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Old 02-16-2016, 04:35 PM
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Question Amelie Scott book

Has anyone here tried using their embroidery machine, like a Brother PE-770, to do edge-to-edge quilting as tutorialed in Amelie Scott's book? I like making lap and baby size quilts and would really like to try using my machine to do the quilting. I was wondering if anyone has gotten this book and what they thought of it.

Also, what tips would you offer for someone using their embroidery machine?

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Old 02-16-2016, 05:22 PM
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Have you watched the Youtube videos? For those who may not have seen them (as I hadn't), here are links:

I found these reviewsof the book on Amazon:

I have a PE-770 but have not used it much yet. Honestly, just from the few minutes of video I watched, this is not a method I would like to use on my quilts; however, I have experience FMQing on my domestic machine and also on my midarm frame. Compared to those, this method looks like a lot more work to me because of the need to make templates and especially to hoop and unhoop over-and-over again. But, that's me. I can see how this method might be attractive to someone working on smaller size quilts since you can be doing something else while the machine is sewing.
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Old 02-17-2016, 04:02 AM
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I know of a machine dealer who teaches classes on this technique. I have the book but have not had time to give it a try. I do love how it stitches out.
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Old 02-18-2016, 04:37 AM
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Quilting with my embroidery machine was one of the reasons I wanted an embroidery machine. 4 years ago, I was still a novice quilter, and just starting with FMQ. Honestly, after spending hours and hours embroidering bath towels for all the nieces and nephews for Christmas, I decided I didn't have the patience to use the embroidery machine to quilt. My FMQ skills have improved dramatically. The thought of hooping, or placing a large quilt EXACTLY in the right place, then keeping it from shifting while it stitching out a 6x9 inch area doesn't appeal to me.
That being said, I know the results can be amazing, if it's your cup of tea, go for it.
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There are a lot of redwork (sometimes called blue-, green-, yellowwork to confuse you) patterns that stitch out beautifully. Put the quilt sandwich (front, back, batting) in the hoop, support it on a table or ironing board and go to town.
Goes really fast.
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Old 02-18-2016, 05:29 AM
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Although there are many folks who are successful using their embroidery machines for quilting, I was never very successful. I had a problem supporting the quilt so there was no drag. Precise rehooping can also be a problem. I was using a Viking with a large embroidery area and the 5X7 embroidery field on the 770 will be a challenge. I did make several quilts using a quilt-as-you go technique, doing a block at a time then joining. I also did several table runners using an endless hoop and a specially digitized design, but the quilting was just in the border close to the edge.
You never know till you try, however. I would suggest start on something small like a table topper, then go on to a baby quilt. Should give you an idea if it's doable.
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Old 02-18-2016, 07:44 AM
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I bought the Amelie Scott book and now have all the expansion patterns that she offers. I absolutely love this method of quilting. It is not hard to do, and the results are so awesome. I am one of those people who has never been able to get the hang of free motion quilting. I don't even care now. I just use Amelie's embroidery designs and I absolutely love the results. I sell baby quilts on Etsy and at local craft fairs and many people have commented on my wonderful job of quilting. I simply can't take the credit so I always tell them they are embroidery designs. I can't tell you how much I love them. I can finally get the professional look that I have always wanted - and I get to do it with my embroidery machine. I've enclosed a couple of close up pictures of quilts I have done. For some reason I can't add the pictures to this message, so I will try it with a new message.
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Old 02-18-2016, 07:50 AM
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Default Samples from Embroidery Designs by Amelie Scott

Here are a few samples. I really can't tell if the pictures uploaded or not, but I'm trying.
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Here is another one - I think.
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Here are a few samples. I really can't tell if the pictures uploaded or not, but I'm trying.
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I'm confused. The book says the designs are 5x9 plus two other sizes. I have a PE770 and 5x7 is the largest design it will do. How does this work with the PE770?
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