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    I embroider the blocks. You can embroider on fleece. Brother is the only one to have Disney designs. You go to the last color that outlines the design and embroider only that color and you have a light weight design. It works for any design. The Disney designs embroider on sweatshirts, jean pockets, collars. My grandkids love them.

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    I just got one too and so far have only decorated a t shirt that I wear under a big blouse or jacket. Pretty neat to watch. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Everything I can find! I just did bar towels for a gift. T shirts, sweatshirts, quilt blocks doilies, anything I can find when I first got my machine I was eying up hubbys underwear!
    ROTFL (rolling on the floor laughing) Did he like butterflies on his bum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmlctnp
    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Everything I can find! I just did bar towels for a gift. T shirts, sweatshirts, quilt blocks doilies, anything I can find when I first got my machine I was eying up hubbys underwear!
    ROTFL (rolling on the floor laughing) Did he like butterflies on his bum?
    mmlctnp, I love your avatar!

    Now if I could steal this thread...I love machine embroidery...my friend had 2 Bernina 830 and we had a wonderful time embroidering. I'd love to have an embroidery machine. I can't afford Bernina anything, so what's the best machine for the least money? I want to be able to embroider quilt labels, hand towels, quilt blocks, download designs from computer to flashdrive to machine. Prefer not to have the disks that you buy preloaded and then put in machine unless there are unlimited designs I could buy. Not into Disney, but would love baby designs. I think you get my drift. Reading this thread makes me miss my friend so much. Would love to get into embroidery work like she did.

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    Anything that isn't nailed down! :lol: :lol:

    I have embroidered quilts, towels, grocery totes, clothes, wall hangings, purses, TP, you name it! Yes, you read right, TP!

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    Wow, would love some pictures. What kind of machine do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherylmae
    Wow, would love some pictures. What kind of machine do you have?
    If you are talking to me cherylmae, I have a Bernina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoriAmD
    I just made some bookmarks for Christmas presents with my Brother SE-400 embroidery machine. I am really happy with how they turned out.
    those are gorgeous!

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    Dawn, your rolls of TP are cute...I like the "when you're full of it"..the one I did was for a friend who wasn't feeling well and had dia...well...you know. I put "s*&t happens". She thought it was hilarious! I love it when we can do the unexpected..:D:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Dawn, your rolls of TP are cute...I like the "when you're full of it"..the one I did was for a friend who wasn't feeling well and had dia...well...you know. I put "s*&t happens". She thought it was hilarious! I love it when we can do the unexpected..:D:
    :lol: Thanks sandpat, it was made for my neighbor "who is full of it" :lol: :lol: He got a kick out of it too.

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    I started this thread and ran into a glitch tonight. I downloaded 30 designs off the Internet, unzipped them with WinZip so they all have the PES file extension, copied them to my thumb drive and inserted it into my PE 770. The machine only recognizes 1/2 of the designs. They are all for a 5 x 7 hoop, so size isn't the problem. Any ideas anyone? Also, it was a package of 30 designs from embroidery.com

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    It is probably because you have too many designs on your USB for your machine to read. Mine does that too.

    Try removing some or use another thumb drive and put what you need at the time on it, that's what I do and it is just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    It is probably because you have too many designs on your USB for your machine to read. Mine does that too.

    Try removing some or use another thumb drive and put what you need at the time on it, that's what I do and it is just fine.
    The thumb drive was a new 2GB drive.The only files on that thumb drive were the ones I downloaded from embroidery.com. so do you mean 19 files was its capacity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeysnana
    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    It is probably because you have too many designs on your USB for your machine to read. Mine does that too.

    Try removing some or use another thumb drive and put what you need at the time on it, that's what I do and it is just fine.
    The thumb drive was a new 2GB drive.The only files on that thumb drive were the ones I downloaded from embroidery.com. so do you mean 19 files was its capacity?
    Probably so, because my Bernina only reads so many designs and I use a USB too. Just because the USB has a large memory, doesn't mean your machine can read that many at one time.

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    I love the toilet paper! I am fairly new to the embroidery world. I have a Bernina 640. Do you hoop the TP? Stabilizer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnmama
    I love the toilet paper! I am fairly new to the embroidery world. I have a Bernina 640. Do you hoop the TP? Stabilizer?
    mtnmamma I also have the 640. No, don't hoop it. I use polymesh cut away and hoop it. Then lay 3 pieces of TP folded on the perferation and either pin well or spray. Then lay a piece of tuell on top and stitch. That's how I do mine.

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    Joeysnana:
    I'm a bit late seeing this thread but has anyone explained that every embroidery machine has a set stitch limit for any one design. In other words a detailed design area might fit in your 5 x 7 hoop but if it exceeds the number of stitches that your EM can do, then it won't read the design. EmbLibrary.com has a Help section which explains this so much better than I can. They also have a list of many different machines and their stitching limitations.

    Have fun!

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    To answer the question....what do I embroider?? Nothing...I don't have a machine...and I want one so badly!! Santa forgot me, I guess. Instead he left me a TV for my sewing room. I know, I know, I should be happy...and I guess I am...just still wishing. :0(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marnie
    Joeysnana:
    I'm a bit late seeing this thread but has anyone explained that every embroidery machine has a set stitch limit for any one design. In other words a detailed design area might fit in your 5 x 7 hoop but if it exceeds the number of stitches that your EM can do, then it won't read the design. EmbLibrary.com has a Help section which explains this so much better than I can. They also have a list of many different machines and their stitching limitations.

    Have fun!
    Thanks for the info. I will check out Emblibrary now. I love that site!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marnie
    Joeysnana:
    I'm a bit late seeing this thread but has anyone explained that every embroidery machine has a set stitch limit for any one design. In other words a detailed design area might fit in your 5 x 7 hoop but if it exceeds the number of stitches that your EM can do, then it won't read the design. EmbLibrary.com has a Help section which explains this so much better than I can. They also have a list of many different machines and their stitching limitations.

    Have fun!
    I have been machine embroidering for quite a few years and have never heard that machines have a stich limit. According to the Embroidery/Library it is notably the Janome and Babylock that have a known limit of 65,000 stitches on any design they can read. I have a Bernina and have never come across a design that could not be read. Nor has anyone in our embroidery club had problems, Bernina, Babylock, etc. Maybe because 65,000 stitches would be an exceptionally large design.
    So stitch away.

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    Love the toilet paper..Great gift for a laugh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    Absolutly everything!!! Love doing kitchen towels for friends and family. I make them and give them away!! Quilts clothes. Wallhangings.
    This sounds about right. I always do my quilt labels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeysnana
    I started this thread and ran into a glitch tonight. I downloaded 30 designs off the Internet, unzipped them with WinZip so they all have the PES file extension, copied them to my thumb drive and inserted it into my PE 770. The machine only recognizes 1/2 of the designs. They are all for a 5 x 7 hoop, so size isn't the problem. Any ideas anyone? Also, it was a package of 30 designs from embroidery.com
    I just got a PE770 too. The LQS said don't use anything over a 2 GB. I am using a 1 Gig jump drive because she said it just can't look through that much to find the files. Even a 705 mb or whatever that smaller one is will be better. I only loaded 2 on mine. I started a file folder on my computer where I will store them until I can afford a cataloging program - in the meantime, I will just download the one or two that I want to do immediately so it has no trouble finding it. It's not that it's all it will hold - it just that it's a sewing machine and doesn't have that much of a search capability. Think: keep it close to the door. Limit the number on that jump drive and it will be a breeze.

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