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Thread: Embroidery machine to quilt

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    Has anyone out there used their embroidery machine to do the quilting on their quilts? I am looking at purchasing the Snap Hoop- it says you can embroider a quilt sandwich. Just wondering if anyone has used that product or used their emb. machine to quilt.

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    Part of the reason I just bought the Janome 11000 is because of the acufill feature. However, I haven't used it for that yet.

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    I used both my Duetta and CV to M.E quilts.
    I did not need a special hoop, nor stabilizer.
    I just hooped regularly, used just an outline embroidery (from embroidery library.
    I slowed the machine down and scrunched the quilt up and around the machine so there were no tension issues.
    Turned out pretty good.
    I'd do it again. I did two quilts and several toppers this way.
    Kirsten

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    I have done several quilts that I have quilted in the hoop. The trick is finding designs that are already formatted for quilting, or drawing up and digitizing your own using your embroidery software.
    I simply put my quilt sandwich into the hoop and stitch the design in place. With my particular machine, I've noticed that I have to increase my tension quite a bit when quilting with it.
    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saphire
    Has anyone out there used their embroidery machine to do the quilting on their quilts? I am looking at purchasing the Snap Hoop- it says you can embroider a quilt sandwich. Just wondering if anyone has used that product or used their emb. machine to quilt.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-87742-1.htm

    there is a picture of a quilt that I used my Bernina Deco 650 w/continious line quilting in the plain blocks. I used low loft batting and the hoop worked fine. Any questions, just pm me. Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnMarie
    I have done several quilts that I have quilted in the hoop. The trick is finding designs that are already formatted for quilting, or drawing up and digitizing your own using your embroidery software.
    I simply put my quilt sandwich into the hoop and stitch the design in place. With my particular machine, I've noticed that I have to increase my tension quite a bit when quilting with it.
    Good luck!
    You can just use the outlines of alot of the designs or use the one color designs also.

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    I use my embroidery machine to quilt. Embroidery Library has many designs to do quilting. I love it.

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