Quick Tip #10

I’ve been digitizing rows of objects in different lengths lately. My procedure has been the following, starting with the shortest line:

  1. Create one object. Save the single file.
  2. Copy and paste more objects until I get the length I want.
  3. Move the last object into position at the end of the length.
  4. Select all the objects. Align the bottoms. Space them evenly (and boy, does that tool save a lot of time).
  5. Save the file.
  6. Repeat from step 2.

I realized tonight that if I started with the longest line, I’d only need to align them once since deleting objects to make the line shorter doesn’t move the objects. If I’m not fussy about the lines ending at exactly the right length, or if I size my objects as either 1/2 inch or 1/4 inch, I also don’t have to space them evenly every time.

I sure wish I’d realized that earlier.

This finishes the Midnight Constellations font unless I decide to do the lower case letters as well. There wasn’t much interest, and I’m ready to do something different, so unless I get a lot of requests, I probably won’t do the lower case letters.

Midnight Constellations 9Here is the next number of the Midnight Constellations font. You are welcome to use these files to make objects for personal use or for sale. You may not resell or distribute the embroidery files. Be sure to test first.


Midnight Constellations 9 3″



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