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					  SEW WHAT?
   embroider y members club magazine                      A u t u m n   2 0 0 0

Embroidery mania
Customise your clothes & really
make your mark

Ultimate accessories
Make this beautiful bag and
wrap in time for christmas

Embroidery tutorial

Top tips for PE-Design users

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Product update

Get the low down on the
new Super Galaxie 3000

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Readers letters &
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Hints & Tips, exclusive offers, free gifts and much more ...
welcome                                                  The nights may be drawing in again but what better time
                                                                                                                                                   November dates

                                                                                                                                   E V E N T S
                                                         to stoke up the fire, set up your sewing machine and
                                                         spend those long Autumn evenings embroiled in the lat-
                                                         est issue of SEW WHAT?                                                                                   Creative Stitches
                                                                                                                                                                Cardiff Arena, Cardiff
                                                         Our Practical Projects this issue offer you the chance
                                                         to really make your mark! We have two very different                                        3 - 5 November
                                                         projects for you to tackle from high fashion to high                                                 Design & Technology
                                                         society, with Anne Crawford providing both the                                              Hall 8 National Exhibition Centre
                                                         inspiration and technical advice.                                                                              Contact-ICHF

                                       Talking of inspiration, turn to page 7 for the real-life story
                                                                                                                                                   9 - 11 November
                                                                                                                                                               Knitting & Stitching
            of Sister Marie Clune, her work provides an impressive display of both dedication
                                                                                                                                                         Harrogate Exhibition Centre
            and creativity.                                                                                                                              Contact-Creative Exhibitions
                                                                                                                                                 23 - 26 November

            And pat yourselves on the back all those who took the time and trouble to complete
            our Reader Survey (summer 2000 issue). We had a fantastic response and gleaned
            important information for future product development; a list of the fifty lucky winners
            is featured on page 8.                                                                                                                     January dates
            You’ll find reference sheets featuring all of our Embroidery Threads and our                                                         Knit, Stitch & Creative Crafts Show
            newest ‘Extra Large’ Christmas Designs, for use exclusively with Super Galaxie                                                                     Sandown Park, Esher
            3000, in this issue. They’ll pop straight into your SEW WHAT? binder for future
            reference and mark the first in a series of information sheets especially                                                                18 - 21 January

            designed to accompany your magazine.

                                                                                                                                   F U T U R E
            Don’t worry if you didn’t get your hands on a binder first time round, response was                                                      February dates
            so good we have extended the offer - see details below.
                                                                                                                                                 Knit, Stitch & Creative Crafts Show
            Well, that’s it from me for now so throw another log on the fire and thread up that                                                            G-Mex Centre, Manchester
            machine....                                                                                                                                           Contact-Nationwide
                                                                                                                                                   15 - 18 February

            General Manager Domestic Products Division
                                                                                                                                                           March dates

                                                                                                                                                                   Stitchcraft 2001
                                                                                                                                                         Aberdeen Conference Centre
            SPECIAL OFFER.                                                                                                                       Contact-Aberdeen Conference Centre
            Perfect for holding all your back issues of SEW WHAT?
            - the Brother wipe-clean ringbinder prevents damage to
                                                                                                                                                             2 - 4 March
            copies and comes complete with plastic pockets
            providing easy storage for additional information sheets
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            along with £3.95 inc. postage & packaging and we’ll do the rest-
            Please allow 28 days for delivery. Offer exclusive to embroidery club members
            and while stocks last . Do not send cash in the post. Cheques made payable to Brother U.K Ltd.

          T E A MTALK
          Mike Terry
          Mike was born in Audenshaw, just a stones throw from from the original
          Jones Sewing Machine building.

          After leaving school, he started his apprenticeship with Brother,
          attending Technical College to study electronic engineering.                                                                   For ticket information contact the show
                                                                                                                                         organisers below:
          Working first with sewing machines and then knitting machines, Mike was                                                        ABERDEEN CONFERENCE
          made team leader when both departments were merged.                                                                            CENTRE
                                                                                                                                         01224 - 824824

          In February this year, after 20 years in the service department he                                                             CREATIVE EXHIBITIONS
          joined the sales team as a Technical Support Representative.                                                                   0208 - 690 8888
          Mike’s responsibilities are varied and include exhibitions, telephone and
          e-mail queries plus training courses for end users and schools.                                                                ICHF
                                                                                                                                         (International Craft & Hobbycraft Fayre)
                                                                                                                                         01425 - 272711
          Mike’s technical background, combined with extensive computer
          knowledge, establishes him as an industry expert on all aspects of home                                                        NATIONWIDE EXHIBITIONS
          embroidery and PC based design packages. PE-Design Software is his                                                             0117 - 907 1000
          specialist field (turn to page 6 for a low-down on Frequently Asked Questions)
          and it is Mike’s dedication to the rapidly expanding IT side of our business

   2      which makes him an invaluable member of the Brother Team.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             D E T A C H
            PRODUCTLAUNCH                                                                                                                    RECOMMEND A FRIEND
            BROTHER ENTERS A NEW DIMENSION                                                                                                   Send your friend’s details to us and we will send
                                                                                                                                             you your FREE gift. Simply fill in the coupon
                                                                                                                                             below and leave the rest to us.
                                                                             Other user-friendly features on the new Super
                                                                             Galaxie 3000 include:
                                                                             • Built-in ‘how-to’ videos and graphics
                                                                                                                                             FRIENDS DETAILS
                                                                               illustrating machine operation and garment                    Name..................................................
                                                                               construction.                                                 Address..............................................
                                                                             • Fast 800 rpm sewing speed
                                                                               so you can create your designs                                ...........................................................
                                                                               quicker than ever before.                                     ...........................................................
                                                                             • A hands-free knee lift, allowing
                                                                               you to raise the presser foot                                 Postcode............................................
                                                                               without having to take your                                   Telephone No....................................
              Brother have taken sewing into a new                             hands off your project -
              dimension with the launch of their latest sewing &               ideal for quilting.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             C O U P O N
              embroidery machine - Super Galaxie 3000.                       • An independent bobbin winder                                  Serial No............................................
u p d a t e

                                                                               - you can wind the bobbin
              Ideal for both the novice and the                                whilst continuing to sew.
                                                                                                                                             Where purchased...............................
              experienced sewer, the high-tech Super Galaxie                 • A new one-step needle                                         ...........................................................
              3000 has an array of new features designed to                    threader - the easiest
              enable you to create intricately detailed designs at             automatic threader on the
              the touch of a button.                                           market.
                                                                                                                                             YOUR DETAILS
              Always at the forefront of technology, Brother have             PE-Design Version 4.0
              incorporated video into the Super Galaxie 3000, to              Available this Autumn                                          Address..............................................
              provide you with a step-by-step preview of the                                                                                 ...........................................................
              major functions of the machine. This state-of-the-              Designed exclusively for use with the new
              art model is so easy to use that you’ll never be                Super Galaxie 3000, PE-Design Version 4.0                      ...........................................................
              stuck on how to wind the bobbin or thread the                   offers an extended range of features
              needle again - it does it for you!                              allowing you to digitise your designs on a
                                                                              PC.                                                            Telephone No....................................
              The full-colour touch screen - the largest on the                                                                              Return your completed forms to
              market - allows you to see your exact design                    You can use this sophisticated software to keep                Recommend a Friend Offer, SEW WHAT?
              before you begin stitching - so you can make any                your friends and family in stitches, literally, with           Brother UK Ltd. Audenshaw, Manchester
              final alterations without spoiling your work.                   the brand new ‘Photo Stitch Function’. This nifty              M34 5JD
                                                                              feature allows you to scan in your favourite
                                                                              snaps and convert them into stitch data to
              With over 1,200 built-in patterns, stitches and
              letterings, the Super Galaxie 3000 has the right                embroider onto fabric. You could use a holiday           RECOMMEND A
                                                                              photo to create an unusual memento,
              choice for every sewing need. And with the
              custom stitch designer function, you can even                   personalise a pet’s blanket, or create your own          FRIEND
              create and save your own stitch patterns to add a               unique Christmas cards with pictures of the              AND RECEIVE THIS
                                                                              family....let your imagination run riot!
              unique touch to any project.The large sewing bed                                                                         GREAT GIFT -
              is perfect for producing quilts or curtains. And
              because the machine has been ergonomically                      Other new additions to the software include              ABSOLUTELY FREE!
              designed, you won’t strain your neck turning to                 large embroidery hoop compatibility, increased
                                                                              memory card capacity to allow more designs to            Do you have a friend with a Brother sewing and
              look at the screen, and can enjoy sewing                                                                                 embroidery machine* who always borrows your
              comfortably and easily.                                         be stored, an on-screen ‘Wizard’ to guide you            copy of SEW WHAT? Would they enjoy
                                                                              through each step of the scan and design                 receiving their very own copy?
              Embroidering is effortless on the Super Galaxie                 process, ‘Realistic Preview’ modes, and ‘File
                                                                                                                                       Here at Brother, we want to make sure
              3000. With one of the largest embroidery hoops                  and Font’ conversion.                                    that all our customers receive the latest
                                                                                                                                                                                            LD sors
              on the market (160mm x 260mm), you can create                   PE-Design     Version     4.0   retails    at
                                                                                                                                       information, hints, and tips about                FIE    s
                                                                                                                                       their Brother sewing machines.                BEX ing sci
              motifs large enough to fit the back of a jacket. And            £595.00inc VAT - see your local Brother                  So in this issue of SEW WHAT?                   ak 14.99
                                                                                                                                                                                    ssm th £
              with a super fast embroidery speed of 800 stitch-               stockist for details. A full review of this              we’re giving you the chance to            Dre wor
              es per minutes, you’ll be producing your design                                                                          ‘Recommend a Friend’ and earn
                                                                              exciting new software will appear in the next            yourself a fantastic FREE gift!
              projects quickly and accurately.                                issue of SEW WHAT?
                                                                                                                                       Simply get your friend to fill in the coupon above, including the
                                                                                         • HOT OFF THE PRESS •
                                                                             THE PRESS

              If you need some inspiration to help you get                                                                             model and serial number of their Brother machine, add your name
                                                                                              Memory Card 57
                                                                                                                             HOT OFF

                                                                                                                                       and details on the coupon below and send both back to us at the
              started checkout the 71 built-in embroidery
              designs. You could use one of the 11                                         now available (for the                      address printed at the bottom of this page.

              monogramming fonts to brighten up a baby’s
                                                                                          Super Galaxie 3000 only)                     Your friend’s details will be registered and they will be enrolled as a
                                                                                           containing extra large                      member of the Brother Embroidery Club. As a thank you for
              outfit, or the floral designs to decorate your table
                                                                                             Christmas designs                         recommending your friend Brother will send you a pair of these
              linen....the possibilities are endless.                                    HOT OFF         •      THE PRESS              fabulous Bexfield dressmaking scissors - worth £14.99 - absolutely
                                                                                                                                       free! With special soft grip handles, these scissors are the ultimate
                                                                                                                                       in comfort, control and cutting performance.

                                MEMORYCARDSCard No. 56 Oriental

                                                                                                                                       So don’t delay! Get your coupons to us by the 30th November 2000
                                                                                                                                       and your free scissors will be delivered to your door in plenty of time
                                                                                                                                       for you to make your Christmas gifts!

                                                                                                                                       Return your completed forms to
                                                                                                                                       Recommend a Friend Offer, SEW WHAT?
                                                                                                                                       Brother UK Ltd. Audenshaw, Manchester M34 5JD

                                                                                                                                       *Only the following Brother models are eligible for entry into the Embroidery Club:
                                                                                                                                       Super Galaxie 3000/21002000, Super Galaxie MKl/MKll, PE100 Exclusive
                                                                                                                                       Embroidery machine, PE200 ‘Snoopy’ Embroidery Machine, PE300s, PE-150,
                                                                                                                                       PE Scanner or PE Design Versions 1.0/2.0/2.5/3.0/4.0

                                                                                                                                       Terms & Conditions
                                                                                                                                       Closing date for receipt of coupons is 30th November 2000. Model and Serial No.
                                                                                                                                       of Sewing Machine must be included to validate claim.Photocopied, damaged,
                                                                                                                                       fraudulent or invalid coupons will not be accepted. Employees of Brother UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                       not eligible;
                                                                                                                                       Only one application per household.

                                For further details or reference of these cards please contact your local supplier.
project                         MAKE YOUR MARKWITH B
                              Brother’s latest advertising
                              campaign is due to hit this
                              Autumn and incorporates a
                              fresh, new look. With
                              strong emphasis on
                              individuality and
                              oozing vitality this
                              new series of ads
                              is set to boost the
                              world of
                              embroidery and
                              appeal to a

                              All of the
                              featured within
                              this new
                              campaign has been produced
                              here at Brother UK on our Super
                              Galaxie Machines and we
                              thought it would be fun to spill
                              the beans, and provide a sneak
                              preview so that you can make
                              the customised jeans featured in
                              our campaign.

                              Embroidery provides a cost-
                                                                   Materials Needed:
                              effective way to revamp your
                                                                   • Pair of Cropped Jeans
                              wardrobe. Those trendy cropped
                                                                   • Selection of Brother Satin Threads - Gloss Finish (X80928100)
                              jeans you bought in the Summer
                              can be given a whole new lease       • Brother Bobbin Thread (XA8375001)
                              of life ready for Autumn, and        • Iron-on Cotton Interfacing (X81175001)
                              because custom embroidery is         • Satin Material
                              as individual as you are -           • Contrasting Satin Ribbon (10mm x length)
             ints             designs and colours can be           • Memory Cards No.s 44 & 45
     For that personal        used to project your personality
        touch select
                              making a lasting impression.                                                    6. Carefully trim back all surplus
     patterns that are                                             Customising Your Jeans
   typically you when                                                                                            interfacing and put to one-side for
                                                                   1. Un-pick the hem and inside seams
       embroidering.                                                                                             later.
   If you collect teddy
                                                                      of the jeans.
   bears for example,         Anne Crawford provided the
                                                                                                              7. Cut length of satin fabric approx.
     choose designs           inspiration for these high fashion   2. Apply Iron-on cotton interfacing to
                                                                                                                 30mm larger than un-picked
   from memory card                                                  the reverse of all areas up the jean
   no. 52 or if cats are      trousers, they are fun, funky and                                                  jeans width
                                                                     legs to be embroidered.
   your thing memory          we all want a pair! And they
  cards no. 16 and 35
                              really are very easy to make,                                                   8. Apply iron-on interfacing to the
       are just full of                                            3. One leg at a time, carefully frame
                              Anne has outlined the procedure                                                    reverse of the fabric and embroider
  felines. Better still, if                                           up so that the outside seam is in
   you have access to                                                                                            using a mix of designs and colours
                              step-by-step for our practical          the centre of the hoop.
  PE-Design software                                                                                             to create a psychedelic effect.
     you can create a         project this issue but the final                                                   N.B. Leave a gap of approx. 50mm
      custom design                                                4.Embroider each leg using a
                              look is really down to you.                                                        from bottom edge of fabric and
   yourself and really                                               mixture of patterns and colours.
     make your mark!                                                                                             30mm at top edge when
                                                                                                                 embroidering to allow room to
                                                                   5. Repeat the pattern by moving the
                                                                                                                 attach satin ribbon and add fringing
                                                                      hoop, using the grid to match up
                                                                      the design.
BROTHER                                          BAG WRAP SET
                                                 With the festive season fast
                                                 approaching, why not add a
                                                 touch of glamour to your
                                                 outfits with this attractive                                                                         ints
                                                 sheer wrap and bag set.                                                                     • You have plen-
                                                                                                                                            ty of fabric so try
                                                     WRAP                                                                                   a sample of your
                                                     Materials Needed:                                                                         design first.
                                                 •   Sheer fabric 200 x 60cm in width.
                                                 •   Four tassels (optional)                                                              • Do not choose a
                                                 •   Beads (optional)                                                                        dense design,
                                                 •   Your choice of Brother SatinThread                                                      lace types will
                                                 •   Bobbin Thread to match                                                                      work best
                                                                                                  This newly pressed crease-line            (card 29 or 44)
                                                 1. Cut fabric in half lengthways - leaving       indicates the finished top edge,        or select a design
                                                    two pieces of fabric 2m x 60cm. Put
                                                                                                  helping to position your Velcro            with a definite
                                                    one aside foryour matching bag.                                                             outline.
                                                                                                  strips and handles.
                                                 2. Embroider your chosen design,
                                                    ensuring you fill your bobbin with          7. Cut the Velcro strips to desired          • Use the help
                       Memory Cards 44 &            the same colour as your top thread.            size and carefully attach above            facility to fast
                      45 were used to                                                              the crease-line. Ensure that you        forward and only
                      create this psychedelic    3. Trim back fabric to desired width and
                                                                                                   are working with the right side of          sew off the
                     look, nowadays more            neaten the edges of the wrap by narrow
                                                    hemming twice or by using a rolled-up          the sheer fabric outermost.                   outline.
                     commonly referred to
                     as ‘BOHO’ - a modern           hem edge.                                   8. To attach the handles, take the            • The design
                    interpretation of original   4. Press on a cool setting before applying        pre-sewn strips and using the             shown is from
                   hippy styling. Floral and        beads or tassels of your choice.               crease-line as a guide position         card 43, only the
                   paisley patterns work                                                           each end of each strip approx.          sixth and seventh
                   well with vibrant colours         BAG                                           2cm above the crease-line on            part of the design
                  creating a high-fashion                                                                                                       has been
                                                     Materials Needed:                             either side of your Velcro tab.
                  feel to these cropped                                                                                                      embroidered.
                 denim jeans.                    •   Remaining Sheer Material                      Turn over the open end of each
                 Be adventurous with your        •   50cm Lining Fabric                            strip to finish neatly and sew in
                                                                                                                                             • Reduce the
                 colour choice - don’t stick     •   50cm Lightweight Wadding                      place using two rows of                 tension by one or
                to the book, using a mix of      •   Stitch & Tear Interfacing                     stitching to secure firmly.             two notches - this
                colours within one pattern       •   10cm Velcro (male & female)                                                            will help prevent
                                                                                                9.To create the lining cut two
                changes the look                 •   Two Tassels (optional)                                                                 puckering on the
               considerably and enhances
                                                                                                  rectangles of lining material
                                                 •   Beads (optional)                             20 x 18cm. With right sides
                                                                                                                                              sheer fabric.
               the end result!
                                                     All seams are 1cm                            together sew up three sides
                                                 1. Cut two rectangles of sheer fabric,           (left, righ t& bottom) leaving a
                                                    wadding and interfacing 30 x 40cm             gap of approx. 8cm in the centre
                                                    to form the main body of the bag.             of the bottom seam.
                                                 2. Take one of the rectangles of fabric        10. Place the main body of bag
                                                    and layer together with interfacing and       inside the lining bag you have
                                                    wadding, ensuring sheer fabric is             just made, ensuring that the
  9. Attach satin ribbon by sewing in               uppermost, place into the embroidery          right sides of the outer bag and
     place above and below                          hoop. Embroider your chosen design.           right sides of the lining bag are
     embroidery.                                                                                  together.
                                                 3. Remove embroidered panel from hoop,
                                                    and carefully trim back interfacing as      11. Sew along the top edge of both
  10.Trim fabric back leaving approx.               closely as possible to the embroidery.        the lining and outer bag to stitch
    25mm below ribbon at bottom                     Repeat steps 2-3 if embroidering              these two elements together.
    edge and 10mm above at top                      reverse of bag.
    edge.                                                                                       12. Carefully pull the outer bag
                                                 4. Place panels right sides together and         through the gap left in the
                                                    sew-up three sides, leaving top edge          bottom edge of the lining (step
  11.Remove all surplus interfacing.                open.Turn out and put to one side.            9)- the lining fabric and the
                                                 5. Cut two 25 x 7cm lengths of fabric and        outer bag will turn out right
  12.Carefully fray satin fabric up to                                                            facing, with all seams
                                                    lining for handles. Place the lining
    ribbon strips to form a fringe top              material on top of the sheer fabric and       concealed. To finish the lining,
    and bottom.                                     treat as one. Fold both outside edges         pull out and fold in the raw
                                                    into the centre along the full length of      edges left around the gap at the
  13.Sew embroidered material strip                 material, creating a strip measuring          base and sew .
    to bottom of both legs of the                   25 x 3.5cm, press on a cool iron setting.   13. To finish, gently push the lining
    jeans.                                          Fold strip in half so that the outside        back inside the bag and tostitch
                                                    edges meet and sew carefully along the        around the top edge of the bagto
  14.Re-sew inside seams.                           entire length, creating a narrow hem to       secure the handles and ensure
                                                    close. Continue to sew a narrow hem           a neat edge.
                                                    along the length of the folded edge to                                              Both projects designed
  15.Turn out and press on a cool                                                               14. Finally, add beads and tassels.     and produced by
                                                    finish, press on a cool setting. Repeat                                             Anne Crawford.
    iron setting.                                   for the second handle.
                                                 6. Retrieve the main body of your bag and,
                                                    ensuring the right sides are outermost,
                                                    take the top open edge and fold over
                                                    4cm of material towards the inside of
                                                    the bag and press on a cool setting;

                                                    unfold the fabric.
           PE-Design-Your questions answered...
           In the hands of an experienced user PE-DESIGN opens up endless
           possibilities, making even the most complex of designs achieveable - and
           you don’t need to be a computer wizard to master it. However,
           you do need to know what you are doing in order to get the best from this
           nifty little package and so we asked our in-house technical guru, Mike Terry,
           to give us some pointers. Mike has outlined a selection of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ below to
           help you when using this software.
           GENERAL                                            FILE UTILITY                                         LAYOUT & EDITING

           Do I need a PE-Scan to use                         Can I accidentally erase my Brother                  Why can’t I import some embroidery
           PE-DESIGN?                                         Embroidery Cards when I load them                    files correctly?
           PE-SCAN is not necessary. Use the                  into the computer?                                   The file may have been saved or created with an
           scanner already connected to your                  No, these cards are ‘Read Only’ and cannot be        incompatible file conversion program. These
           computer to scan images and utilise that           erased.                                              types of files can not be imported correctly.
           data - it will be a BMP (bitmap) file. When
           using a scanner, select a setting between          What is the maximum number of                        Why can’t I use certain editing
           100-200dpi, and a colour setting of at least                                                            functions with a pattern taken from an
                                                              stitches that can be entered on an
           16 colours.
                                                              original card?                                       original card?
                                                              Stitch data is compressed to fit on the card, with   Some editing functions will not work with data
           Should the original image be in                                                                         taken from an original card; for example,
                                                              the amount of stitches dependent on the
           colour or does it need to be black                 compression. On average, approx. 50,000 -            changing the size, mirror images, or the ‘Stitch
           and white?                                         55,000 stitches can fit on one card. However, the    to Block’ editing function. If you want to edit
           Either way, but we recommend black and             number of stitches in a pattern can vary             these patterns, you should edit the original data.
           white. If using a colour image, we                 depending on the type of machine.
           recommend 16 colours or less.                                                                           Why can’t I select small letters when I
                                                              INSTALLATION                                         select my own characters using built-in
           What Brother      machines are                                                                          fonts?
           compatible with the PE-DESIGN?                     Why am I getting download errors or                  The contents of the built-in fonts (capital letters,
           All models in the Personal Embroidery              problems with the 2.5 version                        small letters, symbols, numbers, European
           System range both past and present.                                                                     characters) vary between fonts. Click the ‘Font
                                                                                                                   Selector’ button on the ‘Sewing Attributes Bar’ to
                                                              Ensure that version 2.0x is not running at the
           Does my computer need to be                        time of upgrade. If so, shut down all instances of
                                                                                                                   check the options available for each font.
           located near my embroidery                         PE-DESIGN and re-install the software. You
           machine?                                           need version 2.0 or 2.01 in order to upgrade to      After I have written my design from the
           No, the PE-DESIGN card reader/writer box           version 2.5.                                         computer to the original card and
           is attached to your computer. The designs                                                               placed it into the embroidery machine,
           are downloaded to an original memory               Why doesn’t PE-DESIGN recognise my                   can I resize my design?
           (flash) card. The card containing the design       built-in fonts?                                      Resizing can be done on ‘pre-programmed
           is then removed from the reader/writer box                                                              cards’ and designs that are built into the
                                                              Un-install and re-install PE-D ESIGN using
           and inserted into your embroidery machine.                                                              SG2100. Resizing for the designs you have from
                                                              Brother’ default path settings. A program
                                                              installed after PE-DESIGN has interfered with        PE-DESIGN must be done on the computer
           Tell me about third party products                 the fonts.                                           using the ‘Stitch to Block’ feature. You can not
           that can be used with the                                                                               change the size of a pattern with the sewing
           PE-DESIGN.                                         What benefits do I get upgrading to                  machine’s editing functions. Use PE-DESIGN to
           There are many third party products                                                                     change the size of the pattern, then save the
                                                              PE-DESIGN Version 3.0 from
           designed for use with the PE-DESIGN.                                                                    pattern on the original card.
                                                              version 2 & 2.5 ?
           However, Brother does not endorse their
                                                    ’s a brief summary:
           use and cannot offer service on any sys-                                                                Is the stitch count recalculated in the
           tems using these third party products.                                                                  program when a design is changed
           Using third party products may also invali-        • Fill, satin & programmable fill stitches.
                                                                                                                   from its original size?
           date the warranty.                                 • Editing capability in extra large design           Yes, designs will be recalculated according to
                                                               page property area                                  the size that has been increased. When you
           DESIGN CENTRE                                                                                           import a design, select ‘Stitch to Block’ and then
                                                              • Realistic preview function
           When assigning colours, how do I                   • Function for scaling and rotating patterns
           stop them bleeding from one area                    numerically                                         I’ve written the pattern onto the original
           into another?                                      • Function for moving patterns and points using      card and selected it on the sewing
           Use the Point Edit Mode to check the lines of       the arrow keys                                      machine, but I can’t change the sewing
           the design. Even though the line may look                                                               position.
           smooth, the points may need to be adjusted to      LAYOUT & EDITING                                     ‘Design Page Area’ is selected in the ‘Select
           ‘close’ the region. If you have imported the       • True Type font conversion to embroidery data       Sewing Area’ dialogue box. If you want to
           design from a paint program and you have                                                                change the sewing area with the sewing
           ‘cleaned up’ the pixels, you still need to check   • Vertical text arrangement
                                                                                                                   machine’s editing functions, change the ‘Select
           the points using the Point Edit Mode.              • Object Alignment                                   Sewing Area’ setting to ‘Use Existing Design
                                                              • Object Selection using Tab key                     Area.’
           What is a BMP file?                                • File Export - for files in other formats
           A BMP file or bitmap file is a graphic file that                                                        Why are the results incorrect when I
           portrays images at a fixed resolution. This is     • Undo & redo buttons added to the toolbar
                                                                                                                   print the pattern?
           the only image format compatible with              • Realistic Print Function
                                                                                                                   You may have an old version of the printer
           Design Centre and Layout & Editing.
                                                              DESIGN CENTRE                                        driver. Install the newest version of the printer
                                                                                                                   driver and try printing again.
           Why can’t I select the 110 mm x                    • Drawing Function - create horizontal & vertical
           110 mm Design Page Size?                           lines using pen & line tools
           PE-Series embroidery machines have
           embroidery frames with an area of 110 mm x         PROGRAMMABLE STITCH CREATOR

    6      110 mm, but the maximum pattern size stored        • Editing functions (cut, copy mirror etc.)          NEXT ISSUE:
           in the card is 100 mm X 100 mm. You can                                                                 We’ve got more answers to more technical
           select the 100mm x 100mm ‘Design Page                                                                   questions.
           Size’ with the PE-DESIGN.
             i v i n e                           i n s p i r a t i o n
          If you are looking for
          inspiration to get you stared
on that special project you’ve been
planning - read on...

Sister Marie Clune, of the Liverpool Congregation
of the Sacred Heart of Mary, has dedicated over
100 hours of her time embroidering this
beautiful and finely- detailed banner.

The banner, which measures nearly 2 metres
long and 1 metre wide was made by Sister Marie
to mark the 150th anniversary of the
Congregation and is decorated with designs
created on the Brother PE Design.

The theme of the banner is ‘All May Have Life’
and the embroidered patterns include the
flags of each of the countries in which the

congregation is represented. The centrepiece
of the banner is an ornate cross - the design
of which dates back to 18th century Europe
along with the symbol of the Sacred Heart.

Sister Marie says of her
achievement, “I thoroughly enjoyed                                                                     Sister Marie Clune sits
                                                                                                       proudly alongside her banner
making the banner with my Brother sewing                                                               to mark the 150th anniversary
                                                                                                       of the congregation.

machine it is
a joy to use.                                                                                                      Sister Marie went on to
I was a little                                                                                          explain that the picture of the
wary of                                                                                                 Sacred Heart in the centre of
                                                                                                              the banner and the leaves
using the                                                                                     r our
                                                                                     eone fo
                                                                              te som                             that surround it were the
PE Design                                                             nomina
                                                                                                    ir                        most complicated
software                                                                                     lay the
                                                                              and w e’ll disp .         designs to embroider as they
initially, but                                                        section k for all to se
                                                                            wor                          required a lot of manipulation
I found that
with Brother’s                                                                                on the hoop. Her dedication has paid
easy-to-follow                                                                    off however, and the result is a beautiful piece of
instructions,                                                                     work that will last for many years to come.
it allowed
me to replicate                                                                   Send a photograph of your nominee and
                                                                                  their work, along with a few lines describing the
difficult designs                                                                 project undertaken to-
onto a computer
screen with no                 A vestment intricately embroidered using
trouble at all”.                        the Galaxie 2000 & PE Design              SEW WHAT?
                                                  by Sister Marie Clune.
                                                                               Brother UK Ltd
                                                                               M34 5JD

                                                                               Please send a stamped addressed envelope to
                                                                               guarantee the return of your photographs, Brother
                                                                               cannot be responsible for return delivery.
SOAPBOX                                                                                                                                     BROTHER
You’ll notice a new feature within SoapBox this issue - ‘News Network’. Developed to keep you
posted on events worldwide by using the Brother global network as carrier pigeon, we intend to scour                                                         C ontacts
the internet and electronic notice boards between issues and glean information that you may find                                           STEVE FOTHERGILL
interesting, for inclusion in SEW WHAT?Don’t forget that SoapBox is very much a two way thing and                                          General Manager
relies heavily on your letters to remain both interesting and informative. If you have a problem or a                                      Domestic Products Division
gripe, want to let off steam or lavish praise on the SEW WHAT?Team (flattery will get you everywhere:
Editor) drop us a line.

Talking of gripes Mrs M. Antill was certainly perturbed last issue when she could not get hold of one of                                   MARGARET WORRALL
our memory cards. She wrote in to tell us of her plight and gave us a great idea to boot which earned                                      General Information
  her our ‘Star Letter’ award and a box set of matte-finish ‘Country Yarn Threads’ - well done!                                            0161-931 2343
                                      NURSERY RHYMES                 FLATTERY GETS YOU EVERYWHERE
                                      AND FAIRY TALES -              It seems to me that the Brother SEW WHAT? team                        SAM KELLY
                                                                     are very much on the ball as far as Customer Care                     Course Information
                              For some time now                      Service is concerned.No sooner is a suggestion made
                            I have really been wanting               than it is carried out, e.g. punch holes for filing the SEW
                                                                                                                                           0161-931 2363
                           a copy of your number 24                  WHAT? magazines and staff profiling.
                          disk ‘Nursery Rhymes’, to use                                                                                    Mike Terry
                            on my Brother Super                      I am fairly new to the world of machine embroidery,                   Technical Information
                              Galaxie 2000. My local                 having recently purchased my PE300s, and I have to
                                supplier says that you               say that family and friends are stunned by the excellent
                                                                                                                                           0161-931 2264
                                  have stopped doing
                                this one. I was going to
                                                                     quality of embroidery it produces, especially the
                                                                     Christmas memory card designs - superb!
                                                                                                                                           Accessory Information
            write to you at the time of your last SEW
        WHAT? magazine, to ask why you could offer                   I have tremendous fun using my machine and I have to                  0161-931 2258
     two lucky winners the chance to win one of these,               agree with a previous writer to SEW WHAT? there just
when we can no longer buy them. Is my supplier                       aren’t enough hours in the day to spend sewing.
correct that you have stopped making them?
I have filled in your survey and returned it suggesting              I eagerly await each new edition of SEW WHAT? and
that you have a column where people can offer                        read it from cover to cover. I am looking forward to the
discontinued disks which they no longer want, and                    day when it will be dropping on my door mat monthly,
people like me could actually buy them?                              which I am sure will be happening in the not too distant
Mrs M. Antill - Addlestone, Surrey.                                  future.
                                                                     Mrs S. Campbell - Westerham, Kent
Editor: Firstly, may I reassure all our readers, that Extra Stitch
Memory Card No. 24 is in fact still very much available, with no     Editor: SEW WHAT? has been well received and the whole
plans for it to be discontinued.Due to high demand, however, this    team are delighted by the positive response. With compliments
card has been temporarily out of stock, which may account for        flooding in our team have been eager to find ways of increasing
the confusion.                                                       the flow of information and already this issue you will have
                                                                     noticed reference sheets accompanying the main publication.
We like your idea of some kind of Brother ‘Swap Shop’with older      Plans are also afoot to develop additional update sheets,
or discontinued Memory Cards and are currently investigating         between issues and after that?- well you’ll just have to wait and
the feasibility of introducing Discount Schemes or Trade-In          see!
Policies for Embroidery Club Members. In the meantime, if any-
one has any other suggests that might benefit Embroidery Club
Members, let us know.

 World Quilt Carnival
 Following our quilting project in issue three, we’ve got our hands on a release hot off the Press
 from Japan.

 This official announcement made by Mr Matsubara, Mayor of Nagoya City, on 4th September 2000
 signals the public launch of ‘The World Quilt Carnival Nagoya 2002’.

 Says Mr Matsubara, “Quilting is an activity with deep roots in Western culture, and is
 attracting an increasing number of fans in Japan.”

 The three day event is intended to promote international communications, with works from quilting
 associations in North America, Europe and Australia being exhibited, whilst providing a networking
 forum for quilters around the globe and introducing this region, its people and its culture, to the rest of
                                                                                                                                           of   Summer    2000’s   Reader    Survey
                                                                                                                                           competition each receiving a copy of the
 the world.                                                                                                                                Brother Embroidery Design Boutique

 Visitors are also encouraged to participate in a ‘Jumbo Quilt Contest’, the idea is to bring along
 unwanted materials or clothing and use this fabric to create the largest quilt ever!
                                                                                                                                            C.McEwan McGregor, Bracknell. K. Butfield, Truro. A.Pepall, Kent.
                                                                                                                                            W. Hutson, Burgess Hill. V. Hopwood, nr Ormskirk.
 Brother Industries Ltd., Nagoya, Japan will be lending their support to the event and although it is not
                                                                                                                                            I. Hartland, Scotland. J. Marshall Russell, Herts.
 clear how this will manifest itself, we will keep you all posted on proceedings. You never know,                                           A. Henry, Rochester. G. Griffith, Caernarfon. B. Garratt, Kent.
 if examples of quilting are requested from the UK, that ‘Ohio Star Quilt Pattern’ and instructions last                                    D. Shire, London. A. Guard, Manchester. J. Webb, Kent.
 issue, may come in handy!                                                                                                                  A. Stafferton, Huntingdon. M. Campbell, Surrey.
                                                                                                                                            E.Roscoe, Stockport. N. Edwards, Northwich. D. Hayes, Hants.
                                                                                                                                            P Mills, Cirencester. R. Wood, Grainthorpe. M. Horsfield, Preston.
 (Editor: Refreshing to see that it is not only us here at SEW WHAT? who appreciate the Art of Quilting and recognise
                                                                                                                                            M. Holmes, Wakefield. D. Sherwood, Lancs. S. Clark, Millom.
 it as a growing trend!)                                                                                                                    A. Henderson, Staffordshire. A. McAvoy, Salford.
                                                                                                                                            M. Proctor, Cornwall. J. Stowart, Herts. M. Percy, Mansfield.
                                                                                                                                            C. Sheehan, Herts. P Banham, Essex. B. Martin, Manchester.
                                                                                                                                            J. Barman, Rhyl. A. Harding Davies, Holyhead.
                                                                                                                                            P Lemin, West Sussex. V. Charge, St Neots. M. Holdaway, Surrey.
                                                                                                                                            D. Stocker, Herts. J. Westwood, Wakefield.
                                                                                                                                            C. Edwards, West Midlands. P Chalmers, North Uxbridge.
      Brother UK Ltd. Audenshaw Manchester M34 5JD                                                                                                                    .
                                                                                                                                            J. Al-Hussaini, Surrey. P Aldred, Bolton. Z. Herbert, Ireland.
      Tel: 0161-931 2343 Fax: 0161-931 2213                                                                              M. Milne, Scotland. V. Spear, Kent. D. Shepherd, Kent.
      All information correct at the time of printing, all specifications subject to change without notice. All trademarks acknowledged.    V. Ferrier, Scotland. K. Blythe, Herts. B. Davidson, Leicestershire.
                                                                                                                        FI 10/2000

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