To draw the curve shown above:
1. Start at lower left tag, click and drag to the
top center tag.
Once I draw the curve I can add, move or delete tags to change the shape of the curve. This may seem a duplication of the Reshape function at first glance, but in reality it is an extension of that function.
NOTE: The tags help you remember the points of the final curve shape you want to keep. When you have the exact shape you desire, clear all the trash (unused tags and curves) in the work area and redraw the final curve and save.
Use tags to create reference points needed to create a large patch for drawing Applique Backgrounds and other large patches.
NOTE: Drawing the large patch has a unique problem associated with it called Parallax. Parallax is when large spaces of white make counting small grid spaces while moving the cursor in the proper direction difficult.
Example of using tags to draw odd shaped patches.
To draw the odd shapped patch:
1. When unable to use the snap-to-grid function, select the Snap-to-Point Tool from the Tool Bar.
2. Draw patch using the Polygon Tool
Click on the tag point when drawing the patch. (see Figure 4.)
Use tags to create reference points to help you remember the points you need to create a patch stamp.
1. To create a Patch with The Patch Stamp Tool, ,
draw on the diagonal like you would to draw a square.
NOTE: You may want to distort
the patch stamp by changing one corner or the other. This can result in some very
interesting shapes. In either case use tags to show the start and finish points
for the shape you desire.