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Old 06-29-2018, 06:35 AM
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I want to make a baby quilt and incorporate machine embroidery blocks into it, would any of you that machine embroider or those that may not, know of any good tutorials out there that could help me get started, thank you!!
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Old 06-29-2018, 07:02 AM
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What kind of tutorial are you looking for? I made a baby quilt with embroidered blocks. I alternated a pinwheel block with the embroidered one. I just embroidered each block and then sewed them to the pinwheel blocks.

Or, are you wanting to use the embroidery machine to quilt the blocks?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCGnwIQ6CakIts so much fun to combine the two.
This is a good video on Youtube
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I want to combine/alternate regular blocks with embroidered blocks with a sashing in between.
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I hooped a couple layers of wash away, embroidered then removed the stabilizer so that the embroidered block fabric would have about the same density as the rest of the quilting cotton. Also, I was never very successful with dense embroidery designs. Redwork worked really well, however. here's one:
https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...es-t85291.html
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I would say to go to pintrest.com and put embroidered quilts into the search box. There are some appliqued quilts that would work as embroidered block setting as well. It really depends on how plain or fancy you want to get with them.

I have shown many on the board if you wish to go and search my posts. Here is the last one I sent off to my niece.

https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...t-t276584.html

and another set differently

https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...s-t287699.html

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And one more setting very plain but expressive... I let the fabrics do the talking.

https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...k-t165693.html
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Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
I hooped a couple layers of wash away, embroidered then removed the stabilizer so that the embroidered block fabric would have about the same density as the rest of the quilting cotton. Also, I was never very successful with dense embroidery designs. Redwork worked really well, however. here's one:
https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...es-t85291.html
By dense designs, are you talking about designs from Embroidery Library? I find most of the designs I've gotten from them to be unnecessarily dense. What I do is enlarge the design 5% in my machine or if it's a small detailed design I switch to thinner 60wt thread and a size 9 needle. Either way really helps with the density.

I've added embroidered blocks to several quilts. I cut the block fabric over size, do the embroidery and then trim the block to size.

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Old 06-29-2018, 11:21 AM
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When I use machine embroidery in my quilts I use shirting for the fabric - it is heavier and holds the embroidery better, I also leave my stabilizer the same size as the block. My friend was using tear-away stabilizer and they always seemed to pucker after the washing. For my other blocks in the quilt I use a better quality fabric.
(My problem is remembering to take pictures before I give them away.)
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Originally Posted by Cari-in-Oly View Post
By dense designs, are you talking about designs from Embroidery Library? I find most of the designs I've gotten from them to be unnecessarily dense. What I do is enlarge the design 5% in my machine or if it's a small detailed design I switch to thinner 60wt thread and a size 9 needle. Either way really helps with the density.

I've added embroidered blocks to several quilts. I cut the block fabric over size, do the embroidery and then trim the block to size.

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Yes, I always enlarge EL's filled designs. I agree that they are so dense they are bullet proof! I keep buying them, though ;-)
I think I just like a redwork type design for my quilts. just personal preference.
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