CONTENTS About this manual ......................... 2 About the appearance of the screens ..................2 Features for Utility Stitches ......................3 Pivoting..........................3 Automatic Fabric Sensor System (Automatic Presser Foot Pressure) ........4 Free-motion Quilting......................5 Echo Quilting Using the Free-motion Echo Quilting Foot “E” ..........7 Returning to the Beginning of the Pattern ................
About this manual This manual provides additional information not described in the Operation Manual. Be sure to read this information before using the machine. About the appearance of the screens Some of the screens in this manual may differ from actual ones on the machine. Please refer to the Quick Reference Guide for details about screens.
Features for Utility Stitches Note Pivoting • The “NEEDLE POSITION” (P. 2 of the settings screen) must be set in the down position for the If the pivot setting is selected, the machine stops with pivot function to be used. When “NEEDLE the needle lowered (in the fabric) and the presser foot is automatically raised to an appropriate height when the POSITION”...
Place the fabric under the presser foot with Automatic Fabric Sensor System the needle at the starting point of the stitching, and then press the “Start/Stop” (Automatic Presser Foot Pressure) button. The machine will begin sewing. The thickness of the fabric is automatically detected and the presser foot pressure is automatically adjusted with an internal sensor while sewing, so your fabric is fed smoothly.
Follow steps on page 55 through 56 of the Free-motion Quilting machine's Operation Manual to attach the straight stitch needle plate. For free-motion quilting, use free-motion quilting foot “C” or free-motion open toe quilting foot “O” depending on the stitch that is selected, and set the machine to free-motion sewing mode.
Select any of the following stitches. Use both hands to stretch the fabric taut, and then move the fabric at a consistent pace in order to sew uniform stitches roughly 2.0-2.5 mm (approx. 1/16 - 3/32 inch) in length. → Free-motion quilting foot “C” is indicated in the upper-left corner of the screen.
Press to set the machine to free-motion Hold the quilting foot in place with your right sewing mode. hand, and tighten the presser foot holder screw using the screwdriver with your left hand. Presser foot holder screw CAUTION • Be sure to securely tighten the screws with the screwdriver.
Free-motion echo quilting foot “E” measurement Press to set the machine to free-motion sewing mode. 6.4 mm (approx. 1/4 inch) 9.5 mm (approx. 3/8 inch) CAUTION • With free-motion quilting, control the feeding speed of the fabric to match the sewing speed. If the fabric is moved faster than the sewing speed, the needle may break or other damage may result.
Using the measurement on the quilting foot as Returning to the Beginning of the a guide, sew around the motif. Pattern When sewing character/decorative stitches, you can return to the beginning of the pattern after trial sewing or when the stitching is sewn incorrectly. Press the “Start/Stop”...
Measurements on the Bobbin Cover The measurements on the bobbin cover are references for patterns with a middle (center) needle position. The measurements on the needle plate and the needle plate cover are references for stitches with a left needle position.
Features for Embroidery Edit mode Embroidering with the Border Embroidery Frame Since the fabric can easily be repositioned and rehooped if the border embroidery frame is used, this frame is useful for embroidering repeated patterns while sliding the fabric. An added feature of this frame is that the pressure applied by the upper and lower frames Memo does not leave an indentation in the fabric.
Press Creating an Appliqué Piece Select the pattern, and edit it if necessary. Appliqué pieces can be created from the built-in patterns and patterns on embroidery cards. This is convenient for fabrics that cannot be embroidered or when you wish to attach an appliqué to a garment. ■...
Press , and then display P. 6 of the Press to select the appliqué setting. settings screen. to specify the distance between the pattern and the appliqué outline. Memo • To cancel the setting, press • If no pattern is selected, the key appears gray and Memo cannot be selected.
Remove the appliqué material from the Note embroidery frame, and then carefully cut along the stitching. After cutting, carefully • An appliqué piece cannot be created if the pattern is remove all of the cutting line thread. too large or too complicated or a combined pattern is separated.
Thread the machine with the thread for the Use scissors to cut the excess water-soluble outline from step , and then sew the stabilizer from outside the appliqué outline. placement line for the appliqué position Soak the appliqué piece in water to dissolve (APPLIQUE POSITION).
Edit the frame pattern to fit the size of the to select the frame pattern, appliqué pattern. and then press Press to select the appliqué piece → The frame pattern is deleted. setting. Press , and then press Press Continue with step of “Creating an Appliqué...
Color Sorting Repeated Patterns The sewing order of combined border embroidery patterns in the Embroidery Edit screen can be automatically changed so that the same color can be continuously sewn in each pattern that is repeated. This allows you to continue sewing without repeatedly changing the upper thread or changing the sewing order manually.
Editing Character Patterns Reducing Character Spacing Separating Combined Character Patterns In the Embroidery Edit screen, the spacing between characters can be reduced to 50% of the narrowest Combined character patterns can be separated to adjust character in the group. the character spacing or to separately edit the patterns after all characters have been entered.
to select where the pattern is to Press be separated, and then press to separate it. For this example, the pattern will be separated between “T” and “a”. Press Note • A separated character pattern cannot be combined again. to select a pattern, and then to adjust the character spacing.
Select the desired font from the small fonts Press and Cyrillic fonts on P. 2. Small fonts Selecting a Small Font/Cyrillic Font Cyrillic fonts Enter the characters. Two small fonts and two Cyrillic fonts have been added. For details on the patterns, refer to the Quick Reference Guide.
About Settings Screen to select the background color Changing the Background Colors of from the four settings available ( the Embroidering Patterns In the settings screen, the background colors can be changed for the embroidery pattern and pattern thumbnails. Depending on the pattern color, select the desired background color from the four that are available.
Note • Some mouse types cannot be used to operate the machine. For details on the USB mouse types that are compatible, check http://solutions.brother.com/. • A USB mouse and USB hub can be connected or disconnected at any time. • Only the left mouse button and its wheel can be used to perform operations.
■ Changing Pages Rotate the mouse wheel to switch through the tabs of the pattern selection screens. Memo • If for additional pages is displayed, rotate the mouse wheel to display the next page. In the , click the left mouse button with the pointer on to move down to the next part of a page.
■ Moving Embroidery Patterns In the Embroidery and Embroidery Edit screens, patterns can be moved by dragging them to the desired position. Select a pattern. Press to display the editing screen. Move the mouse to position the pointer over the desired pattern, and then drag the pattern to the desired position.
■ Selecting Combined Embroidery Patterns Changing the Pointer Shape When a When patterns are combined in the Embroidery Edit screen, patterns can be selected by clicking them. USB Mouse Is Used Move the mouse to position the pointer over the desired pattern, and then click the left mouse In the settings screen, the shape can be selected for the button.
Press to return to the previous screen. Basting Embroidery Press to select the basting setting. Before embroidering, basting stitches can be sewn along the outline of the pattern. This is useful for embroidering fabric that cannot have stabilizer material affixed with an iron or adhesive. By attaching stabilizer material to the fabric, shrinkage of the stitching or misaligned pattern can be prevented.
About Bobbin Work You can create designs, which gives a three-dimensional appearance to the surface of the fabric, by winding the bobbin with heavy weight thread or ribbon too thick to be fed through the sewing machine needle and sewing on the wrong side of the fabric.
■ Upper Thread Required Materials Sewing machine embroidery thread (polyester thread) or monofilament (transparent nylon) thread. If you do not wish for the upper thread to be visible, we ■ Bobbin Case and Bobbin Cover recommend using transparent nylon monofilament thread or polyester light weight thread (50wt.
■ Fabric Remove the bobbin case. Be sure to sew trial stitches on a piece of scrap fabric, which includes the same threads and fabric as what is being used in your project. Note • The sewing results may be affected by the type of fabric used.
Using scissors carefully trim the thread tail as Note close to the bobbin as possible. • The bobbin case (gray) cannot be used for sewing in any way other than bobbin work. After sewing bobbin work, refer back to the steps in “Preparing the Bobbin Thread”...
■ When Tension is Applied to the Bobbin ■ When Tension is Not Applied to the Bobbin Thread Thread Insert bobbin into bobbin case so the thread unwinds If the bobbin thread in the trial stitching is too tight and from the left side.
Gently pull the upper thread to bring the Install the needle plate cover and bobbin bobbin thread up through the needle plate. cover. For details on installing the needle plate cover, refer to the machine’s Operation Manual. → A loop of the bobbin thread comes out through the hole in the needle plate.
Creating Bobbin Work Turn the handwheel toward you Positioning the Fabric and Sewing (counterclockwise) to feed the needle into the punched hole. Position the upper thread over the presser foot and lightly hold then, lower Note the presser foot. • Be sure to sew trial stitches using same fabric and threads as your project in order to check the sewing results.
Align the upper thread and bobbin thread, While gently holding threads at the rear of the and then pass them under the presser foot machine, turn the handwheel to feed the toward the rear of the machine. needle into the punched hole again, and then lower the presser foot lever.
Leaving about 10 cm (approx. 4 inches) of From the wrong side of the fabric, tie the thread at the ends, use scissors to cut the bobbin thread and the upper thread together threads. by hand, and then cut off excess threads with scissors.
Affix the stabilizer to the wrong side of the fabric. Place commercially available transfer paper on the stabilizer, then the paper printed with the template on top, and then trace the design with a pencil. Do not turn the phillips screw (+). Adjust with the small screwdriver.
Lower the presser foot. CAUTION Press the “Thread Cutter” button again, and • DO NOT adjust the position of the phillips (+) then pull the thread out to the left while the screw on the bobbin case (gray) as this may result in thread cutter is operating.
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