small flower frame - digitizing practice with Floriani FTCU

Digitizing Practice -Flower Frame

New Floriani FTCU Digitizing Practice! Here’s something a little different for you to practice. Trace this cute flower frame. Bonus challenge: find a text quote to digitize inside, as well.

small flower frame - digitizing practice with Floriani FTCU

 

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:

Here is a suggested digitizing plan for you to follow:

Pink flowers

  • trace the each individual flower petal using the satin tool
  • TIP: edit the stop and start nodes to avoid jump stitches within the flower
  • after you have traced one entire flower – copy and paste to create the other pink flower

blue flowers

  • trace the each individual flower petal using the satin tool
  • TIP: edit the stop and start nodes to avoid jump stitches within the flower
  • after you have traced one entire flower – copy and paste to create the other blue flower

yellow flower- centers

  • trace the each individual flower petal using the satin tool
  • TIP: edit the stop and start nodes to avoid jump stitches within the flower
  • for the flower center: use the Artwork Tool to create a circle and convert satin stitches
  • copy and paste the yellow center and place for each of the flowers

Leaves and vines

  • use the Satin Tool to trace each of the leaves
  • use the Steil Tool to trace the vines
  • TIP: decide the best order to trace to minimize the amount of jump stitches
  • adjust the stop and start nodes to minimize the jump stitches

Motif border

  • trace the motif border using the Run Stitch Tool
  • in the properties box, use the dropdown menu to choose MOTIF and select a motif pattern
  • copy and paste the motif border to the other side of the frame

Satin Border

  • trace the satin border using the Steil Stitch Tool
  • in the properties box, adjust the width you prefer
  • copy and paste the satin border to the other side of the frame

Digitizing Steps

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

4 digitizing steps diagram for Floriani FTCU

 

Need help?

Here are two ways to get the help you need to digitize your own designs.

  1. Have a digitizing question?

Join the Embroidery Gatherings Facebook group and ask your questions, anytime.

  1. To receive lots of extra TLC with FTCU digitizing….

You can get digitizing help by joining our Embroidery Gatherings Membership Club. There are over 75 step-by-step written lessons and videos to help you learn to digitize your own embroidery designs using the FTCU software. We can also create a personalized “journey” for you to learn to digitize!

Click HERE to find out more information.

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

Share your design!

After you have finished, you are welcome to share your design image with our Embroidery Gatherings Facebook group. We would love to see your creativity!

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