TruEmbroidery™ 3 Software Newsletter February 2015

Welcome to the TruEmbroidery™ 3 newsletter. This month, look at how to use SuperDesigns. Then learn about the new Border / Appliqué tools in TruE™ 3 Modify.

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SuperDesigns are not new; however, there are 50 new SuperDesigns in the TruEmbroidery™ 3 Software! The SuperDesigns are found in the TruE™ 3 Studio application, available both in TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELEMENTS and TruEmbroidery™ 3 ELITE. They have their own window in the control panel.


A SuperDesign can be resized with constant stitch density, and the stitch properties adjusted, until it is fixed as an embroidery. You can alter the size, proportions, stitch type and thread color.

In the SuperDesign window SuperDesign choose a Collection from the pop-up menu. Then scroll down and choose a SuperDesign set. There are 22 SuperDesign Collections as pictured at right. Each set contains 9 SuperDesigns.


A set of SuperDesigns has its own default size. This size is used each time the SuperDesign set is first selected. SuperDesign size can be set from 5mm to 200mm. This is the height of the SuperDesign. Use Stitch Type to alter the appearance of the stitching used in the SuperDesign.

The scene of the little boy fishing is created using one of the new Sets in the Animal Category (Fish 1), Lettering using the Fish Line Type, and a built-in design from the Studio/Stitch2/Leisure subfolder in the TruEmbroidery™ 3 samples folder.

Flower Tips and Techniques

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New to TruE™ 3 Modify are the Border / Appliqué tools. Use the options to make a new embroidery by adding a satin border, with or without stitches for appliqué. Also choose whether to create an External, Internal or Overlay border. Let's see how the Border / Appliqué options work.

Use one of 75 preset shapes for the satin border Shapes, or draw your own freehand shape. There are three options each for border and appliqué:


Use External to remove any stitches outside the shape that has been drawn and add a border around the stitches. Use Internal to remove all stitches inside the shape that has been drawn and add a border inside the stitches. Or use Overlay to add the satin border on top of or with the existing embroidery, removing no stitches.

The satin border is always added at the end of the embroidery. If an appliqué option is used, the stitches for placing the appliqué fabric are added at the beginning of the embroidery.

Pictured is one of the designs in the Studio/Stitch2/ Transport subfolder with a border added to it.

Best wishes from TruEmbroidery™ 3 Software

P.S. Watch for the TruEmbroidery™ newsletter next month when we will look at the QuickFont Assistant and Color Tone. Both are new in the TruEmbroidery™ 3 software.