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    What a surprise this will be!

    I bought the Brother HE1 embroidery machine for my 22 year old granddaughter. It uses a 4" hoop. What can she make with a hoop that size? She loves to sew and is going to be thrilled to have her own embroidery machine!
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    Nice looking couple.
    Can't help with the embroidery machine and hoop.
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    There must be some small patterns that are online. I would search on Google.
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    Since the 4" machines were the first introduced, there are lots and lots and lots of designs available. Monogramming is also a great thing to do.
    Here's a good site to get an idea of designs available:
    http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/default.aspx
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    yes, lots of 4 inch patterns, and what a lucky girl...............also, thanks for the service of that young man............calla oh, I think those 4 inch designs simple are great on towels.............

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    Check out anita good design.

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    Point her to urbanthreads.com - they have designs that are aimed at that age group. She will be able to get some ideas from there for projects.
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    emblibrary.com has nice designs and a lot of resources for newbies, you can always do a giftcard so she can pick what she likes
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    a lot of designs, got to smartneedle and urban threads. they both have 4" hoop designs, good luck have fun.
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    There are thousands (probably tens of thousands) of machine embroidery designs available for the 4x4 hoop. When embroidery machines first came on the market, that was about the only size available. She can probably find many free designs. Many digitizers market their designs in multiple sizes. Hope this helps.

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    Many designs available. Embroidery Library is my go to for great designs. They also have a service to divide designs to be able to stitch large designs in a smaller hoop.
    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    Since the 4" machines were the first introduced, there are lots and lots and lots of designs available. Monogramming is also a great thing to do.
    Here's a good site to get an idea of designs available:
    http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/default.aspx

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    Semper Fi! This gift will keep her busy when her Marine is serving his country and will enable her to give great gifts for her fellow Marine wives or girlfriends. Blessed and safe Christmas to both sets of family

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    Handsome couple! A terrific gift for her! Perhaps some sewing/embroidering time together for you two!
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    You can also buy larger hoops for this machine..
    http://www.amazon.com/Hoops-Brother-.../dp/B008XM715Y
    I think there are some on ebay, too...do a search, you might get lucky!

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    My Brother embroidery machine also does 4x4 designs. I have been able to do a lot with it. I mostly purchase designs from www.embroiderylibrary.com
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    Designs by sick has thousands of 4x4 patterns and prices are very good.

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    Other sized hoops won't work. Thanks though.

    Quote Originally Posted by donna13350 View Post
    You can also buy larger hoops for this machine..
    http://www.amazon.com/Hoops-Brother-.../dp/B008XM715Y
    I think there are some on ebay, too...do a search, you might get lucky!

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    Beautiful couple. Can't help with the patterns.

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    What a great looking couple.
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    Sorry, I can't help answer your question...but those kids are so happy, in love and beautiful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobblehead View Post
    Other sized hoops won't work. Thanks though.
    YOu might want to do a bit of research. I think the multi position hoop will work. Basically, it's 4" wide, but longer and it has multiple latches on the side to attach to the machine. You need to have the design split, either with software or from the digitizer. The machine will only stitch out a 4X4 portion, but when that's done, you reattach the hoop using the next set of gizmos, moving the area to be embroidered up or down, building on the original part completed. I had one for my first 4X4 machine. It takes a bit of practice and it is all dependent on how well the design is split. I would wait until she's comfortable with the 4x4 and general use of the machine first.
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    There are many designs for 4 x 4 hoop, I have embroidered many T- shirts and quilts with 4 x 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    Since the 4" machines were the first introduced, there are lots and lots and lots of designs available. Monogramming is also a great thing to do.
    Here's a good site to get an idea of designs available:
    http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/default.aspx
    This is a great site and usually has a selection of designs on sale (I bought some of their Christmas designs for $1.25 each, very cute.)

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    I am considering this same machine (Brothers HE1). Just saw sale for today only at Hancock for $299. How does your G'daughter like the machine? I really don't know if I will enjoy embroidery and thought this will be the most economical way to try it. Any one else with a review or comment on the HE1?

    Thank you

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