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Thread: Embroidery Machines Lets Chat & Have Fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewplease View Post
    On overstock.com, the Brother PE 770 is $597. Sign up for their emails, and often there will be 7% or 10% discounts which really makes this more affordable. Even now, there is a coupon for $20 off a $150 purchase. Every little bit helps.
    THANKS for the info!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingKrazy View Post
    Does the 770 need that ped software they the smaller machine do???
    No, the PE 770 does not need the software. You can use the USB to load the files. (PES or DST) Don't go higher than 2 GB with the USB stick.

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    [QUOTE=dseale40;5967184]Yes, it is telling me I cannot use this hoop. The design is reading 8.60 x 4.63. The hoop
    The actual size of your hoop is 10.25x 6.25, but that hoop is for 5x7 designs. Use the extra large hoop you got, it measures larger than the 10.25x6.25. Don't have that size, but my 5x7 measures about 6x10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dseale40 View Post
    I have a brand new machine but its worth a try! How do you reformat?
    You can get a free program..and you reallySHOULD have one on your computer for when you see designs that are not in your .pes format--so you can change format & use them in your machine. Three free programs that come to mind immediately are
    www.compusewwithjan.com/.../freeconvertprograms

    http://www.wingssystems.com/index.ph...ucts/myeditor/ my editor

    .http://wilcomembroiderydesigns.blogs...-software.html wilcom
    And you can do a few other things than just reformat such as size, thread color, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorismeadows View Post
    I have a Baby Lock Ellure Plus and have been wondering how I can use the embroidery feature to quilt motifs. Has anyone done this? I am trying to determine if I can put quilt in loop or if I need to use some kind of foundation. I look forward to hearing about anyone's experience.
    I'm not quite sure what you are asking, but will try answering. I have a Brother machine and quilting in the hoop is all I've been doing lately. If I am doing all applique type quilting, I hoop batting and a base fabric which has an iron-on stabilizer. Actually, I get the very light weight iron on knit interfacing from JoAnn's and love the way it works. I have also used a very inexpensive light weight muslin as a base, hooping it and the batting with the base fabric on top.
    If you are asking about placing a nearly finished quilt in the hoop to do the quilting, that I have not tried but have read that you might hoop a water soluble stabilizer and lay the quilt on top rather than hooping.
    If you want to try applique in the hoop, I would highly recommend Molly Mine designs. She does some really cute stuff and every design I have used from her has been perfect!

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    Source for label tape?

    I have been working on making labels for a friend who makes hats. So far, I have been using grosgrain ribbon which is working well. However, I recently read that the best type of ribbon to use is a woven label tape. The weave is different that that of grosgrain or satin ribbon and the threads will incorporate into the weave while they won't on grosgrain or satin.
    Does anyone know where I can find woven ribbon? I've been searching the internet and no luck!
    TIA for any information.
    Jane

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    Sorry I can't help you with labels as I have never made them.

    I will keep my eyes opens in case I find any information for you.


    Now to get the thread moved back up to the FRONT page and
    off page 6.
    Louise - I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world . Also collect homemade pincushions, and sewing/quilting themed fabrics.

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    Label tape?
    I finally found what I was looking for and love the way it sews out. Basic twill tape. The cotton type is a bit difficult to find although it was at JoAnn's on a roll. Limited in widths. Wright makes a twill tape, again difficult to find various widths and it is prepackaged. It is a polyester twill, much lighter in weight than the cotton and isn't bad on the stitchout. I do like it better than grosgrain.
    It's kind of fun to play with the different types and see what a difference it makes in the finished product.
    I've been using paper backed tear away sticky stabilizer. I just read somewhere that it may also work to hoop a piece of clear vinyl and cut a window, then add the sticky stabilizer. Guess that's my next experiment!

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    WHEW HOO! I kept looking for a new used machine and I found it! It is even being delivered to me!
    Brother PE-780D Disney for $500! Found it posted on Craigslist this weekend. Kinda desperation sale...
    They will bring it to my office Wednesday for extra $20 for gas. They only did one embroidered name on
    it! Still have original everything! They need cash....& I need - correction- I want the machine!
    Can't wait!
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    Congrats on your new machine
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