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ELNA XQUISIT 2 Manual

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I N S T R U C T I O N M A N U A L
09.04 – English
Elna International Corp. SA
Printed in JAPAN
www.elna.com

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  • Page 1 I N S T R U C T I O N M A N U A L 09.04 – English Elna International Corp. SA Printed in JAPAN www.elna.com...
  • Page 2 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When using an electrical appliance, basic safety precautions should always be observed, including the following: Your Elna Xquisit II computerized sewing/embroidery machine is designed and constructed for HOUSEHOLD use only. Read all instructions before using this machine.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION I SECTION IV Sewing Techniques Machine Parts and Functions Utility Machine Parts ..............4 Straight Stitch..............42 Standard Accessories ............5 Changing Sewing Direction.........42 Auxiliary Bed/Accessory Box and Free Arm .......6 Sewing on Heavy Fabrics..........43 Additional Presser Foot Clearance........6 Gathering/Shirring............44 Attach and Remove Presser Feet........6 Flat Fell Seam..............45...
  • Page 4 SECTION VII Embroidering NOTE: Information found in this instruction Embroidering a Single Design........116-121 manual is current at the time of printing. Elna Embroidering More Than One Letter ......122-123 reserves the right to change and update Embroidering Multiple Lines of Letters and specifications and information as needed.
  • Page 5: Section I

    SECTION I Machine Parts and Functions Machine Parts 1. Presser foot lifter 2. Drop feed lever 3. Auxiliary bed/accessory box 4. Start/stop key 5. Thread cutter 6. Reverse/backtack key 7. Thread cutter key 8. Up/down Needle key 9. Sewing speed lever 10.
  • Page 6: Standard Accessories

    26. Scissors 27. Tweezers 28. Fabric marker 29. Spool cap (1 small) 30. Spool caps (2 large) 31. Elna bobbin thread for embroidery 32. Large embroidery frame 33. Medium embroidery frame 34. Small embroidery frame 35. Continuous frame 36. Embroidery unit 37.
  • Page 7: Auxiliary Bed/accessory Box And Free Arm

    Auxiliary Bed/Accessory Box and Free Pull the auxiliary bed/accessory box away from the machine to expose the free arm. Advantages of free arm sewing: For stitching sleeves, waistbands, pant legs or any circular garment area. For darning socks or mending knees, elbows or worn areas on children’s clothing.
  • Page 8: Presser Foot Definitions

    Presser Foot Definitions A: Standard metal foot This foot comes attached to the machine and is mainly used for straight stitches and zigzag stitches longer than 1.0. The button locks the foot in a horizontal position helping to sew over multiple layered seams.
  • Page 9: Presser Foot Storage

    T: Decorative stitch foot The lightweight composition of the foot and the flat underside are requirements for successful directional sewing (sideways feeding). Must be used with key and any pattern wider than 7 mm. Sewing on button foot Holds button in place so machine can sew on button.
  • Page 10: Attach And Remove Foot Holder

    Attaching and Removing the Foot Holder Turn handwheel or press the key until needle is raised. Raise presser foot. Turn off power/light switch. Turn the screw 1 counterclockwise with the screwdriver and remove foot holder. To attach: A. Place foot holder on needle bar and turn screw clockwise to tighten.
  • Page 11: Knee Lifter

    Knee Lifter The knee lifter allows you to raise or lower the presser foot without using your hands. This is especially beneficial when pivoting corners or sewing patchwork pieces. Insert knee lifter. The presser foot rises equal to the amount of pressure applied to the knee lifter. Move the knee lifter to the right to raise the presser foot.
  • Page 12: Machine Operation Keys

    Machine Operation Keys NOTE: The presser foot must be lowered before pressing any of these keys. 1. Up/Down Needle Key If the needle is up when you press this key, the needle will go down to its lowest position. If the needle is down when you press this key, the needle will go to its highest position.
  • Page 13: Getting Ready To Sew

    Leather, Vinyl, Leather 14/90 Suede Needle Definitions Heavy Denim, Sailcloth, Denim 16/100 Ticking Elna recommends Schmetz® needle system Coating, Polar Universal 16/100 Fleece, Drapery and 130/705H. Upholstery Fabrics Leather, Suede Leather 16/100 Universal – an all-purpose needle that handles most woven and knit fabrics.
  • Page 14: Changing Needles

    Topstitching – the extra sharp tip penetrates layers of fabrics; extra large eye and large groove accommodate heavyweight topstitching thread. Machine embroidery – specially suited for rayon, acrylic or other high-sheen threads used in machine embroidery. Two common sizes: 75/11 (suitable for most projects) and 90/14 (recommended for multi- layered projects).
  • Page 15: For Your Safety

    For Your Safety Before connecting the power cord, make sure the voltage and frequency shown on the machine are identical to your electrical power. USA only – Item: Rated Voltage/Power Consumption, Specification: 120V/0.9A 60Hz. Your machine may come equipped with a polarized plug (one prong wider than the other). A polarized plug reduces the risk of electrical shock.
  • Page 16: Connecting Machine To Power Supply

    Connecting Machine to Power Supply NOTE: Your machine should be operated at a room temperature of 5 - 38˚C (40˚ - 100˚ F). Extremes of temperature may affect sewing speed. Your machine is equipped with a detachable power cord. First insert machine plug into machine and then power supply plug into electrical outlet.
  • Page 17: Lcd Screen Brightness Control

    LCD Screen Brightness Control Insert the narrow end of the screwdriver into the LCD brightness control located on the right side of the machine 1. Turn clockwise 2 to increase brightness; turn counterclockwise 3 to decrease brightness. NOTE: Environmental changes might cause the screen to become lighter or darker.
  • Page 19: First Screen

    First Screen When the first screen opens, the machine automatically displays the first 12 stitches of the Utility group (U) and selects 1/01 (straight stitch, center needle position). NOTE: If the embroidery unit is attached, the first embroidery screen will open. See page 104.
  • Page 20: Lcd Keys

    LCD Keys Lock/Reverse Key When highlighted yellow, sews lock or reverse stitches (straight stitches) or stops pattern sewing and lockstitches (other stitches). See pages 35-36. Scissors Key When highlighted yellow, cuts needle and bobbin threads. See pages 35-36. Stitch Width/Needle Position Key Increases or decreases stitch width or changes needle position.
  • Page 21: Removing Bobbin From Bobbin Case

    Removing Bobbin from Bobbin Case Turn off power/light switch. 1. Raise presser foot. Slide bobbin case cover button forward. 2. Lift away bobbin case cover. 3. Remove bobbin. Winding Bobbin from Top Spool Turn on power/light switch. 1. Place spool of thread on spool pin. Firmly attach large spool cap with small end towards small spool A or large end towards large spool B.
  • Page 22 2. Using both hands, insert thread into opening. 3. Guide thread up to thread guide. 4. Open bobbin winding shaft cover. 5. Remove bobbin winding shaft from accessory box. Place bobbin on shaft and attach shaft. NOTE: Use top winding bobbins only. CAUTION: Twin needle must be removed before winding bobbin.
  • Page 23: Inserting The Bobbin

    7. Push bobbin to the right. While holding the free end of the thread, start the machine. Stop the machine when the bobbin has made a few turns and cut thread tail close to hole in bobbin. Continue winding bobbin and stop machine when bobbin is full.
  • Page 24: Automatic Top Threading

    Automatic Top Threading NOTE: Close face plate cover. Never open face plate cover when automatic top threading is in process. NOTE: Check needle size. Use only size 11/75 – 16/100 (excluding twin and hemstitch/wing needles) for automatic top threading. Any other size needle requires manual threading.
  • Page 25: Manual Top Threading

    Manual Top Threading Under certain circumstances, it may be necessary to thread the machine manually. when using needles other than sizes 11/75 – 16/100 when using specialty needles – twin, hemstitch/wing, etc. when using some specialty threads 1. Lower presser foot. Press key until needle is raised.
  • Page 26 5. Pull the thread around upper thread guide. 6. Guide the thread down and around the checkspring holder. 7. Firmly pull thread from right to left, over the take-up lever and down into the take-up lever eye. 8. Proceed down through lower thread guide 1. Slide thread to the right behind needle bar thread guide 2.
  • Page 27: Automatic Needle Threader - Manual Operation

    Automatic Needle Threader - Manual Operation NOTE: Check needle size. Use only size 11/75 – 16/100 (excluding twin and hemstitch/wing needles) for automatic top threading. Any other size needle requires manual threading. See pages 24 - 25. 1. Lower presser foot. Press key until needle is raised.
  • Page 28: Drawing Up The Bobbin Thread

    Drawing Up the Bobbin Thread 1. Hold needle thread lightly with left hand. Press key twice to pick up bobbin thread. 2. Raise presser foot. Pull on needle thread to draw up loop of bobbin thread. 3. Slide 10 cm (4") of both threads to the back under presser foot.
  • Page 29: Test Sewing

    Test Sewing Turn on power/light switch and touch the Welcome Screen. The machine automatically sets itself to sew 1/01, a straight stitch in center needle position. This key will be highlighted on the screen. The stitch illustration and number will appear in the top section of the screen, along with the recommended foot or feet.
  • Page 30 The groups have been arranged into folders. Each folder is identified by a letter and group number plus the last stitch number in that folder. For example, the Utility group has 5 folders: Folder 1: U-1/12 Folder 2: U-1/24 Folder 3: U-1/36 Folder 4: U-1/48...
  • Page 31: How To Select A Stitch

    How to Select a Stitch Select . The key will now be highlighted on the screen. The selected stitch illustration and number will appear in the top section of the screen, along with the recommended foot or feet. Starting to Sew Select Use standard metal foot A.
  • Page 32 To fasten threads at beginning of seam, press and hold key. Machine will sew in reverse until key is released. Begin sewing, gently guiding the fabric along seam allowance line letting the fabric feed naturally. To fasten threads at end of seam, press and hold key while sewing.
  • Page 33: Thread Tension

    Thread Tension This machine is programmed to automatically set the tension according to the stitch. Some special fabrics and techniques will require you to change the setting. The ideal straight stitch will have threads locked between the two layers of fabric as shown (magnified to show detail).
  • Page 34: Stitch Width And Length

    Stitch Width and Length The pre-programmed stitch width and length will be suitable for most of your sewing needs. Some fabrics and techniques will require you to change the settings. in the readout indicates that no adjustment is available. Stitch Width/Needle Position Key Select Touch key if...
  • Page 35: Stitch Length Key

    Stitch Length Key Select Touch key if key is not visible. key to increase stitch length A. Touch key to decrease stitch length B. Touch Touch key to re-set stitch length to pre- programmed setting.
  • Page 36: Scissors Key And Lock/reverse Key

    Scissors Key and Lock/Reverse Key The chart below indicates how these 2 keys work when the key is pressed, whether you are sewing with the key or foot control. Try all the combinations shown to decide which best matches your sewing needs. Blue highlight indicates key is “OFF”.
  • Page 37 Select Scissors Lock/ Action When Reverse/ Reverse Sewing Begins Backtack Key No reverse or Press and hold key. Machine sews lockstitch. lockstitch until key is released. Machine stops sewing. No reverse or Press and hold key. Machine sews lockstitch. lockstitch until key is released. Machine stops sewing and automatically cuts the threads.
  • Page 38: On-screen Manual

    SECTION III On-Screen Manual Your machine provides a wealth of information on screen. Simply touch key on the LCD to open manual containing the Sewing Instruction screens and the Machine Usage screens. For an overview of sewing instruction screen topics, touch INDEX found on Welcome screen (see page 15) or Machine Usage screen (see page 38).
  • Page 39: Machine Usage Screens

    Machine Usage Screens When you have a question about how your machine functions or need troubleshooting tips, find the answer in the Machine Usage screens. See page 150 for topic differences in Machine Usage screens if the embroidery unit is attached. 1.
  • Page 40: Version And Update Data

    Machine Usage overview screen to check which version of software data is currently loaded. Go to the Elna website at www.elna.com for the updated data. Follow instruc- tions on website on how to store update data onto blank SmartMedia Card.
  • Page 41: Personalized Machine Settings

    Personalized Machine Settings Touch key on the Machine Usage overview screen to change the default settings to reflect your personal sewing style. There are three categories of options – general, traditional sewing and embroidery sewing. NOTE: All Embroidery Options are discussed on pages 150 –...
  • Page 42 Welcome Screen Indication Touch key. Touch key. Welcome Screen will not appear when power/light switch is turned on. Beep Sound Touch key. Touch key. Beep sound when keys are touched is turned off. Beep sound will continue to signal errors regardless of setting. mm = inch Indication Switching (Emb.
  • Page 43: Sewing Techniques

    SECTION IV Sewing Techniques Utility Straight Stitch Select Use standard metal foot A. Raise presser foot and position fabric next to a seam allowance line on the needle plate. See page 9. Pull threads under foot towards the back and lower presser foot.
  • Page 44: Sewing On Heavy Fabrics

    Sewing on Heavy Fabrics The button 1 on presser foot A locks the foot in a horizontal position when pushed in while lowering the presser foot. This ensures even feeding at the beginning of seams and helps when sewing many layers of fabric, such as welt seams used to hem jeans.
  • Page 45: Gathering/shirring

    Gathering/Shirring On-screen manual – see stitches 1/01 and 1/02 Gathering/shirring evenly distributes fullness in an area with very tiny pleats. Gathering is one row or two parallel rows. Shirring is three or more parallel rows. Light to medium weight fabrics provide the best results.
  • Page 46: Flat Fell Seam

    Flat Fell Seam A method of finishing a seam edge, often found on denim. It totally encloses the raw fabric edges into the seam, a very durable result. 1. Place fabric right sides together and sew seam. 1.5 cm (5/8”) 0.7 cm (1/4”) 2.
  • Page 47: Zippers, Lapped

    Zippers, Lapped On-screen manual – see stitches 1/01 and 1/02 Lapped zippers are usually inserted into a side seam of skirts or pants, for example. 1. Add 1 cm (3/8") to zipper size A. Use this measurement B and mark the opening for zipper.
  • Page 48 5. Press straight stitch to reset straight stitch length. Close zipper. Turn zipper face up (right seam allowance forms a small fold at basting line) and smooth zipper teeth away from seam. 6. Attach zipper foot B with right side pin. Starting at the bottom, sew through folded seam allowance and zipper tape.
  • Page 49: Zippers, Centered

    Zippers, Centered On-screen manual – see stitches 1/01 and 1/02 Centered zippers are found in garments as well as on home decorating items. 1. Add 1 cm (3/8") to zipper size A. Use this measurement B and mark the opening for zipper.
  • Page 50 5. Turn fabric to right side. Press straight stitch to reset straight stitch length. Attach foot with right side pin and begin sewing from point A. Pivot at point B (0.7-1 cm {1/4-3/8"} to the left side of center seam) and continue sewing. 6.
  • Page 51: Zippers, Exposed

    Zippers, Exposed On-screen manual – see stitches 1/01 and 1/02 Exposed zippers are found in small areas or are used as a decorative method for outerwear. 1. Close zipper and place right side of zipper to right side of fabric (zipper will be face down). Place zipper tape 0.5 cm (3/16") from fabric edge.
  • Page 52: Invisible Zipper

    Invisible Zipper NOTE: Do not stitch any section of the seam before inserting zipper. NOTE: Change to left needle position - 0.0. 1. Open zipper. Place zipper face down and, using a low temperature setting, press zipper teeth flat. 2. Pin right side of zipper to right side of fabric with teeth on seam line and zipper top stop 2 cm (3/4") from fabric top edge.
  • Page 53: Rolled Hem

    Rolled Hem An easy, professional way to sew hems using the straight stitch. Recommended for fine, sheer fabrics used in bridal wear. 1. Trim about 0.6 cm (1/4") from corners to reduce bulk. Make a double 0.3 cm (1/8") fold 0.6 cm approximately 8 cm (3") in length.
  • Page 54: Twin Needle Hem

    Twin Needle Hem A twin needle hem is quick and easy. It is particularly useful for especially stretchy fabrics. Be sure to use a stretch twin needle for knit fabrics. Turn off power/light switch and insert twin needle. CAUTION: Do not operate Automatic Top Threading when a twin needle is inserted.
  • Page 55: Basting Stitch

    Basting Stitch On-screen manual – see stitch 1/03 A quick method to temporarily hold together two or more layers of fabric. Basting stitches can be easily removed. Use a fine needle to avoid leaving permanent needlemarks. Use the shortest basting stitch length for fine fabrics.
  • Page 56: Zigzag Stitch

    Zigzag Stitch The zigzag stitch is a very versatile stitch. Simply change its width and length. See pages 33-34. Use the zigzag to finish raw edges, sew narrow hems and sew satin stitch appliques. Depending on your needs, choose one of the three zigzag variations –...
  • Page 57: Zigzag, Center - Satin Stitch Applique

    Zigzag, Center – Satin Stitch Appliqué The satin stitch (zigzag stitch with short length) is commonly used for appliqué, monogramming, stems of flowers and petals. Threads of 100% cotton, rayon or silk provide the best results. Change stitch width to 3.6 and stitch length to 0.4.
  • Page 58: Zigzag Left

    Zigzag Left On-screen manual – see stitch 1/07 When the zigzag width is increased/decreased, the stitch tapers to the left. Zigzag Right On-screen manual – see stitch 1/08 When the zigzag width is increased/decreased, the stitch tapers to the right. 3-Step Zigzag Stitch On-screen manual –...
  • Page 59: Serpentine Stitch

    Serpentine Stitch On-screen manual – see stitch 1/10 A delicate curve that is great for topstitching or for applying elastic directly to fabric without making an elastic casing. Applying Elastic On-screen manual – see stitches 1/10, 1/11, 1/12 Use Serpentine (1/10), Elastic (1/11) or Box (1/12) stitch to apply elastic directly to fabric.
  • Page 60: Blind Hem Stitch

    Blind Hem Stitch On-screen manual – see stitches 1/13, 1/14 Hidden hems are created by the needle catching only one thread of the outer fabric. Use Woven Blind Hem stitch (1/13) for woven fabrics. Use Stretch Blind Hem stitch (1/14) for stretch fabrics.
  • Page 61: Stretch Seam

    Stretch Seam On-screen manual – see stitch 1/15 A narrow stretch stitch that eliminates puckering on knit fabrics and bias seams. The seam may be pressed flat and opened. Lingerie Stitch On-screen manual – see stitch 1/16 Sew a fine seam in lingerie and lightweight knits. The small seam size stretches and is comfortable to wear.
  • Page 62: Overlock Stitch

    Overlock Stitch On-screen manual – see stitch 1/18 Create a straight seam and overcast at the same time. Trim away any excess seam allowance. Super Stretch Stitch On-screen manual – see stitch 1/19 This stitch is recommended for sewing fabrics such as swimwear and stretch velour as it provides the greatest amount of stretchability and strength.
  • Page 63: Tricot Stitch

    Tricot Stitch On-screen manual – see stitch 1/21 Sew fine knit fabrics like tricot. Trim away any excess seam allowance. Can also be used for couching over specialty threads. Shell Tuck On-screen manual – see stitch 1/22 This is a pretty hem finish for lingerie and tricot fabrics.
  • Page 64: Rickrack

    Rickrack On-screen manual – see stitch 1/23 Use as a decorative stretch hem or create mock rickrack. Eyelets On-screen manual – see stitch 1/24 Small eyelets may be sewn on fabric belts, used for lacing cords or simply used for a decorative effect. Cut the eyelet open with a seam ripper, pointed scissors or an awl.
  • Page 65: Bartack

    Bartack On-screen manual – see stitch 1/26 A bartack is a reinforced stitch used on garment areas that receive extra stress, like pockets, belt loops and zippers. 1. Attach buttonhole foot and pull 10 cm (4") of both threads under foot. 2.
  • Page 66: Darning Stitches

    Darning Stitches On-screen manual – see stitches 1/27, 1/28 Automatically mends simple tears. Open buttonhole sizing slide A to set darning area. Lower buttonhole lever B. Sew Darning stitch. Directional Sewing, Straight Stitch On-screen manual – see stitches 1/29, 1/30, 1/31, 1/32, 1/50, 1/51, 1/52, 1/53 Attach patches, labels, crests, emblems, etc.
  • Page 67: Buttonholes

    Buttonholes On-screen manual – see stitches 1/37, 1/38, 1/39, 1/40, 1/41, 1/42, 1/43, 1/44, 1/45, 1/46 Select a buttonhole that complements the design and style of the garment. All buttonholes should use interfacing suitable for the fabric weight. This is especially important when sewing stretch fabrics.
  • Page 68 Stretch – 1/44 Designed for non-woven fabrics, such as knit and jersey. It provides a decorative touch. Knit – 1/45 A simplified version of the stretch buttonhole. Bound – 1/46 Made through the garment and interfacing before the facing is applied, resulting in finished fabric edges, a couture touch.
  • Page 69 Place garment under foot, on top of underplate, and lower foot so that buttonhole mark A is centered under needle hole in foot. Lower buttonhole lever A. Machine will not sew unless buttonhole lever is lowered. Sew buttonhole. NOTE: If the thread breaks or the buttonhole is positioned incorrectly, stop sewing.
  • Page 70: Buttonholes, 4-step

    Buttonholes, 4-step On-screen manual – see stitches 1/47, 1/48 The 4-step buttonhole is especially suited for corded buttonholes, oversized novelty buttons or larger decorative openings for weaving curtain rods and scarves, for example. All buttonholes should use interfacing suitable for the fabric weight. Test sew the buttonhole on a sample swatch of the same fabric A.
  • Page 71 4. Sew desired length of left side of buttonhole and stop just before reaching desired length. 5. Press key. Sew. Machine will automatically bartack and sew up right side of buttonhole. 6. Stop machine just before stitches reach length of left side of buttonhole. 7.
  • Page 72: Bound Buttonholes

    Bound Buttonholes On-screen manual - see stitches 1/46, 1/48 Prepare bias cut squares. Mark buttonhole on right side of garment and wrong side of bias squares. Place bias cut squares on fabric with right sides together matching guidemarks. 1/46 Sew buttonhole using same procedure described on pages 67- 68, steps 1-10.
  • Page 73: Corded Buttonholes

    Corded Buttonhole A corded buttonhole is a classic buttonhole with cording inserted. It reinforces and accentuates the buttonhole. Set the stitch width to match the thickness of the cording. Use buttonhole foot “E”, but do not lower the buttonhole lever. NOTE: Do not attach the underplate.
  • Page 74: Sewing On Buttons

    Sewing on Buttons On-screen manual – see stitch 1/49 Hand sewing buttons to a garment is very time consuming. Sew them on in one quick, easy step. 1. Mark button placement. 2. Place button and fabric under presser foot. HINT: Use washable glue or transparent tape to keep the buttons in place.
  • Page 75: Heirloom Pintucks

    Heirloom Pintucks On-screen manual – see stitch 2/01 A beautiful accent to any project. Pintucks should be added to your fabric before cutting out the pattern piece. 1. Use a washable marker to draw parallel lines for pintucks on fabric right side. 2.
  • Page 76: Whip And Roll Hem

    Whip and Roll Hem This technique produces a beautiful edge on ruffles and hems. Whip and roll is commonly used in heirloom sewing. Decrease stitch width to 3.6 and stitch length to 0.8. The fabric edge must be clean cut with no threads unraveling.
  • Page 77: Drawn Work And Fringing

    Drawn Work and Fringing Drawn work and fringing add a special touch on table linens and shawls. Choose a firm, woven fabric like linen where threads can be removed easily. 1. Carefully cut fabric on grain. Determine width of the drawn work and remove one yarn or fabric thread at each end.
  • Page 78: Bridging (fagoting)

    Bridging (Fagoting) Two folded edges are joined together by threads over an open area. Use linen, cotton or blend of linen/cotton. (Create Richelieu trim with 2/11.) 1. Thread machine, needle and bobbin with a fine embroidery thread (50 weight or finer). Use spray starch to stabilize fabric.
  • Page 79: Quilting Patchwork

    Quilting Patchwork On-screen manual – see stitch 3/02 Your patchwork piecing seams need to have a consistent 1/4" seam allowance. Needle position to edge of standard foot A is 1/4". Depending on your sewing habits, you may prefer to change the key to 7.0.
  • Page 80: Walking Foot

    Walking Foot The walking foot may be necessary to prevent quilt layers from shifting during the quilting process. This foot is also effective in preventing slipping or puckering because the fabric is between an upper and lower feed dog. To attach the walking foot, raise the needle and presser foot.
  • Page 81: Buttonhole Appliqué

    Buttonhole Appliqué On-screen manual – see stitch 3/05, 3/06, 3/07 A favorite method of applying small pieces of fabric to quilts for decoration. Use fine embroidery thread and needle appropriate for fabric. 1. In this type of appliqué, raw edges are folded under.
  • Page 82: Stippling Stitches

    Stippling Stitches Add dimension to your quilt by stitching down the surrounding background fabric around larger designs, like hearts or flowers. Sew fabric layers in multiple compact rows without the stitching lines crossing each other. The more compact the stitching, the more the background will flatten and make surrounded designs stand out.
  • Page 83: Decorative Sewing

    SECTION V Decorative Sewing Access Stitches Using the The stitches have been grouped together according to their characteristics. Modify and combine stitches in these groups using memory, mirror image, etc. The groups are identified by letters or letters/numbers. Satin See page 83. Floral See page 83.
  • Page 84 The groups have been arranged into folders. Each folder is identified by a letter/number and the last stitch number in that folder. For example, the Satin (S) group has 3 folders: Folder 1 S-4/12 Folder 2 S-4/24 Folder 3 S-4/34 Touch an illustration to select a stitch/pattern.
  • Page 85 Cross Stitches (X) NOTE: Use I foot unless using key. Uniform 7 mm (U7) NOTE: Use I foot unless using key. Uniform 10 mm (U10) NOTE: Use T foot. Large Designs (L) NOTE: Use T foot.
  • Page 86 Tripled Designs (T) NOTE: Use T foot. Alphabets/Numbers (A) 7 mm Block NOTE: Use I foot unless using key.
  • Page 87 7 mm Script NOTE: Use T foot. 15 and 25 mm Script NOTE: Use T foot. Outline NOTE: Use T foot.
  • Page 88 Utility (U) NOTE: Use I foot. Heirloom (H) NOTE: Use I foot. Quilt (Q) NOTE: Use I foot.
  • Page 89: Lcd Keys

    LCD Keys The following keys will appear when they can be applied to a particular stitch. Lock/Reverse Key When highlighted yellow, sews lock or reverse stitches (straight stitches) or stops pattern sewing and lockstitches (other stitches). See pages 35-36. Scissors Key When highlighted yellow, cuts needle and bobbin threads.
  • Page 90 Mirror Image Key Touch this key after selecting a stitch to flip the stitch as it appears in the top portion of the LCD screen. See page 95. Face to Face Key Touch this key after selecting a stitch to flip the stitch as it appears in the top portion of the LCD screen.
  • Page 91: Test Sewing

    Test sew on a fabric sample swatch using any interfacing or stabilizer before sewing on actual project. For any decorative sewing, Elna recommends using stabilizer appropriate to the fabric weight and project. After test sewing, use the fine tuning adjustment to correct uneven and distorted patterns.
  • Page 92: How To Program Decorative Patterns

    How to Program Decorative Patterns Single Pattern 1. Select 4/01. The stitch/pattern and a cursor will appear. The pattern will be stored in temporary memory and a dot A will appear. Maximum capacity is 120. One green dot represents up to four patterns.
  • Page 93: Scallop Edges

    Scallop Edges Attractively finish edges of collars, pockets and placemats. To edge a collar, place interfacing between upper and under collar and sew scallop on seam line. After sewing, trim fabric close to stitching taking care not to cut scallops. Twin Needle Decorative Patterns Sew decorative patterns with a twin needle and two different needle colors.
  • Page 94: Combining Patterns

    Combining Patterns 1. Select 2. Select folder . Select . There will be two dots indicating five stitches in memory. 3. Touch key. Scissors and Lock/Reverse Keys 4. Touch keys on screen to highlight them. 5. Place fabric under foot and begin sewing. Machine will sew a lockstitch at beginning of sequence and then sew the five selected patterns repeatedly.
  • Page 95: Elongation Key

    Elongation Key 1. Select folder . Select 2. Touch key twice. 3. Touch key. 4. Place fabric under foot and sew. Machine will sew a lockstitch at beginning of sequence and sew patterns. 5. Press key while sewing. Machine will stop sewing and lockstitch.
  • Page 96: Size Key

    Size Key 1. Touch key. Select 2. Place fabric under foot and sew. 3. Touch key. Sew. 4. Touch key. Sew. 5. Touch key to delete temporary memory. Mirror Image and Face to Face 1. Touch key. Touch key. 2. Select 3.
  • Page 97: Circular Sewing

    Circular Sewing Sew circles with a diameter of 6 – 20 cm (2 3/8 – 7 7/8"). 1. Select 2. Secure circular sewing attachment to needle plate. To change diameter – push tab up (unlock), move slide and push tab down (lock). 3.
  • Page 98: Alphabets And Editing

    Alphabets and Editing 1. Touch key until 7mm Block Alphabet appears. 2. Select H, E. 3. Select key. Select l, l, o. 4. Select key. Select “!”. 5. Touch key four times to move cursor so it is between E and l. 6.
  • Page 99: Alphabets And Saving Memory

    Alphabets and Saving Memory NOTE: Because of directional feeding, use T foot only. 1. Touch key. Touch key. 2. Select E. Touch key to select 15 mm Script. 3. Select key. Select l, n, a. 4. Place fabric under foot and sew. 5.
  • Page 100: Overwriting Memory

    Overwriting Memory 1. Touch key. 2. Select Q. 3. Select key. Select u, i, l, t. 4. Touch key. 5. Touch key. 6. Touch key. A message screen will appear. 7. Touch key. A message screen will appear. 8. Touch key.
  • Page 101: Recalling Memory

    Recalling Memory NOTE: Be sure to delete the temporary memory (all selected stitches and lettering from top of screen). If not deleted, the recalled memory will be added to the temporary memory. 1. Touch key. 2. Touch key. 3. Touch key.
  • Page 102: Inserting A Second Color

    Inserting a Second Color 1. Select 2. Select three times. 4/34 (space) is left needle position, 7/36 (space) is center needle position and 12/20 (space) is right needle position. Select the one most suitable for your sequence. 3. Select . Touch key.
  • Page 103: Getting Ready To Embroider

    SECTION VI Getting Ready to Embroider Exquisite embroidery is unlimited with your Elna CAUTION: Never move the sewing machine with Xquisit II. the embroidery unit attached. The embroidery unit could fall off and break or injure you. Choose from a wide array of built-in designs and alphabets and optional embroidery cards.
  • Page 104: Attaching Embroidery Foot J

    B resting on the needle clamp screw. Firmly tighten screw. Inserting Embroidery Needle To achieve the best embroidery results, Elna recommends using an embroidery needle compatible with your fabric, thread and project. Size 75/11 is suitable for most embroidery projects. See page 13.
  • Page 105: Welcome Screen

    Welcome Screen NOTE: Only a light touch is required when making a selection on the LCD screen. Do not touch the surface of the screen with any hard or sharp object, such as pencils, pens, screwdrivers, etc. Install embroidery unit. Press power/light switch to turn on machine.
  • Page 106 The designs have been arranged into folders. Each folder is identified by a number. Touch the numbered folder to access more designs. Touch an illustration to select a design or touch the button on the illustration. Custom Designer Helvetica...
  • Page 107 Century Bold Script Euro...
  • Page 108 Designs Continuous Hoop...
  • Page 109: Embroidery Cards (optional)

    Embroidery Cards (Optional) To insert an embroidery card, open cover of embroidery card insert slot. Insert card fully into slot with cutout in lower left position. Close cover. Embroidery card will not function if cover is left open. Touch key to access contents of embroidery card.
  • Page 110 Delete Key When combining designs/alphabets for embroidery, touch this key to delete the last design/alphabet or the design/alphabet in front of the cursor. To delete all designs/alphabets, hold the key until “Delete All?” message appears. Touch “Yes” key. See page 123. Review Memory Keys Touching these keys moves the cursor to review designs/alphabets.
  • Page 111: Automatic Bobbin Winding

    NOTE: This function is only available when the For best embroidery results, Elna recommends embroidery unit is attached. using Elna 90 wt. 2-ply polyester bobbin thread. Its superior qualities (strong, fine thread with If the bobbin thread runs out while embroidering, the...
  • Page 112 2. Turn on power/light switch. Touch Welcome screen. Touch key. Touch key. 3. Touch “Large”, “Medium” or “Small” bobbin winding quantity key. This is only valid for the first bobbin winding. Once the Automatic Bobbin Winding system is active, subsequent bobbin windings will be the “Large”...
  • Page 113 7. Place thread between upper thread guide forks. 8. Insert thread into groove and follow pathway as illustrated, 1 - 5. Pull approximately 4 cm (1 1/2") of thread to the right. Pull the thread towards you and thread will be cut by blade A. 9.
  • Page 114: Threading The Machine

    11. Lower presser foot. Touch key on LCD screen. (Press key to interrupt bobbin winding and restart bobbin winding, if necessary.) 12. After bobbin is wound, thread is cut and machine is ready for embroidery sewing. NOTE: If the spool of fine bobbin embroidery thread runs out during automatic bobbin winding, the machine will stop and a message will appear.
  • Page 115: Embroidery Frames

    If the embroidery is to be placed in a particular area, use fabric marker to mark reference lines (X and Y). The X and Y lines must be perpendicular to each other. HINT: If you don’t have a t-square, draw the vertical (Y) line and use the holes of the corners of the embroidery frame to mark the horizontal (X) line.
  • Page 116: Attaching Frame/hoop

    Attaching Frame/Hoop Raise presser foot and place embroidery frame under foot. Align edge of embroidery frame with embroidery frame holder. Push frame down until it clicks into place. Removing Frame/Hoop Push lever on embroidery frame holder to the left. Lift up embroidery frame. Embroidering Small Areas Attach stabilizer (cut larger than embroidery frame) to small piece of fabric.
  • Page 117: Embroidering A Single Design

    SECTION VII Embroidery Embroidering a Single Design 1. Touch key. Select 2. The design and a cursor will appear. The design will be stored in temporary memory and a dot A will appear. Maximum capacity is 120, depending on the size and stitch count. One green dot represents up to four designs/letters.
  • Page 118 Pattern Size 4. Touch key. Use the keys to change the design size in 1% increments or select one of the preset sizes. NOTE: The size is limited by its location and rotation within the frame. Touch key. Mirror Image 5.
  • Page 119 7. Thread machine with first thread color. Lightly hold thread with left hand. Lower presser foot. Press key and sew a few stitches. Press to stop machine. With scissors, cut beginning thread tail. 8. Press key. Machine will sew pattern part, automatically stop and cut thread.
  • Page 120 HINT: If the size is set lower than 10 mm, use 100 wt. embroidery thread in the needle for ultra fine lettering. HINT: Elna recommends sewing at a medium embroidery speed for optimum results when characters are 40 mm or larger.
  • Page 121 Touch key. Touch key. Move Display Position NOTE: Elna recommends using key before moving the design/letter. 4. Touch key. Touch any key to move E in direction of arrow.
  • Page 122 Sewing Range 5. Touch key. Touch all four of the keys to quickly preview boundaries of embroidery. Touch key. Touch or touch and hold a key to slowly preview boundaries of embroidery. Touch key. Touch key. Final Layout 6. Touch key.
  • Page 123: Embroidering More Than One Letter

    Embroidering More Than One Letter Space Adjustment 1. Touch key until Designer alphabet appears. Select A. Touch key. 2. Select B and C. Touch key. NOTE: Touching the key decreased the spacing between A and B. HINT: If you want the Custom letters to connect to each other, touch the after selecting each letter.
  • Page 124 Spacing Between Letters 4. Touch key. Use the keys to change the spacing between letters. Touch key. Touch key. Landscape/Portrait 5. Touch key. Touch key. Press key to sew. Delete 6. Touch and hold key. Touch key to delete A, B and C.
  • Page 125: Embroidering Multiple Lines Of Letters And Adding/editing A Design

    Embroidering Multiple Lines of Letters and Adding/Editing a Design 1. Touch key until Century Bold alphabet appears. Select E. Select folder 2. Select l, n, a. Select key to add large space. 2. Touch 3. Select X, q, u, i, s, i, t. 4.
  • Page 126 7. Touch key until cursor is between the space and X. Touch key. Separate 8. Touch key. 9. Touch key. 10. Touch key. Touch key. Touch to move cursor between X and q. Touch key. Touch key.
  • Page 127 11. Touch key. Touch key and key. Grid 12. Touch key to turn on grid. Touch key until Xquisit touches gridline. Touch key to select Elna. Touch until Elna touches same gridline.
  • Page 128 Zoom 13. Touch key. Touch key. Within hoop, touch screen between E and X to zoom into that area. Touch key and screen for a closer view. Touch key and keys to adjust, if needed. NOTE: The design/letter is only enlarged for viewing;...
  • Page 129 14. Touch key. Touch key. Touch key. Touch key and key. Touch key. Adding/Editing 15. Touch key until cursor is before E. Touch key until Single Floral designs appear. 16. Select folder 3. Select butterfly.
  • Page 130 Touch key. Touch key. Touch key. 19. Use arrow keys to move butterfly away from Elna and Xquisit. Touch key. Touch key. NOTE: The first design/letter entered in the combination screen will be the first to sew out. If you wish to change the sewing order,...
  • Page 131: Temp Embroidery Memory

    Temp Embroidery Memory 1. Before completing or after sewing first part of your design, stop sewing and touch key. Touch key and key to temporarily save design and stop point. Turn off power/light switch. 2. Turn on power/light switch. Touch key to move carriage.
  • Page 132: Permanent Memory

    Permanent Memory There are a maximum of 32 memories available for embroidery. This number may be less depending on the size and complexity of what is stored in each memory. Accessing Memory 1. Touch key. Touch key. Memory 1 will be activated. Available memory capacity is indicated on the screen A in kilobytes.
  • Page 133 3. Touch key. Memory 1 will open. 4. Touch key. 5. Touch key to overwrite. Touch key. Touch and hold key to delete temporary memory. Recalling Memory NOTE: Memory recall is only available from screens where alphabets and designs are selected.
  • Page 134 3. Touch key. 4. Touch key. Deleting Memory 1. Touch key. 2. Touch key. 3. Touch key. 4. Touch 5. Touch NOTE: Do not turn off power or touch any keys while machine is deleting. 6. Touch and hold key.
  • Page 135: Multiple Hoop Embroidery - Characters

    Multiple Hoop Embroidery – Characters First Hooping 1. Select A, B, C...Z. 2. Touch key. 3. Touch key. 4. Touch key. 5. Touch key. 6. Touch key. Touch key. 7. Touch key. 8. Touch upper part of LCD screen to move frame to top of screen.
  • Page 136 9. Mark fabric with X and Y lines. See page 114. Using the screen as a guide, position fabric in frame. Both lines must fall within 8 triangular guidemarks 1 on frame. Attach frame. Touch key. 10. Touch upper portion of vertical Y line (directly on LCD screen) to move frame.
  • Page 137 16. Touch left portion of horizontal X line (directly on LCD screen) to move frame. Use keys to position needle directly over line. 17. Turn handwheel to lower needle into fabric through horizontal line C. 18. Touch key to memorize third needle position C.
  • Page 138 5. Turn handwheel to lower needle into fabric through vertical line (D). 6. Touch key to memorize first needle position (D). 7. Touch lower portion of vertical Y line (directly on LCD screen) to move frame. Use keys to position needle directly over line. 8.
  • Page 139 13. Sew. 14. Touch key. 15. Touch key. 16. Touch and hold key. Additional Hoopings 1. Select next group of letters from Euro alphabet. 2. Touch key. 3. Touch key. 4. Touch key.
  • Page 140 5. Move letters below horizontal X line. Touch key. 6. Touch key. 7. On the fabric, measure the distance between the letters and draw another horizontal X line that distance from the last letter sewn. 8. Touch lower part of LCD screen to move frame to bottom of screen.
  • Page 141 13. Touch key to memorize first needle position (G). 14. Touch lower portion of vertical Y line (directly on LCD screen) to move frame. Use keys to position needle directly over line. 15. Turn handwheel to lower needle into fabric through vertical line H.
  • Page 142: Multiple Hoop Embroidery With Designs

    Multiple Hoop Embroidery With Designs First Hooping 1. Select designs and arrange them in the layout screen. (Multiple hoop frame should be selected, see page 134.) 2. Touch key. 3. Decide which design(s) will be sewn in first hooping. 4. Touch LCD screen to move frame around design(s).
  • Page 143 9. Touch key. 10. Touch upper portion of vertical Y line to move frame. 11. Use keys to position needle directly over line. Turn handwheel to lower needle into fabric through vertical line A. 12. Touch key to memorize first needle position NOTE: If you want to change the memorized needle position, touch key.
  • Page 144 17. Use keys to position needle directly over line. Turn handwheel to lower needle into fabric through horizontal line C. 18. Touch key to memorize third needle position C. Point C must be at least 5 cm (2") away from A and B. NOTE: If the “Select Pattern”...
  • Page 145 3. Touch key. 4. Look at screen and remember that at least one complete design must appear on LCD screen. (Example has 2 complete designs; if any part of a design is not on screen, machine will not sew that design.) 5.
  • Page 146 11. Use keys to position needle directly over line. Turn handwheel to lower needle into fabric through vertical line (E). 12. Touch key to memorize second needle position (E). Point (E) must be at least 5 cm (2") away from (D). 13.
  • Page 147: Continuous Embroidery Frame

    19. When design(s) are sewn, the Moving Frame screen will appear with the first and second hooping designs darkened to indicate they have been sewn. Additional Hoopings Sew remaining design(s) repeating procedure as described for Second Hooping, steps 1-19. Continuous Embroidery Frame Create beautiful borders effortlessly using either a built-in continuous design or an optional continuous embroidery card design.
  • Page 148 First Hooping 5. Pull up lever A to the left until upper frame lifts 6. Loosen screw B for edge guide C and place fabric edge against guide. If necessary, adjust edge guide and fabric to reposition. Tighten edge guide screw. Pull lever A to the right to lower upper frame and secure fabric.
  • Page 149: Repositioning Frame After Embroidery Begins

    Repositioning Frame After Embroidery Begins You may want to reposition the frame after beginning to embroider. Touch key located on the final layout screen if: the needle thread or bobbin thread breaks you want to restart the embroidery sequence (example: the fabric is not positioned properly in the frame) you want to eliminate a part of a design (color change)
  • Page 150 Eliminate a Part of the Design Touch key and/or key to determine when a color change scrolls off the final layout screen. Touch key. Move Carriage Carriage should be moved before re-threading needle. Touch key. Touch key. Touch key. Thread needle. See page 23. Touch key within the message.
  • Page 151: On-screen Manual

    SECTION VIII On-Screen Manual Machine Usage Screens When you have a question about how your machine functions or need troubleshooting tips, find the answer in the Machine Usage screens. See pages 38-41 for topic differences in Machine Usage screens if the embroidery unit is not attached. Personalized Machine Settings –...
  • Page 152 Auto – re-sets all option screens to original factory settings OK – confirms new settings Return – re-sets to previous personalized settings Previous – goes back to previous Options screen Next – goes forward to next Options screen Welcome Screen Indication Touch key.
  • Page 153 Setting Size of Letters Touch “– /+” keys to reset default size of letters in 1 mm increments. Touch and hold “– /+” keys to move in 5 mm increments. Touch key. Setting Density of Letters Touch “– /+” keys to reset density of letters. Touch key.
  • Page 154: Download From Xpressive Software (optional)

    Download from Xpressive Software (optional) Connect cable supplied with Xpressive software to your Xquisit sewing machine and computer. From an outline file containing your digitized design, click File, Output to Machine. Machine Link dialog box appears. Set Com port and communication speed.
  • Page 155: Cleaning The Bobbin Area

    SECTION IX Maintenance Your Elna Xquisit has been meticulously designed and manufactured to give you a lifetime of sewing pleasure. Do not store the machine in a high humidity area, near a heat radiator or in direct sunlight. The machine is self-lubricating, however,...
  • Page 156: Cleaning Auto Bobbin Thread Winder

    Use lint brush to clean hook area and feed dog. Wipe out gently with soft, dry cloth. (You may also use a small vacuum cleaner.) Be sure the sensor (white area under bobbin case) is thoroughly cleaned. Replacing the Bobbin Case Insert the bobbin case so that the knob A fits next to the stopper B in the hook area.
  • Page 157: Changing The Light Bulbs

    Changing the Light Bulbs NOTE: Allow light bulb to cool before removing. Light above Needle Area 1. Open face plate cover. Remove screw A and lift out bulb mounting base B. 2. Remove bulb base C from bulb mounting base 3.
  • Page 158: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Condition Cause See page(s) The machine doesn‘t 1. The machine is not plugged in. run. 2. No stitch has been selected. 3. The bobbin winding shaft is not pushed fully to the left. 4. The needle or bobbin has run out of thread. 22,23-26 5.
  • Page 159: Specification Table

    Condition Cause See page(s) Fabric puckers. The needle thread tension is too tight. The needle thread or bobbin thread is not threaded properly. 22-26 The needle is bent or blunt. The needle is too large for the fabric being sewn. The stitch length is too long for the fabric.
  • Page 160: Index

    INDEX Eliminate a Design Part...........149 Access Utility Stitches Key ..........89 Elongation Key ............88, 94 Accessories.................5 Embroidery Alphabets and Designs......105-107 Accessory Box ..............4, 6 Embroidery Card Key ............108 Add Length Key ..............146 Embroidery Cards ..........4, 102, 108 Adjustment Key .............18, 32-34 Embroidery Frames............114 Alphabets, Embroidery ..........104-106 Embroidery Needle ...........13, 103...
  • Page 161 Languages..............41, 151 Satin Stitches (S) ...............83 Large Designs (L) ..............84 Scallop Edges..............92 Layout Key ..............109, 116 Scissors Key..........19, 35-36, 88, 93 LCD Screen Brightness Control........16 Seam Allowance Lines..........9, 30 Lettering............85-86, 97-98 Select a Stitch ........30, 83, 91, 105, 116 Lettering, Embroider ..........104-106 Separate Key............108, 125 Light Bulbs ..............156 Serial Port................4...
  • Page 162: Thread Color Conversion Chart

    Thread Color Conversion Chart Name Madeira® Sulky® Robison-Anton® Mettler® Güermann® Black 1000 1005 2296 0020 1000 White 1001 1001 2297 0015 1005 Coral 1020 1259 2256 1352 3665 1440 Citron 1023 1135 2732 0590 1070 2560 0605 1440 Ochre 1024 Goldenrod 1025 1083...

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