runs 1
Pattern Outlines
Select File>New. Select Settings>
Object Properties>Outline Stitch tab>
Pattern Run>Select. From Symbol Set
drop down menu, select NPOO4a &
KOO18a. Click Make Current; click OK.
Select Open Curve tool and create a line. Touch Enter.
Select Rectangle tool and create a rectangle. Note: You have the option
of adjusting size, spacing, scale, and shape of Pattern Run stitches.
(Review Pattern Runs & Fills in the Online Manual for details)
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Chapter 25 Pattern Runs & Fills
& Appendix J
of the Online Manual
Pattern Fills
Select File>New. Select Settings>Object Properties>Outline Stitch tab>
Pattern Run>Select. From Symbol Set, select NPOO4a & A200150.
Click Make Current and OK.
Select Rectangle tool, Fill: Pattern fill, and C2. Digitize a rectangle
3 grid blocks by 5 grid blocks. Copy and Paste four additional rectangles
onto screen (for a total of five).
Layout
Layout Guide-patterns will always appear in center of screen. Scroll
to the left or right so the rectangles are not in middle of viewing screen
before selecting Object Properties>Layout.
Select 2nd rectangle. From Object Properties>Fill tab select Layout.
Zoom in on Layout (yellow) area to view Guide-Patterns. Study page 240
in User Manual for an explanation of the three Guide-Pattern functions.
The Prompt Line defines the purpose for selected guide-pattern.
Scale pattern using the middle Guide-Pattern. Touch Enter to confirm
the change.
Select 3rd rectangle. Open Object Properties; Select Layout. Zoom
in on Layout (yellow) area to view Guide-Patterns. Use middle GuidePattern to rotate the pattern. Touch Enter to confirm the change.
Select 4th rectangle. Open Object Properties; Select Layout. Use top
Guide-Pattern to offset and increase row spacing by moving GuidePattern half a pattern up and to the right. Touch Enter to confirm the
change
Select 5th rectangle. Open Object Properties; Select Layout. Move
side Guide-Pattern to right to increase distance between columns of
stitching. Touch Enter to confirm the change.
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Create Pattern
Create your own pattern outline sets to use as pattern run or fill stitches.
Select File>New. Touch the A key. Select the Wingdings2 alphabet.
Open Select Character and select the second scissors graphic; click
OK; OK. Click on the screen to position the letter/scissors. With the
scissors selected, change to C2 and Ungroup.
Select Settings>Create Pattern. Click on New set and create a new
category for your stitches. Name the stitch (scissors); click OK. Follow
the prompt line instructions to enter reference points.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Chapter 25 Pattern Runs & Fills
& Appendix J
of the Online Manual
Open Object Properties>Outline tab>Pattern Run>Select. Locate your
personal folder and the scissors pattern. Make Current ; click OK.
Select the Open Curve tool. Digitize a line to see your new Pattern Run.
Select the Rectangle tool. Open Object Properties>Fill Tab>Pattern
Fill>Select. Locate your Personal Folder and the scissors pattern. Click
OK. Digitize a rectangle to see your new pattern fill.
Take the Challenge
Using the Closed Curve tool and a series of three right mouse clicks,
digitize a step filled circle.
Select the circle. Open Object Properties>Fill Stitch tab. Select Effect>
check Wave Effect; OK. From the Stitch Type drop down menu, select
Pattern Fill. Select the pattern of your choice. Adjust layout as needed.
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Class 5 Product Reference List
‰ ABCs of Embroidery
‰ Deco-Rations I
‰ Deco-Rations II
‰ A Touch of Artistry I
‰ artista Sampler
‰ Seasons of Artistry
‰ Through the Needle magazine
‰ artista 165E/185E Reader/Writer Box
‰ artista 200E Reader/Writer Box
‰ artista 165E/185E Personal Design Card
‰ artista 200E Personal Design Card
‰ Magic Box
‰ Magic Cards
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Class 6 - Bonus Programs
Class Overview
Exercises
1 BERNINA Cross Stitch
Auto-Cross Basics
Manually Setting Stitches
Lettering
Area Fill
Stamping Tool
Drawing Tools
Saving your Work
2
BERNINA PhotoSnap
Creating Embroidery with PhotoSnap
PhotoSnap Object Properties
Crop for PhotoSnap
3
BERNINA Quilter - Patchwork Layout
Opening Quilt & Quilt Layout
Selecting Blocks
4
BERNINA Quilter - Colors & Fabrics
Coloring the Quilt
5
BERNINA Quilter - Embroidery
Adding Embroidery to the Quilt
6
BERNINA Quilter - Applique
Creating Appliques
This class is formatted for owners
of the following levels of BERNINA®
version 4.0 artista embroidery software:
• Editor
• Auto-Designer
• Designer Plus
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Auto-Cross Basics
Select Settings>Fabric Count. Type in x-stitch fabric count; click Update.
From Picture tab, select Load Picture tool. From Auto-Digitizing folder,
select Butterfly.bmp.
Select Design Mode. Select Auto-Cross tool; dialog box opens.
Check Omit Background box. Click OK; cross-stitches are
automatically generated. Turn off picture & grid; select Show All
to view design.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Part X Cross Stitch
Manually Setting Stitches
Turn on Show Grid. Select Pencil tool; left click on Full Cross
button to select full cross stitch style. Left click on the Color button
to select C15. Left click in grid to set stitches, right click to erase
stitches. Add stitches to connect butterfly’s right antenna.
Lettering
BERNINA’s Cross Stitch program uses True Type fonts to generate
lettering.
Right click on Lettering/Values tool; select “Arial”, 48mm. Left click on
screen to place text. Type in Fly Away; press Enter to process stitches.
Click on Select Object tool, then draw a bounding box around lettering.
From Color box, select a new color to coordinate with Butterfly.
Area Fill
Select Area Fill tool, color 4 (yellow) from color box, and Fill>Full
Cross. Left click in gold areas of wings to fill with a new color and
stitch type. From Stitch & Color bar, select Outline>Single Line,
and color 15 (black). Click on the various areas of the butterfly to outline
each color.
Stamping Tool
Using Pencil, create a small flower. Select flower; then select
Stamp tool. Left click to “stamp” small flowers around right
corner of design. When finished, press Esc key to turn tool off.
Software Level
Drawing Tools
Closed and Open Curve tools are used to create freeform cross stitch
elements. The Circle and Rectangle tools make it simple to create
perfect circular and rectangular shapes.
Auto-Designer
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Saving Your Work
Save your work after each major change. Cross stitch designs are saved
in the .arx format. Cross stitch files may be opened in the BERNINA
embroidery program and combined with regular embroidery.
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PhotoSnap
Creating Embroidery with Photosnap
Select Picture tab>Load Picture>Auto Digitizing>guitar.bmp.
Select picture, click on the PhotoSnap tool. The PhotoSnap
Object Properties box opens. Leave settings at default values;
click OK.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Chapter 13 Automatic Digitizing
Change background color to white (settings>fabric display>edit, select
white, click OK); change thread color to C9. View in Artistic view. Return
to Design mode. Touch ESC to turn off all tools.
Delete graphic and save file if desired.
PhotoSnap Object Properties
Select Picture tab>Load Picture>Auto Digitizing>guitar.bmp.
Select graphic; click on the PhotoSnap tool. The PhotoSnap Object
Properties box opens. Change the background value to dark. Click OK.
Select Undo.
Select Picture tab>select picture. Select the PhotoSnap icon in the
PhotoSnap Object Properties box. Change background value to light,
stitch angle to 35°. Click OK. Note: Various tapestry effects can be
created by experimenting with the Objects Properties values. Close file.
Crop for PhotoSnap
Select File>New. Select Picture tab>Load Picture>Auto-digitizing>
dog.bmp.
Select picture, Edit>crop image>oval.
Click on the upper left corner of the image and drag towards the lower
right. Select the Reshape tool if necessary to adjust the position and
size of crop outline.
When pleased with image, click on the PhotoSnap icon. Change the
stitch angle to 35°, resolution to fine. Click OK.
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BERNINA Quilter - Patchwork Layout
Note: The BERNINA artista embroidery software must be open to run
BERNINA Quilter.
Opening Quilt & Quilt Layout
Open Quilter by single left clicking the icon on the Design toolbar. Open
the Layout dialog box by selecting the Layout icon on the Edit toolbar.
Input design information on the right to design the quilt layout.
Select rec tangular
format, three blocks
across and four down;
height 6”, width 6”. Select
vertical top sashing style and
check the sash border box. Add
mitered borders 3” wide. Notice
that the finished size of the quilt
has been calculated for you.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Part XI Patchwork & Quilting
Selecting Blocks, Colors and Fabrics
The Library provides over 300 quilt blocks, a wide color palette, and
beautiful fabrics from which to plan your quilt project.
Single click on the “+” beside a file to view the blocks in each folder.
Select Ohio Star from the Nine Patch Stars file. Select Paintbrush from
the Edit toolbar. Click in the upper left hand white square to assign the
block style to the quilt. Individually assign the block to each square, or
hold down CTRL and click on a white square to assign the selected
block to all squares.
Left click on the Fabric button at the top of the Library dialog box. Left
click on the “+” beside Benartex to expand the folder. Left click on the “+”
beside each fabric collection to preview the fabrics. Single click on a
fabric swatch, click To Palette; the fabric swatch appears at the top of
the screen. Note: For a larger preview of fabric tile, hold down the Alt key
while clicking on the swatch. Select 5-6 fabrics, sending each of them to
Palette.
Left click on the Color button at the top of the Library dialog box. Select
from light, medium or dark color values. Select 3-4 colors to coordinate
with the fabric on the palette. Note: Double click on a fabric tile from the
palette to open Color dialog. A color is selected to coordinate with Palette
selection. Use the slider to adjust the value as desired. To add the solid
to the Palette, click Add to Custom Colors.
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BERNINA Quilter - Color & Fabric
Coloring the Quilt
Select the Paintbrush from the Edit toolbar.
Select a fabric for the block centers “1”. Left
click in the center of 2 blocks to fill with the
selected fabric. Hold down the CTRL key while
clicking in the center of the next block. Each
block center “1” will be filled.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Part XI Patchwork & Quilting
Select the fabric for triangles “a”. Hold down the
Ctrl key while clicking in the triangle. Each “a”
piece in the same location on each block will be filled at the same time.
Select fabric for remaining triangles. Click and drag the fabric to the
Colors Used menu (lower right of the screen) drop on the periwinkle
block to replace all periwinkle areas at one time. Repeat for block background color with fabric of choice.
Color sashing strips with fabric or color of choice. Repeat for borders.
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Designer Plus
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Adding Embroidery to the Quilt
Place and scale embroidery designs or quilt motifs right on the quilt top
for perfect sizing.
Notes
Left click the Embroidery Window icon on the Edit toolbar to link to
the Design screen in the BERNINA embroidery software program.
Select File>Insert Design>Holice Turnbow Stencil Quilt Designs. Select
design HT105; open. Change to color C15 for better visibility when
placing the quilt design on the block. Select File>Save and Return.
Refer to User Manual
Part XI Patchwork & Quilting
Position the quilting design over the block. Reduce the design size using
the sizing handles. For perfect positioning, select the block, hold down
the Ctrl key and select the embroidery. Select Align Centers from the
Alignment toolbar.
Select the embroidery design, then copy and paste it into the remaining
blocks. Save work frequently. File>Save as, select file location and
name file. Click Save. Quilter files are saved with .arq extension and
may only be opened from within the quilter program.
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BERNINA Quilter - Applique
When creating appliqués in BERNINA Quilter, you are designing
appliqué patterns for stitching by hand or by sewing machine, not in
an embroidery hoop on the embroidery machine. If you wish to add
embroidered appliqués to your quilt top, digitize them in Designer Plus
and use Embroidery Window to insert the appliqué file.
Creating Appliqués
Open the BERNINA Quilter program. Select Layout. Select rectangular
format, one block across and one block down, 10” square. Add a 2”
mitered border. Press OK. Select Show All.
Notes
Refer to User Manual
Chapter 40 BERNINA Quilter Editing
Open the Fabric Library. Select a fabric for the block and fill the block.
This will be the base/background fabric for the appliqué.
Select the Load Picture icon from the Edit toolbar. Select
Samples 1>Heartpin3.bmp. Open.
Left click on a corner control point; drag the point diagonally
to rescale the picture to fit the block. With the picture selected,
hold down the Ctrl key, select the block and align the centers.
Each area of the heart will be assigned a different fabric. The ruffled
edges and the lace insert will be eliminated.
From the Fabric Library, select the first fabric you will use in the
appliqué. Select the Draw Appliqué tool. Click points to set the
boundary around one of the shapes. (Right clicks set curves, left clicks
set corners, backspace erases the last point.) When you have finished
setting points around the first boundary, press Enter. Press Enter again
to complete the shape. Repeat for each section of the appliqué.
Click the Show Picture tool to remove the picture from the view screen.
If necessary, reshape the boundary lines of the applique pieces.
Using the Paintbrush tool, select a fabric from the Library and fill the
borders of the quilt.
Save the project. Print the appliqué pattern pieces and quilt templates.
Select File>Close.
Software Level
Editor
yes
Auto-Designer
yes
Designer Plus
yes
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Note: Graphics are not to scale.
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Class 6 Product Reference List
‰ ABCs of Embroidery
‰ Deco-Rations I
‰ Deco-Rations II
‰ A Touch of Artistry I
‰ artista Sampler
‰ Seasons of Artistry
‰ Through the Needle magazine
‰ artista 165E/185E Reader/Writer Box
‰ artista 200E Reader/Writer Box
‰ artista 165E/185E Personal Design Card
‰ artista 200E Personal Design Card
‰ Magic Box
‰ Magic Cards
Notes
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