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CONTENTS
BEFORE YOU START............................................................................................................................... 2
NEW FEATURES ...................................................................................................................................... 2
ABOUT CUTWORK ................................................................................................................................ 4
What is Cutwork?................................................................................................................................... 4
Before Creating Cutwork........................................................................................................................ 5
CUTWORK MODE .................................................................................................................................. 7
CREATING CUTWORK ......................................................................................................................... 10
Switching to Cutwork Mode ................................................................................................................ 11
2
Installing the Cutwork Needles ........................................................................................................... 11
1
Turning On the Machine ..................................................................................................................... 12
2
Importing a Pattern ............................................................................................................................. 12
2
Checking the Pattern............................................................................................................................ 13
Attaching Stabilizer ............................................................................................................................. 14
2
Embroidering and Cutting ................................................................................................................... 15
2
Attaching Water-Soluble Stabilizer ...................................................................................................... 15
2
Edge Stitching and Embroidering ......................................................................................................... 16
2
Dissolving Water-Soluble Stabilizer .................................................................................................... 17
2
Drying ................................................................................................................................................. 17
Cleaning ............................................................................................................................................. 17
2
USING THE MACHINE TO POSITION EMBROIDERY PATTERNS FOR CREATING CUTWORK .......... 18
Sample Pattern..................................................................................................................................... 18
Using Editing Functions on Embroidery Patterns .................................................................................. 18
Creating an Appliqué from an Embroidery Pattern .............................................................................. 20
3
Cutting Around an Embroidered Pattern .............................................................................................. 23
3
Satin Stitching Around an Embroidery Pattern, then Using the Cutwork Needles to Cut the Design Out ......... 24
3
Editing Cutwork Patterns ...................................................................................................................... 25
Arranging Multiple Copies of a Single Pattern to Make All Cuts at One Time ...................................... 26
3
Specifying Pause Locations Before Embroidering ................................................................................. 29
Importing Cutwork Patterns.................................................................................................................. 31
Saving/Exporting Cutwork Patterns....................................................................................................... 31
ERROR MESSAGES ................................................................................................................................ 32
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BEFORE YOU START
BEFORE YOU START
Thank you for choosing our product.
It is important to perform the upgrade according to the procedure outlined in the Installation Guide for
upgrade. The machine can then be used as outlined in this upgrade Operation Manual. To obtain the best
performance from the machine and to ensure safe and correct operation, please read this Operation
Manual carefully before you start.
The cutwork functions can be used after the upgrade has been installed and certified. Use the machine after
checking that KIT CW has been certified.
z For the procedure on installing and certifying KIT CW, refer to the Installation Guide for upgrade.
z The descriptions in this Operation Manual show the screens for the 10-needle machine with Upgrade Kit 1
certified. The settings and operations may differ slightly depending on your machine model or version.
z
10-needle machine
6-needle machine
NEW FEATURES
■ Fabric can be cut if cutwork needles are installed in specific needle bars of the machine. This
allows embroidering and cutting to be done with the same machine. (page 4)
■ Embroidering and cutting can be done by importing embroidery data (PES format) that includes
a cutwork pattern. (page 4)
Enjoy creating cutwork designs immediately after you upgrade your machine, using the enclosed CD-ROM1 (for
machines) that contains 30 cutwork patterns. (page 10)
z Cutwork can also be created by designing an original pattern using PE-DESIGN NEXT + CW, then importing it
into your machine.
z
■ From the machine, an embroidery pattern can be edited so that it will be cut out or sewn with
satin stitching. (page 18)
z
z
z
2
When creating an appliqué from an embroidery pattern, the appliqué piece can be cut out. (page 20)
The embroidery pattern can be cut out along its outer boundary. (page 23)
The embroidery pattern can be sewn with satin stitching along its outer boundary, then cut out. (page 24)
NEW FEATURES
Video Tutorials
Video tutorials are included on the supplied DVD. Instructional movies are available for the topics listed with
the following DVD icons in this Installation Guide.
1
2
3
4
Preparation
• Videos of the preparation procedure can be viewed by clicking “Preparation” in the chapter
index of the supplied DVD.
Basic Cutwork Embroidery
• An instructional movie for basic cutwork embroidery can be viewed by clicking “Basic
Cutwork Embroidery” in the chapter index of the supplied DVD.
Advanced Cutwork Embroidery
• An instructional movie for advanced cutwork embroidery can be viewed by clicking
“Advanced Cutwork Embroidery” in the chapter index of the supplied DVD.
Cutwork Designs Creation on PC
• An instructional movie for creating cutwork designs on your computer can be viewed by
clicking “Cutwork Designs Creation on PC” in the chapter index of the supplied DVD.
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ABOUT CUTWORK
ABOUT CUTWORK
What is Cutwork?
Cutwork is created when an embroidery design has an area that has
been cut away and then reinforced around those sections with
embroidery, there may also be stitching added within the open
spaces to create gorgeous decorative patterns.
After installing KIT CW to upgrade the machine, replace the embroidery needles in needle bars 1 through
4 with the corresponding cutwork needles which have been created with different angles so the machine
can cut the fabric and embroider.
Import a cutwork pattern from the enclosed CD-ROM1 (for machines) to the machine in order to create
cutwork.
For details on the patterns included with KIT CW, refer to the separate Pattern List.
In addition, the cutwork pattern can be created using the machine to cut or sew satin stitching around the
desired pattern. (Refer to “USING THE MACHINE TO POSITION EMBROIDERY PATTERNS FOR
CREATING CUTWORK” on page 18)
An original cutwork pattern designed in PE-DESIGN NEXT + CW can be imported into the machine to
embroider cutwork. For details on installing PE-DESIGN NEXT + CW, refer to the Installation Guide.
Memo
• “Cutwork pattern” is a generic term used to refer to all the embroidery designs created with the
cutwork needles, including cutout patterns, in this manual.
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ABOUT CUTWORK
Before Creating Cutwork
Information that you need to understand before creating cutwork as well as the preparations that must be
performed are described below.
Fabric used with cutwork
The base fabric used with cutwork should be no thicker than a soft denim (equivalent to medium to light
weight fabric). Using thicker fabrics may result in damage to the cutwork needles or machine, it may also
effect the finish of the design or cause fraying.
a Medium to lightweight fabric
b Thicker fabric
Embroidery frames used with cutwork
When creating cutwork, the cap frame and cylinder frame cannot be used.
Stabilizer
In order to prevent the pattern from losing its shape during embroidering or cutting, use an iron to affix
stabilizer material to the base fabric.
a Stabilizer
b Fabric (wrong side)
c Fabric (right side)
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ABOUT CUTWORK
When using fabric that cannot be ironed, such as organza, place water-soluble stabilizer above and
below the fabric, and secure the sheets with an embroidery frame.
a Water-soluble stabilizer
b Fabric, such as organza
For details on affixing stabilizer, refer to “Attaching Stabilizer” on page 14.
Precautions on using water-soluble stabilizer
z
z
z
Do not use with fabric that cannot be washed with water.
Avoid storing in an extremely humid or wet location.
Store in a dry location not exposed to humidity.
Patterns requiring water-soluble stabilizer
Use a water-soluble stabilizer when stitching the cut edges of a design or when embroidering using the
net fill stitch. (Refer to “Attaching Water-Soluble Stabilizer” on page 15.) A sheet of non-woven watersoluble stabilizer is supplied. Optional film-type water-soluble stabilizers are available for use. For details
on the optional water-soluble stabilizer, refer to Installation Guide.
b
a
a Example of a design with cutouts
b Example of net fill stitching
Various patterns on the enclosed CD-ROM1 (for machines) require water-soluble stabilizer. For details on
patterns included on the CD-ROM, refer to the separate Pattern List.
By using PE-DESIGN NEXT + CW, original designs with cutouts and designs using the net fill stitch can be
created. For details on installing PE-DESIGN NEXT + CW, refer to the Installation Guide.
Trial embroidery
Be sure to sew trial embroidery using same fabric and threads as project in order to check the
embroidering and cutting results.
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CUTWORK MODE
CUTWORK MODE
The KIT CW installed on your machine activates the cutwork program for use with the specialized
needles.
In order to create cutwork patterns, the machine must be switched to Cutwork mode.
For details on switching the machine to Cutwork mode, refer to “Switching to Cutwork Mode” on
page 11.
■ Cutwork mode functions
A cutwork pattern can be designed with your desired embroidery pattern using a cut out or outlined with satin
stitching.
The sections of the design where the cutwork needles will be used are indicated in the embroidering screen as
shown below.
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CUTWORK MODE
■ When using Cutwork mode
The displays for embroidery needles 1 through 4 change to cutwork needles.
Cutting will be done with needles 1 through 4, and embroidering with the remaining needles.
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5
4
3
2
1
6
5
4
3
2
1
When using the cutwork needles, the fabric will be cut.
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CUTWORK MODE
The cutting line for the appliqué piece (APPLIQUE MATERIAL) will also be cut using the cutwork needles.
Cutwork mode OFF
Cutwork mode ON
“APPLIQUE MATERIAL”, “APPLIQUE POSITION” and “APPLIQUE” are assigned to one needle bar number
and listed on the screen.
Depending on the thread color display setting, the display may appear as
MATERIAL),
(APPLIQUE POSITION) or
(APPLIQUE
(APPLIQUE).
Note
• Depending on the pattern, the cutting line may not be cut. In that case, the cutting line will be sewn.
• For details on patterns that cannot be used for cutwork, refer to “ERROR MESSAGES” on page 32.
(For use only with Upgrade Kit 1 sold separately)
• When the pattern size is changed by using the stitch recalculator function, the cutting line will be sewn
instead of being cut.
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CREATING CUTWORK
CREATING CUTWORK
One example procedure for creating cutwork using the machine is shown below. We will follow this
procedure to create cutwork using the cutwork pattern for a clover on the enclosed CD-ROM1 (for
machines). Follow this procedure as practice.
KIT CW
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a Switching to Cutwork
Mode (page 11)
b Installing the Cutwork
Needles (page 11)
c Turning On the Machine
(page 12)
d Importing a Pattern
(page 12)
e Checking the Pattern
(page 13)
f Attaching Stabilizer
(page 14)
g Embroidering and
Cutting (page 15)
h Attaching Water-Soluble
Stabilizer (page 15)
i Edge Stitching and
Embroidering (page 16)
j Dissolving WaterSoluble Stabilizer
(page 17)
k Drying (page 17)
l Cleaning (page 17)
CREATING CUTWORK
Switching to Cutwork
Mode
2
The machine needs to be turned off after the
“Cutwork” setting is set to on.
a
Touch
to display the settings
screen, and then touch
“Cutwork”.
beside
c
Turn off the machine.
■ Finishing Cutwork mode
Be sure to turn Cutwork mode off, before you
perform embroidery operation with all the needles
available for your machine.
To turn off Cutwork mode, touch
beside
“Cutwork” in the settings screen (described in
step a). As directed in the message that appears,
turn off the machine, replace the cutwork needles
with the embroidery needles, and then turn the
machine on again.
→ A message appears.
b
Touch
Installing the Cutwork
Needles
1
.
CAUTION
• Be sure to turn off the embroidery machine before
replacing the needles, otherwise injuries may result
if the machine starts sewing.
a
Install the cutwork needles.
Memo
• For details on installing the cutwork
needles, refer to “Replacing the Cutwork
Needles” in the Installation Guide.
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CREATING CUTWORK
Turning On the Machine
a
Note
2
• Check that the cutwork needles are
installed. Also, periodically clean the needle
plate, hook and bobbin case after using the
machine.
• This machine is equipped with a memory
feature so that, if the machine is turned off
while it is being operated, it will resume the
stopped operation when it is turned on
again. However, if the Cutwork mode is
turned off during an operation, this feature
will be disabled. For details on this memory
feature, refer to “Resume Embroidering
After Turning Off the Machine” in chapter 3
of your machine’s Operation Manual.
Turn the machine on again.
→ The following messages appear.
b
Check the information in the message, and
then touch
.
Memo
• Once the Cutwork mode has been turned
on, the machine starts in Cutwork mode
each time it is turned on until Cutwork mode
is turned off.
Importing a Pattern
→ The machine enters Cutwork mode.
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2
a
Insert the CD-ROM1 (for machines) into
the computer’s CD-ROM drive. Copy the
“patterns” folder to the USB media.
b
Insert the USB media into the primary (top)
USB port on the machine.
CREATING CUTWORK
c
Touch
touch
, select the pattern, and then
Memo
• For details on importing patterns, refer to
“Selecting an Embroidery Pattern” in
chapter 5 of your machine’s Operation
Manual.
to import the pattern.
Checking the Pattern
a
Touch
.
The imported cutwork pattern can be edited,
repositioned, added or removed. If the pattern is not
edited, continue to the next screen.
→ The embroidering settings screen appears.
b
Touch
.
→ The pattern editing screen appears.
Note
• To import a cutwork pattern from the
enclosed CD-ROM to the machine, use
USB media, or directly connect a computer
to the machine and transfer the data.
→ The embroidering screen appears.
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CREATING CUTWORK
c
With the thread color sequence display and
sewing order, check the thread colors and
sewing order.
Attaching Stabilizer
2
In order to prevent the pattern from losing its
shape during embroidering or cutting, use an iron
to affix stabilizer material to the fabric being used.
a
Using an iron, affix the stabilizer material to
the back of the fabric.
a
b
c
a Needle bar key/Thread color set up display
b Thread color sequence display
c Indicates that the machine will stop before the
embroidering (or cutting) function is preformed.
Note
• Specify pause locations, if necessary,
referring to “Specifying Pause Locations
Before Embroidering” on page 29.
• When the Cutwork mode has been turned
on, the cutwork needles appear for needles
1 through 4, and their settings cannot be
changed.
→ The machine is now prepared for cutwork.
a Adhesive side of iron-on stabilizer (backing)
b Fabric (wrong side)
Note
• Follow the package instructions for the
stabilizer being used.
Memo
• When using fabric that cannot be ironed,
such as organza, place water-soluble
stabilizer above and below the fabric, and
secure the sheets with an embroidery
frame. Water-soluble stabilizers dissolve
when washed, allowing you to create
beautiful embroidery that is not stiff.
a Fabric
b Water-soluble stabilizers
• For details on using stabilizer, refer to
“Stabilizers (backing)” in chapter 7 of your
machine’s Operation Manual.
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CREATING CUTWORK
b
Securely hoop the fabric with the stabilizer
attached, and then attach the embroidery
frame to the machine.
Note
• For details on the patterns requiring watersoluble stabilizer, refer to “Patterns
requiring water-soluble stabilizer” on
page 6.
a
Remove the embroidery frame.
b
Remove the fabric cut outs created using
the cutwork needles.
Depending on the type of fabric that is used, some
areas may not be fully cut. Use tweezers and scissors
to carefully remove the cutout pieces without
stretching the fabric.
Embroidering and Cutting
a
2
Touch
, and then press the start/
stop button to start embroidering.
Note
• When removing the cutout pieces, do not
remove the fabric from the embroidery
frame.
Memo
• If the cut edges will be sewn, for example,
with satin stitching, use scissors to remove
excess threads which will create a cleaner
finish.
• On the 10-needle machine, touch
, and then press
to move
the embroidery frame toward you so that
the fabric can be cleaned up without
removing the embroidery frame.
c
→ After the outlines of the cutout areas are sewn, the
areas will be cut with the cutwork needles. After
cutting with the cutwork needles, the machine will
stop.
Attaching Water-Soluble
Stabilizer
2
Reattach the embroidery frame, or if you
have moved the frame toward you using
and
machine, touch
position.
on the 10-needle
to move it back into
Note
• Make sure not to replace the embroidery
frame upside down, otherwise the pattern
will become misaligned.
After cutting, place the enclosed water-soluble
stabilizer or similar product on the fabric, if
necessary, and then embroider.
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CREATING CUTWORK
d
Place the enclosed water-soluble stabilizer
on the cutout areas to reinforce the edges
to be sewn with satin stitching.
Edge Stitching and
Embroidering
2
a
Touch
, and then press the start/
stop button to restart embroidering.
Note
• Use a sheet of water-soluble stabilizer that
is slightly larger than the cutout area or net
fill stitching area.
a Cutout area
b Water-soluble stabilizers
→ When all embroidering is finished, the following
screen appears.
b
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Touch
to return to the embroidering
settings screen.
CREATING CUTWORK
Dissolving Water-Soluble
Stabilizer
2
a
a
Turn off the embroidery machine.
Remove the embroidery frame from the
machine and the fabric from the frame. Use
scissors to cut and remove the excess
water-soluble stabilizer along the outline of
the embroidery pattern.
CAUTION
• Unplug the power supply cord before cleaning the
machine, otherwise injuries or an electric shock
may occur.
b
b
Soak the fabric in warm water to melt away
the remaining water-soluble stabilizer.
Remove the needle plate and then use the
brush to remove any lint and dust.
Carefully clean and dust under and around the needle
plate spacer before replacing the needle plate.
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Drying
a
Dry the fabric. And then iron it, if
necessary.
a Needle plate spacer
Note
• Since lint easily collects around the needle
plate, it should be cleaned periodically.
• While cleaning, be careful not to lose the
spacer.
c
Note
• When ironing, be sure to use the right iron
temperature for the type of fabric to protect
it from shrinking, scorching or becoming
damaged.
Cleaning
Open the hook cover, remove the bobbin
case, and then use the brush to remove any
fabric scraps and lint.
2
When fabric and stabilizers are cut with the
cutwork needles, fabric scraps and lint may be
produced. Clean the needle plate, hook and
bobbin case at least once a day or after each
project which ever comes first. For details on
cleaning them, refer to “Maintenance” in chapter 7
of your machine’s Operation Manual.
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USING THE MACHINE TO POSITION EMBROIDERY PATTERNS FOR CREATING CUTWORK
USING THE MACHINE TO POSITION EMBROIDERY
PATTERNS FOR CREATING CUTWORK
Sample Pattern
Enjoy creating cutwork patterns on your machine. The procedures for editing a cutwork pattern are
described as follow. The sample pattern used in this instructions is contained in the supplied CD-ROM1
(for machines).
CWSample.pes
Using Editing Functions on Embroidery Patterns
From the machine, a cutwork pattern can be designed by either cutting out an embroidery pattern or
outlining it with satin stitching.
■ Creating an Appliqué from an Embroidery Pattern (page 20)
An embroidery pattern can be selected to create an appliqué with a desired shape.
After embroidering and cutting out an appliqué piece, it can be attached to fabric with satin stitching.
An appliqué piece is cut out along the outline of an embroidered
pattern.
An appliqué piece is cut out along a desired shape around an
embroidered pattern.
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USING THE MACHINE TO POSITION EMBROIDERY PATTERNS FOR CREATING CUTWORK
■ Cutting Around an Embroidered Pattern (page 23)
After a pattern has been embroidered, it can be cut out following the shape of the pattern or in a desired shape.
This is useful for cutting out only the pattern to create an appliqué piece.
The fabric is cut along the outline of an embroidered pattern.
The fabric is cut in a desired shape around an embroidered pattern.
■ Satin Stitching Around an Embroidery Pattern, then Using the Cutwork Needles
to Cut the Design Out (page 24)
After satin stitching is sewn in a desired shape around the embroidered pattern, it can be cut out along
that outer boundary.
This is useful for adding an artistic touch to the pattern. In addition, this is best suited for making patches.
After satin stitching is sewn along the outline of an embroidered
pattern, the fabric is cut.
After satin stitching is sewn in a desired shape around an
embroidered pattern, the fabric is cut.
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USING THE MACHINE TO POSITION EMBROIDERY PATTERNS FOR CREATING CUTWORK
Creating an Appliqué from an
Embroidery Pattern
3
c
Touch
, and make sure
highlighted.
is
With the “Appliqué Distance” keys, specify the
distance of the appliqué outline from the embroidery
pattern.
The procedure for cutting out an embroidered
piece along the outline or desired shape to create
an applique is described below.
Memo
• For details on making an appliqué, refer to
“Appliqué Sewing” in chapter 7 of your
machine’s Operation Manual.
■ Creating an appliqué with the
outline around a pattern
b
a
c
a
Set the embroidery machine to Cutwork
mode and turn it off. Turn the machine
back on after inserting the cutwork needles.
(page 11, 12)
b
After selecting the pattern, touch
embroidering settings screen.
in the
a
b
c
d
Appliqué key
Outline tab
Appliqué Distance keys
Distance between appliqué outline and pattern
edge
Note
• Grayed-out keys are unavailable for use in
this operation. Available keys vary
depending on the cutout design and the
specified settings.
Memo
→ The pattern settings screen appears.
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• “Appliqué Distance” can also be specified
on page 2 of the Settings screen.
USING THE MACHINE TO POSITION EMBROIDERY PATTERNS FOR CREATING CUTWORK
d
Press
f
.
Press
.
→ The following messages appear.
e
Check the displayed preview, and then
touch
if it is acceptable.
If desired distance is not acceptable touch
and repeat step c.
→ The embroidering screen appears.
Note
• If necessary, touch
on the top right
side of the screen to display a preview
image, and then touch
on the
following screen to display an enlarged view
of the pattern, in order to check the pattern
position.
→ The embroidering settings screen appears again.
Memo
• Touching
in the embroidering settings
screen after specifying the settings clears
all settings and edited data described
above.
• An appliqué piece can also be created by
using water-soluble stabilizer, instead of
fabric, as the appliqué base. For details on
making an appliqué piece, refer to “Creating
an appliqué piece” in chapter 4 of your
machine’s Operation Manual.
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USING THE MACHINE TO POSITION EMBROIDERY PATTERNS FOR CREATING CUTWORK
g
With the thread color sequence display and
sewing order, check the thread colors and
sewing order.
Memo
• An appliqué piece can be created along the
outline of an embroidered pattern even
when Cutwork mode is turned off. With
Cutwork mode turned off, the cutting line
“APPLIQUE MATERIAL” is embroidered,
instead of it being cut out.
• For details on making an appliqué, refer to
“Appliqué Sewing” in chapter 7 of your
machine’s Operation Manual.
■ Creating an appliqué with a desired
frame shape
c
a
b
c
a Needle bar key/Thread color set up display
b Thread color sequence display
c Indicates that the machine will stop before the
embroidering (or cutting) function is preformed.
Note
a
Follow steps a and b in “Creating an
appliqué with the outline around a pattern”
on page 20.
b
Touch
. Next, touch
until the
desired frame shape appears, and then
select it.
• Specify pause locations, if necessary,
referring to “Specifying Pause Locations
Before Embroidering” on page 29.
h
If desired, change the size and position of the frame.
Touch
, and then press the start/
stop button to start embroidering.
b
c
d
a
a
b
c
d
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Appliqué key
Frame type keys
Frame resizing keys
Frame positioning keys
USING THE MACHINE TO POSITION EMBROIDERY PATTERNS FOR CREATING CUTWORK
c
Continue the procedure starting with
step d in “Creating an appliqué with the
outline around a pattern” on page 20.
Memo
• An appliqué piece can be created along a
desired shape around the embroidered
pattern even when Cutwork mode is turned
off. With Cutwork mode turned off, the
cutting line “APPLIQUE MATERIAL” is
embroidered, instead of it being cut out.
Cutting Around an Embroidered
Pattern
3
a
b
c
d
■ Cutting the fabric along the outline
of a pattern
Cut key
Outline tab
Cutting Line Distance keys
Distance between cutting line and pattern edge
Note
• Grayed-out keys are unavailable for use in
this operation. Available keys vary
depending on the cutout design and the
specified settings.
Memo
a
Follow steps a and b in “Creating an
appliqué with the outline around a pattern”
on page 20.
b
Touch
, and make sure
highlighted.
• “Cutting Line Distance” can also be
specified on page 2 of the Settings screen.
c
is
With the “Cutting Line Distance” keys, specify the
distance of the cutting line from the embroidery
pattern.
Continue the procedure starting with
step d in “Creating an appliqué with the
outline around a pattern” on page 20.
■ Cutting the fabric along the outline
of a desired frame shape
b
a
Follow steps a and b in “Creating an
appliqué with the outline around a pattern”
on page 20.
a
c
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USING THE MACHINE TO POSITION EMBROIDERY PATTERNS FOR CREATING CUTWORK
b
b
Touch
. Next, touch
until the
desired frame shape appears, and then
select it.
Touch
, and make sure
highlighted.
is
With the “Appliqué Distance” keys, specify the
distance of the satin stitching from the edge of the
pattern. With the “Cutting Line Distance” keys,
specify the distance of the cutting line from the edge of
the satin stitching.
If desired, change the size and position of the frame.
b
c
d
b
a
a
c
d
a
b
c
d
c
Cut key
Frame type keys
Frame resizing keys
Frame positioning keys
Continue the procedure starting with
step d in “Creating an appliqué with the
outline around a pattern” on page 20.
Satin Stitching Around an
Embroidery Pattern, then Using
the Cutwork Needles to Cut the
Design Out
3
■ Satin stitching along the outline of a
pattern, then cutting the fabric
a
b
c
d
e
f
a
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Satin & Cut key
Outline tab
Appliqué Distance keys
Cutting Line Distance keys
Distance between satin stitching and pattern edge
Distance between cutting line and edge of satin
stitching (outlining the pattern)
Note
Follow steps a and b in “Creating an
appliqué with the outline around a pattern”
on page 20.
• Grayed-out keys are unavailable for use in
this operation. Available keys vary
depending on the cutout design and the
specified settings.
USING THE MACHINE TO POSITION EMBROIDERY PATTERNS FOR CREATING CUTWORK
Memo
• “Appliqué Distance” and “Cutting Line
Distance” can also be specified on page 2
of the Settings screen.
c
Continue the procedure starting with
step d in “Creating an appliqué with the
outline around a pattern” on page 20.
■ Satin stitching along the outline of a
desired frame shape, then cutting
the fabric
a
b
Follow steps a and b in “Creating an
appliqué with the outline around a pattern”
on page 20.
Touch
. Next, touch
until the
desired frame shape appears, and then
select it.
After changing the size and position of the frame, use
the “Cutting Line Distance” keys to specify the
distance of the cutting line from the edge of the satin
stitching.
a
b
c
d
e
f
c
Satin & Cut key
Frame type keys
Frame resizing keys
Frame positioning keys
Cutting Line Distance keys
Distance between cutting line and edge of satin
stitching (frame)
Continue the procedure starting with
step d in “Creating an appliqué with the
outline around a pattern” on page 20.
Editing Cutwork Patterns
■ Notes on creating cutwork patterns
Cutwork cannot be created if the pattern is too large
or too complicated or an outline has been applied to
a combined pattern. Even if the selected pattern fits
within the embroidering area, the entire pattern may
exceed the embroidering area when the outline is
added. For details on the error messages that appear
when creating patterns, refer to “ERROR
MESSAGES” on page 32.
z We recommend using the imported cutwork
patterns without editing them. Rotating or resizing
cutwork patterns may cause the cutting line and
pattern to become misaligned or it may not be
cleanly cut. Be sure to sew trial embroidery using
same fabric and threads as project in order to check
the embroidering and cutting results.
z The color of the cutting line in the preview screens
differ depending on the background color of the
pattern display area.
z
b
c
d
a
e
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USING THE MACHINE TO POSITION EMBROIDERY PATTERNS FOR CREATING CUTWORK
■ Changing the size of cutwork
patterns by using the stitch
recalculator function (For use only
with Upgrade Kit 1 sold separately)
Memo
• The following procedure describes how to
duplicate cutwork patterns using the editing
functions built into your machine, so that all
of the cutting steps are preformed at one
time. When using a cutwork pattern
imported into the machine, start from
step d.
The size of cutwork patterns cannot be changed
using the stitch recalculator function. To enlarge or
reduce the patterns, use the normal resizing mode.
b
a
a Frame resizing keys
b Frame positioning keys
Arranging Multiple Copies of a
Single Pattern to Make All Cuts
at One Time
3
We recommend the following procedure for
arranging multiple copies of a single pattern in
order to make all cuts at one time.
Note
• When arranging multiple copies of a single
pattern to make all cuts at one time, we
recommend using the table sold separately
(Part Code: PRWT1 (Americas), PRW1:
XE8417-001 (Other area)) (or included with
some models), in order to ensure a smooth
flow of the fabric.
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a
Follow steps a and b in “Cutting the
fabric along the outline of a pattern” on
page 23.
b
Touch
and then touch
.
USING THE MACHINE TO POSITION EMBROIDERY PATTERNS FOR CREATING CUTWORK
c
Touch
.
e
Select the direction in which the pattern
will be repeated, and then adjust the
spacing of the repeated pattern.
d
a
b
c
d
Touch
in the pattern editing screen.
a
b
c
d
Horizontal and vertical direction
Repeating and deleting keys
Spacing keys
Pattern spacing
Note
• For details on the border function, refer to
“Designing repeated patterns” in chapter 5
of your machine’s Operation Manual.
• We recommend spacing of more than
10 mm between the patterns. Making
spaces of less than 10 mm may cause
pattern shrinkage or distortion during
embroidering and cutting.
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USING THE MACHINE TO POSITION EMBROIDERY PATTERNS FOR CREATING CUTWORK
f
Specify the settings for the vertical
direction, and then touch
g
Touch
Touch
, and then touch
on the
ensuing embroidering settings screen.
i
Check the machine display, and then start
embroidering.
.
to ungroup the patterns.
→ Color sorting in the sewing order is canceled.
Note
• We recommend ungrouping the patterns in
order to cancel color sorting and create a
cleaner finish for the sewing.
• Specify pause locations, if necessary,
referring to “Specifying Pause Locations
Before Embroidering” on page 29.
28
h
Memo
• If the pattern that is used has no more than
6 colors (with the 10-needle machine) or no
more than 2 colors (with the 6-needle
machine), there will be no need to change
the thread colors, resulting in a shorter
sewing time.
USING THE MACHINE TO POSITION EMBROIDERY PATTERNS FOR CREATING CUTWORK
Specifying Pause Locations
Before Embroidering
a
Touch
in the pattern editing screen
that appears after you finish editing the
patterns.
In this example, touch
The timing for stopping the machine (pause
locations) can be checked in the screen and, if
necessary, pause locations can be specified.
Pause locations can be specified in the change
after you ungroup the
pattern shown in step g on page 28.
thread color screen, displayed by touching
.
By setting pause locations, as may be necessary,
you can make sure if the embroidering is being
successfully performed during an operation. Also,
when creating cutwork by arranging multiple
appliqué patterns, depending on the finished
product, it may be necessary to pause the machine
and change the fabric accordingly.
■ Checking/adding the pause location
Create a sample of the procedure described in
“Arranging Multiple Copies of a Single Pattern to
Make All Cuts at One Time” following steps a on
page 26 through step g on page 28. The
instructions on how to pause the machine before
cutting the first pattern out are provided as follow.
→ The change thread color screen appears.
a
b
b
Use
and
to check all the pause
locations ( ) displayed in the thread color
sequence display.
In this example, a pause location is specified before
embroidery begins after a previous pattern is cut out.
a First pattern to be embroidered
b Cutting line
a
b
a Thread color sequence display
b Select the next/previous color in the thread color
sequence display.
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USING THE MACHINE TO POSITION EMBROIDERY PATTERNS FOR CREATING CUTWORK
c
Use
and
to display the thread
color (or cutwork needle) where the
machine will be paused before being sewn
(being cut) at the top of the thread color
sequence display, and then touch
d
Touch
.
Memo
• If the patterns are grouped, the sewing
order of colors in the combined border
embroidery pattern is automatically
changed so that the same color can be
continuously sewn.
.
In this example, specify a pause location as follow to
pause the machine before the first pattern is cut out.
a
a
a Thread color (or cutwork needle) where you wish
to stop the machine before embroidering it
(cutting it)
→
appears to indicate where the machine will be
a Pause location
The pause locations are specified as follow
after you ungroup the patterns by touching
in the pattern editing screen.
paused.
...
■ Deleting a pause location
Note
• Complete pattern editing before you start
checking/adding/deleting pause locations
for the selected pattern.
Refer to step c to display the thread color (or
cutwork needle) with the pause location to be
deleted at the top of the thread color sequence
display, and then touch
. An unnecessary
pause location can also be deleted after a trial
embroidery.
CAUTION
• Be careful when deleting pause locations. If a pause
location is incorrectly deleted, the fabric may be cut
or embroidered at an unintended location.
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USING THE MACHINE TO POSITION EMBROIDERY PATTERNS FOR CREATING CUTWORK
Importing Cutwork Patterns
Importing
Cutwork patterns cannot be imported if the machine
is not in Cutwork mode.
z Cutwork patterns in the following data formats can
be imported
• PES*/PEN (some)/PHC (when saved on the
machine’s memory)
z
*
Only cutwork patterns either included on the
supplied CD-ROM or created in PE-DESIGN NEXT +
CW can be correctly recognized and work properly
with the cutwork functions.
Saving/Exporting Cutwork
Patterns
Saving
Cutwork patterns can be saved in the machine’s
memory.
z Cutwork patterns saved on the machine’s memory
are all converted to data in the PHC format.
z
Exporting
z
Cutwork patterns cannot be exported.
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ERROR MESSAGES
ERROR MESSAGES
Depending on the pattern type or method used to
create it, some cutwork patterns may not be
created or imported properly. In these cases, error
messages will appear. If the following error
messages appear, select a different pattern or, if
necessary, edit the pattern. Possible causes of
errors and their solutions are described for various
error messages.
When the outline of a cutwork pattern
or pattern used for appliqué piece is
complicated
Solution
Select a different pattern.
Increase “Appliqué Distance” and “Cutting Line
Distance” to simplify the outline.
z Reducing the size of the pattern may be useful
depending on the pattern type.
z
z
When there are two or more objects
recognized as cutwork patterns or
appliqué pieces
When “APPLIQUE MATERIAL” of an
imported pattern is complicated
a Cutting line
b Input pattern
a Cutwork pattern or appliqué piece
b Input pattern
Solution
Select a different pattern.
Increase “Appliqué Distance” and “Cutting Line
Distance” so that the combined pattern will have a
single cutting line.
z Shorten the distance between the objects so that the
combined pattern will have a single cutting line.
z
z
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Solution
z
z
Select a different pattern.
Edit the pattern to simplify the shape of “APPLIQUE
MATERIAL”.
ERROR MESSAGES
In order to import cutwork patterns, the machine
must be switched to Cutwork mode. If the
following error message appears, set the machine
to Cutwork mode. For details, refer to “Switching
to Cutwork Mode” on page 11.
When the cutting line for a cutwork
pattern or appliqué piece exceeds the
embroidering area
Select a different pattern.
Use a larger embroidery frame to hoop the fabric
(when a larger frame is available for use).
z Reposition the selected pattern.
z Resize the selected pattern or decrease “Appliqué
Distance” and “Cutting Line Distance” so that the
cutting line fits within the embroidering area.
z
z
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English
111-001
Instruction Manual
Video Tutorials Included on DVD
With Instruction Manual, view the instructional
movies providing supplementary information
about cutwork creation.
Please visit us at http://solutions.brother.com where you can get
product support and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Please read before using this product
For designing beautiful embroidery designs
•
This system allows you to create a wide variety of embroidery designs and supports a wider
range of sewing attribute settings (thread density, sewing pitch, etc.). However, the final
result will depend on your particular sewing machine model. We recommend that you make
a trial sewing sample with your sewing data before sewing on the final material.
Notice
•
Neither this Instruction Manual nor the Installation Guide explains how to use your computer
under Windows®. Please refer to the Windows® manuals.
Copyright acknowledgment
•
Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Other product names
mentioned in the Instruction Manual and Installation Guide may be trademarks of registered
trademarks of their respective companies and are hereby acknowledged.
Caution
•
The software included with this product is protected by copyright laws. This software can be
used or copied only in accordance with the copyright laws.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
This product is intended for household use.
For additional product information and updates, visit our web site at:
http://www.brother.com/ or http://solutions.brother.com/
■ Video Tutorials
Video tutorials are included on the supplied DVD. Instructional movies are available for the topics listed with
the following DVD icons in this Instruction Manual.
Preparation
1
Videos of the preparation procedure can be viewed by clicking “Preparation” in the chapter index
of the supplied DVD.
Basic Cutwork Embroidery
2
An instructional movie for basic cutwork embroidery can be viewed by clicking “Basic Cutwork
Embroidery” in the chapter index of the supplied DVD.
Advanced Cutwork Embroidery
3
An instructional movie for advanced cutwork embroidery can be viewed by clicking “Advanced
Cutwork Embroidery” in the chapter index of the supplied DVD.
Cutwork Designs Creation on PC
4
An instructional movie for creating cutwork designs on your computer can be viewed by clicking
“Cutwork Designs Creation on PC” in the chapter index of the supplied DVD.
New Features of
PE-DESIGN NEXT + CW
■ Cutwork Wizard (cp. 10)
4
With the wizard, all settings for creating the cutting lines and stitching necessary for cutwork can be specified
at the same time.
Outline shape
■ Create individual cutting lines (cp. 15)
Finish
4
When the sew type for a line is changed to a cutting line, the fabric will be cut along the line.
By combining embroidery with cutting lines, you can design your own cutwork patterns.
Finish
1
■ Enhance designs with the net fill stitch (cp. 15)
4
Cutout areas can be filled with different styles of net fill stitch.
Finish
■ Upgraded “Applique Wizard” (cp. 23) 4
Cut out appliqué pieces with cutwork needles
By setting the outline for the appliqué material to “Cutting”, instead of stitching (“Running Stitch”), the
machine will cut out the appliqué pieces with the cutwork needles.
2
Basic Requirements for
Cutwork Functions
■ Authenticate the upgrade
4
Click on “Option”, then, select “Options” from the menu to display the “Options” window as shown below.
Select “Upgrade” from the menu list on left side of the window.
If the “Upgrade” button is grayed out, the cutwork functions are available. If the “Upgrade” button is
highlighted, the cutwork functions are not available. Click on the “Upgrade” key to upgrade your card writer
module.
a Note:
If “Upgrade” is not displayed in the menu list on the “Options” window, your PE-DESIGN is not
upgraded yet. Refer to the Installation Guide to install the PE-DESIGN NEXT + CW.
■ Set the “Machine Type” to multi-needle embroidery machine
4
For the Cutwork functions to be available in PE-DESIGN NEXT + CW, click on “Home” tab and then click on
“Design Settings” in the “Design Page” tab. In the “Machine Type”, select multi-needle embroidery
machine.
3
■ Only outline shapes can be used to create a cutwork pattern
•
Outline shapes that have been drawn by the
tools below
•
Text converted to outline shape
•
Patterns in “Outline Shapes 1” and
“Outline Shapes 2” in Design Library
■ Use the multi-needle machine that has been upgraded to work with
cutwork functions 2
The embroidery machine should be set to cutwork mode in the settings screen before starting to embroider.
Refer to the included Operation Manual for the details of embroidery machine operation.
4
Table of Contents
Getting Started.................................................................................................................................. 6
Layout & Editing Window................................................................................................................ 6
Creating Cutting Lines ..................................................................................................................... 8
Specifying cutting lines in Layout & Editing.................................................................................... 8
4
Tutorial 1: Creating a Cutwork Pattern Filled with Net Stitching (Cutwork Wizard) ....................... 10
Step1 Creating an outline shape for cutwork ............................................................................. 10
4
Step2 Using the “Cutwork Wizard” ............................................................................................ 11
Transferring/saving/exporting the cutwork patterns..................................................................... 14
Detailed Settings for the Net Fill Stitch .......................................................................................... 15
Using the net fill stitch in Layout & Editing ................................................................................... 15
4
Tutorial 2: Creating Cutwork Patterns From Favorite Embroidery Patterns ................................... 17
Step1 Importing a pattern........................................................................................................... 17
Step2 Drawing outlines to create cutting lines ........................................................................... 18
Step3 Converting outlines to cutting lines .................................................................................. 19
Step4 Specify color in cutwork outlines ..................................................................................... 21
Step5 Adding Richelieu bars ...................................................................................................... 21
Step6 Changing sewing order .................................................................................................... 22
Tutorial 3: Creating an Appliqué with a Design that has Cutouts (Applique Wizard) ..................... 23
Step1 Creating an appliqué pattern............................................................................................ 23
4
Step2 Using the “Applique Wizard”............................................................................................ 24
5
Getting Started
Getting Started
Layout & Editing Window
Cutwork patterns, combining embroidery and cutting with cutwork needles, can be created using this
software. Let’s look at the new functions that are added with the upgrade.
5
1
4
3
6
8
1
2
“Attributes”
When an outline shape is selected, the
“Attributes” tab appears in the Ribbon. From
this tab, the wizard can be selected as well as
settings for the line sew type and region sew
type.
Viewing manuals
Select “Instruction Manual (Cutwork)”
clicking
.
In addition to the Instruction Manual for PEDESIGN NEXT, the Instruction Manual for
cutwork (this manual), which describes the
upgraded functions, can be viewed.
6
2
9
7
3
Outline tools
The cutwork functions can be applied to the
lines and regions of shapes drawn with the
Outline tools.
4
Setting “Machine Type”
For the Cutwork functions to be available in PEDESIGN NEXT + CW, click on “Home” tab and
then click on “Design Settings” in the “Design
Page” tab. In the “Machine Type”, select multineedle embroidery machine.
5
“Sewing Order”
The cutting lines appear in one frame in the
“Sewing Order” pane, and the icon for the
cutwork needle appears beside the frame.
Getting Started
6
7
8
Design Page
The cutting lines appear as gray dotted lines in
the Design Page, regardless of whether the
“Solid View”, “Stitch View” or “Realistic
View” is selected.
“Sewing Attributes”
In the “Sewing Attributes” pane, detailed
cutting settings can be specified for the cutwork
functions.
Previewing cutting lines
In the Stitch Simulator pane, the cutwork
needles are displayed in four different shades of
gray.
In a stitch simulation, the cutting lines appear as
short gray lines, indicating the needle drop
points for making the cuts.
While being edited
9
In a stitch simulation
Checking “Design Property”
When “Cutting” has been assigned to a line
from the “Line Sew Type” selector,
“Design Property” screen appears as shown
below.
b
Memo:
“Color order” can be also viewed in the
“Design Property” screen in the Design
Database.
a Note:
• Designs containing the line sew type
“Cutting” are saved as cutwork
patterns.
• Cutwork patterns can be edited only
with a version of PE-DESIGN NEXT +
CW that has the cutwork functions
enabled.
• Created cutwork patterns can be used
only with embroidery machines
upgraded for cutwork.
• With PE-DESIGN NEXT + CW, the line
sew type “Cutting” changes to
“Running Stitch” in the following
situations.
• When the “Machine Type” setting (on
the “Design Page” tab of the “Design
Settings” dialog box) is changed from
a multi-needle embroidery machine to
a single-needle embroidery machine
• When a cutwork pattern is imported
while “Machine Type” (on the
“Design Page” tab) is set to a singleneedle embroidery machine
• Cutwork pattern cannot be transferred
to a machine by using an embroidery
card or the Link function.
• Cutwork pattern cannot be created in
Design Center. To set the line sew type
to “Cutting”, use Layout & Editing. The
setting cannot be specified in Design
Center.
7
Creating Cutting Lines
Creating Cutting Lines
4
By changing the sew type for a line to a cutting line, fabric can be cut along the line.
Finish
a Note:
Cutting lines can be created from outline shapes. ( cp. 4)
Specifying cutting lines in
Layout & Editing
1.
2.
After selecting the outline shape to be made
into a cutwork data, click 1, then 2, then 3.
1
1
2
2
3
a Note:
When “Cutting” is selected, the line color
and region sewing settings are not
available, and the settings cannot be
changed.
b
Memo:
“Cutting” can be selected for open outline
shapes as well as closed outline shapes.
8
3
4
Specify the settings in the “Sewing
Attributes” pane on the right side of the
Layout & Editing window.
Creating Cutting Lines
1
Leave uncut sections (Default: OFF)
Select whether or not sections of the cutting line
are to be left uncut.
This prevents the fabric from moving out of
place during cutting.
b
Memo:
The “Color” pane is not available in the
following situations.
• When “Cutting” has been selected for
the pattern selected in the Design
Page.
• When “Cutting” has been selected for
the frame selected in the “Sewing
Order” pane.
a Note:
• If the cutting lines were set to “Leave
uncut sections”, cut them with
scissors after the cutting step is
finished.
• When making a cutting line for an
appliqué piece, be sure to select
“Leave uncut sections”.
2
Use
Cutting only
The cut edges will be cleanly
finished. Select this setting for
patterns where the cut edges
will be left exposed, for
example, with patches.
Cutting for
Only 2 cutwork needles are
covering
used to cut edges. Cutting
edge of fabric speed is given priority over
the finish of the cut edges
when embroidering
complicated pattern with
cutting line from several
angles.
Select this setting if the cut
edges will be covered with
satin stitching.
3
Hint view
This shows a preview of the cutting lines with
the settings selected in 1 and 2 applied.
By moving the pointer over each setting, a
preview of the setting can be displayed.
4
Click to display or hide the hint view (3).
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Tutorial 1: Creating a Cutwork Pattern Filled with Net Stitching (Cutwork Wizard)
Tutorial 1: Creating a Cutwork Pattern
Filled with Net Stitching (Cutwork
Wizard) 4
By using the “Cutwork Wizard”, a cutwork pattern can easily be created.
Finish
The sample file for this tutorial can be found at the following location.
Documents (My Documents)\PE-DESIGN NEXT\Tutorial\TutorialCW_1
[Step 1]
Creating an outline shape for cutwork
[Step 2]
Using the “Cutwork Wizard”
[Step 3]
Transferring/saving/exporting the cutwork patterns
Step 1 Creating an outline shape
for cutwork
a
Click 1, then 2, then 3 to display the Import
dialog box.
b
Select “Outline Shapes 2” from the
“Category” selector, select the clover pattern
in the upper-left corner, and then click
“Import”. The pattern is imported into the
Design Page.
1
2
3
b
Memo:
Patterns in “Outline Shapes 1” and “Outline
Shapes 2” are appropriate for creating the
cutwork patterns.
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Tutorial 1: Creating a Cutwork Pattern Filled with Net Stitching (Cutwork Wizard)
c
Enlarge the pattern imported into the Design
Page. While holding down the Shift key,
drag a handle to enlarge the pattern from the
center.
Step 2 Using the “Cutwork
Wizard”
a
b
d
Ungroup the pattern. Select the pattern, rightclick it, and then click “Ungroup”.
Drag the pointer over the four leaves to select
them.
Click 1, then 2 to start the Cutwork Wizard.
1
2
b
Memo:
• The Cutwork Wizard can also be used if
multiple outline shapes (outlines and inside
regions) are selected.
• If a line of the pattern crosses itself, the
Cutwork Wizard will not be available.
a Note:
If “Machine Type” (on the “Design
Page” tab of the “Design Settings”
dialog box) is set to a single-needle
embroidery machine, Cutwork Wizard is
not available.
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Tutorial 1: Creating a Cutwork Pattern Filled with Net Stitching (Cutwork Wizard)
c
Specify settings in the Cutwork Wizard in the
following order (1) - (5).
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
e
Specify cutting line type in “Cutting Line”.
Select whether the fabric will be cut along the
cutting line or whether the cutting line will
remain as running stitches.
For this example, select “Cutting”.
(5)
Cutting (default)
Select this setting to
cut the fabric with a
machine installed with
cutwork needles.
Running Stitch
Select this setting to
sew the cutting line,
then cut along the
cutting line with
scissors.
(1) Stabilize Cut Edge
(2) Cutting Line
(3) Secure Water-Soluble Stabilizer
(4) Net Fill
(5) Covering Satin Stitch
b
Memo:
• The settings specified in the wizard are
stored with the software and recalled the
next time that the wizard is started.
• To return all parameters to their default
settings, click “Default”.
d
Specify running stitching along the edge
before cutting in “Stabilize Cut Edge”.
By specifying that running stitches be sewn
before the fabric is cut, the cut edges are
reinforced, preventing them from unraveling.
For this example, select “Yes”.
12
f
Specify securing of the water-soluble
stabilizer in “Secure Water-Soluble
Stabilizer”.
Running stitches will be sewn to secure the
water-soluble stabilizer after the fabric has
been cut. In order to prevent embroidery from
losing its shape after it has been cut, place
water-soluble stabilizer in the cutout areas
and sew it in place.
For this example, select “Yes”.
Tutorial 1: Creating a Cutwork Pattern Filled with Net Stitching (Cutwork Wizard)
g
Specify net fill stitching inside the cutout
areas in “Net Fill”.
j
By sewing net fill stitching in cutouts, inner
cutouts can be reinforced while allowing for a
greater design variety.
For this example, select “Yes”.
Specify the pattern direction of the net fill
stitch in “Direction”.
For this example, set it to “0°”.
0°
k
Select the parameters according to the
procedure from step h to j, when “Net Fill”
is set to “Yes”.
h
90°
Specify satin stitching after cutting in
“Covering Satin Stitch”.
Satin stitching is sewn along the edges of
inner cutouts.
The zigzag stitch or the stem stitch is used as
an underlay for the satin stitching.
For this example, select “Yes”.
Specify the net fill stitch pattern in “Pattern”.
Three net fill stitch patterns are available. For
this example, select “Pattern 2”.
Select the parameters according to the
procedure from step l to m, when
“Covering Satin Stitch” is set to “Yes”.
Pattern 1
Pattern 2
l
Specify the width of the satin stitching in
“Width”.
For this example, set it to “4.0 mm”.
Pattern 3
i
3.0 mm
6.0 mm
Specify the pattern spacing for the net fill
stitch in “Spacing”.
For this example, set it to “3.0 mm”.
2.0 mm
10.0 mm
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Tutorial 1: Creating a Cutwork Pattern Filled with Net Stitching (Cutwork Wizard)
m
Specify the density of the satin stitching in
“Density”.
For this example, set it to “6.5 line/mm”.
5.0 line/mm
n
7.0 line/mm
Click “OK” to exit the Cutwork Wizard.
a Note:
• Cutwork patterns cannot be transferred
to a machine by using an embroidery
card or the Link function.
• The cutwork patterns can be transferred
to embroidery machine only after the
upgrade has been installed and certified
to the machine.
■ Saving
Saving cutwork patterns in the PES format
For details, refer to “Saving and Printing” in the
Instruction Manual for PE-DESIGN NEXT.
a Note:
• Designs containing the line sew type
“Cutting” are saved as cutwork
patterns.
• When saving cutwork patterns and
patterns with a region sew type set to
“Net Fill Stitch”, select “Layout &
Editing Ver. 9.2. File (*.PES)” in the
“Save as type” list in the “Save As”
dialog box. Data saved in this PES
format can be edited only with PEDESIGN NEXT + CW.
Transferring/saving/
exporting the cutwork
patterns
In addition to transferring cutwork patterns to a
machine, they can be saved or printed.
■ Transferring
Transferring using USB media
By using commercially available USB media,
cutwork patterns can be transferred to embroidery
machines compatible with the USB media.
For details, refer to “Transferring Data” in the
Instruction Manual for PE-DESIGN NEXT.
Transferring directly to a machine’s memory
Cutwork patterns can be transferred to embroidery
machines that can be connected to a computer
using a USB cable.
For details, refer to “Transferring Data” in the
Instruction Manual for PE-DESIGN NEXT.
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■ Exporting
Exporting cutwork patterns in other formats
Created cutwork patterns can be converted to
other formats (.dst, .hus, .exp, .pcs, .vip, .sew, .jef,
.csd, .xxx, and .shv) and outputted.
When exported as another format, the cutting lines
will be changed to a running stitch.
Detailed Settings for the Net Fill Stitch
Detailed Settings for the Net Fill Stitch
If the net fill stitch is used, net-like embroidery can be created in specified regions.
In addition to the “Cutwork Wizard”, these settings can be specified in Layout & Editing.
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a Note:
Cutting lines can be created from outline shapes. ( cp. 4)
Using the net fill stitch in
Layout & Editing
1.
After selecting the region to be filled with net
fill stitching, click 1, then 2, then 3.
2.
Specify the net fill stitch settings in the
“Sewing Attributes” pane on the right side of
the Layout & Editing window.
Beginner mode
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Detailed Settings for the Net Fill Stitch
Expert mode
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Hint view
A preview of the pattern appears with the
selected settings applied.
By moving the pointer over each setting, a
preview of the setting can be displayed.
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Click to switch the attributes between those for
Beginner mode and those for Expert mode.
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Click to display or hide the hint view (4).
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Pattern
Select one of the following net fill stitch
patterns.
Pattern 1
Pattern 2
Pattern 3
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Spacing
Adjust the pattern spacing for the net fill stitch.
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Direction
Adjust the pattern direction of the net fill stitch.
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Tutorial 2: Creating Cutwork Patterns From Favorite Embroidery Patterns
Tutorial 2: Creating Cutwork Patterns
From Favorite Embroidery Patterns
In this tutorial, create heirloom style cutwork with Richelieu bars.
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The sample file for this tutorial can be found at the following location.
Documents (My Documents)\PE-DESIGN NEXT\Tutorial\TutorialCW_2
[Step 1]
Importing a pattern
[Step 2]
Drawing outlines to create cutting lines
[Step 3]
Converting outlines to cutting lines
[Step 4]
Specify color in cutwork outlines
[Step 5]
Adding Richelieu bars
[Step 6]
Changing sewing order
Step 1 Importing a pattern
a
Click 1, then 2, then 3 to display the Import
dialog box.
b
Select “Animals” from the “Category”
selector, select the butterfly pattern in the
lower-left corner, and then click “Import”.
The pattern is imported into the Design Page.
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Tutorial 2: Creating Cutwork Patterns From Favorite Embroidery Patterns
c
Click 1, then 2, then 3 to select the “Zoom
In”, and then drag the pointer over the area
where the cutting line is to be made in order
to enlarge it.
c
Click along the line in the center of the satin
stitch to outline the area to be cut out.
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b
Step 2 Drawing outlines to create
cutting lines
a
Click 1, then 2.
Memo:
• Click the left mouse button to add a point.
• Double-click or press the Enter key to
finish drawing.
• Press the BackSpace key to remove
the last point that was entered.
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• Hold down the Z key before clicking in
order to draw a straight line.
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• Hold down the X key before clicking in
order to draw a curved line.
• For detailed procedure, refer to “Drawing
outlines (straight lines and curves)” of
“Drawing Shapes “ in the chapter of “Basic
Layout & Editing Operations” of the
Instruction Manual for PE-DESIGN NEXT.
b
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2
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Click in the “Line Sew Type” selector (1) and
then select “Running Stitch”. Click 2 and
then select “Black” in the “Color” pane (4).
Click 3 to turn off “Region sew type”.
Tutorial 2: Creating Cutwork Patterns From Favorite Embroidery Patterns
d
Double-click to finish drawing the line.
Step 3 Converting outlines to
cutting lines
a
Click 1, then 2 to start the Cutwork Wizard.
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b
Memo:
• If a line of the pattern crosses itself, the
Cutwork Wizard will not be available.
• After finish drawing the line, line can be
reshaped by selecting and editing the
points. For detailed procedure, refer to
“Reshaping Embroidery Patterns” in the
chapter of “Basic Layout & Editing
Operations” of the Instruction Manual for
PE-DESIGN NEXT.
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f
b
Specify settings in the Cutwork Wizard in the
following order (1) – (5).
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Repeat steps c and d to draw a line around
the area to be cut out in the lower-right
corner.
Click 1 and then select the two lines drawn in
step d to e while holding down the Ctrl
key.
(1) Stabilize Cut Edge
(2) Cutting Line
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(3) Secure Water-Soluble Stabilizer
(4) Net Fill
(5) Covering Satin Stitch
b
Memo:
• The settings specified in the wizard are
stored with the software and recalled the
next time that the wizard is started.
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Tutorial 2: Creating Cutwork Patterns From Favorite Embroidery Patterns
c
Specify running stitching along the edge
before cutting in “Stabilize Cut Edge”.
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For this example, select “Yes”.
d
For this example, select “Cutting”.
e
Specify securing of the water-soluble
stabilizer in “Secure Water-Soluble
Stabilizer”.
For this example, select “Yes”.
f
Specify net fill stitching inside the cutout
areas in “Net Fill”.
For this example, select “No”.
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For this example, select “No”.
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Specify cutting line type in “Cutting Line”.
Specify satin stitching after cutting in
“Covering Satin Stitch”.
Click “OK” to exit the Cutwork Wizard. New
frames of outline (3 through 8 for this
example) are added by Cutwork Wizard in the
“Sewing Order” pane.
Tutorial 2: Creating Cutwork Patterns From Favorite Embroidery Patterns
Step 4 Specify color in cutwork
outlines
a
c
Click the box (1) on the left side at the bottom
of the “Color” pane to select “LIGHT LILAC”
as the line color.
In the “Sewing Order” pane, while holding
down the Ctrl key, select all frames for
outlines (3, 4, 7 and 8 for this example) except
frames for cutting lines (cutwork needles
appear on the left side of the frames) added
with the Cutwork Wizard.
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Step 5 Adding Richelieu bars
a
Click 1, then 2, then 3.
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b
Click 1 to display the “Color” pane.
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b
Click in the “Line Sew Type” selector (1) and
then select “Zigzag Stitch”, and then select
the “Under sewing” check box (3) in the
“Sewing Attributes” pane (2).
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Tutorial 2: Creating Cutwork Patterns From Favorite Embroidery Patterns
c
Click 1, then double-click 2 to add the lines of
satin stitching that cross over the cutting lines
around the area to be cut out.
Step 6 Changing sewing order
a
Ctrl key and select all frames of added
outlines and cutting lines (3 through 14 for this
example)b, and then drag them to the
beginning.
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2
Add all the lines in the same way.
In the “Sewing Order” pane, hold down the
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b
a Original frames of the pattern
b Added frames for outlines and cutting lines
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Tutorial 3: Creating an Appliqué with a Design that has Cutouts (Applique Wizard)
Tutorial 3: Creating an Appliqué with a
Design that has Cutouts (Applique
Wizard) 4
The machine can make an appliqué by cutting it out, instead of simply sewing running stitches to indicate its
outline.
Embroidery machines upgraded for cutwork and installed with the cutwork needles can use the data for the
cutting lines to automatically cut out the appliqué pieces.
For details on embroidering appliqués, refer to the Operation Manual included with the machine.
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The sample file for this tutorial can be found at the following location.
Documents (My Documents)\PE-DESIGN NEXT\Tutorial\TutorialCW_3
[Step 1]
Creating an appliqué pattern
[Step 2]
Using the “Applique Wizard”
Step 1 Creating an appliqué
pattern
a
Click 1, then 2, then 3, and then drag the
pointer in the Design Page to draw a circle.
b
Click 1, then 2, then 3, and then drag the
pointer in the Design Page to draw a heart on
top of the circle.
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Tutorial 3: Creating an Appliqué with a Design that has Cutouts (Applique Wizard)
c
Select the two patterns, and then click 1, then
2, then 3 to apply hole sewing.
b
Specify settings in the Applique Wizard in the
following order (1) - (5).
(5)
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(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
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3
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Memo:
For details, refer to “Hole sewing” in the
Instruction Manual for PE-DESIGN NEXT.
(1) Applique Material
(2) Applique Position
Step 2 Using the “Applique
Wizard”
(3) Tack down
(4) Covering Stitch
a
Select the outer pattern, and then click 1, then
2 to start the Applique Wizard.
(5) Create an applique with hole sewing
c
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Specify cutting lines for the appliqué in
“Applique Material”.
→ The outline of the appliqué can be sewn
as running stitches or the appliqué can be
cut out.
For this example, select “Yes” then
“Cutting”.
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b
Memo:
Be sure to select the outer pattern before
starting the Applique Wizard.
Running Stitch
(default)
Select this setting to
sew the cutting line
with a machine
installed with an
embroidery needle,
then cut along the
cutting line with
scissors.
Cutting
Select this setting to
cut the fabric with a
machine installed with
cutwork needles.
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Tutorial 3: Creating an Appliqué with a Design that has Cutouts (Applique Wizard)
d
“Applique Position” is specified
automatically.
b
→ The guideline for attaching the appliqué
piece is set to be sewn automatically.
e
Specify basting of the appliqué in “Tack
down”.
→ The appliqué piece can be basted onto
the base fabric. Select one of three
stitches.
For this example, select “Yes” then “V
Stitch”.
Satin Stitch
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E Stitch
Memo:
For details on setting “Stroke”, “Interval”
and “Pitch”, refer to “E/V stitch” in “Sewing
attributes” of Instruction Manual for PEDESIGN NEXT.
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Specify hole sewing in “Create an applique
with hole sewing”.
V Stitch
(default)
Specify the stitching for securing the appliqué
in “Covering Stitch”.
→ Select the sew type and other attributes
(“Width” and “Density”) for finishing the
appliqué.
For this example, select “Satin Stitch”,
and then set “Width” to “3.0 mm” and
“Density” to “5.0 line/mm”.
“Satin Stitch
(default)”
Settings can be
specified for
“Width” and
“Density”.
→ Select this check box when creating an
appliqué with holes (empty regions).
This check box appears only when an
outer pattern with hole sewing applied
was selected.
For this example, select this check box.
b
Memo:
To return all parameters to their default
settings, click “Default”.
“E Stitch”
Settings can be
specified for
“Stroke”, “Interval”
and “Pitch”.
“V Stitch”
Settings can be
specified for
“Stroke”, “Interval”
and “Pitch”.
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Tutorial 3: Creating an Appliqué with a Design that has Cutouts (Applique Wizard)
h
Click “OK” to exit the Applique Wizard.
b
Memo:
• The shape of appliqué material appears as
below, depending on the “Create an
applique with hole sewing” is checked or
not.
When the “Create an applique
with hole sewing” check box is
cleared
When the “Create an applique
with hole sewing” check box is
selected
• Uncut sections will remain in cutting lines
specified with the Applique Wizard. Be sure
to cut them with scissors after
embroidering is finished.
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