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Thread: what do you make with your embrodiery machine?

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    Super Member deedum's Avatar
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    Was thrilled to get my embrodiery machine several years ago, just now becoming interested in working with this and I don't know what to make. So far I have made some burp cloths. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your help!
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    I work on hand towels....seasonal, Monogram towels.. On plain quilt blocks. So many ways to go. Just start playing it ideas will come to you. I also google for ideas.

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    I use mine much more than I ever thought I would. I do all of the fleece baptism blankets for my church; also, hand towels, t-shirts, the edges of pillowcases, little canvas bags, make-up bags, back packs, pillows, etc...

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    Here's a few things I make and embroider on - cup sleeves, fleece scarf, reversible hobo purse, table topper, tote bag, table runner (purchased in an after Christmas sale), denim jacket (purchased from the Goodwill), onesie, fleece jackets I've made and embellished on the back with a design that matches the collars/cuffs, doiley, Christmas ornaments covered in lace that was made on the embroidery machine, and a boy fleece blanket WIP.

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    boy fleece blanket WIP
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    I'll add a few different fun things that I have done also, like embroidered TP, kitchen towel, pictures, a jewelry case and a hooded towel for my grandson.

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    This website is great: http://emblibrary.com
    they have so many designs and project ideas, and the prices are good. They always email special discounts-I rarely pay full price for a design.

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    How about labels for your quilts? ;-)

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    I make a lot with my machine, there is so much to do, right now I am doing some free standing lace designs, they are fun and fast, the only limit is your imagination.

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    Wow! Judy, those are all so beautiful and creative. My faves are the onsie with the diaper butt comment and the reverse hobo bag. What machine do you have? And where did you get the designs? I have been too chicken to try the module for my Bernina. It's out of the box, but in it's soft case. I looked at it twice! Too bad that doesn't count.

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    I do alot of Free Standing lace, and Ive done towels, face washers, wall hangings, placemats, laptop bags, knitting bags, my mum is currently doing a queen sized quilt and using the embroidery machine to do the alternating blocks with all types of horses.

    Gosh, you really are only limited to your imagination.

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    Oops! Sorry Judy and Lalaland! I got to scrolling too fast and lumped you together. They are all lovely!

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    i used to be a casket embroider.
    i also did scoks, golf towels, and toothfiry pillows

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    I like to embellish clothes with it, and of course lace ornaments are so much fun. I also make "cards" (like fabric postcards) for special birthdays and things.

    I even made a Bernina Latte quilt (embroidered blocks) once!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    Wow! Judy, those are all so beautiful and creative. My faves are the onsie with the diaper butt comment and the reverse hobo bag. What machine do you have? And where did you get the designs? I have been too chicken to try the module for my Bernina. It's out of the box, but in it's soft case. I looked at it twice! Too bad that doesn't count.
    I have a Brother Innovis 4000D. I get my designs from several sites, my favorites are http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/default.aspx, and http://www.embroiderydesigns.com, and http://www.embroidables.com.

    My second machine was a Brother 8500D. It sat in the box for 3 months before I finally worked up the courage to open it up and take it out so I know that chicken feeling well.

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    This is my first ever quilt label. I'm going to use Steam A Seam 2 (it has an adhesive on both sides) and iron it onto the back of the quilt. I will probably do some handstitching around it to make sure it stays put.

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    Do the sites work for any embroidery machine? Or just Brother? I really love the tiger. Our family has mainly gone to Auburn University and they are the Tigers. So that would be great for niece or nephew gifts.

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    I just started piecing in the hoop. Love it. And I use it to embellish bags n totes. Now my DH wants me to do some hats for him.

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    Two years ago I bought my machine thinking it would make money, so far its only increased my need to buy more sewing supplies. Heres some things I've done.

    The bib didnt turn out well it went in the trash.
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    Made for momma for when she's on the couch with a migrane
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    The stars on this quilt was appliqued with my embroidery machine
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    I've3 got a 300e (Janome) and haven't got a clue where to start

    I did embroider a giraffe and a rhinoceros beetle, but that's about it

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    I can hardly wait to get my machine - in two weeks I can be playing with it!! :)

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    I embroidered pillow cases and sheets for each of the children (6) for CHRISTmas one year. I also take a pretty piece of fabric and make neat little decorations with sayings for friends and place them in a wooden embroidery hoop. Then I surround the hoop with lace or decorative trim and it makes a cute little trinket for them to put on their wall. I also embroider initials on table napkins and handkerchiefs.

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    I love how you can quilt all 3 layers.
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    i've put messages on items for my kids and granddaughters, made doll quilts, labels for the backs of quilts, messages for the front of quilts, even used it to embroider flowers on silks for a crazy quilt. lots of uses. i have even (quilted) with embroideries. :thumbup: only your imagination is the limit. if you can imagine it, you can create it :)

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    I make mostly crib/lap quilts with my machine embroidery.
    There are so many baby/children designs available.
    For the crib quilts a design pkg for 4 X 4 designs work into great blocks. For the lap quilts the 5 X 7 design pkg is great.
    Theres always enough designs to make enough blocks for a quilt. theres so much versitility to piece them into really cute quilts for family or gifts. And I use one of the designs for a cute label for the back.

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    My lucky sister has a Husqvarna (I don't remember which model). I'm her lucky sister, because she lets me use it! :o) She made this cowboy themed fleece throw for my grandson. I like how she braided the edges...better than the usual knots. We made fleece scarves for Christmas presents that turned out really nice too. I would have posted more pix, but not sure how to add more in one post.

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