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    I am working on one right now with slippery fabric I am doing it in the fun and done method and used iron on batting, I sure hope it softens in the wash. It holds well for the machine tho. I would at least use an iron on interfacing. My personal experience maybe some one else has a better idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luvmygarden
    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    I have a Brother SE350 with a 4 inch hoop it uses PES files. I bought the PED Basic to download off the internet. I absolutely love my machine and have a bunch of quilt squares started also did a fun and Done baby quilt in all white. I have done t shirts and sweatshirts.
    Hi, I have a brother SD270 disney embroidery machine.
    Is the PED basic easy to use with your machine? I was thinking of getting this because of price so I am hoping it will be all I need. The PED7 sounds great but I don't want to spend that much. I try sewing while I am babysitting my grandkids and it is a challenge That is why I love to embroider I can walk away except when my granddaughter decides to turn off the machine Haha
    I have the PED basic and it does everything I need, downloading designs, storing and resizing...I didn't want to spend the big price either.

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    The PED basic works great. I have downloaded free Wilcom (I think that's how it is spelled) and can change to a different format, change stich density, change size. There are tons of free patterns on the net.

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    For the scarf I would use the sticky stabilizer especially since you want it to look good on both sides. If you use iron on it would be hard to get the extra off when you are done. I would pick an open line design. Some of these fabrics don't do the fill very well no matter what you do. If you don't use the stick I would be tempted to use a disolve one. My mom has the feature that she can baste the outside of the design and I would use it to help keep it from moving. The disolve one would make it easier to remove it afterwards and open up some other design possibilities.

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    Hi, I have the Janome 11,000. Had the 9,000 for 13 yrs, but wanted to be able to do larger designs. I use the Customizer that comes with it for sizing, downloading, etc. It is so much fun, I use it nearly every day. I will take a pic of the shirt I made DH for Christmas and get it on here soon. I like to do pants legs and shirts and quilt blocks. Also love the free standing lace, Embroidery.com has great lace Christmas ornaments. They are so nice to slip in with Christmas cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR
    Quote Originally Posted by Luvmygarden
    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    I have a Brother SE350 with a 4 inch hoop it uses PES files. I bought the PED Basic to download off the internet. I absolutely love my machine and have a bunch of quilt squares started also did a fun and Done baby quilt in all white. I have done t shirts and sweatshirts.
    Hi, I have a brother SD270 disney embroidery machine.
    Is the PED basic easy to use with your machine? I was thinking of getting this because of price so I am hoping it will be all I need. The PED7 sounds great but I don't want to spend that much. I try sewing while I am babysitting my grandkids and it is a challenge That is why I love to embroider I can walk away except when my granddaughter decides to turn off the machine Haha
    I have the PED basic and it does everything I need, downloading designs, storing and resizing...I didn't want to spend the big price either.

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    Thanks sooooooo much glad to hear that.

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    Hi, I have the Janome 10001 and before that I had (still do) the Janome 9000 I have embroidered many things. But with the 10001 I can download designs off the computor and make a bigger design. I also have the card reader so I can use my memory cards from the 9000 on this newer machine. I can do t-shirts, sweatshirts, quilt blocks, jackets, hats, towels you name it. My kids and grands are always requesting an emb. design of some kind. being retired I sew almost everyday.

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    I have a Bernina 180E and she can be quite the diva. I want a new machine, I relly like ihe new vikings. oh well, can only dream for now.

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    I have the Babylock Essante and the Bernina 640. I am currently doing the latte quilt.

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    I have a Bernina Artista 630 that is supposed to do all sorts of things..I have just been really hesitating to try it .... not even sure how to start..I need someone to hold my hand, I guess...I would love to learn to use it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4dogs
    I have a Bernina Artista 630 that is supposed to do all sorts of things..I have just been really hesitating to try it .... not even sure how to start..I need someone to hold my hand, I guess...I would love to learn to use it....
    Does the shop you bought the machine give free lessons? If they do you should take those. The Bernina instructions are not very clear if you haven't used an embroidery machine. I had the Babylock first so was familiar with what I had to do. If you can't take classes and want to dive in on your own you can pm me if you like and I will try to walk you through it.

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    I have the Brother 4000D, and have not learned how to use it. I bought it about 3 years ago at a good price, and have just started piecing with it. One of my goals for this year is to learn how to do embroidery. This might just be the group to motive me:)

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    thanks so much for you offer to help.......they do have the classes, and I sat through one, but it was a little while back, so I gotta go and sit through another one....and then, I really might ask for your help, if you dont mind......wish you were close enough I could just run over to your house...thanks so much!!

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    aother good site for embroidery designs is...
    www.emblibrary.com I use them all the time and love them. They have free designs monthly and are very low cost. i have never had a problem with them.

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    I have a Pfaff 2140 Embroidery machine that I've had for over 8 years now. I like the embroidery but I now fear that it was just a phase for me. I have tons of designs, but I don't do much embroidery any more. Just the odd kids thing and maybe a quilt label. At Christmas I did do 12 redwork squares last month for the 12 days of Christmas. I loved doing the patches, but I still don't have the wall hanging finished. It will get done for next year.
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    I have a Janome 11000SE that I use for embroidery work and a Janome 6600 I use for general sewing. I know my 1100o can also do general sewing, but using them the way I do, I can multi task and sew on one and embroider on the other!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raksmum
    I have the Babylock Essante and the Bernina 640. I am currently doing the latte quilt.
    whats a latte quilt? please

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    I have the singer futura 150. I enjoy embroidering on it, but with the problems I have had wouldn't recomend it for purchase. The bobbin case is so difficult to get in right after cleaning. I have had fits trying to get it correct, had to have help twice (luckily my sil has experience with a brother machine but she lives over 2 hours away). I did kitchen towels for friends this year, pillow cases for grand kids, bath towels for my house. I have had fun.

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    I have the Bernina Deco (13 Yrs) and am now using a Babylock Ellegante 2 (2 yrs). The internet is such a great resource for designs, both free and $$. I have made several quilts using the embroidery; just love it. My next quilt with embroidery will be quilt as you go.

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    Wow, the embroidery library really makes me want to get an EM! However, cost is a big factor right now.

    I've looked at the Brother machines, affordable, but is the embroidery really nice looking? I'm afraid to pay good money and get a machine that doesn't make a nice quality embroidery design.

    I would really only be using the EM for a few projects a year, not as a constant need, so if anyone can suggest a nice machine under $500, I'd love to hear about it.

    Diane

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    I love my Brother SE350 it stitches beautifully and was under $400.00 I did get the PED Basic also for downloading off the internet'

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?ur...hine&x=12&y=19

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    The brothers that I have do amazing work, one is older and is about what you can get for under 500 now but it still does the job, just watch what hoop sizes you get and can do with it, the smaller ones can be very limiting. you may be surprised at howw much you end up using it.

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    On the Brother machines, what model has the largest hoop size? I'm now thinking, I would like to be sure I have one that can do a decent job of filling the space inside a 12" block for my quilts, so maybe one that has a hoope of about 8x8? Do they make those or am I getting into an expensive machine to do that?

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