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Thread: What types of projects do you use your embroidery machine for?

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    Senior Member sandrab64's Avatar
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    What types of projects do you use your embroidery machine for?

    Woot! Took the plunge and ordered the Brother PE 770 embroidery machine (along with 40+ spools of thread, stabilizer, and pre-wound bobbins) and it's on its way to MY house! When I told my mom I ordered it she said, "Wow! So what are you going to embroider?" That question kind of stumped me because I don't think I gave a real coherent answer. Sure I'll do quilt labels and...ummmm...and....

    My question now to you board members is "What types of projects do you use your embroidery machine for?"
    Sandra B

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    Super Member Treasureit's Avatar
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    That is an expensive label machine maker!

    You can do lots of things. All your practice can be turned into quilt squares. You can do towels, existing clothing, accent lots of things...bags, purses. You will find lots to do.

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    Senior Member Skyangel's Avatar
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    I DO do quilt lables, and towels for gifts (everyone in my family has got embroidered dish towels), and some shirts. Baby onesies with a cute minkee applique embroidery makes a great shower gift. A friend comissioned me to do personalized corner blocks for a quilt she was commissioned to make. I made a cute in-the-hoop quilted/embroidered embroidery scissors case and gave it with scissors to a quilting friend. Lots of cute things and lots of free designs online. Learning the correct stabilizers for the project was key to making a project I was happy with. ALWAYS do a test stitch out so you don't ruin something. Ask me how I know!

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    I make personalized baby blankets, with name and birthday. Makes a great gift! I make them ahead so I can just personalize them and get them to the family quickly. So fun to watch Mom see her baby's name. I also personalize Christmas stockings. I have used my embroidery machine to quilt wall hangings. So far have not done a quilt, but that might be in my future. Red work makes beautiful squares for baby blankets. And in the hoop projects are great fun. You will enjoy your new machine!!!

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    Super Member quilts4charity's Avatar
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    I embroider everything and anything...LOL...have lots of decorated shirts, do lots of baby things and tons of quilts!!! I'm sure you'll find something to do besides quilt labels and yes I do those too!!!!

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    Super Member maryb119's Avatar
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    I embroidery what ever I want to. I have done quilt blocks and labels, purses, clothing, towels, wall hangings...all kinds of things. You willl enjoy your new machine and have fun trying out all the things you can do with it.

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    Super Member Weezy Rider's Avatar
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    About the same. Almost everything -including Quilt in the Hoop. Yards of lace edging. I use most of the fancy stitches, too. You can combine machine stitches in the hoop, too.

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    Senior Member Patti25314's Avatar
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    In addition to the above, I'll add name embroidered pillow cases for my puppy friends.
    Since I gain weight reading cookbooks, why can't I lose weight watching a fitness program?

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    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
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    I used to be a casket embroider. Did my sons boxers, shirts towels everything.
    id start the summer w five white shirts, by aug, they were embroidered.

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    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
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    lots of ITH(in the hoop) designs- tissue holders, coin purses, scissor cases, etc. Blocks for quilting to sash around, you can quilt with your EM, make ornaments treat holders, monogram, the possibilities are endless
    Brother XL-3500i, SQ-9050, Dreamweaver XE6200D, Juki MO-2000QVP

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