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Thread: Rose of Sharon Quilt

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    Rose of Sharon Quilt

    I have spent over a year accumulating all the fabric, book, stencils, OESD Embroidery CD, Sharon Pederson's CD, and all other items needed to make this beauitiful quilt. I have an Artista 200 with upgrade to BSR. Size of each block would be somewhere around 8 in. Since my largest hoop is large oval I am assuming I will have to split the design when it comes to doing the embroidery feature. How-ever I have learned that the OESD embroidery CD is not compatible with the templates or stencils. Before beginning this expensive project would like to know if anyone has had a problem with the embroidery feature and how you overcame it. The project is referred to as a "reversible quilt" so the embroidery is a feature on the front applique w/ embroidery and the back embroidery. Any advise will be most welcome.

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    I don't know what to do on this but would try your embroidery on a few samples first, with your batting and all to make sure the machine will handle it. That will also let you know about splitting design. You may look into the possibility of being able to get and endless hoop and rotate the pattern. I hope this helps a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by June K View Post
    I have spent over a year accumulating all the fabric, book, stencils, OESD Embroidery CD, Sharon Pederson's CD, and all other items needed to make this beauitiful quilt. I have an Artista 200 with upgrade to BSR. Size of each block would be somewhere around 8 in. Since my largest hoop is large oval I am assuming I will have to split the design when it comes to doing the embroidery feature. How-ever I have learned that the OESD embroidery CD is not compatible with the templates or stencils. Before beginning this expensive project would like to know if anyone has had a problem with the embroidery feature and how you overcame it. The project is referred to as a "reversible quilt" so the embroidery is a feature on the front applique w/ embroidery and the back embroidery. Any advise will be most welcome.
    Do you have a Bernina Dealer nearby?? They should be able to help you with this! I know my Pfaff dealer can assist both over the phone and in person when I have questions about the machine embroidery......

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    I bought the OESD CD and was very disappointed. I wrote the company and complained. Which I never do. The embroidery digitizing is terrible. The blanket stitch around the appliques is way too far apart and the the pieces were started to ravel just during handling. What would happen during washing, wear etc.? I was not a happy customer. I would suggest you do a sample block and you'll see what I mean.

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    I was looking for Rose of Sharon quilt ideas when I came across this thread. I'm not finding much in the way of patterns for anything Rose of Sharon, whether hand applique or machine embroidered when I look online. The OESD looks like all the leaves are not applique, but purely stitched? I see Anita Goodesign has one too and they look like applique, but very thick looking satin stitched. I'd love to get opinions before investing in either of those. I'd go for hand needleturn too, but the few books I've seen online are confusing as to what they come with - I can't tell if they're picture books, have templates, embroidery files or what! Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenF View Post
    I see Anita Goodesign has one too and they look like applique, but very thick looking satin stitched. I'd love to get opinions before investing in either of those.
    The AG designs are nice. There are four different sizes of blocks to make depending on your hoop sizes. They are stitch intensive so you will need good stabilizing techniques in the quilt blocks. Some of our local members did the whole quilt. I only did a few blocks.

    There is a 1/2 inch seam line when sewing the blocks together. Trim the batting out of the seam line to avoid bulk.

    You will probably want to coordinate the fabrics and thread colors as they will alternate through the quilt blocks.

    https://www.anitagoodesignonline.com...ose-of-sharon/

    There is also a ROS die in the accu-quilt system.

    Good luck!

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    Thanks Rhonda! Always so good to hear from someone who has sewn them out. I don't have the accu-quilt system. I also like hand needle turn, so I'm looking for book ideas too.

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    Here is a link to a cute rose of sharon pattern that was a BOM last year.

    https://shop.ajpadilla.com/index.php...product_id=637

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    Thanks feline! I'm planning to use these free patterns that you posted in another thread: http://www.patternsfromhistory.com/b...bible_rose.htm They will be perfect for my quilt! Also enjoying the history on that page. Thanks again!

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    You didn't say if you're doing by hand or machine. If you have an embroidery machine, many of the Baltimore album type things have Rose of Sharon blocks. Have fun whatever you do!

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    Thanks QuiltMom, I love all types! Right now I'm slowly making a needleturn quilt but had it in my mind to add some more designs (The free pattern is here: http://www.windhamfabrics.net/cgi-bi...?patternID=307) for more variety and because I want to make it bigger.

    Aside from that, I found the OESD Rose of Sharon and was blown away so I was thinking of purchasing it to make a machine applique quilt. But its disappointing to read its been problematic per the previous post here. I guess I'm leaning toward a machine applique version right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by June K View Post
    I have spent over a year accumulating all the fabric, book, stencils, OESD Embroidery CD, Sharon Pederson's CD, and all other items needed to make this beautiful quilt.

    How-ever I have learned that the OESD embroidery CD is not compatible with the templates or stencils. Before beginning this expensive project would like to know if anyone has had a problem with the embroidery feature and how you overcame it.
    Are the templates and stencils from a different vendor? Do you need templates and stencils if you have the EMB machine design? I think these are two different methods to make the quilt.

    The embroidery design will stitch a placement stitch for the applique. Place the fabric down and then a tack down stitch. Trim around the design and then the final decorative stitches.

    Some embroidery now include the "cut files" for using a cutting machine to cut the applique.

    I'm not sure how to do the embroidery on the back so it works with the design on the front. Is that you are looking to do with the ROS?

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    I just found this blog post that I thought was helpful:http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2011/0...uilt-rose.html. I'm going to hold of for now, but leaning toward the AG version.
    Last edited by JenF; 05-03-2018 at 02:47 AM. Reason: grammar

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    Jen,

    Thanks for the article as it explained the problem quite well. I can certainly see where the confusion happens with the designer and pattern names being the same.

    The AG version should work fine. The tutorials are helpful and usually include a step-by-step How-To along with the color chart. The leaves are applique. I can check over the weekend and let you know as it's been a while since I stitched these designs.

    What EMB machine do you use? Some of the machines have an applique cut file that can be transferred to a cutting machine. A whole new learning process. LOL. Do you have a cutting machine?

    Good luck!

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    I have a Brother EMB machine and the Brother Scan-N-Cut. They interact well and I can easily turn my files into cut files on the machine, but I have to admit that I like sewing down the fabric with the tack down stitch and cutting it close with a good pair of scissors. Sometimes I find that to be less steps, but I do love my scan-n-cut. I would try it on something like this though. Normally I use it for cutting and marking my needle turn shapes but I'm sure I could find more uses for it, lol! Thanks again for your review of the AG version. It sounds great.

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    Now I'm thinking about all the cutting that will be involved in a quilt like this and glad I have the Scan-N-Cut to fall back on. What other cutting methods are members using?

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    Jen,

    I have the SNC machine also but haven't quite mastered it yet. I can trim out the fabric faster than setting it up for cut files. LOL.

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    Rhonda, I know what you mean. If you have a brother sewing machine, you can change an embroidery file to a cut file simply changing the color to the color that has the scissor emblem on it. Then save it that way on your flash drive and put it into your scan-n-cut.

    I decided to order the dvd Sharon Pederson presents after seeing the chapters in this YouTube presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz3ZnXNRwGk

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    Thanks JenF!

    Yes, I have the Dream and I keep the instructions by the machine. LOL. My local dealer and I went through all the steps one day and printed How-To copies for other members.

    The DVD looks promising. Look like she discusses the AC die also during the presentation.

    Enjoy!

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    I'm bummed because Amazon sent the wrong item. I didn't get the DVD after all. Back to the drawing board!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenF View Post
    I'm bummed because Amazon sent the wrong item. I didn't get the DVD after all. Back to the drawing board!

    Oh No! Sorry you are having problems getting the DVD.

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    I'm debating about ordering a used copy of Sharon Pederson's book, but wondering if it contained pattern sheets that probably would have been removed from a used version. Can someone confirm if the book had any removable materials?

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