by nhsmith55 02 Aug 2010

wide. Like 5/8" wide. Is this too wide? Will the tension of the stitch pucker the fabric really badly? I did a practice stitch out. As soon as I took the hoop off, it pulled in a bit. After ironing it, it doesn't look too bad, but I'm wondering about catching the threads on things like diamond wedding rings, etc. If this IS too big, does someone know where I can get fonts that are digitized for really big monograms?


by nhsmith55 03 Aug 2010

Thank you so much to all the CUTIES out here. You are the best!!! I got the help I needed and am on the way to getting the job done. Just waiting on the finish fabric now.

by peggy 03 Aug 2010

This site may have what you need. Larger fonts are available on many of the sets.

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nhsmith55 by nhsmith55 03 Aug 2010

Thank you for this link. I did look there and they do have several large fonts. Just not the one my "customer" wanted.

by jacquipaul 03 Aug 2010

Good luck with the search Nancy; sorry that I can not help you.

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nhsmith55 by nhsmith55 03 Aug 2010

Thank you, Jacqui. I got lots of help from my Cute friends!! They are the BEST!

by mops Moderator 03 Aug 2010

That's the problem when resizing a letter, the satin stitch soon becomes too wide. 15 mm or 3/8 " is about the maximum width you should use.
My software - both 3D and Embird - let me choose a filled stitch (but that looses the gloss of the satin stitch) or a 'striped' satin stitch (3 coloumns instead of one).
Otherwise you have to digitise it yourself or buy pre-digitised ones.
In Designs in Embroidery #54 (look at for the digital issue) there's a T-shirt embroidered with a 5 1/2 " L. That came from the 'Five and Dime Monogram set by Embroidery Arts. No idea aout the price. You could have a look at the site.

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nhsmith55 by nhsmith55 03 Aug 2010

Thank you so much for your help. I will check these places. Having a good large monogram in my "stash" would be really helpful!

by castelyn 03 Aug 2010

Hi Nancy I have sent you a PM - hugs Yvonne

by shirlener88 02 Aug 2010

Nancy, does your program have an edit feature on it? IF so - it will allow you to change the Mono from a satin to a fill usually. You can purchase lots of different fonts and alphabets from many sites - that are larger - you just have to look around to get the kind that you prefer.

nhsmith55 by nhsmith55 02 Aug 2010

Shirlene, I've just spent the last hour looking at fonts. I can't find the font she wants in a large size. It looks like the letters used in the carnival font on Cute Alphabets without the carnival part.

shirlener88 by shirlener88 03 Aug 2010

Sounds like you are on the right track, at least.

by kttyhwk4 02 Aug 2010

The satin stitch is too long and will catch on everything and will be ruined in no time. Try a fill stitch instead

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nhsmith55 by nhsmith55 02 Aug 2010

That's what I was thinking, too.

by patsy28 02 Aug 2010

When I stitch out a large monogram, I use a fill stitch instead of a satin stitch.

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nhsmith55 by nhsmith55 02 Aug 2010

That is what I was thinking I would need. The font in my machine is called Anniversary. Any ideas of where to get it in a LARGE filled size?