CONTENTS Before You Start........................2 New Features..........................2 Screens Operations Performed Using a USB Mouse..............3 Clicking a key ........................3 Changing pages ........................4 Moving embroidery patterns ....................5 Selecting combined embroidery patterns ................6 Reducing Character Spacing ..................... 6 Color Sorting Repeated Patterns....................
Before You Start It is important to remember to perform the upgrade according to the Installation Guide. The machine can then be used as described in the Operation Manual. New machine features and benefits are described in this Operation Manual. New Features The following features will be added with the upgrade to version 3.0.
■ Clicking a key Screens Operations Performed Using When the mouse is connected, the pointer appears in the screen. Move the mouse to position the a USB Mouse pointer over the desired key, and then click the left mouse button. If a USB mouse (sold separately by computer retailers) is connected to the sewing machine, the mouse can be Memo...
■ 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 Reducing Character Spacing When patterns are combined in the Embroidery Edit screen, patterns can be selected by clicking them. Move the mouse to position the pointer over the In the Embroidery Edit screen, the spacing between characters can be reduced to 50% of the narrowest desired pattern, and then click the left mouse character in the group.
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.
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 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.