Setting up the worktable

  1. Click Worktable > Work on Block
  2. Click Block > New Block > PatchDraw block.
  3. At the bottom of the worktable, click the Applique tab.
  4. Make sure the Precision Bar is turned on by clicking VIEW on the main menu, and making sure there’s a check next to Precision Bar.
  5. On the Precision Bar, beside Snapping Options, make sure buttons 1 and 3 are turned OFF and that buttons 2, 4 and 5 are turned ON.
  6. Click the Customize Toolbar  button.
  7. Click Add/Remove Buttons
  8. Click Brush Stroke if it is unchecked. Click away from the list to close the pop-up menu.

Drawing the stem

The Brush Stroke tool has many style options, so experimenting will help you understand this tool. The style with two pointed ends is good for leaves.

  1. Click the Brush Stroke tool.
  2. Drag the mouse on your block. A line draws as you drag. Releasing the mouse creates two parallel lines on either side of your “spine” line, to form a stem.
  3. Click More Drawing Board Options

    • The stem shape is determined by the Stroke Style.
    • The stem end is determined by the Stroke End.
    • The stem width is determined by the Boldness.
    • On a stem style that tapers, Minimum Width controls the taper.

    Or, on the Precision Bar.

  4. To move or resize your stem, it must first be selected. Click the Pick tool, then click the stem. Drag the stem from the center to move it, or from a side or corner node to resize it.
  5. To edit the shape of the stem, click the Shape tool, click the stem, and drag from a node.

    If you have questions about this, or anything else, please contact tech support and we will be happy to help!