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    hi -thanks for that..yes nothing like trying them out- I wanted to get as much information about them before going in to see them this week! As I am really easily talked into thngs so wanted to get the facts straight in my head before going.Good point about connecting to the computer..for me, it has to be easy, I would rather not ahve too much of a steep learning curve to start with!

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    I prefer to connect to my computer by flash drive. Keeps me from having to have a seperate computer for the sewing room or to find room for a laptop close to my sewing machine. I just love flash drives!

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    I have a Viking and love it. But it's a matter of what works best for individual needs.
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    I own a Babylock Ellure Plus and don't know anything about the machines you mentioned. I do agree with Momo, what works best for your needs and the user-friendliness plus the price. I'm more than sure whatever you choose you will definitely get help with questions from some of us here on the board. Good luck and enjoy!

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    Ladies, I have a question for you that are following this thread, how do you use your embroidery machine? What projects do you use it for. I was asked that the other day by a lady in my quilt club....what are you going to use it for? I didn't really have an answer! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casi View Post
    Ladies, I have a question for you that are following this thread, how do you use your embroidery machine? What projects do you use it for. I was asked that the other day by a lady in my quilt club....what are you going to use it for? I didn't really have an answer! lol
    What DON'T I use it for, LOL!
    I embroider on aprons - both ready made and homemade
    On the veils that I design and sell
    On pillows
    On t-shirts
    Love to make free standing lace Angels to send to friends who need a lift
    On pillow cases
    Making some free standing lace wedding favors for my son
    Oh ... and it is the BEST for elaborate quilting designs.
    Krystyna
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    Casi,

    I use my embroidery machine for MANY things from making quilt labels,
    designs on baby bibs, to FSL (free standing lace) such as book marks &
    earrings/pendents, monogram items.

    A couple weeks ago I spilled some iced tea on a white top I was wearing.
    After getting home and pre-treating the stain, repeatedly even and washing
    the top there is still a light "off" coloring. It's not a big spot but I KNOW it's
    there so I am going to put an embroidery design over the spot to "hide" it.

    Hardest part is deciding WHICH design I want to use. Since it is a top I
    pretty much wear year round (as an "under" shirt with long sleeves in winter)
    I want to do a design that can work for any time of year.

    Do not worry about what "others" may think of how/what you use your embroidery
    machine for. It's part of your sewing HOBBY just run with it and have fun.
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    The last thing I did was to help my 10 yr old GD embroider butterflies and flowers on a plain demin bookbag that her other grandmother had given her. Of course we did them in metallics! The next project is to embroider some design in white on a pair of summer white slacks that got some spots on a leg last time I wore them. White on white, and then I can keep on using them as basic white slacks in the ol' summer wardrobe. Still have placemats to finish for gifts. Got to hurry, they have Thanksgiving motifs. I use my machine mostly for gifts, but am in the process of making two quilts.

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    Thanks for the replies! I just knew that I wanted one but now that I have it...not sure what to do with it. I want to make quilt labels but I haven't figured out how to do it. I embroidered some designs on some onesies for a great neice to be and I think I can use it some in making purses which I like doing. I just wondered what else I could do!

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    Casi the wonderful thing of machine embroidery is that it is open to the imagination of anything especially when you combine the designs to create a "group" look like a winter scene. Now that the holidays are coming it is a wonderful time to make gifts that have a personal touch. Have fun with the creativity and explore! Krystyna where did you get the free standing lace angel designs from?

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    Freebie Alert!!! Colorwork Art Deco Roosters and Days of the Week at http://www.juliasneedledesigns.com/ ONLY until the 16th
    Krystyna
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltnut4ever View Post
    Krystyna where did you get the free standing lace angel designs from?
    Oh goodness ... all over the place. I'll have to do a search. My favorite one is the Hanky Angel which I stitch over organza, but it takes a LONG time to stitch out. Here's a photo of one I tucked into a bouquet of flowersName:  Angel for Marilyn.jpg
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    Krystyna
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    I have a Brother 4000D and a Bernina 630 and love them both.... What I don't love with Brother is they offer better designs to the USA than they do to Europe..... not Fair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casi View Post
    Ladies, I have a question for you that are following this thread, how do you use your embroidery machine? What projects do you use it for. I was asked that the other day by a lady in my quilt club....what are you going to use it for? I didn't really have an answer! lol
    I'm just finishing up a two sided table runner; one side Fall the other is for Christmas.
    Daughter's work t-shirts
    Quilts and quilting for blocks
    "Paper" dolls and clothes for them.
    Scenic Picture set
    Nativity Set
    FSL, Christmas ornaments, baskets, bowls, etc
    Coin purses w/zipper all done in the hoop
    Christmas cards on cardstock
    Towels
    Bookmarks
    Checkbook cover, organizer, eyeglass case
    Judy

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    I have a Janome 11000. Hate the needle threader. Spend more time taking machine in to get needle threader fixed than I do using it. Usually just hand thread it anymore. Purchased Redwork Sunbonnets from a website and stitched them out. Really like designs but when design started doing the outline it was off by 1/16th to 1/8th at bottom of designs. Around bottom of dresses, bloomers, and shoes. I have a digitizer but design looks correct when look at it on digitizer screen. Don't know how to fix it. Contacted website about it but haven't heard anything back yet.
    Seems like this is a frequent thing when ordering designs depending on the digitizer that was used by the designer.

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    I have a new BabyLock Ellageo..

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    Well I did it. I went to a Babylock "baby" shower last Saturday in Sarasota and I was looking at the Unity presentation, its a combo machine. After viewing what it does for embroidering, placement and all I was sold. I had been researching this machine, its the Babylock Spirit, and traded mine in for this new one. I should be picking it up on Sat. Got a great deal on the price with the trade-in and am happy with my choice. I'm excited to learn and work with it. It is an embroidery only machine, I already have two other sewing machines and o ne serger, all babylock (yes its my favorite!). The nice thing: it has a needle laser and a sensor pen to dictate where you want the design to go. It comes with a 7x12 hoop and 5x7 as well. I'll take a pic and let you all see it once I have it ready and hooked up. Connie in Co congrats on your Ellageo. I was offered that machine at a good price as well but really wanted the Spirit. All in all they are good machines. My babylock ellure plus was awesome, with my MS hands/arms do shake and getting the right alignment is tough for me. I WILL POST A PIC ONCE I RECEIVE IT!

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    QuiltNut, congratulations! I am a little envious of the large hoop and hope you love it. Many happy years of stitching to you!
    Krystyna
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    Thank you Krystyna. As everything else its going to take some practice and getting used to but I'm excited about the large hoop. The owner threw in the 6x6 hoop as well as the 3 yr. gold warranty a $400 value, parts, labor and service. Its going to come in handy soon, for the holidays and some engagement & wedding favors that were asked of me (all lace). Wish me luck!

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    I got mine at Joannes and she told me it was XXX. I am not an expert on my machine..... I need to learn so much about it. I bought it in May and have used it to make 2 designs (came with machine) and 4 quilt labels. Those are the only things I have accomplished. Am looking forward to being able to use it more. Can't download other designs from the internet, am just experimenting a little with what came with machine. (it's just me - not my machine)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltnut4ever View Post
    Well I did it. I went to a Babylock "baby" shower last Saturday in Sarasota and I was looking at the Unity presentation, its a combo machine. After viewing what it does for embroidering, placement and all I was sold. I had been researching this machine, its the Babylock Spirit, and traded mine in for this new one. I should be picking it up on Sat. Got a great deal on the price with the trade-in and am happy with my choice. I'm excited to learn and work with it. It is an embroidery only machine, I already have two other sewing machines and o ne serger, all babylock (yes its my favorite!). The nice thing: it has a needle laser and a sensor pen to dictate where you want the design to go. It comes with a 7x12 hoop and 5x7 as well. I'll take a pic and let you all see it once I have it ready and hooked up. Connie in Co congrats on your Ellageo. I was offered that machine at a good price as well but really wanted the Spirit. All in all they are good machines. My babylock ellure plus was awesome, with my MS hands/arms do shake and getting the right alignment is tough for me. I WILL POST A PIC ONCE I RECEIVE IT!
    Congratulations! I have been looking at all the Baby Locks. If I am fortunate enough to get another machine, I believe it will be a baby lock!
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    I'm a big fan of Babylock, never had a problem with them and they're so user friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltnut4ever View Post
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    I'm a big fan of Babylock, never had a problem with them and they're so user friendly.
    User friendly is good
    Sophie2

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    FYI AWESOME deal!!!

    Hi everyone,

    Just a little FYI for those of you who have do not or have not
    been to Dollar Stitch they are having an AWESOME deal for
    membership.

    For the rest of this month (September) our yearly membership will be $15.99.

    This is a fantastic deal, I have not seen ANY other embroidery sites
    offer THIS good of a deal for an ANNUAL subscription.

    If interested make sure you REGISTER then purchase the membership
    afterwards.

    Here is a link in case you want to get this deal DOLLAR STITCH.

    I already have a membership that is good until next year.
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    Hi Louise,I moved from Littleton to Canon City in 2001,kids live in and around Denver...

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