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    Quilt with Machine Embroidery help

    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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    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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    Quote 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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    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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    Quote 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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    What type of design are using for EMB? What blocks are you mixing in? Is stippling in the quilt block design or are you stitching EMB design only on fabric?

    There are different options for a quilt design using the EMB machine.

    I've done all the quilt blocks on the EMB machine. Each block has a piece of no-show mesh, the batting and the background fabric with the stitched design. Piece together with 1/2 inch seams. Then I send out to quilter. During the consultation, we decide IF another layer of batting is added.

    One quilt had all the blocks stitched with batting. Then I added fusible batting on the sashing strips. Another layer of batting was added when quilted. There are designs for sashing strips too.

    You can also stitch the design onto the quilt blocks, then piece and quilt.

    If you sign up for an account it looks like you can access the tutorials. Each design includes tutorials too.

    https://www.anitagoodesignonline.com/

    Good luck with the project!

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    Jenny Haskins had some good videos on this, not sure if you can still download them

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=j...hrome&ie=UTF-8

    Do check out 'A Place in the Sun'

    also Lindee Goodall

    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=l...hrome&ie=UTF-8

    Hope they help

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    Applique embroidery won't make the quilt blocks stiff. Check out JuJu designs. There are a lot of design packages for kid's quilts and they come in a lot of sizes.

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    You can try Martha Pullen.

    Here's one of hers:
    http://wwwcdn.marthapullen.com/wp-co...rloom-Baby.pdf

    She's been doing embroidery and heirloom since sewing machines first got the capabilities.

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    As Institches 33 said Juju designs has wonderful packets for kids quilts and they run excellent specials. There are many quilts on the site that people have made from the designs to give you ideas! Have fun and enjoy your machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    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.
    Now I know why a sweatshirt I embroidered puckered. It was a dense design and I used the proper stabilizer but it still puckered. I'll try enlarging the next dense design 5% and see how it turns out.

    Thanks for the tip.
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    I don't think anyone mentioned so far, but use polyester embroidery thread in anything that will be washed a lot because rayon may lose color. I have seen cotton thread for machine embroidery, and that might be appropriate for a cotton quilt that will get a lot of use, or maybe just because the look is soft and less jazzy than the shiny threads. Make a test run with your particular combination to see how you like it or if there's a need to adjust the tension.
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    Emb Library has a cute set of Nursery Rhymns in Redwork that I use when emb'ing a baby quilt...also craftsy has a great class I just viewed on Saavy Stabilizer and another Saavy Threads when doing emb. I learned allot abt the best stabilizer to use with diff materials and threads...it does make a difference. I've been emb'ing for 11 yrs and I didn't know half of what I learned.

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    I have several of Beth Dix's Primrose Lane machine embroidered quilt designs. They stitch up beautifully. I had purchased her hand embroidery quilt barn and covered bridges designs to make a quilt, but developed eye and hand issues and just can't do the stitching needed. So bought her machine embroidered ones and they are beautiful.
    She comes to quilt shows and expos around the country and does wonderful work. Here is a link to her website that has an on line store and schedule for 2018. I am not affiliated with her or her shop, just love the beautiful work.
    https://www.primroselane.com/

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