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Thread: Embroidery machines?

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    What is an embroidery machine and can it be used for machine quilting?

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    Super Member donnajean's Avatar
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    There a machines that do both. You should go to a dealer & watch a demonstration of a machine that does embroidery. There are many different ones.

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    Super Member AliKat's Avatar
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    My embroidery machine is also a sewing machine. So, yes it does both jobs and well.

    Check around and listen to your quilting/embroidery friends as to what they like. Then go to the dealers and test drive what you can afford and think you will like.

    Online is also a great resource ... but with almost too much hype.

    ali

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    Thanks to both of you. You are right-I need to see one in action!!

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    Super Member callie's Avatar
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    Waddellrs - before I bought my first embroider machine, I indeed checked out all the places in town. I got information, prices, and demonstrations. I love the convenience of being able to use a thumb drive with mine for patterns. Definitely ask around and good luck! My machine also embroiders and sews but remember, you can't do both at once (LOL).

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    My Babylock Ellegante does it all. Except run fetch me a cup of coffee or take the dogs out....Does beautiful embroidery, and I quilt on it all the time.

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    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
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    What kind of machine do you have??? Many regular machines can be used for quilting.
    I'm looking for an embroidery only machine.

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    I have a regular sewing machine and I do use it to quilt. But I was thinking I could use an embroidery design for the quilting?

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    You can get emb. designs that you can use to quilt. I have some from Embroidery Library. They are nice but you need to make sure the quilt is supported so the weight doesn't pull it out of alignment. I didn't hoop but used the hoopless method with washaway stabilizer. i also pinned near the hoop to minimize shifting.

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    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
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    I have only the ones that do both. I got a great price on both, or I wouldve gotten one that only does embrodery!

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