Mega Monograms

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:

5 Comments on Mega Monograms

  1. Elizabeth
    February 13, 2017 at 9:43 pm (1 year ago)

    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!

  2. Trudy
    February 17, 2017 at 7:21 pm (1 year ago)

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

  3. Alicia Key
    April 6, 2017 at 7:28 pm (1 year ago)

    HELP! I’m trying to work on your article on monograms in the Jan/Feb issue and also your blog post- i’m having trouble with the letter A. Above you say t click on “combine” but my combine s grayed out. I’m clicking on the outline then holding down “shift”to click the insideA part, still no “combine” key usable. what am I missing? I’m a new dealer)

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    April 11, 2017 at 9:14 pm (1 year ago)

    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.


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