Just Bloom: Keeping Text in Position With Embrilliance

Embrilliance text tips with SewInspiredByBonnie.com

I’ll share a text tip and give you free files, too!

As I was working on a new project using Bonnie’s new Butterfly Buddies, I learned a little trick that I wanted to share. I use Embrilliance software for basic design editing and adding text. (Note from Bonnie: This trick Debbie explains would work in most any program you use.)  I have shared text with you for several projects. One thing I have not been able to do is to save the text in a specific place. I can save it if it is centered but if I place it in a specific place, it becomes centered when I resave it in Embrilliance. Until now.

Picture of machine embroidered flower design at Sew Inspired by Bonnie


I will use Bonnie’s Enchanted Flowers as an example. I opened Enchanted Flower 3. It automatically opens to the center of your hoop.

Embrilliance text tips with SewInspiredByBonnie.com

I will add some text, “Just Bloom” in a pretty script.

Embrilliance text tips with SewInspiredByBonnie.com

You will notice, especially with cursive text, that the letters do not space evenly and need adjusted. This blog shows you how to make those adjustments.

Embrilliance text tips with SewInspiredByBonnie.com

Normally, when I share text with you for projects, it is centered. This text will be offset. I will delete the flower, because it is a copyright violation to share designs. That leaves only the text.

Embrilliance text tips with SewInspiredByBonnie.com

If I save the file this way, it opens in the very center of the hoop. You can certainly still use the file, just embroider the flower and print out the template and place it where you want it on your hooped item and move your needle to the center of template, and stitch out the text. It is much easier for the text to stitch where you want it.

This tip was from Lisa Shaw, Sew Bubbles, infamous Embrilliance guru and teacher. By adding a basting box, you can keep your text where it belongs.

Embrilliance text tips with SewInspiredByBonnie.com

Go to the Utility Menu and choose Baste Hoop. Embrilliance will add a basting box around the inside of the hoop and that keeps the text from moving to center hoop.

Embrilliance text tips with SewInspiredByBonnie.com

That doesn’t mean that you have to stitch it. The basting box shows as black in your color stops. Just skip it when you embroider the text.

You can download the free text files here!

Bonnie’s new Butterfly Buddies are adorable! Remember, if you are a VIP member, you can get early release of these new designs!

Debbie Henry
Sew Inspired by Bonnie

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  • Debbie Henry - May 19, 2022

    Thank you for reading, Gail!

  • Gail Beam - May 17, 2022

    Thank you for sharing this great tip

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