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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?

    Thanks!

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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:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGJVqolP4eM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhB2F2ul95w

    I found these reviewsof the book on Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/Edge-edge-Quil...dp/B00OMH1DLW/

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by juliea9967 View Post
    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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    Thanks for sharing those pics! I do want to try it on something small, so I will put together a tumbler table runner and see how that goes. :-)

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    Well, I shrunk the design to fit in my 5 x 7 hoop. I do have the bigger hoop that you take off and re-position, but I don't think I'll start my first attempt with that. I used SewWhatPro to resize. That program is a must!

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    I have wanted to try this for so long and also only have a 5x7
    I understand in the write up it says you can't resize
    do you thi k my digitizer Jr will be able to resize?
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    Re: resizing the designs. I mentioned in a previous post that I used an endless hoop and specially digitized designs to do borders. Since these designs are edge-to-edge, I'm guessing that it's a very similar deal. The designs work because the last stitch in the pattern is in the exact spot as the first stitch. For example, if the design starts at 2.25" from the left, it ends in exactly the same spot. The reason this is important is when you advance your quilt and hoop for the next design, you want it to start in exactly the same spot as you ended last time so the 2 hoopings appear seamless, giving you that continuous edge-to-edge. After you resize, the start and stop stitch may, or may not be in the exact place to achieve this. Just test first!
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    I LOVE this book and all the extra patterns ! It is easy to line up the designs for a great pantograph quilting effect. I want to finish my quilts on my own. I do not want to pay long arm prices. This method was the perfect answer for me. Try it and have fun. I use the patterns for smaller projects like placemats too.

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