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Monograms help please

Susan -homedecsewing | Posted in General Discussion on

I asked in embroidery, but got no reply, so I’ll try again. I’ve got a Rose so I have a satin stitch. What i need is a very large monogram of 3 initials. Has anyone tried to freehand them on a machine ? Any info will be appreciated .And what is the correct order of letters ?Is there a way to enlarge them on paper to transfer ? Thanks fellow sewers, Susan


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    Becky-book | | #1

    If the letters are to be all the same size the order is Firstname Middle, Last (FML) if differing size, small First, LARGE Last, small Middle I have only played around with free hand letters, but it seems like it could be done, with enough practice.If you have a printer attached to your computer, use your word processing program, pick a font and size, print one letter per page if necessary for large size. If your cloth is light enough you can trace the outline of the letters using a "light-box" or a window. If your cloth is heavy you could thread trace right through the paper, then tear paper away and then satin stitch.
    There are pens that put a heat transfer ink on the paper, just remember to ink the back side so you don't end up with mirror image letters!Hope these ideas help some!

  2. fabricholic | | #2

    Yes, I know it has a stitch that is used for the end of the letters, where the letters get smaller at the ends.  I just can't remember where they are.  I had the 1+.  The satin stitch reduces just like the calligraphy letters.  If all else fails, you could get your dealer to download some type of monogram and put it on a blank card.  I don't know how much they would charge you, though.

    1. Betakin | | #3

      Are you referring to the taper stitch? My Viking has a taper stitch that is built in but with my Pfaff it has to be done manually. It is a great feature for doing deco work and monograms but I usually use my embroidery machine for doing names and monograms.

      1. fabricholic | | #4

        Yes, that is to what I am referring.

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