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    Brother co. owns the copyright to the Disney designs and they are only sold to owners of registered Brother Disney machines. They have an army of lawyers to sue an illegal user of the designs and especially sellers of items with the designs. I have read of cases where they get huge settlements, take your machines and all your embroidery equipment and you can even go to jail. I have 3 Disney machines and a Snoopy (which they also own the rights to). I don't really have any interest in the Disney designs, tho I do love Snoopy. I certainly would not take a chance on being seen with a Mickey Mouse on my shirt if I didn't --you never know who that "stranger" might be.

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    Its really scary....I am not familiar with all the rights and wrong and I just start learning how to post here again....but I start believing that restraining myself all together is the best way of keeping myself safe..... It takes all the fun Away........
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    If I'm not mistaken, you can embroider the Disney designs on anything you own without any problem. If you sell an item with the design is where you can get into trouble. If it's for your own use and not resale there isn't an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mermaid View Post
    Brother co. owns the copyright to the Disney designs and they are only sold to owners of registered Brother Disney machines. They have an army of lawyers to sue an illegal user of the designs and especially sellers of items with the designs. I have read of cases where they get huge settlements, take your machines and all your embroidery equipment and you can even go to jail. I have 3 Disney machines and a Snoopy (which they also own the rights to). I don't really have any interest in the Disney designs, tho I do love Snoopy. I certainly would not take a chance on being seen with a Mickey Mouse on my shirt if I didn't --you never know who that "stranger" might be.
    one reason I dont buy any machine that promotes a license with restrictions. Why pay THEM for advertising to me?

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    I know people who have machines and they can sew Disney designs with no problem. I also know that my Viking would too. Last year I won a stand alone emb machine from Brother but it didn't do the Disney designs. I traded it for one that did do the designs. Not all Brother machines are set up for Disney designs. When I go to ibroidery, they don't ask if I own a brother machine when I go to buy and they have no problem selling to me. Our local Brother distributer goes by the rules and does sell Disney designs. It is a very honest company, to the point that last year in out retreat, our teacher was a Brother spokes person and we were finishing off our tops and the Brother sergers weren't behaving too well. Someone mentioned that the Babylock sergers were in another class, but our teacher couldn't show us on them because she was at the retreat for Brother, not Babylock. Now in her studio, she uses Brother and Babylock. I wanted the Disney for my grandkids not for profit or anything else.

    Rennie: I just checked and the expo in Raleigh hasn't put up their class schedule yet. You can sign up to be emailed it when its set up. I'm so looking forward to it. I'll have to start checking out hotel rooms soon.
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    A few things I have been working on. The Easter egg is from OESD. I will use more pastel colors next time I do one. My flock continues to grow. Designs from Embroidery Library. My embroidery is "on hold" for a bit as my machine had to go back to the factory Name:  Easter Egg.JPG
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    Sophie...its beautifull...what a shame about the machine....
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    These are wonderful! I'm eager to see what you do next.
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    Ive done alot with my cheap Brother 4 in embroidery machine but would like to go larger so I can quilt a quilt with embroidery.
    Which is best card or disk in a machine?
    How big of an embroidery area is best?
    Would like to do 12 in blocks with it.

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    Cards and discs are old technology now, most all of todays embroidery machines use USB flash drives. What brand to buy is a personal decision, you're likely to get as many opinions as there are machines. And your budget will play an important part in your decision. I'm partial to Janome and Brother, though I'm really sold on Janome for embroidery. The Janome 500e is my favorite of all 5 of my embroidery machines. It's an expensive machine but oh, so worth it.

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    [QUOTE=Cari-in-Oly;7797362]Cards and discs are old technology now, most all of todays embroidery machines use USB flash drives. What brand to buy is a personal decision, you're likely to get as many opinions as there are machines. And your budget will play an important part in your decision. I'm partial to Janome and Brother, though I'm really sold on Janome for embroidery. The Janome 500e is my favorite of all 5 of my embroidery machines. It's an expensive machine but oh, so worth it.

    LOL Cari...I am looking at this Janome 500 wondering if to buy this one or the BrotherBP2100..... cannot make up my mind....I am far away from dealers....decision must be smart....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieLou View Post
    If I'm not mistaken, you can embroider the Disney designs on anything you own without any problem. If you sell an item with the design is where you can get into trouble. If it's for your own use and not resale there isn't an issue.
    That's my understanding also. You can use Disney designs until the cows come home for your personal use, give as gifts, but you CANNOT sell any. And I believe Ibroidery is Brother's designs site. Seems to me if you can buy Disney designs from them, you can stitch them out no matter what machine you have. My machine came with them, but have no grandchildren so never use them. The few times I have used them, I stopped the stitching before it stitched out the word Disney.
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    You have to register your machine when you join Ibroidery. You have to choose your machine from a drop down list and if your machine isn't on that list, you can't buy Disney designs. I found this out because I bought a D machine so I could buy Disney designs and when I signed up, because my machine isn't on the list I can't buy the designs. PE400D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jem39 View Post
    That's my understanding also. You can use Disney designs until the cows come home for your personal use, give as gifts, but you CANNOT sell any. And I believe Ibroidery is Brother's designs site. Seems to me if you can buy Disney designs from them, you can stitch them out no matter what machine you have. My machine came with them, but have no grandchildren so never use them. The few times I have used them, I stopped the stitching before it stitched out the word Disney.
    This is true. The thing is that there are stores that represent Brother and those stores are allowed to sell the designs. I know they are legal because when they have the events and the Brother representative is there they are selling them and nothing is said. Brother has lots of ways for you to buy their stuff and to learn on their machines. Just like if their is an event and a Brother ambassador is teaching, she can only teach on Brother machines. We had this happen last year when the Brother sergers were messing up the ambassador couldn't go into the room with the Babylock sergers and teach us. Even though she uses both machines in her office. When you buy designs from a rep they don't ask what machine you have when you want to buy a design. I wasn't asked what machine I have when I went to iBroidery either. I have a great machine that will emb any design but I bought a Brother that is made for Disney designs so that I don't have to worry. Now the designs that come on the machines, those you can't copy off of the machine, it won't let you. You can't even transfer them to another Disney machine. I have tons of grandkids and great grandkids so I wanted to be able to do my Disney. I won a stand alone machine and traded it in for one that did Disney even though my Viking can do any design. I did that so I don't have to worry about it.
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    I got some designs at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival using a less dense design and mylar under the stitching. Has
    anyone done this before?

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    Mylar ... how interesting! Do you have a photo you can share?
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    My understanding of this is that you can buy the design, and use it, and even sell the items you've created with your purchased design...the problem is when you trade or sell or share the design you bought. The trademark is on the machine design, not what you do with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by jem39 View Post
    That's my understanding also. You can use Disney designs until the cows come home for your personal use, give as gifts, but you CANNOT sell any. And I believe Ibroidery is Brother's designs site. Seems to me if you can buy Disney designs from them, you can stitch them out no matter what machine you have. My machine came with them, but have no grandchildren so never use them. The few times I have used them, I stopped the stitching before it stitched out the word Disney.

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    [QUOTE=mouse;7798193]I got some designs at Mid

    I've used mylar and also Angelica, its kind of like mylar, it has a sheen. You can buy it in sheets or what's called Angelica hair, which can be shaped and ironed. It really enhances anything you make. I digitized a picture frame and on one side it had a snowman so I used the white hair that has a pearl essence effect, so pretty and really looked like snow.
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    Judy, Do you have a picture of it? I'd love to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie View Post
    Ive done alot with my cheap Brother 4 in embroidery machine but would like to go larger so I can quilt a quilt with embroidery.
    Which is best card or disk in a machine?
    How big of an embroidery area is best?
    Would like to do 12 in blocks with it.
    The bigger the frame area is the more expensive the machine will be. So I'd decide what my budget is first and then buy a machine that fits your budget. I'd try to get a machine that will stitch at least a 6x6in area if possible. Also, many machines may have a 6x6 frame, but may only stitchout 5.71in actually stitching area. The ones that use an USB port are easier, but I use my machine that has a floppy disk just as much. I find my Babylock a lot easier to use than my Bernina. I bought a Bernina 580 last year and had to trade it in and got a Babylock instead. So be sure to test drive a machine before you buy it...don't just let the sales person do all the stitching.
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    Mylar Halloween Wall Quilt
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    Adorable Halloween wall quilt!

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    Those are great, sJens! The mylar makes for a cool effect!
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    Reply to Mouse, post #3590 - Yes, I've done a few designs with mylar. Just like doing applique. Not difficult. I'd send pictures, but I've tried before and for some reason I can't post any.

    Nita in muggy Florida

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    Reply to Cari, Post #3588

    Well, ain't that the pits that you have to register your machine when you join Ibroidery. Disney has their clutches in things in all sorts of ways, don't they? Bah, humbug.
    Nita, the peripatetic quilter

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