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    Machine Embroidery

    Anyone here into machine embroidery? I 'think' I've attached a pic. I love 'In The Hoop' (ITH) designs like this one from Embroidery Garden. Am looking for more if anyone knows of any. Thanks!
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    I actually own two embroidery machines. In the past I used them at least weekly. The first I purchased almost 20 years ago. I am a full bosumed mature woman and everything I eat seems to land right there. The majority of the embroidery I have done in the last several years is on the front of my tops to help hide stains that just wouldn't come out. I also decorate T shirts and sweat shirts as family gifts. I did make a queen size quilt for my own bed with all blocks that I embroidered with my machine. I haven't tried any of the projects like the one you posted. I do own a large collection of design cards and CDs, many of which I haven't even got around to using. I also have a huge collection of embroidery threads.
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    There's an entire thread of QB members who machine embroider. You would probably enjoy reading their posts. I love your owl!
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    I do machine embroidery and have lots of designs for In The Hoop. I have gotten most of them from
    www.smartneedle.com
    They have very whimsical designs you might enjoy. Be sure to look for their free ones. Send PM and we can maybe discuss a trade.

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    Also Embroidery Library has great designs and sales all the time
    To keep your mind fresh- learn one new thing a day !

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    I also do machine embroidery but haven't tried any ITH designs yet. There are many, many designs on different embroidery groups. The ones mentioned are great. There's also more...just google "In the Hoop Designs" and you will find plenty!! Probably more than you ever knew existed!!

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    Where might one find this thread -- I haven't done much machine embroidery since getting so involved in quilting. This might give me a nudge.

    Quote Originally Posted by faykilgore View Post
    There's an entire thread of QB members who machine embroider. You would probably enjoy reading their posts. I love your owl!

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    It's in this same thread, titled "Embroidery Machines Let's Chat and Have Fun". It moves around depending on when people respond to a post.

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    I love machine embroidery and have done several ITH designs. There is a site called cuteembroidery.com that I get lots of free embroidery designs including ITH...one very similar to your owl design. Check it out, I think you'll like it!

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    Thanks to Ccorazone for the wonderful site info. Definitely requires more looking at another day.

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    I love my Babylock embroidery machine, I use Embroidery Library, amazing designs, e-bay. thanks for the example
    I like it, I have not done in the hoop, looks good. I will have to look it up.
    I should also look into a blog or something, do we have one on this site? Like to see projects.
    thanks again!

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    I like oregonpatchworks.com. Jackie had daily specials, some of them 50-70% off. She represents a lot of designers, perhaps 50. Often you will find a freebee. I go there first when looking.

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    Among a whole slue of design places - I like that cuteembroidery place, too. There is a lady there that digitized several sets in a "ripple" design - I haven't stitched them out yet - but they look fabulous! Haven't tried anything "in the hoop" yet but it is on my list! Designs are getting to be so open and fun.

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    My embroidery machine uses a disk. They cost $75.00 up. Yes there is several designs on one disk. I don't use a computer. I like my machine but the cost is a hindrance. Any helpfull idears. Rowena101

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    Oh I like ITH designs too and have made several.
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    Here is the Machine Embroidery thread on QB http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...un-t32969.html
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    Skeldale House does a lot of ITH designs.

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    Try Moose-B-Stitchin, http://moosebstitchin.net/newest_design_sets.htm All her designs are in the hoop.

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    I also do some ( still learning everything) . I'm a member of this one: www.designsbysick.com and this one : www.embroiderydesigns.com
    Sew, sew, it's the threads that keep love together :>} I love sunbonnet sue,old-fashioned things like 1950's or older housewife things, and like hankies,tea towels and aprons . Thanks to some lovely members on here I now have lots of aprons in my collection !!

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    In addition to the other sites that have been mentioned, Five Star Fonts also offers some cute ITH designs -- http://fivestarfonts.com/in-the-hoop/cat_17.html. If you "like" them on Facebook, you can get additional free designs. Enjoy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ccorazone View Post
    I do machine embroidery and have lots of designs for In The Hoop. I have gotten most of them from
    www.smartneedle.com
    They have very whimsical designs you might enjoy. Be sure to look for their free ones. Send PM and we can maybe discuss a trade.
    This is a great website! Thanks for sharing!

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    I enjoy machine embroidery too. Sometimes it is a nice change of pace from the quilting. Today I am trying a new project-a ring bearer pillow. I'll let you know how it goes. It's my first time embroidering on satin! I love the websites mentioned above. Also try Secrets of Embroidery at http://www.secretsof.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricut_farmer View Post
    Try Moose-B-Stitchin, http://moosebstitchin.net/newest_design_sets.htm All her designs are in the hoop.
    I've been wondering about these ITH designs with a zipper. Does it really save time? It looks like more trouble than it's worth. How long would you say it takes to make one of these little zip things?

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    emblibrary.com has lots of them. They make life so much easier doing them all in the hoop. There are lots of people on here that do embroidery for quilting and for lots of other projects. We've even asked for our own link but was told no. I made a coin purse designed by our emb club teacher with the zipper and my initial on it. Lots of fun. Yours is cute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQLTN View Post
    I've been wondering about these ITH designs with a zipper. Does it really save time? It looks like more trouble than it's worth. How long would you say it takes to make one of these little zip things?
    Doing the zipper in the hoop is so much easier than the traditional way. I took a class one night and made one in less than an hour and that was learning as I went because I was late to class due to work so I'm always playing catch up. I'm going to re design mine so the zipper goes up and down instead of across to make it easier to get the debit card out of it; mine is oval shaped.
    Judy

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