Welcome Software Saturday readers! Recently, I was creating a Flying Geese border in My Block Piecer. I stitched 16 repeats and after the third or fourth one, I knew the patch sequence by heart. Since I’m always on a mission to find time-saving steps, I figured if I omitted stitching the actual numbers in each patch, I would save some precious time. Here’s how to do it.
Open a new file in My Block Piecer. Click on the Block Libraby icon and enter Flying Geese #7 in the box. Click the green down arrow to jump to Flying Geese #7. Click OK.
Select the block, right mouse click and select Ungroup. Delete both side panels.
Select the remaining patches and click on the Workflow icon and Autobuild. Click Preview. There are 12 patches in this unit. Click Save and close.
Copy and paste the unit to stitch two in one hooping.
Select all and Ungroup. Now click on each individual letter and delete it.
You’ll be left with everything but the numbers.
But don’t worry, when you saved the design earlier, a PDF was created with a visual guide to the block. The first image includes the numbers on each patch.
The second shows an image of the design with the numbers.
And finally, there’s an instruction sheet which guides you through each patch.
Save this edited design with a new name and use it to stitch the block. Don’t you just love this software? It gives you so much freedom when creating blocks to piece in the hoop!