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Using my monogram machine

Can you tell how to use this maching to do monogramming? I have the manual but its no help to me. Is there a DVD or something?

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The one thing I've found is that when using the fonts stored in the machine, you need to treat each as a separate design. Then you would change the size of the Center Letter. I, too, wish the manual was more instructive. It is much easier to use a separate software program where you can create lettering and monograming. Do you have PED Basic, the program that allows you to download from your computer? That is a very good investment (about $150) and you can get free designs and download purchased lettering from different web sites. There is also a good site where you can join for a small monthly fee and create lettering and monograming. You also have access to over 7000 designs that you can download free whenever you want. It is well worth the price of $9.00 per month and you don't have to be limited to a bunch of emboidery cards or just the built in designs on your machine. One final idea...go the and request more instruction on the embroidery portion.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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I am trying to figure out how to monogram. I keep having trouble adjusting my machine.

For doing a manual monogram (by hand, not using embroidery unit) Follow these steps.

1. Put on the "N" foot ( This is your open toe foot, so you can see easier)

2. Select the zig zag stitch (Should be #4, right next to the straight stitch)

3. Hit the stitch adjustment button on the screen ( Lower left)

4. Set the width (Will have a zig zag "/\/\/\/" icon) to whatever size you would like (Usually 4.0mm to7mm)

5. Set the length (will have a line "---------" icon) to a very short setting

You're now setup for a monogram. You might like this video too for using your embroidery unit.
Let me know if you have any more questions,

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Hi there!

Bit of a con eh?

Is it the Innov-is 700E ? as featured here?

Most machines can embroider.
The foot advance claw need to be disengaged, then a frame is needed to hold the material flat.
Select a zig-zag stitch, mark out your pattern and away you go!

Basically filling in your marked design with zig-zag stitch.

If it is the computerised version - ask the store for a demonstration.

Hope this helps, If so , rate as fixya!
if not - ask and I'll do the best I can.

Thanks for using Fixya! (I don't get paid for this you know. I just like helping folk)

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