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Thread: Storing Embroidery Module

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    Storing Embroidery Module

    Hi! I was wondering how you guys store your embroidery module when not in use. I have a Bernina 430E and usually keep the module in a Tutto case in the floor. I like to keep it handy but dont have anywhere to keep it atm. I am looking into upgrading my sewing cabinet and was wondering about those embroidery module hooks that the Fashion Cabinets of America has. Thanks!!

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    I don't know about the cabinets with the hooks. I keep mine in the closet in my craft room. I have one shelf I'm using for embroidery things. I have a large closet with 2 sets of double doors, so I have a fair amount of room. Also, my quilting stash is not very large.
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    I keep mine on my sewing table -- it is a huge one so it does ave room on the top. I would really like a different space for it though. Guess I need to use up enough fabric to free up a shelf in the closet!

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    I keep mine on a shelf in the closet. It is a 7' x 7' walk in closet. There is a part of it that has 16" deep shelves, where I keep it in the Bernina case on the shelf with the hoops and all. I have a 440 so it is the same embroidery unit.

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    I have the Janome 12000 so mine stays attached to the back of the machine. Very convenient and not in the way at all

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    I rarely take mine off, it is made to sew with it on or off. I do have a case for when I travel or in the rare times that I sew with it off. When I had the Viking Ruby, I only bought the case for the emb arm and fit the machine in a case from Joanns. I wanted it protected since I knew it would be easy to break or misalign. My Diamond Deluxe came with a case, well actually 2 cases. There was a special when I bought mine that included free cases for both parts and it already came with the case for the arm. The store offered to try and sell it for me but since at that time they all were coming with them no one needed it so it sits in the closet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sval View Post
    I have the Janome 12000 so mine stays attached to the back of the machine. Very convenient and not in the way at all
    Me too. And that's one of the reasons I purchased my janome. Was tired of storing something the size of a piece of luggage ��

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    Although I must admit I very rarely use the embroidery unit. I thought I would use it to quilt quilts but for the donation quilts I make it is much easier and more appropriate to just use a decorative stitch and get it done and move on to the next one.
    The machine does a gorgeous job and the possiblities are endless that you can download from sites. But I just don't find I use it.
    Sometimes I think about selling it and at least getting some of the value back out of it.
    What kinds of things do others embroider?

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    I kept the Styrofoam it came in and made its own lil bag !! To expensive to have an "accident" with it.

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    Ok now the picture..
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    Thanks for the replies! I guess Im going to have to just keep my module in the Tutto. I was looking for something that was a little more organized. Everyone here has inspired me and I am about half way through my stash getting it all wrapped on comic boards.

    Usually I will embroider tote bags or makeup cases. Sometimes I will do baby items for people. The last few things I have embroidered were hoodies and free standing lace for bracelets. I also use it to make nice labels for quilts.

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    I store mine in the tutto - rarely use it. What program do you use for your labels??? Can you show some pictures?
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    I use the software it came with. Can't justify the $2500 price tag for the nice software. I'll have to figure out how to post pics. I found some cute label designs at Urban Threads. They have a great tutorial there for making the labels on wide ribbon. Those are my face .

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    I personally found that I never removed mine from my first sewing/embroidery machine so I just left it on and got another sewing machine. Not helpful, but perhaps that's what you'll end up doing!
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    Someone here showed a set of drawers from Ikea - believe it was called the Alex - they had it all tricked out for their embroider thread. Got one for my birthday and I use it for all my thread and the the embroidery other supplies, that freed up a couples drawers in the built in to put the unit in one - when I take it off the machine.

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    I have 2 embroidery units. Keep them covered in pillow cases near the machines.

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    both of my Husqvarna Designers have cases for the module and the hoops so that is where mine are when not in use.
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    I have a huge Tutto for my 780 embroidery module . . .it's stored in a closet until needed (which is as little as possible as I'd rather spend my time either piecing or quilting.

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    I also have a Husqvarna Diamond and leave it in the case most of the time .

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    I have 2 embroidery machines but only use one for embroidery. I keep the Babylock ready to go and just cover it with some tea towels when not in use to keep any flying threads and dust off and out of it. The Viking is used for piecing so have the embroidery unit in its case under the sewing table sitting up against the wall so I don't kick it. It also helps keep my power foot from moving around under there as I have it up against the case. I keep all my machines covered with tea towels when not in use until I can make them a proper cover with style. Lets face it, the plastic covers that come with our machines have little to be desired but finding the time to make new ones just doesn't ever seem to come around...............some day!!!
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    My embroidery module is so large for my Ellisimo that I keep it stored in it's hard sided 'suitcase' it came in. I feel it is protected very well in there and I also store my hoops inside too as it's all built in. Unfortunately,it is too large to store under my sewing table like I do with my HV Designer 1 embroidery hoop. I ended up storing it under our 4 Poster bed which sits quite high off the floor. It is a bit of a pain to drag out, but at least it's stored away in a nice hard sided suitcase.
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    my husband put up a coat hanger I was using that until I got a sewing cabinet that was big enough it could just stay on top the cabinet I cover it up with a pillow case

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    I have peg board inside the closet door of my craft room. This is where I hang all my hoops $ module. I secured it with plenty of hooks and gave never had a problem with it falling off.
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    I keep my Viking D1 module in its case under the sewing table up against the wall. It keeps my foot pedal from creeping out of reach too. My Babylock module is always on the machine so I keep the piece with all the attachments at the back of the table. The module case (empty) is under my quilt frame but within reach if needed. The quilt frame is a great space for me to store plastic drawer modules and plastic totes full of sewing items.
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    I keep mine in its original case under the cabinet with that particular machine. It helps keep the power foot from moving too far back for me to reach. The other machine is used mostly for embroidery so I store its case under the corner table between the two machines. I made an insert table between the 2 tables in the corner so I had more table space for when I'm working on a quilt. Seems to work for me.
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