In the Volume 96 Jan/Feb 2016 issue, you’ll find detailed instructions on how to intertwine letters in a monogram.
Let’s review the steps with two built-in fonts in Perfect Embroidery Pro. Select the Monogram tool and type the letter A in the Properties box. Select the Trad_Scr font. Select the Monogram tool again and type the letter K. Change the font to Fan_Scr. Select the K, go to the Command tab in the Properties Box and type in 2 in the Color field.
Select the letter and right mouse click to view the dropdown menu. Select Break Up Text.
Select the letter and click Ungroup. Select the lower portion of the K and click on the Slice tool.
Left mouse click at one edge of the satin column where you want the split to occur. Drag across the column and hit the Enter key.
Repeat at the other side of the overlapping column.
Select the column, right mouse click and select Break Apart from the drop down menu.
Select the portion you want to remove and hit delete on the keyboard.
The column is now split.
Split the underlay stitches by selecting the Shape tool and clicking on the line.
To remove the jump stitches between the satin stitches, select the satin colum. In the Properties Box, select Trim from the End Command window and click Apply.
You can apply this to any area where the two letters overlap. See how easy it is to create one-of-a-kind monograms in Inspirations Perfect Embroidery Pro? I just love this software!
Imagine what you can create and give it a try!
juditZ7 years ago
Thank you for this very important point… There are many times when I have way too many stitches at cross points… This clears it up and fix is great.
Nancy7 years ago
Thank you for the easy explanation on getting our monograms to look the best that they can. ~ Nancy
Bruce6 years ago
Very well explained! Thanks for sharing.