Chapter 5. Creating patterns

Starting KXStitch

When starting KXStitch you will be presented with a blank canvas of the default size. This is also the case when selecting FileNew. The default sizes can be set in the pattern properties dialog by enabling the set as default checkbox.

If the default size is not suitable for your planned pattern, you can use the FileFile Properties dialog to change it. Adjust the values as required and after clicking on OK, the pattern will be resized to suit.

Before creating a pattern you will need to add some flosses to the palette using the PalettePalette Manager. This will enable the tools in the Tools menu and toolbar. See the Palette Manager Dialog for further information.