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Thread: Do any of you quilters also machine embroider?

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    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

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    There are quite a few folks here that love to machine embroider too. I have a Bernina 630 with the embroidery unit but I have not used it for much besides making quilt labels. One of these days I would love to figure out how to do more with it.

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    I have a Brother PR 600 that I use all the time. I also have a Viking SE but I rarely use the embroidery unit because the PR 600 stays set up all the time.

    Sybil

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    I have the brother SE270D haven't done much with it :cry: Need more time to just play with it
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    I have 2 embroidery machines and enjoy using them If am not quilting I am embroidering something for myself or someone else. i also get many patterns of the internet. some are free and some I buy. There are so many cute and pretty things that you can get that it seem endless. i have evening embroidery on a roll of toilet paper.

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    Here is My toilet roll that I did

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    Just read my post and I think I need to go back to school and learn to spell :(

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    I also embroider. I have the Brother PR600 and I have the Singer Futura CE-100 and the CE-200. I mainly use my singers for regular sewing now, and do all my embroidery on my brother.

    I love having both kinds of machines to play with. I do quilte a bit of regular embroidery but I also intergrate it into some quilts.

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    I think there are alot of us that also Machine Emb...
    I love it!!!!
    I have my Brother 8500D that I piece/straight sew with (but can also M.E) and I also have the Duetta 4500D that is my main for Machine Emb.
    I get alot of designs from Emb. Library...and several groups as well.
    It is so fun!!!
    Kirsten

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    I have the brother PR620 as well as an older brother, you can get stippling designs to do on the quilts, I did some on my mom and dads quilt that I made them for their bed. Depends on the machine and what size hoop that you have to what you can do with them. You can also make blocks with embroidery to put in them. My favorite site for patterns is www.emblibrary.com they have a quilting section. Lots of sales, usually two free designs a month. I have been machine embroidering pretty steady for 15 years and quilting for just over two years, and they go very well together.

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    Hi,

    Thanks for all the replies to my embroidery question.
    I buy designs from Embroidery Library all the time, great site. I also do Amazing Designs, Buttercup, Dk Embroidery, and GoNutsGoCreative. If you've never been to Buttercup or DK Embroidery check it out, both have cute designs for very reasonable prices. DK you can join for six dollars a month and download all you want..........Buttercup has lots of free sets to download. I have had good luck with what I done from both of them. Also some applique designs at Buttercup, which I think are fun.
    My little flash drive stick is full of designs I have downloaded, also buy CD's from my Babylock dealer if it's something I have to have the whole set of. I am great at collecting designs...need to get them stitched out!
    I embroider and sew on Babylock machines.
    I just got the Elegante2 last week and also have an Ellure and a Decorators Choice. I couldn't resist the new one, I had a year old Esante and loved it, but our dealer was closing one of her shops and offered fantastic deals on ones she had new in the shop.....I caved. I traded in the Esante and upgraded.....but I did resist for about 5
    whole days. I work at the quilt shop in town and my Ellure I keep there.
    I plan to both quilt and embroider on my Elegante. (I think I better!!!) I wonder what tool my hubby will get now??? LOL
    Am doing a table runner for myself with Amazing Design apples, will post when I get it done.
    Happy stitching.
    Bev

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    I just got my machine 2 weeks ago and it's a brother ULT 2002D I bought it for the Disney. I love it.

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    My machine embroiders as well. I don't do as much as I'd like with it, but will hopefully soon. I love embroidering on it

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    Hi, I have a Bernina 650 embroidery machine. As well as a Bernina Serger, two older model Bernina sewing machines, a Singer Featherweight and a treadle machine. I have my sewing area set up so that I can embroider while I am sewing or quilting and also use the serger all without leaving my chair. I merely spin around from one machine to the other. My embroidery machine only does a 4 inch field but I have had it since the early nineties and have thousands of dollars tied up in software. I have made two complete quilts with embroidered blocks and numerous other items over the years. My colleciton of thread, stabilizers etc. is sinful. When I figure out how to post on this site I will put some pictures up.

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    I have a Bernina 200E and I love it! I embroider more than I thought I would, in fact yesterday I embroidered a roll of toilet paper for my Dad's wife who just got out of the hospital (she had an intestinal thing...so I put @*it happens on the roll)...

    I found a site called embsupply.com where they will sell single designs for the really cheap!

    My LQS is having a class called embroida block where you can make an entire quilt in your hoop. Its like a combination of paper piecing and QAYG in the hoop. Its here http://hoopsisters.com/. I'm not taking it because I personally like the process of building my own quilt, but it is interesting.

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    Im curious about how you quilt a large quilt with embroidery.
    I see demos with small pieces but never a large quilt.
    They now have very large hoops that you could do a nice size square with. But is it too much for it to move with a large quilt.

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    I have a Bernina 200E and I love to machine embroider. A lot of times (especially during the Christmas gotta get it done time) my embroidery machine is going as well as my Bernina 440QE on which I'm sewing. :roll:

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    waiting for my Singer 200 to come in the mail, then I'll join the ranks here of multi talented people. :)

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    I have the Janome 9000 and Janome 10001 and they both do embroidery. I have embroidered blocks to put in my quilts. I did a Christmas Quilt with all Christmas Embrod. designs then used Christmas fabric for blocks in between. I do shirts, pants, towels, etc. Love it. marge

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    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!
    Kirsten

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    Add me to the list as well! Here's one I made for a wedding gift. The magnolia design is from Embroidery library.

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    Very nice quilts!
    I love emb libr too. I have many of their designs. I also belong to artistic Thread Works, Designs by Sick and I used to belong to a couple more clubs but I was downloading all the time and had to cut back. So I am just a member of those two sites now.

    I also like BunnyCup Embroidery, she has some really cute designs, I think I have almost ALL of her sets. Another site I like is Sewing for Sarah. She has a lot of in the hoop projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c2cd2008
    Very nice quilts!
    I love emb libr too. I have many of their designs. I also belong to artistic Thread Works, Designs by Sick and I used to belong to a couple more clubs but I was downloading all the time and had to cut back. So I am just a member of those two sites now.

    I also like BunnyCup Embroidery, she has some really cute designs, I think I have almost ALL of her sets. Another site I like is Sewing for Sarah. She has a lot of in the hoop projects.
    Thanks. The peacock one (bottom) was for my son & DIL.

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    sewnsewer2...
    Very nice quilts....
    I love Emb library as well!
    K

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    Thanks for all the info- I've been surfing these sites and can't wait until my machine gets here to start learning. I will have lots of ideas- better make a list!

    Barb

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