Floriani FTCU Digitizing practice- Merry Christmas blocks

FTCU Digitizing Practice Christmas Blocks

New Floriani FTCU Digitizing Practice Christmas Blocks!

Merry Christmas to you!

I sincerely hope that everyone has a very Merry Christmas.

Thank you to everyone who has followed these mini digitizing practices for the past year. There has been hundreds of people saving them each week. Lots of people wanting to learn to digitize!

I hope they have helped you along your journey to learn to create your own embroidery designs.

Now on to this week’s practice lesson….

This is a mini lesson to encourage you to practice FTCU each week. For more detailed lessons,  join the Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club. Click HERE for more info!

Floriani FTCU Digitizing practice- Merry Christmas blocks

Fill out the form at the end of this lesson and the image and a PDF guide will be sent to your email inbox.

Download the image from your email and use your creativity to trace and digitize the image, however you would like.

The PDF guide will include a numbered digitizing plan and suggestions and tips for tracing the image.

Create A Digitizing Plan

Decide which shapes to trace first – look at the image and think of it as layers. Trace the layers in back first. Trace the shapes that should stitch first and leave the details for last.

3 planning steps diagram for floriani FTCU

Digitizing suggestions

The following notes are a few suggestions to help you follow a digitizing plan for this image.

These notes include the order in which I suggest you trace the shapes and the stitch tools that would be the most appropriate for the that shape.

Of course, I encourage you to use your creativity and use whatever stitch and thread colors that you would prefer! That is the benefit of digitizing our own designs. No two will ever be the same!

Digitizing Plan:

FTCU Digitizing Practice Christmas Blocks

Here is a suggested digitizing plan for you to follow:

Red blocks

  • trace ONE red block using the Fill stitch tool
  • copy and paste to create each of the other red blocks
  • edit placement as needed

Red snowflake

  • use the Steil stitch tool to trace the snowflake
  • edit the width of the steil stitch as needed

Green blocks

  • trace ONE green block using the Fill stitch tool
  • copy and paste to create each of the other green blocks
  • edit placement as needed

Green snowflake

  • use the Steil stitch tool to trace the snowflake
  • edit the width of the steil stitch as needed

Text letters

  • use the Text tool to create the first letter M
  • choose a font that you prefer – the font in this image is “Harvey”
  • repeat for each letter
  • Suggestion: use the Text tool and create ONE letter at a time – then you will have individual letters – it will make it easier to place the letters as needed

Digitizing Steps

Follow these 4 digitizing steps for each shape, as a guide, to get you started.

Need more help?

This lesson is a “mini lesson” to encourage you to practice FTCU each week. For more detailed lessons, join the Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club.

There are over 75 step-by-step written lessons and videos to help you learn to digitize and edit your own embroidery designs using the FTCU software. The lessons will also show you how to resize and edit purchased designs as well as explain lots of “how to do” questions.

All of the lessons are self-paced written lessons that have a pdf download and you can watch the videos as many times as you would like.

Click HERE to find out more information.

Join the Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club and learn to digitize with Floriani FTCU

When you join, your membership is a Lifetime Membership and anytime you have digitizing questions, you can contact me at: paula@embroiderygatherings.com. Your questions are important to me and I will send you an answer ASAP.

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