Floriani Friday: Total Control U Top Features

Floriani Total Control-U provides the tools you need to turn your ideas and designs into works of art! What tools specifically? We’ve compiled a list of our top features from Total Control-U.

What is Total Control-U?

Floriani’s Total Control-U Software is for both the experienced and beginning embroidery users. Total Control Embroidery Software provides all the essential tools you need to create beautiful embroidery products for any occasion.

With Total Control you have the ability to size a design, remove stitches, combine designs, add text, create monograms, and even digitize artwork into an embroidery design!

From hobbyists to full commercial embroiderers, Total Control U has the features you’ll need to create text, edit existing designs, and create new embroidery designs from artwork. It’s easy to use and provides secrets from the embroidery masters on how to achieve stunning embroidery results.


This program includes Floriani’s Save2Sew wizard based tool that helps you make the right choices for each project. Floriani’s “family embroidery secrets” are revealed in over 120 easy to use style sheets!

“Save2Sew” is a wizard based tool that helps the user to produce the best quality sewing determined on the following questions being answered:

  1. Type of Fabric
  2. Shape of design: Open / Close
  3. Type of design
  4. Is the fabric hooped or not

Once these questions have been answered, the user has the option of applying the best density, stitch count, underlay and so on, based on the 4 questions answered above.

Depending on the answers the user will get helpful hits on what type and how much backing to use when sewing the designs.

Custom Lettering

With over 100 built-in fonts it’s easy to add text to an existing embroidery design. Plus, you can create text in 4 orientations: horizontal, vertical, circle or on a path. Text editing tools allow you to change font height, spacing between letters, line spacing, width, alignment and slant.

More advanced letter features, such as “breakup text”, let you manipulate individual letters to create a unique look. For example, making one letter larger than the rest for emphasis.

Additional Text Capabilities

  • Convert your TrueType fonts to stitches
  • 32 built-in monogram fonts with decorations and shapes
  • Font Play allows you to preview all your embroidery fonts
  • Mark your favorite fonts with Font Manager so they’re always on top

Resize Any Design

Resize an embroidery design with stitch regeneration preventing gaps and under/over filled areas! It’s easy to use — simply click and drag the handles on the design page to resize the embroidery design proportionally, length-wise or by width.

Total Control-U will auto split satin stitches as you size to ensure nothing is longer than 7mm in width.

You can also easily size your design to automatically fit the selected hoop with the click of a button!

Easy Editing Features

Remove part of an embroidery design by selecting the area, then pressing delete. It can’t get much easier than that!

Additional Editing Capabilities

  • Improve design density by removing overlapped stitches from layered designs
  • Mix and match embroidery designs in different ways to quickly create a new design with the UDesign IT
  • Align and rotate designs
  • Change fill pattern and stitch types of embroidery designs
  • Optimize entry and exit points and color sort with the click of a button

Easily repeat an embroidery design in 3 ways:

  1. Fling Repeat – a scatter method with varying sizes, rotation and space apart
  2. Repeat Design – create a pattern with exact spacing between rows and columns
  3. Corners Repeat – flips the design on the horizontal and vertical axes

Advanced Digitizing Tools

Quickly turn artwork into an embroidery design with the Auto-Digitizing Wizard! Or, create an embroidery design from an artwork file (AI, SVG, EMF, WMF, FCM). You can apply a variety of stitch types: run, run motif, steil, satin, fill, motif fill, gradient fill, and more!

Use the Properties box to adjust aspects of the stitches such as fill type, stitch length and density.

You can also easily turn artwork into an Applique — with the ability to adjust the applique stitch type and width.

Total Control-U embroidery software is feature rich with endless capabilities. It’s an embroiderer’s complete digitizing toolbox with the flexibility to explore everything that’s possible in digitizing!

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