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    do u do actual quilting with embroidery machine? like hoop it?

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    what are buztools?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceegee
    I can't see very well can't find a good pair of my glasses. I have a 350 janome embroidery machine that I love. I find many free designs all over the net and basically add them. the only thing that is difficult is finding a 2 kg flash drive for it most flash drives are 4 mgs or kgs or whatever. It is very easy to use but another drawback is changing threads. most machines are way to expensive for my pocket book but this is great for the money.
    cee gee(carol in Charleston) :)

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    what are buz tools?

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    I have a Babylock Ellageo. I haven't used the embroidery nearly as much as I thought I would. But that has to do with losing my job to outsourcing and not being able to find another. This embroidery setup is complicated and the few designs I've tried were too dense for the fabrics.

    I'll stick with just quilting. I'm thinking of selling this machine and buying a good general purpose sewing machine.

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    I have a Pfaff Creative Vision and before that had a Pfaff 2140. I highly recommend either taking lessons or getting a workbook. The Pfaff 2140 and the 2170 both have workbooks but Creative Vision hasn't come out with one yet. I love making quick gifts with it. I also see expensive embroidered clothes in catalogs and can come close to the design for a fraction of the cost. Another site for embroidery is urbanthreads.com. It is not the usual embroideries. The embroideries are not the quality of emblibrary.com but are a whole different style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topper1
    do u do actual quilting with embroidery machine? like hoop it?
    Yes, at emblibrary they have quilt designs that you hoop it and the machine takes over. Also The Stencil Company has borders and block quilting.

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    I just [last week] received a beautiful Baby Lock Elisimo EM and haven't begun one embroidery project yet. I am interested in learning more from others. I look forward to checking out this web site. Barb

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    I just Googled Singer Futura embroidery file types and found a site that said it's compatible with all embroidery formats. Hope this helps.

    Ramona

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    I have a Janome 9000 that is 13 years old. I did some embroidery for Christmas on aprons. I haven't done that much lately which is my problem- i don't remember how to use my customizer program. i feel like a real dummy. even reading the instructions- i can't figure it out. i'm going tomorrow for lessons on my 6600 -if i get up the nerve, i'll ask him.

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    I have a Bernina 170, it's 5-6 years old and has more than paid for itself. I do quilts, ornaments, in-the-hoop projects. Hardly ever use it on clothing!!! I have ver 3 software and can digitize and also have the cross stitch software, which I love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyoz
    I have a Baby Lock Elegance 2. Haven't been able to do much since Thanksgiving. My mom had Hemorrhagic Stroke (brain bleed) and has been in the hospital ever since. Hope to get back to it soon though. A chat about embroidery would be awesome.
    Sorry to hear about your Mom. Prayers going up!

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    The New Singer Futura range, eg, CE150, CE200, CE250, CE350 uses .FHE embroidery format and also CHE (Compucon) design format - however the Singer software that comes as standard with many Singer Futura will automatically convert the following embroidery formats,
    XXX
    PSW
    PEC
    PES
    HUS
    SEW
    EXP
    DST
    PCS, FHE and CHE, purchase any of the above formats is fine.
    However Singer's most usable format is .XXX
    Singer XL5000 and XL6000 use the format with the file extension .XXX
    Singer's software called "Singer PSW" a hardware and digitizing software package will load and save in many different formats but buying .XXX you'll be safe.
    Older machines like the Singer Quantum XL-100, XL-150, XL-1000 use .XXX format

    Best option to learn might be you tube.com There are plenty of videos on the Futura embroidery features. I taught myself with the manual doing the examples and or doing research on a specific feature when I wanted to do something. Forgot to mention I own a Brother ULT and the PEDesign software.

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    Two more things and then I will shut up.
    1. This is for beginners. There is a frustration level you hit until the light comes on but if you look around you in the classes you will find all ages moving at different speeds.

    2. If you don't use your machine for a while you will forget but don't be embarrased. I have taken classes over again to remember a simple task.

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    SS your quilts are very nicely done. I too have a EM I haven't done much with. I keep experiecing needle breakage, yes I have tried different needles, now experimenting w/ different threads. My machine is a White 4400 and I have heard several negative comments about this machine.But since there isn't a budget for replacing it I need to figure it out.

    My learning problem is I really need someone to show me but I live in a area that only has one sew-vac store and they don't offer any sort of lessons. The next town over is a 80 mile rd. trip but since I didn't buy my machine from any of those stores they are very willing to help.

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    And you thought I could shut up. Embroidery library has quilt labels to embroidery and personalize. Really nice stuff.

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    I started out with a brother PE 150 from Walmart when I got my Brother ULT 2003D I gave the PE 150 to my Mom then I got a Janome 10001 at a garage sale thought it would be nice for my daughter liked it so well I kept it for a year till I got a Janome 11000SE which I love so daughter finally got the 10000 So now I am down to 3 machines again the Ult the 11000 and a 270D I got because family members out of town had one they wanted help with so I was able to walk them through it I will give it to my Granddaughter when she grads High School this year This is my favorite hobby I love to get people interested in it

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    Hi Karen,
    Your machine has the .JEF+ Embroidery Format if you do indeed own the 10000 machine. For more information try the janome.com web site. You will find tons of information.

    Happy Quilting....
    Tena - Gr. Falls MT

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    I have a Babylock Ellisimo, I can't seem to get the hang of downloading my designs from the computer (I like to use thumb drives) but I am working on it. M DH bought it for me last June, then we had some major illness in our family (SIL was diagnosed with Melanoma)so my mind has not been really focused. He is in treatment, so maybe i will be able to concentrate better. I am working on 2 fishing quilts for DGS's
    will post pics when I learn how. :oops: :oops: :oops:

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    I have Janome 11000 (aka "Ms. Janome"). I have 2 boxes of theme quilt blocks sewn that I have to organize into quilts, somehow ... hopefully in 2010. Photos of other things I've done are below. It can be fun; it's a mood thing for me. I'll embroider pretty regularly for a while and then, while I'm working on something totally different, it's likely months before I do any more ME.

    Hanger/holder for my hoops.
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    Patchwork animals-5' sq. quilt for 2-yr. old
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    Bunny on sweatshirt
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    I have a Viking Designer 1. I have several embroidery projects started, but got involved in learning to make other quilts, so the emb. projects are in my UFO stack. Would like to finish them this year, since I bought the machine for the emb. features.

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    I started about 15 years ago with a Brother Esante, and it got a lot of use. Not too long ago it would mess up when I did free motion quilting, and the dealer repairman couldn't figure out what was wrong. MY DH insisted that I get a new machine as much as I loved sewing/quilting/embroidering. I bought the new Bernina 830 and can't believe how much more user friendly it is than the Brother was. I can combine and create new designs with the 830, but it was way over my head with the Brother (but then that was also 15 years ago technically). Don't have many pics on my computer now, but below are just a few of the things I've embroidered.

    pheasant on DH's shirt
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    monogrammed hand towel
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    autumn hand towel
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    I have a Brother 4000D with an upgrade with larger hoop and continuing embroidery capabilities like for sheets or tablecloths etc. It came with a USB port so I can download and add to a memory stick. I do have trouble with compressed files, for the life of me I cannot unzip files that are sent to me zipped.........just cannot........what am I doing wrond? I need to take classes for the upgrade. I am like others at this forum, I will embroider a while then quit and do something else.........love it all.

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    Weezie, i like how on your quilt some blocks have borders abd some do not. it is a very neat look. cute quilt.

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    this is my first time here and i have singer xl 1000. i haven't used the embroidery much, only 1 time at a class and am trying to get my room set up to sew and do some quilting which i want to use embroidery on. i have format psw ( i think) but never got it to work for me. paid a lot of $'s for it too.

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