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    Senior Member scrappy2's Avatar
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    I also do machine embroidery I have a Janome 9700. I do mostly projects for Grandkids. My next project is a hamburger w/onion, tomato, cheese & lettuce for my G-daughter. I got the design from Digi stitches. I love Embroidery Library & Designsbysick. I have only been ME for a couple of yrs. and have so much to learn.

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    About 6 months ago I purchased a singer Futura XL_500, to use for embroidery, I have other machines for peicing and regular sewing, here are soome pictures of the embroidery I will be using in my quilts.
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    I have a little 4" embroidery machine I bought to use on charity baby quilts, but haven't used it much at all. Don't have the time with everything else I am trying to do. I have seen beautiful quilts made using designs from an embroidery machine though and they are awesome.
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    I just got and Elna 8200 for Christmas and I am loving it. I had/have some serious learning to do and still do but too impatient to wait for my free class--end of March. Learning to get the files to the computer was frustrating to say the least, this is not covered in the book properly. I have been embroidering bibs, needlebook covers, shirts, bag pockets, burp cloths, it goes on and on. I LOVE THIS MACHINE!! Already thinking of a bigger one and how I could use that. I am not ready for digitizing but I am sure I will be finding someone to do things for me. I am loving this thread and would so love to see an embroidery sub-cat that would be fantastic.

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    Last year I went shopping for a new sewing machine and came home with a Brother Duetta 4500D...and I absolutely love it!!! I had never done ME before but after the demonstation the lady did at the store with it, I knew it had to go home with me. Still new and learning alot about threads, stabalizer and tension in the hoop but Im having alot of fun. Currently using PE lite and would like to get PE7 or PE8. Interested in hearing anyones feedback on those programs.
    Happy Embroidery everyone!

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    Last year I went shopping for a new sewing machine and came home with a Brother Duetta 4500D...and I absolutely love it!!! I had never done ME before but after the demonstation the lady did at the store with it, I knew it had to go home with me. Still new and learning alot about threads, stabalizer and tension in the hoop but Im having alot of fun. Currently using PE lite and would like to get PE7 or PE8. Interested in hearing anyones feedback on those programs.
    Happy Embroidery everyone!

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    I have embroideryed in blocks and made other blocks to fill in, turned out pretty good.
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    I have quilted 2 large quilts on my PE770 embroidery machine. I use outline patterns or redwork and hoop every block. No stabilizer is needed, you have 3 layers already. The thing that takes the longest of course, is the placement of the squares. I lift the quilt somewhat, so it does not drag on the arm. They came out beautiful, but I am not sure, if it would not be faster to draw design and stitch on regular machine. On one quilt I did over 225 hoopings. My granddaughters loved them though and that is all that matters.


    Quote Originally Posted by stitchingcrazy View Post
    I was wondering about this subject too. I use my Janome 1100 SE and 1001 for all my sewing. There are some lovely "quilt block" designs around, but surely it would involve using the QAYG method, which I am a bit apprehensive about. It seems better to embroider the block first then assemble as normal, but of course the quilt would not be quilted would it? I have thought of doing an embroidered corner flower spray, or something flowing like vines and leafs instead of applique to see how that would work. But QAYG no way that's going to happen for me.

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    I do both. I embroidery designs and put them in my quilts. Especially baby quilts. I use cotton embroidery thread for that. I have a Jamone 11000Se and MB4. Love them both.
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    I have a Brother PC8500 and ULTRA 2001 and a Babylock PRO9 (6 needle)
    I actually was doing Emb before quilting....One day I needed a baby gift for a shower and didn't want to go shopping so I made an EM quilt on jersey fabric.....Thus starting my quilting journey....I never shop anymore except at LQS or fabric supply stores...some of the babies I made them for are now 10 yrs old and moms have paid me to make twin size one with this fabric...it washes beautiful and is sew cozy...i use it on the front and on the back....I now try all kinds of quilting and emb....seperate or together....I'm hooked.......BTW can someone direct me to the emb quilt that was posted on the picture forum in Dec. I think...It was a beautiful emb flower baskets/flowers quilt....i have looked and looked and can t find it...It was the more beautiful quilt I have ever seen....Thk you ...
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    I definately agree. How do I go about emailing Konstin. Who is this person and how do I get in touch with them? I am too new to know who everyone is, but I am trying. Love to read post. Love to ME as well as quilt.
    Gwenzie

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    I have 2 emb machines and use them almost daily! I emb quilt labels, pillowcases, quilts...you name it! And yes, even on toilet paper!
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    I just got the Viking Ruby and I love it. For Christmas I did free standing lace ornaments and a stained glass nativity scene and I just downloaded a bunch more designs for Valentines Day and Easter and my GD 1st Bday. I have some ideas in the works also to make the kids an alphabet quilt along with some other things. I move my machine to the dinning room when I do this since there is a lot of stop n go with changing thread color. I'm very new and still learning. This Mon we are learning to make a zippered coin purse at our monthly embroidery club that I got free when I got my machine. I'm also taking my stuff in so that she can teach me to do the cutwork on the embroidery machine; it's alot more difficult on a regular machine. Which is a block on another quilt that I've done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaK View Post
    for what it is worth...everyone!!!!
    I did email Konstin about having a sub forum for ME...
    He said it would happen if we had enough interest...
    So...Email him and let hin and the mods know we would lilke a sub forum for Machine Embroidery...
    If you would like to...I would rather have someone here answer my questions than someone from another place do it!
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    Me, too. Add me to the list...
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    I add machine embroidery to most of my quilted wallhangings and table toppers. I love machine embroidery and love adding it to my quilting projects.
    My machines are in my signature line. I don't know what I would do without either one of them, and yes I do use both of them to embroider, many times at the same time!! I am having too much fun!! giggle giggle

    You can add me to the list of those embroidering on toilet paper! giggle Also add embroidery to candles!!
    Last edited by Divokittysmom; 01-15-2012 at 02:40 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bevsie View Post
    Hi,

    Although quilting is my main passion, I also machine embroider. I just did the usual holiday towels, occasional denim shirt design, and a few table runners.
    However, I am finding that many embroidery deisgns are appealing to me and I could really have fun doing quilts with embroidered squares. And can also embroider quilting designs on quilts instead of free motion quilting or having a long arm quilter do it. I think I am getting hooked!

    I would love to hear from others who also machine embroider.

    Bev
    I have a Viking Designer Diamond and a PFAFF Creative Sensation...........and use both for machine embroidery. I have made a few quilts with embroidered and pieced blocks........Most recent was a Beatrix Potter baby quilt with 20 embroidered blocks......I really enjoy the machine embroidery.

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    I totally agree with cutebuns...the freebie designs can be a big heartache if you don't test them first. I trust all the BIG sites like Embroidery Library, Designs by JuJu, Molly Mine etc etc that generously give out designs to try. I haven't had issues with the 'well known', if you will,... embroidery websites. When I first began embroidering in 1998, I downloaded nearly everything I saw that I liked. I learned pretty quickly that although they may be pretty,... some digitizers needed a bit more practice,... to be as kind as I can. Not meaning to say anything against those who aren't professional digitizers just saying do a test stitch out first so you don't run the risk of possibly ruining a project. I do speak from experience. Sometimes you can look at your embroidery design in your software program and see if there are any problems with it, that helps immensely. I use Embird and 3D Studio from HV.
    So happy to see so many Machine Embroiderers on here!!


    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns View Post
    Just a warning for those just starting out with the ME, the free sites can be very good but you have to be careful as some of them are done by people that don't know or just starting out doing the digitizing and don't work as well as you hope they do. So unless it is a site that you trust and or person that you trust as you have used their stuff a lot, stitch it out first on scrap or a tea towel or something to try it out. This can actually go for some of the bought designs as well, though most of them wouldn't be around for long if their designs had a lot of issues. It is easier to stitch it out again than try and take it out.
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    If someone could please post the email addy of Konstin so we can contact them in regards to possibly adding a machine embroidery category that would be quite helpful. Thank you.
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    I made my daughter a quilt with embroidered blocks when she was pregnant with my granddaughter. If I can find the pic I'll post it. I don't do it often. I still am not too motivated, but trying to get there.
    Kathy

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    Do any of you have the Brother innovis 2800D machine? What do you like and dislike about it?
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    I have the Se 350 Brother and have yet to try it bought some thread but have never machine embroidered and am nervous about it it looks so easy on TV so I just have to get with it. I also think if I start that I'll never get the quilting done I need to do. Need more time. Sue

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    I recently upgraded from my Brother Innovis 4000D to a Babylock 6 needle machine. I embroider on practically everything I make, I just love the way it adds a bit of flare and color and interest. Some picture samples - I make my own quilt labels, and here's a baby quilt with matching burp cloths, and I even embroider on the back of fleece jackets I make.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland View Post
    I recently upgraded from my Brother Innovis 4000D to a Babylock 6 needle machine. I embroider on practically everything I make, I just love the way it adds a bit of flare and color and interest. Some picture samples - I make my own quilt labels, and here's a baby quilt with matching burp cloths, and I even embroider on the back of fleece jackets I make.
    Too cute! You sound like me LOL
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