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Just made a floppy disk from quick font plus and now

How do I create a name on the Designer I (Husqvarna Viking) sewing machine,I can put the floppy disk in the sewing machine and pull up the letters I want, but will it automatically connect the letters when I stitch them out?? thanks

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1>Turn on machine
2>touch PROG (menu on top)
3>insert desired font disk
4>touch floppy icon
5>select font/font size
6>touch each letter consequtively until speeled (use "_" in menu for a space between words/names.
7>When done, touch REP (menu on top)
8> then start to sew by pressing start/stop

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Yes, it will automatically connect the letters.

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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