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Thread: Embroidering design on sash

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    Senior Member echobluff's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by purvissp
    It's funny how I got into embroidery and quilting.

    A couple of months ago my wife, the quilter in the family, brought home a used Baby Lock embroidery machine. It sat around for a couple of weeks and she did not use it. I got curious and started playing around with it. It was neat, but very limited in function so I traded it in on a Brother PE780D.

    I made several Disney quilt blocks for my wife to use in a quilt, but she was busy on another project, so I decided to try making a quilt.

    She had me using her 40+ year old Singer, that did not cut it for me. I went and bought myself a new Brother Runway.

    Now I'm hooked and it is something my wife and I enjoy doing together.
    How cool is that...good for you! Bet the wife is happy too, she's got a partner in crime! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenda M
    Great ideas ladies and love this tutorial. I'm sooooo new to the embroidery / quilting world so my question is... could you also use tear away stabilizer underneath, or should you always use something on top? Hope this makes sense. Thanks for the great info!
    The only problem with tear away is that is can distort your stitches and fabric if you are not careful. The only time I use something on top of the fabric is if the fabric has nap, like terry cloth, toweling, velvets, etc. and it is usually something that dissolves with steam or water, but I am not an expert, I just do things that have worked for me. Hope this helps.

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    Some folks are just too smart for their own good and think there is only one way to do things.

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    Great work purvissp...Some people just make things so complicated....

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    Julia9967 - you mentioned embroidering instead of stippling... I presume you mean though the top,batting and backing,you also mentioned single thread designs where would I look for those... Thank you for any info

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    Quote Originally Posted by juliea9967
    You did great! I quilt all of my baby quilts on my embroidery machine. I use single stitch designs, and leave my hoop on my machine at all times. I only move the quilt. It works great. I love it cause I am one of those that CANNOT learn how to stipple.
    Can you elaborate just a little? I am very interested.

    Also, I would think one might be able to do several small designs on a strip and then cut and use at corner stones? I have been toying with that idea but haven't tried yet.

    Marysewfun

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    You did well to find a workable solution for an already cut 3 inch border. For machine embroidery, I use a wider strip, and cut away the excess fabric for strip quilting later. I often use both the (top) clear plastic stabilizer and the washaway tearaway med. weight stabilizer (underneath). I have a brother Innovis and sometimes I just place a stabilizer square ( 8" X 8") under the closed hoop laying flat on the feed dogs. It works just fine. If your fabric is 100% cotton, you can first tear away the stabilizer around the edges of the design, then just soak the rest in a basin of cool water.Then let it air dry on a hanger then press flat. It comes out perfect

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    I like how you did this . I put designs on satin sashes all the time and I use a tearaway stabalizer the size alittle bigger than the hoop then I spray 505 craft glue on it and center the satin strip. the ones I do are usually 4 inches wide but same concept.

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    Looks great, neat idea. I am still learning on my project runway.
    Was wondering if you needed to have the whole hoop covered or if you could do strips, now I know
    Thank you

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    You might want to try a sticky back stabilizer. Some times when I want to do several small items, I stick the stabilizer to the large hoop, and then I move the design to where I want it placed.

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