I found a pattern for a really cute little zipper bag that is all done in the hoop on my Brother 2800D.
These come out to about 4 x 6 when using the 5 x7 hoop.
You only have to hoop the back and do the stipple quilting (pre-programed) and then hoop the front sections (really easy directions to follow). It puts the zipper in and everything. No other machine needed for sewing.
It was a free pattern off sewforum.com in the free embroidery section. These little quilted bags will be great door prizes at our next Strippers & Hookers Strip Bingo night.
I would like to try and quilt something bigger on my machine but found hooping to be a major issue even using the 6 x 10 size hoop. Does anyone else quilt with their embroidery machine? Any suggestions or guidance?