The Baby Lock Enterprise multi-needle machine has 10 needles. Many embroidery designs have more than 10 color changes. To utilize these designs on this machine it will require just a few additional steps.
Created by: Diane Kron, Software and Embroidery Projects Manager for Designer’s Gallery
Enterprise Multi-Needle Embroidery Machines by Baby Lock®
Built- in design
At the Embroidery Machine:
- In the Properties field of the machine, set the Manual Color Sequence to Off. This will be on page 5 of the Properties.
- Select the 12th design listed under Exclusive Home Décor.
- On the embroidery screen, each of the 10 needle bars is assigned a color based on the colors in the design. There are 13 colors in this design.
- The screen also tells you how much time before the machine will stop and a spool color change is needed. The time indicator will turn red as the last color is being sewn before it stops.
- To see where a spool change is necessary, touch the Forward/Backward key on the screen. A new screen appears.
Notice the red line and its placement. At this point, the machine will stop and allow you to change thread colors for the remaining color stops in the design. You will see a message at the bottom of the screen (Change Threads and click start button).
- The LED spool stand indicator will light up in white and then flash with the new color as shown in the following illustration. If black is the next color, the light will turn off. Touch Close to remove the message.
- Re-thread the machine on spools 1 and 2 as indicated above in the illustration or any other remaining spool that is flashing. When the machine stops and indicates a spool change, the thread information for the spool to be changed is outlined with a red outline.
If some of the colors needed are already being used in another part of the design, the machine will make the adjustments recognizing the previously used needle bars and thread colors so no spool changes may be necessary even though the screen may indicate more than 10 thread colors in the design. The following image shows the finished design.