Amazing Designs Project: Hearts on Satin Pillowcases Page 2 of 4
Please note that working with satin can be challenging. It ravels quickly and is slippery. Prior tocutting, measure, clip-mark and draw/pull a thread to create a neat marking line for straight ofgrain and cross-grain cuts. Some satin will watermark and some may damage with pinning.Test your fabric before beginning.1. On each piece of satin, trim off the selvedge.2. Pink satin (body of the pillowcase): cut 2 pieces 1/2 the width of your fabric x 40 inches,using drawn thread marks as a guide.3. Ivory satin (hem/cuff of the pillowcase): Cut 1 piece 40 inches by 18 inches, using thedrawn thread marks as a guide. Make an additional clip and drawn thread mark 1/2 waydown the 18 inches side. This will be the cutting line after embroidery is complete.
See Diagram 1.
Note: If you are an advanced Edit ‘N Stitch user, save time by sewing both hem band embroideries at the same time. Skip down to the Advance Edit ‘N Stitch Users section below.
Open the Edit 'N Stitch program, and from the menu, set up the environment:1. Click
File - New
, and select
Recipe - Normal
and your machine's format. Click
Tools - Options
- set your machine format and hoop size of 4" x 4" (100mm x100mm). Under
.3. If your hoop field is not white, Under
Tools – Options - Background
, select white. Click
, click the word grid, and a checkmark appears. On screen you now have adesign field with a tab that reads 'design 1'.5. Under
File - Merge Design
, a Browse box appears. Locate and open ADC-29 Hearts.Select the BLF format and open design #HEARTS04. BLF is the condensed/nativeformat for Amazing Designs, which allows the Edit 'N Stitch program to work with theoriginal design information. When editing, this is the ideal format, although the programedits all listed formats.6. Click the Color reverse tool, and the swirl stitching appears.7. Select
Edit - Copy
File - New
Edit - Paste
. You now have a new file tab named 'design 2'.Save the design as Swirly heart.***, with *** representing your machine format.9. Select
File - Print
. Follow your printer’s instructions to print a template on transparencyor standard paper as an aid to design placement.
Embroidery Software Instructions for Advanced Edit 'N Stitch Users
Tools - Options
as above with the following changes...Set to English and hoop size6X10 or your machine's equivalent. Under Grid, click to put the dot in the grid cross.2. Select
Check Rulers and grid3. Place your cursor on the top ruler. Hold down your left mouse button and drag a ruler(blue line) to the first 1” mark (above the 0). Repeat the previous step, setting the newruler at the second 1” mark (below the 0).4. Open the design and edit per the directions above. With the heart selected, place it sothat the ‘V’ portion is barely touching the top blue ruler line.5. You currently have the swirl heart on the clipboard. Click
and it appears atthe center. Right click and a box appears. Click
; enter 180 in the Rotationbox. Move the newly rotated design down so that the V of the heart barely touches thelower blue line. This design is not uniform. If you prefer to use the mirror image icons,do both horizontal and vertical mirroring.