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Thread: Anyone tried quilting with an embroidery sewing machine?

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    Super Member MartiMorga's Avatar
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    Jun 2011
    Springville, Tennessee
    I have a Baby Lock Ellegante that I have used for embroidering squares that I have incorporated into a quilt. I have not tried the designs for "quilting". I have a few, just haven't started the quilt to use them on. I think that the embroidered squares would not look right if done with the batting and backing. Loved my Ellegante so much, have gotten the Ellisimo for Christmas and am selling my Ellegante. If you haven't tried it, you really should, embroidery really adds to quilts.
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    Mar 2012
    Southeast Georgia
    I use my Janome to quilt. I especially love to make applique blocks with it. Here is one I'm working on for my 4 yr. old DGD who loves Little Ponies. Name:  Lily's quilt.jpg
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    Charleston SC
    Quote Originally Posted by McBrow View Post
    Has anyone tried their hand at machine quilting using an embroidery machine?
    I have never used my embroidery machine for quilting......I use my Elna...

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    Senior Member LoriMcc's Avatar
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    Aug 2010
    Central Iowa
    I have done this. I really liked how it turned out. Lots of re-hooping, but I liked the results!
    Lori McC

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    Senior Member Linda58's Avatar
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    South Texas
    Love this quilt!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by catmcclure View Post
    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.

    Attachment 385954

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    Senior Member rainagade's Avatar
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    Aug 2010
    Western WA
    McBrow, you can do this. I have a Brother Innovis and have quilted with it. It is a long and tedious thing to do. If you compare it to Free motion or a long arm. Take your time.

    Before you start a quilt think of a smaller project. Square table topper, pot holder. That way if you are not happy, the whole quilt is not trashed.

    BTW, I have a new machine in my sewing room. Brother 1000e. I am excited about getting used to this machine and quilting a few things. It has a larger frame than my Innovis.

    A quilting I will go......


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