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    Embroidery Machine

    After debating for several years, I am the new owner of an embroidery machine. The main reason I wanted it is because I hear people talk about quilting their tops on them. Has anyone ever quilted on them and if it is possible, are there some good youtubes to go to?

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    Congrats! What machine did you purchase?

    I use the EMB machine to stitch out block designs and then arrange into a quilt. The batting is layer in with the block. Add the backing and then SITD to finish.

    This is my current project. Light stitching and fast blocks. It also has method called flip&fold which looks similar to piecing blocks.

    https://www.anitagoodesignonline.com...es-of-doodles/

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    i use my embroidery machine to do the quilting at least half of the time.
    as i build my collection of quilting motif design files i will use it even more.

    whether you can do a full-top/batting/backing sandwich without wanting to pull out your hair will depend on the size of your largest hoop and how much practice you are willing to put into it.
    if you use one or more of the quilt-as-you go (quilt blocks first, then assemble into a quilt) you can do just about any size quilt. still takes practice (both QAYG method(s) and using the embroidery function on your machine) but i think you'll find it well worth the effort.

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    I embroidered quilted a layered quilt top, center of each block for quilting. It did fine but it was tedious. I then used a walking foot to do crosshatch on the sashing and border. I am enjoying trying new things with my embroidery machine. I don't follow the rules that much.
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    I have used these designs and they are great.

    http://www.ameliescott.com/

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    my Brother 2800D does really well with Redwork designs, either on blocks to be sewn together or the finished layered quilt. Larger quilts take a bit of shoving around. An ironing board behind the sewing table will take a lot of the weight off the machine. I hate to admit that I have embroidered butterflies after accidentally cutting small holes into the finished quilt. Nobody noticed it.

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    I just picked up an embrodiery module that came with my Bernina but (sadly) it's still in the box. I just don't get enough free time in the summer to sew... I am anxious to follow this thread.

    One of my questions already is whether these embrodiery packs/designs can be used on any machine, like the one alikigirl posted.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    Brother uses .pes format, Janome .jef format. I don't know what Bernina machines accept. Most downloadable embroidery zip files have 10 or more formats. you pick out what you need. My machine has an USB slot. Smaller USB sticks (128MB) will store dozens of patterns and take a lot less time to show up in the embroidery machine as do 4 GB. A USB stick with the Brother logo is advertised at over $20. On line you find plain ones for 2-3 bucks.

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    I believe the Amelie Scott designs can be used on most formats, you just need to have the right size hoops
    A bed without a quilt is like a sky without stars.

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    I, too, use Amelie Scott Edge to Edge designs to quilt my baby quilts and lap quilts. They are fabulous, and the end results are beautiful. And yes - jmoore - the multi formatted to use on all machines.
    The pictures shows a close up of the quilting on one of my baby quilts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alikigirl View Post
    I have used these designs and they are great.

    http://www.ameliescott.com/

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    I love this quilting technique also. Very good instruction book that includes designs; and lots of extra packs/designs available for purchase. Her U tube/videos are very good instruction also. She's a kick to listen to.
    http://www.ameliescott.com/

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    My older Bernina uses .pes format. I don't know about the newer ones. I'm going to tell the DH that I want an embroidery machine for Christmas. Who knows where I'll put it but I want it He always asks me if there's anything I want for my birthday/Christmas!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cashs_mom View Post
    My older Bernina uses .pes format
    That's because the Deco machines aren't really Berninas at all. What you have is a machine badged with the Bernina name and built by Brother. Some of the Deco machines are Brothers and some are Janomes.

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    I struggled with developing my FMQ skills, but it takes time. I decided to use my Janome 14000 for quilting. I purchased some designs specifically for quilting (regular embroidery designs are too messy on the back). I also have software to size my designs exactly(Sew What Pro). I have completed 3 quilts this way and plan on continuing with it. I love the perfect designs and ease of quilting. The selection of designs is wonderful. Feel free to PM me if you have specific questions.
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    I have several women I know who use their embroidery machines to quilt their quilts. There are a lot of motifs sold by various embroidery digitizers. I have quite a few--all of the Amelie Scott sets but haven't used them yet.
    Last edited by MarleneC; 07-16-2017 at 12:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cari-in-Oly View Post
    That's because the Deco machines aren't really Berninas at all. What you have is a machine badged with the Bernina name and built by Brother. Some of the Deco machines are Brothers and some are Janomes.

    Cari
    No, I don't. My 1630 and my Artista 180 both use .pes
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