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    quilting with embroidery machine

    For those of you who quilt using an embroidery pattern: is there any trick to doing this, or is it as straightforward as it seems? I haven't tried this yet, but find the idea intriguing. Example here: http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/Product...roductID=X0633
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    I'm wondering if hooping the quilt sandwich is going to cause problems as I move around...

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    as long as the quilt is supported it should be fine. I have a hoop that is for quilts it is for thick fabrics

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    I just start in the middle and work my way out.

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    I use myembroidery machine and my embroidery machine only to do my quilting. I don'thave the patience to FMQ. I have aviking ruby that I use for the quilting and another viking 100class to do mypiecing with. >>
    You needto hoop each section. I align each areaup before I let the machine do its own job.

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    i'm interested in this because i'm thinking of quilting my Dear Jane this way.... although i think QAYG would be better
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    I do QAYG with the machine. I'm hampered by hoop size, so I do the same patterns FMQ.

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    I have done this with small quilts. The important thing is to support the quilt. I use a Brother Ult2002

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    From the tutorial the size of the quilt looks like no larger than a placemat. But I don't have an embroidery machine.

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    I'm doing this right now. The quilt is only about 60X70. I have Diagonal quilted on the regular machine and now am embroidering small spools of thread between the blocks where there isn't any stitching. I'm using my 4X4 hoop and it takes about 20 minutes per motif (there are 24 of them). I'm liking the look and have had no problem with the hooping. I'm using Pellon cotton batting (Warm&White thickness). I did a baby quilt with the quilting patterns like you referenced and didn't care for the effect.mit was hard to find a design that didn't take away from the block
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    When using your embroidery machine for quilting don't go through the extra finger or loop on your bobbin - that makes your bobbin thread tighter - you want it more for sewing. Also you will want to change the tension - I check what the tension is for regular sewing, then when my embroidery unit is ready to stitch I change the tension to match the sewing tension. This keeps the thread from drawing to the back. Don't know if this makes sense but it makes a world of difference on my Bernina.

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    I machine embroidered quilted a kingsize double wedding quilt on my first embroidery machine and it was a husqvarna designer D1, short harp. Now I have a janome 12000 with a longer harp and those quilts just fly

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    I use my 360 by 200 hoop

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    I have been afraid to try this... Do I use a stabelizer on the back?

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    I have a Viking Topaz and have used the quilt designs from emblibrary.com a couple of times. I think the designs come out nice. The only problem I had was with the tension on the back. After doing my first block and thinking the front came out wonderful I looked at the back and the stiches were loose , so after a couple of tries I realized I just needed to max out the tension and then I was good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArlaJo View Post
    I have been afraid to try this... Do I use a stabelizer on the back?
    no, I never do

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    I do it all the time and just use my regular hoops. Just have to make sure they are on right.

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    I use mine to quilt all the time. No stabilizer just lovely stitching
    Quote Originally Posted by ArlaJo View Post
    I have been afraid to try this... Do I use a stabelizer on the back?

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    What size designs do you use for the quilting?
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    Happy Days!!! I am retired and have fabric and a sewing machine...what could be better than that?

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    I usually use as big as my block or the size of hoop I'm using.

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    SingerSew - I use whatever size works in my blocks. Many times I will enlarge or decrease the size of a particular design to fit my block or sashing.

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    If you use an embroidery machine you have to hoop otherwise there is nothing to move the quilt around to make the design

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    I did some awesome block centers on my BL Unity - stock stitches for it, now am ready to tackle some on the sashings from that same emblibrary site. Can't wait to get back into the sewing room to continue on.
    ​Nancy

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    For those with larger embroidery machines the magna hoops are wonderful. You don't have to hoop, heavy magnets
    hold the quilt in place. Do need to support the weight of the quilt whether it is hooped or not
    Carole

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    I did a baby quilt using the Emb machine, what I did was I stiched in the ditch all the blocks using my sewing machine, just like regular, then used the Emb machine for the center medallion design.

    I didn't hoop the quilt, I pinned it to water sol. stabilizer, then washed the quilt when I was finished. It was a flannel quilt. It turned out quite nice.

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