Revision as of 15:41, 12 July 2019 by LynneN (How to use the Baby Lock EMP6)
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Steps Before Embroidery
- 3 Importing Designs from External Media
- 4 Embroidery
- 5 Applique
This Wiki describes the Baby Lock EMP6 on loan to TinkerMill. Its sister machine is the Brother PR600. They have different built-in designs. Otherwise, they are functionally equivalent.
You can embroider designs with multiple colors. Designs with 6 or fewer colors will not require any thread changes once the machine has been set up. Designs with more than 6 colors will require re-threading the machine as needed.
Available Hoop Sizes
Supported hoop sizes are:
- 40 mm x 60 mm (1-1/2" x 2-3/8") - good for small monograms
- 100 mm x 100 mm (4" x 4") - good for many logos
- 130 mm x 180 mm (5-1/8" x 7-1/8")
- 200 mm x 300 mm (7-7/8" x 11-3/4")
There is also a cap frame for designs that are about 2" tall x 5" wide (CHECK THIS).
Supported Embroidery Thread Types
The manufacturer suggests the use of 40 weight polyester or rayon embroidery threads. These are the only types of threads you are allowed to use on this machine.
Many different brands of thread have been used successfully on this machine. However not all threads will perform well. Please pay attention to the machine during embroidery in case the machine runs into any problems.
Supported Stitch File Types
The machine will read PES, PHC (less common), and DST formats. PES files must be version XXX or earlier. If the embroidery design is larger than will fit in the largest supported hoop size, it will NOT be recognized by the machine.
And as a note, DST formats carry no color information in them.
You will need to be certified on the 6-needle before you can use it with the standard hoops. An additional certification will be required to use the cap frame.
Manuals from Brother
The original Baby Lock manuals for the machine are located in XXX. You can download PDFs of the Brother equivalents here:
- Operation's Manual
- the other manual
- Service Manual (to be used by shop captains only)
Steps Before Embroidery
Turn on Machine and Oil the Raceway
The power switch for the machine is on the base on the right hand side towards the back.
After the machine is on, you will be reminded to put a drop of oil on the raceway before embroidery. Please do this.
You will be warned that the embroidery arms will move. Press OK and let the machine do its thing.
You will then be shown the opening screen. From here, you can import your design(s) and start setting things up for embroidery.
There are several steps you will go through before you can actually start sewing:
- Select / create a single design (import from media or choose from built-in) followed by selecting "Set"
- Merge other designs (if desired) followed by selecting "Edit End"
- Edit the combined designs (if desired) followed by selecting "Sewing"
- last step XXX
(1) Selecting Built-In Designs
Importing designs from external media is discussed in a separate section below.