I’m always on the lookout for new ways to use a design and the best way to do that is to edit in Perfect Embroidery Pro, Inspirations’ digitizing program. Let’s take a look at a lace border design from Inspirations’ Timeless Lace Border collection, design #Lc7x2 4.
Ungroup the design.
Click on the small arrow under the Select tool and click on Lasso. Left mouse click around the scallop area, right mouse click to close the circle.
Copy, paste and move the scallop away from the original design. Go back to the original design and group it.
Select the extra stitches and delete them.
The edited scallop should look like this. Group the scallop.
Now, let’s put the pieces together. Copy, paste and mirror image the original design. Rotate the unit 90 degrees. Move the scallop into the open end.
Rotate and size the scallops to fill the space between the borders.
Select the Shape tool and click on the horizontal satin bar to reveal the stitch nodes. Slide the two black nodes back to reveal the blue squares. Insert BL10
Select and pull the blue nodes towards the original design.
Slide the black nodes in place and repeat on the opposite side.
Change the color of the original designs and move them to color 2 as you’ll want the new bridge to stitch first.
The addition of the scallop makes an elegant finish on a continuous border.
This editing process is the first step in a wedding table runner that I’m working on for my daughter. You’ll see more in upcoming blogs and DIME articles. I’d love to know what you need help on in your software. Leave a comment in I’ll add it to my to-do list.