Adjusting machine embroidery fonts to the hoop – Dreamweaver XE by Christine Baker February 19, 2019 written by Christine Baker February 19, 2019 798 Yesterday on QUILTsocial I talked about 4 easy steps for using Sulky Sticky + self-adhesive stabilizer for embroidering small pieces of ribbon, fabric, caps, etc. that do not fill a hoop. The hoop is locked into the carriage of the Dreamweaver XE from Brother and today I’ll show you how to set up the desired lettering to embroider on the ribbons. The ultimate purpose of the embroidered ribbons is they will be quilt labels. The Dreamweaver XE On the home screen, select the Embroidery Edit key. Select Embroidery Edit Now select the Character patterns (font) key on the embroidery edit screen. Select Character (font) Patterns key I now select the desired font. Select font I type out the words using the same steps outlined in my QUILTsocial post on December 19th, 7 simple steps to add words to your machine embroidery designs. Here’s the lettering I’m using for my ribbons. Set the lettering Once I’m happy with the lettering, I press EMBROIDERY on the LCD screen of the Dreamweaver XE. Press EMBROIDERY If the selected embroidery design is too big to fit in the hoop, this warning will pop up on the LCD screen. Since I’ve already set up the ribbons in the smaller hoop, I’ll need to adjust the size of the design. Warning screen One easy way to do this is to press CLOSE to exit the warning screen and then press the SPACING key. Press SPACING Make sure that the desired line of words is highlighted and then press the decrease spacing button (the one with the arrows pointing in) to make the letters closer together. The other button will spread the letters out. Decrease spacing The modified design on the Dreamweaver XE screen shows how the letters in the top row are now closer together, making this line the same length as the line below it. The modified design Now press the EMBROIDERY key to see if the smaller design will work with the selected embroidery frame. Press EMBROIDERY Since the warning screen didn’t pop up, I’m good to go! Tomorrow I’ll get stitching with the Dreamweaver XE. This is part 2 of 5 in this series. Go back to part 1: 4 simple steps to using Sulky Sticky + self-adhesive stabilizer Go to part 3: How to use an LED pointer to perfectly place your embroidery design [shareaholic app=”follow_buttons” id=”23735596″] Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs247abrotherDreamweaver XEmachine embroiderysewing machine reviewstutorials FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Christine Baker I have been designing and publishing quilt patterns for the last 16 years under the business name Fairfield Road Designs. My patterns range from fusible applique and piecing to felted wool applique and punchneedle. You can see all of patterns on my website www.fairfieldroaddesigns.com. previous post NEW Banyan Classics Collection makes for a knockout rail fence quilt next post Quick and easy cutting instructions for a classic rail fence quilt YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... The magic and math to making perfect bias... Quilting made easy with the dual feed foot... THE absolute easiest way to assemble a Double... Taking the fear out of piecing Double Wedding... The trick to curved piecing the Double Wedding... Fear not the Double Wedding Ring quilt, Brother... Accurate pinning makes all the difference with curved... Curved piecing made easy with the Dreamweaver XE First steps to piecing the Double Wedding Ring... Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.