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Quilting with Embroidery Machine?

Old 01-14-2016, 04:28 AM
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I suggest you consider trying a small project first, such as a mini quilt.
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Old 01-14-2016, 06:53 AM
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I've done it. It does take time. I don't have a pic since it was a charity quilt but some of the pieces were larger than my 5x7 hoop. I found by using my 5x12 hoop and flipping the design I could do the whole piece. Of course, it would probably depend on the design you were using also.
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Old 01-14-2016, 07:12 AM
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Yes, I have designer diamond I purchased a magnetic hoop this keeps you from have to un-hoop each time the magnetic just pick it up rearrange to the next section and replace the inner hoop and touch start.
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:32 AM
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Since I don't have an embroidery machine, I have not tried to quilt on one. But, I do have a question about machines for quilting. My BFF in TX has the top-of-the-line Brother embroidery machine (I can't recall which one because she has Brother embroidery machines) and the retail cost of her machine was around $12k. She also has a (used) Gammill that she paid about $11k for. So - my question is - would purchasing (some) LA quilting machines be just about the same price as purchasing an embroidery machine to use for quilting?
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Old 01-14-2016, 09:20 AM
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A year or so ago Georgia Bonesteel had a quilting show on PBS, and in one segment she demonstrated how she quilted a quilt on her embroidery machine, and the quilting was very nice, she did it one block at a time; while cooking dinner apparently, set her machine up, fixed dinner, then came back to a finished block, sounds terrific to me, however, I don't have an embroidery machine.
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:55 AM
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I have quilted with my embroidery machine. I use the same thread in the bobbin. Bring bobbin thread to the top when you start, leave tails and bury end with needle into batting. I love the snap hoop (magnetic hoop) for placement, holds it nicely and no hoop marks/burn.
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Old 01-14-2016, 11:35 AM
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Hi, I have been using my Pfaff 2170 for machine embroidery quilting for several years, not many designs out then, but now there are great designs. Just used a simple star design from Embroidery Library for a lap size quilt for the 90th birthday of a war veteran. It had an aged look center panel of red, white, and blue with small stars, did not want to just stitch the stripes, so did the stars in a random mode. The back was a dark blue, with white stars here and there. So called it "Stars in the Night". The borders were just straight line stitching. Can't do FMQ and prefer not an all over design, so machine embroidery works for me. Just remember no stabilizer needed. Try it you'll like it!
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Old 01-14-2016, 11:49 AM
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Oh my goodness that is so pretty, I guess I may try and use my embroider machine to quilt too.. Thanks for the heads up on this.. Love you quilt and the colors are great so bright ..

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Auntevie, thank you. Here are a few close ups:Attachment 540052Attachment 540051
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Old 01-14-2016, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Sheri.a View Post
Attachment 540048This is my king size quilt that won 1st place at my local guild show and was accepted in an exhibit at the Houston Festival last year. Except for the stabilizing it was completely quilted by my embroidery machine. I used some purchased digital designs and some custom designs I created in EQStitch to quilt it. I didn't use an all over design.

Your quilt is a real beauty!
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Old 01-14-2016, 07:23 PM
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Sometimes I use the embroidery when I am doing something small although this quilt was a bit bigger. I fit in the designs in a few blocks and then just stipple or do straight lines on the rest. Hope this picture comes on.
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