TruEmbroidery™ 3 Software Newsletter October 2016

Welcome to the TruEmbroidery™ 3 newsletter. This month we will look at the Control Panel icon Control Panel in TruE™ 3 Create, and tools for making lace in TruE™ 3 Create.

Flower Icons


The Control Panel icon Control Panel in TruE™ 3 Create opens a floating Control Panel with many tools for designing Fill, Satin or Line stitches, or for editing existing stitch objects. Think of the Control Panel as the window to designing in TruE™ 3 Create software!

The Control Panel has two tabs, Create and Edit. The Create tab has tools for designing stitches. The Edit tab has tools for selecting or filtering stitch objects and for changing thread brand and color.

The floating Control Panel can be moved by dragging the title bar, so you can view different parts of the screen. You can minimize Minimize or close Close the Control Panel if it's obstructing your view. To open again, simply click the Control Panel icon Control Panel in the Panels tool at the end of the top toolbar.

Flower Tips and Techniques

tips and techniques

This month we will look at techniques for making lace in the TruE™ 3 Create application. In the Control Panel, Create tab, select the Fill menu, and then Crosshatch Fill. Click the Fill Area Options Options to select the Styles for a lace base.

Crosshatch Settings * Spacing adjusts how closely lines of stitches are placed and adjusts the size of the crosshatch mesh.

* Double with Zigzag Return in Type is a special stitch for making free standing lace. Each line of the crosshatch fill stitches out in a straight line of stitches, and returns with a narrow openwork zigzag that strengthens and builds up the mesh for a stronger, supportive lace base.

Line Settings Select from one of the many Fill Area Border options to finish the edge of the lace panel. If you are making free standing lace, try a narrow Satin Line. The Line properties tab will become active in Fill Area Options Options once a Border Line type is selected.

Shape Buttons For a fast lace shape, select a shape in Shape As Fill, and click the icon Shape As Fill to make the shape with the settings you have selected in Fill Area preferences.

Your new lace shape will appear in the center of the work area. Hold down the Alt/Option and Shift keys together while dragging a blue corner handle on the design select box to adjust the size of the lace proportionally from the center!


Best wishes from TruEmbroidery™ 3 Software

PS: Watch for the TruEmbroidery™ 3 newsletter next month when we will look at Break Up Stitches in the TruE™ 3 Elite Modify application, plus how to Flip, Rotate or Skew selections, and how to use Reverse Order when stitching multiple identical design elements in embroideries.