One of my favorite features in Inspirations’ Perfect Embroidery Pro is Projection. Projection is a setting in the Properties Box under Stitch Type. Let me show you how Projection can transform a simple heart.
Select the artwork tool, and click on the heart.
Drag the cursor to create a heart (about 1.5” x 1.5”). Copy, paste and reposition each heart to make a flower.
Select the flower and in the Properties Box under Stitch Type, select Projection. Click Apply.
Now that simple heart is transformed into a detailed flower.
To turn it into an applique, select the flower, right click to access the Utility menu. Select Create Outline from the drop down menu. Change the distance of the outline to 0.0.
Select the outline, right click, Convert to Applique.
All you have to do now is change the order of the colors.
First, make the applique a separate color.
Then select the applique, right click and select Break Up Path.
Right click on the two runs (in color 2), select order and move to back. Change the color of the second run (this will be the tackdown). The first color is the placement guide.
The projection stitches should sew before the applique. So easy and so much fun!