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Thread: Machine Embroidery Projects made in today's class

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    Super Member JanetM's Avatar
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    Yesterday and today I attended a Pfaff Treasures 2 day embroidery event. It was hosted by Sewing Machines Plus, a local dealer. All of us "students" had so much fun. Dawn and Karla, both Pfaff Educators really were great, and amazingly talented. We used brand new Pfaffs...Creative 4.0 machines.

    Today we made a small cutwork bag in the hoop. The cutwork is done by the embroidery machine and requires "cutwork needles" which really are knives which cut the fabric for you!!!!

    The larger bag has a center floral design/monogram that was machine embroidered on green silk dupioni. Then we sandwiched it with batting and a black lining fabric and using the decorate tapered swirl stitch, did the quilting, which you can see radiates outward from the embroidered design in the center. We put in a zipper using Dawn's easy method, sewed the two side seams and we were finished. We even put the tassel on by machine. Dawn had programmed a satin stitch that formed the top of the tassel.

    I've never worked with silk dupioni before today. It was so easy to work with and is such a beautiful fabric, so I plan to purchase some in several colors. It really resists wrinkles, and has such a pretty sheen. Those of you whom (or who....eeks..I need help from an English teacher) have used silk dupioni know just what I mean.

    Anyway, I had a great day.

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    Cutwork Bag opened..oops some of those threads need trimming.
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    Silk Dupioni Bag (front)
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    Super Member dellareya's Avatar
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    Great job on these projects. The class sounded like lots of fun. Makes me want a embroidery machine.

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    I purchased The Pfaff Creative Vision last summer and still have not done any embroidery. There always seems to be another project that has to get done before I can have some down time to 'play' with my machine or go take a few classes to learn how to use that part of it. Seeing your work is getting me all fired up to really learn how to use this machine to the fullest. Thanks for the wonderful pictures. I'm sure you will really enjoy those projects.

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    What great projects, bet you had fun doing them

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    Very pretty.

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    What a pretty little project! Silk Dupioni is the most wonderful fabric. Back when I had to dressy up for work everyday, I made tons of blouses to wear with suits using this fabric. It also makes wonderful nightgowns. It is just beautiful to work with and wear.

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    Beautiful bags.

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    Very nice!

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    Beautiful, what a great gift this would make.

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    Absolutely beautiful.

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