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Thread: Embroidery machine - can it also quilt?

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    Nov 2011

    Embroidery machine - can it also quilt?

    After noting in several catalogs about using embroidery to quilt with I purchased the Janome 300E but I am totally confused. Are you able to use these machines to actually quilt the finished product? My Janome dealer who just recently purchased the store wasn't quite sure & I appreciate him admitting that. Has anyone out there attempted this or are using it or can advise me what I need to do? I would like to be able to actually quilt with it but it doesn't look like there is enough throat room. By the way, my dealer will allow me what I paid for the machine & accessories to upgrade my 6500 if I don't like it - & I have been thinking about that for ages. Thanks to all of you!

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    Super Member Quiltngolfer's Avatar
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    Nov 2011
    Yes, you can actually quilt your squares with an embroidery machine. Your quilting will only be as large as your hoops will allow though. I like to put sticky stabilizer in the hoop and stick the quilt to it instead of hooping the quilt. It gets kind of bulky to hoop a quilt. You can buy quilt designs for the embroidery machine. I would love to have a machine that has the jumbo (8x10) hoop. My largest hoop is 5x7. I wouldn't want to do a large quilt that way. Have fun with your new machine.

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    Power Poster PaperPrincess's Avatar
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    I'm sure that you will get some tips because I know folks do this all the time. I personally was never successful in getting a larger quilt out of the way of the embroidery arm so it could do its thing. However, you can easily quilt individual blocks or sections of a quilt, then join them using a QAYG method. I was also pretty successful in quilting the borders of a larger quilt, just not the middle!
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    Senior Member nvb50's Avatar
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    I have a Husqvarna Ruby with a 360 X 200 hoop. I have quilted 7 twin size. These I did hoop. I am now going to do some full and larger but then I am going to quilt it as a section at a time. Quilt as you go is the best way for anything larger then a twin size. Hope this helps

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