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Laying Out Designs using BuzzWord

Design layout was done in BuzzWord

Design layout was done in BuzzWord

Although BuzzWord is primarily a lettering program, an often overlooked feature of the software is its ability to combine designs and color sort.
No lettering is required!

This beautiful design layout was created in BuzzWord by merging several embroidery designs from an Amazing Designs collection. Once the positioning of the designs was correct, the colors were sorted to minimize thread changes at the machine. Here's how.

Open BuzzWord and on the welcome dialog, click on Start a new design. Then choose the format from the list provided. An empty workspace is created for you.

First design is dragged into position.

First design is dragged into position.

First design is dragged into position.

First design is dragged into position.

To insert your first design section, choose File > Insert Design. Navigate to the desired design and click OK.

The design is inserted into the center of the current hoop. To move the design to an new location in the hoop, click and drag to the desired position. .

Continue to add design elements using the File > Insert Design command. Position each design in the hoop where you would like it to be sewn.

Positioning the last design in our layout.

Positioning the last design in our layout.

When you have merged all of the desired designs and you are certain that everything has the correct placement in the hoop, you can sort the thread colors to reduce thread changes at the machine. Please note that once you have sorted the colors, it will hard or impossible to select entire elements so do this as a final step. To sort colors, use the BuzzTools > Sort Colors command.

Save your new design layout using a unique name and send the embroidery design to the machine using your usual method.

If desired, a placement template can be printed using the command File > Print Template.