You don’t have to be an artist to digitize embroidery designs, the tools are right at your fingertips in Inspirations’ Perfect Embroidery Pro. Familiarize yourself with the art tools and your creativity will soar. Let’s take a look.
Click on the Artwork tool and select the heart. Drag the cursor across the screen to draw a heart. Use the pen tool to draw a quarter section of the heart.
Select the small shape, right click and select Convert to Complex Fill.
Do the same for the remaining portion of the heart. Select the run tool and draw a straight horizontal line across the top of heart. On my heart, it’s about 1” long.
In the Properties box, select Symbol from the Type menu. Scroll down the menu to find the star. Click OK.
The line will now be a series of connected stars. Copy and paste the line to fill the blue area.
When drawing stripes, rely on the art tools to make uniform stripes. Select the Rectangle from the art tools and draw a rectangle over the right half of the heart.
Copy past and change the color of the second rectangle. Continue to copy and paste the rectangles to fill the heart, placing each rectangle next to each other. This will create even stripes with equal spaces between them.
Convert every other rectangle to complex fill. Remove the rectangles that marked the open spaces. Use the Shape tool to move the end points of the rectangles to align with the outer edges of the heart.
Select the white stripes, right click, select Utility, Remove Overlaps. Add a border and convert it to Steil to complete the design. Change the gold stars to white. Save the design as Patriotic Heart and use it to embellish your 4th of July picnic linens.