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Mega Monograms by Eileen Roche

On the cover of the January/February 2017 issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine, mega monograms were shown.  The monograms are huge – 8″ tall – and are complex fill letters.  They were created in Inspirations’ Perfect Embroidery Pro are the magazine included the step-by-step directions for some of the pillows. Recently, I had a reader ask how to transform the letter B into complex fill.

Here’s how. First, select the Text tool and type in the letter.  Enlarge the letter to the size you want, my sample is 8″ tall.  Select the Run tool and trace the outside of the letter B.Trace around each opening.

Select all three lines and click on Combine.

Select the letter, right mouse click, and select Convert to Complex Fill from the drop down menu.Once the letter is converted, you can add a border. Select all three elements and click on the Combine tool. Now the letter is filled.

Select the letter, right mouse click and Add a Border.You can change the border to Steil for a crisp outline on the letter.  If you’re wondering why we didn’t add an outline, here’s why:




  • Elizabeth

    Thank you so much for posting and sharing in the Magazine, I have put this technique to use, Just love the large lettering! Love this issue of the Magazine, I think it is the best issue!

  • Trudy

    How might I obtain the Magnolia font used on the small PKE pillow?

  • Bruce

    The large lettering is so cool! Thank you so much for sharing!


  • This is so cool ! I am a new reader, and a chemistry student – love to see chemistry in action! Great article, look forward to more.