FTCU Digitizing Practice Tulip Border

New Floriani FTCU Digitizing Practice Tulip Border! It wouldn’t be Spring without tulips!

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!




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 Tulip Border

Here is a suggested digitizing plan for you to follow:

1- grass

  • trace the grass shape using the Fill stitch tool
  • you can trace as one shape, or break it into several segments for more texture
  • edit the shapes as needed

2- stems-leaves

  • trace the leaves using the Fill stitch tool
  • trace the stems using the Steil stitch tool
  • edit the shapes as needed
  • TIP: trace the first set of leaves and stem and then copy and paste to the other flowers – resize as needed

3-4-5-6-7 flowers

  • trace the shapes using the Fill stitch tool
  • edit the shapes as needed
  • edit thread colors as needed

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Digitizing Steps

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

Need 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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