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Fill Closed Contours

This tutorial explains how to fill closed contours with stitches in Editor. These stitches might be helpful if it is necessary to flatten the fabric before the selected color is stitched. The closed contour is either already contained in design - in case of applique designs, etc., or you can create it easily using Freehand Select Mode as shown in tutorial Creating Closed Contour.

1 - Run Embird and click "Editor" menu to switch to Editor window.

2 - Select "File -> Open" menu to open a file with applique.

3 - Move mouse pointer to color box which contains applique piece outline and click right mouse button for popup menu (Picture No. 1).

1. Applique design in Editor

Right click applique piece outline color box

4 - A popup menu will appear on the screen. Select "Fill Closed Contours" (Picture No. 2).

2. Popup menu for selected color

Click "Fill Closed Contours" menu

5 - Select fill type and pattern in dialog box which appears on the screen (Picture No. 3).

3. Select fill type and pattern

Select fill type and pattern

6 - New object will appear in Editor with the fill of selected contour (Picture No. 4).

4. Fill of the selected contours

Fill of the selected contours

7 - Alternatively, it is possible to fill the contours in Cross Stitch plug-in. Select "Open Closed Contours in Cross Stitch" from color popup menu (Picture No. 5).

5. Open Closed Contours in Cross Stitch plug-in

Open Closed Contours in Cross Stitch plug-in

8 - Embird Cross Stitch plug-in is launched with contours on work area (Picture No. 6).

6. Contours on work area in Cross Stitch

Contours on work area in Cross Stitch

9 - Fill contours using fill tools of Cross Stitch plug-in (Picture No. 7). Click "Compile and put into Embird Editor" button when finished.

7. Fill contours in Cross Stitch plug-in

Fill contours in Cross Stitch plug-in

10 - New object will appear in Editor with the cross stitch fill of selected contours (Picture No. 8).

8. Cross stitch fill of selected contours

Cross stitch fill of selected contours

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