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Thread: machine quilting

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    Senior Member qwkslver's Avatar
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    Sep 2010
    This topic has probably been done to death but it's new for me. I have a little machine, a Brother HE-120 and it works well for me. I don't have anyone to "quilt" for me now, and I am wondering if I could maybe do a nice machine quilting job on this machine. I always made my tops and had them quilted but it isn't possible any more. Does anyone have any tips on doing this? I know I can quilt in the ditch, but I was hoping to do something a little nicer. Thanks for any help.

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    Senior Member stitchingmemories's Avatar
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    Aug 2010
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    You absolutely can. I just finished my first "real" quilt with my little Brother 6000i and it worked great. Now, my skills really need honing but the machine worked fine. You can do a stippling stitch (which I was scared to death to do but it worked fast and was a lot of fun to do). Here's a video that helped me, there are many more out there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-d_cLN-ayE I hope this helps. How close you make the meandering stitches will determine how stiff your quilt becomes. The further apart the fluffier the quilt effect. I hope this helps.

    Oh, welcome to the board!!

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    Super Member ania755's Avatar
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    Jan 2007
    Don't worry we all have our "new challenges" all the time....
    You would like the machine stiplling but make sure to use a thicker needle and embroidery thread....(the gloves are very helpful) and I wouldn't recomend to use the pins.....
    I would rather baste the project first ( long stitches basting) and then when I am just ready to stipple I would rip them of in this section that is going to be stippled.....
    I also found out that i can use any kind of thread in the bobbin...only the upper thread works better with the embroidery thread...(also looks much better).....
    :thumbup: Good luck

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    Try some smaller sandwiches for practice. These make great potholders LOL
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