TruEmbroidery™ 3 Software Newsletter October 2014

Welcome to the TruEmbroidery™ 3 newsletter. We are delighted to announce the launch of a totally new version of TruEmbroidery™ Software for Mac® computers, now available in two great packages. Check out the website for more info. In the next newsletters we will explain some of the new features, and give tips on how to achieve similar results with TruEmbroidery™ Software. This month we will focus on the new stitch editing features in the TruE™ 3 Studio Application (found in both TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELEMENTS and TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELITE packages). We will also share with you how to create beautiful quilt blocks with the new QuiltBlock Assistant (in TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELITE only).

Flower Icons


The new basic editing tools of TruE™ 3 Studio can be found in the control panel on the Modify Window. In the Modify window you can select and change individual stitches and blocks of stitches in the selected embroidery, and add commands, stitches and ties.

Select an embroidery, then open the Modify window. To Open the Modify Window on the Control Panel Control Panel click Modify Modify Window. (Similar features are also in TruE™ 3 Modify or TruE™ Modify.) Use them to select stitches and stitch blocks and edit them, to change, add and remove colors, to draw only the selected stitches, to add stitches and ties, and to add and remove Color Change, Stop and Trim commands.

In the Modify window, embroideries are always shown as individual stitches in 2D mode. Zoom in close enough to see the separate stitches. In TruE™ 3 or TruE™ Modify, you have the option to view in 2D or 3D mode.

Annotated Modify window

Flower Tips and Techniques

tips and techniques

Create beautiful quilt blocks with the QuiltBlock Assistant. Create a filled or outline block automatically — you can even create a quilting fill around an embroidery! This is a new feature in the TruE™ 3 Studio Application (in TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELITE only).

You can find this new Assistant under the Assistant drop-down menu. Open the QuiltBlock Assistant, then choose the type of quilt block you want to create. You have five basic types of blocks to choose from. This example uses the Filled Quilt Block; Inner Embroidery.

QuiltBlock selection

Next, specify whether you want a cut line around the design and the size.

QuiltBlock wizard cut line

Find the design you want with the Open Embroidery button.

QuiltBlock Wizard

Specify the distance the quilting should be from the embroidery.

Distance of margin from embroidery

Now select what type of quilting you want around the embroidery. For each style of quilting there is an options button

QuiltBlock QuiltStipple screenshots

When you finish the wizard you have a beautiful design ready to be stitched and quilted. How easy was that! If you own TruEmbroidery™ Software you can design quilt blocks in TruE™ Create. Use the Freehand Tablet Fill or Freehand Point Fill function to make a block of any specialty fill. If you wish to surround an embroidery design, insert it to use as a template and draw a hole around it within the filled block.

Best wishes from TruEmbroidery™ 3 Software

P.S. Watch for the TruEmbroidery™ 3 newsletter next month where we will show you the new Shape as a Fill and Shape as a Line features in TruE™ 3 Create (TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELITE only) and the new Endless Assistant in TruE™ 3 Studio (available in TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELEMENTS and TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELITE packages).