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Thread: Anyone tried quilting with an embroidery sewing machine?

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    I sure hope more is added to this thread as towhar method works the best for doing the emb. and quilting. The ones shown are really beautiful and want to have min look as good!
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    all the time

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    thanks I've wanted to do this but Scared to try it-May have to stand on my head to hoop it though

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    I have a Bernina 165. I've done tons of free motion quilting on it. Just remove the embroidery module and you have a top quality sewing machine!! Enjoy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by McBrow View Post
    Your table runner sounds lovely, Skyangel. Good advice about hoop size and embroidery proportion in the block. I just took a look at a bed quilt I had professionally long-arm quilted and the design filled the space (open design) of an 11" x 11" square. From what I've researched, hoop size is important, so I appreciate what you said about the Bernina 830. Now to find an affordable machine . . .
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    I quilted this on my Innovis. It was my first try at quilting using the embroidery setup. There are a lot of single stitch patterns available. Not so many for little boy quilts, but a lot of feathers, flowers, etc.

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    I do it all the time with my janome 350e

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    Quote Originally Posted by McBrow View Post
    Has anyone tried their hand at machine quilting using an embroidery machine?
    I have a Janome 11000SE sewing/embroidery machine. The machine has built in embroidery designs for blocks that can be used with or without stipple background; and separate designs for all over stipple. Other quilting designs can be added with the software or purchased designs can be uploaded to the machine. In addition to the designs, the machine has an on board quilt layout calculator. Simply select a design, then enter the width and length of the quilt. The screen displays the number of times the quilt has to be hooped. The magnetic hoops that came with my machine make it easy to firmly hoop and easily rehoop. No basting or stabilizer necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Threads 77 View Post
    I am new to the embridery machines but love some of the quilt blocks a person can embroidery. What I have been wondering is: does a person emb. the blocks and then put it all tgether or does a person put the pieces all together and then embroidery as part of the quilting process? I am not crazy about the" quilt as you go" method so want another way. Love to hear what all you have to say. Mary M
    What I have done on my embroidery machine is use the top and batting to embroider, then I assemble the quilt like normal. Then I stitch in the ditch to sandwich it all together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119 View Post
    I have embroidered the designs on blocks and then used some of my built in embroidery stitches to quilt the layers together. My quilt is call "Crazy About Iris" and was accepted and shown in the AQS show in Des Moines last October. If you quilt using an embroidery stitch, chose a more open stitch that does not have a lot of back and forth motion. All three layers can shift. I practiced on scraps with batting in between.
    I love your quilt. I love the colors and all the different techniques you used. Beautiful!

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    I have an Elna 8200 and have quilted 4 fixin to be 5 with my embroidery machine, I use the single pass designs. Re-hooping can be difficult--centering is not always good. Good Luck and can't wait to see your practice :-)

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    What gorgeous quilts! I have a Brother PE-770 and used that several times for quilting. I've also done denser designs as central features in blocks. There are so many different types of designs out there. Just look around!
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    I have a BabyLock Elegante and it works beautifully embroidering on a quilt. It is also my 'standard' machine to piece and do free motion!!

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    Yes, I quilted a design in the open spaces of a triple Irish chain quilt for my niece's wedding. It turned out very nicely. Don't hoop the quilt, just the stabilizer, pin it well and do a basting, or fix ( or whatever your machine calls it) stitch to anchor the quilt before you start. Be sure you have the fabric well supported, so the weight of the quilt does not affect the way the embroidery unit is working.

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    This is on my to do list for 2013! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Beautiful quilt!!

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    Love your quilt. Thin sashing is soooo hard to keep straight.

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    my embroidery machine doesn't sew only embroidery.
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    Good job, CarolynMT - I like that. I haven't had the nerve yet to try it but that looks nice!

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    Ok, maybe I'm missing something but doesn't the back look different? Most embroidery I've seen the back looks very different from the front and it's not something I would want my quilt to look like. I want to get an embroidery machine and I'm confused about quilting with it. Maybe if someone showed a closeup of the back of their quilt I could understand it better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McBrow View Post
    Has anyone tried their hand at machine quilting using an embroidery machine?
    Yes, I use my Brother Duetta 4500 to embroider quilt blocks a lot!

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    Oh CarolynMT that is gorgeous!!

    I have done it a few times.
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    Embroidery-quilting class

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieLou View Post
    Ok, maybe I'm missing something but doesn't the back look different? Most embroidery I've seen the back looks very different from the front and it's not something I would want my quilt to look like. I want to get an embroidery machine and I'm confused about quilting with it. Maybe if someone showed a closeup of the back of their quilt I could understand it better.
    If you look at Eileen Roche's embroidery/quilting class on Craftsy you can see how the quilt as you go looks. I do not like the way the back of the quilt looks and made lots of mistakes on this first try quilt. This quilting makes gorgeous feathers, but is too dense imho. I used cotton batting and quilt was too stiff to suit me.

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    I have a Bernina and have used it for embroidery quilting mainly on smaller projects. I embroider on my quilt sandwich (the top and the batting) and put the back on with free motion quilting.

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