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Thread: First embroidery!

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    Just bought an embroidery machine, here is the link to the original
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    Here is my little elephant! (hopefully)

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    Used two paper towels as stabilizer, worked pretty good! The feet and tusks got a little misaligned I think. I need better scissors too. It is about the size of a quarter, not that that really helps people from outside the USA. I think it is pretty cute. I plan on using it on something for my soon to be niece, due date May 2. I really need to finish her quilt too. Too bad I have a new distraction.

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    Cute!

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    I never would have thought of using paper towels as a stabilizer. I have just bought a brother embroidery machine but haven't had time to use it yet.:thumbdown: to busy cleaning up all the dust and soot that came into my craft room when they cleared the house away. I had planned on making a start today but after seeing all the mess I decided it would be better to get cleaned up first so it wouldn't get into my new machines. I have told DH to tell me next time he is going to make dust so I can cover everything in sheets.

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    She's so cute! nice job!

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    The paper towels were suggested by a lady on the other thread, coffee filters and used dryer sheets were also suggested at least for practice. I can sympathize litacats, I'm so glad I didn't have to wait until tomorrow! Hope you get to use your machine soon. I bought a used Brother 270D. I think I got a good deal, lots of thread was included. Thanks for the compliments!

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    How cute!

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    Congratulations!! You have just started on a fun filled journey. Have lots of fun.

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    Great job!

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    Nice job!

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    Oh how cute!! I'm still deliberating on whether to buy one or not and if so what kind! :D:D

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    The little elephant would look great on a onsie.

    mltquilt

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    Very Cute!!

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    How cute is that?? Great job!! I am sure you are going to have tons of fun with your new toy.

    Cheers!
    Rachel

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    I bought Machine Embroidery Essentials by Jeanine Twigg.... when I started out.... was very helpful...ck out Amazon.com

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    Adorable elephant :D:D:D

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    Congratulations on your new machine-you will love it. But, may I suggest you do some research on stabilizers the items you mentioned are not recommended. Check with your LQS who sells embroidery machines-they will lead you in the right direction. The reason I say all this is from experience. Lets put it this way inferior products produce inferior results. I'm telling you this so you won't be disappointed down the road when you get more experienced. In the mean time enjoy your new machine.
    Quote Originally Posted by Faren
    The paper towels were suggested by a lady on the other thread, coffee filters and used dryer sheets were also suggested at least for practice. I can sympathize litacats, I'm so glad I didn't have to wait until tomorrow! Hope you get to use your machine soon. I bought a used Brother 270D. I think I got a good deal, lots of thread was included. Thanks for the compliments!
    :P :P :P

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    AWWW I am so jealous! That is so very cute, cannot wait to see more!

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    OOOOOH!! He is cute!! or is it a she??

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    This will open a whole new world for you!
    Have fun with your embroidery!

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    Cute!

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    Thanks for the information, I have since bought some stabilizer. I was kinda worried that the paper towels would produce a lot of lint. Thank you for making sure I knew what I was getting into! :)

    Quote Originally Posted by grammy6
    Congratulations on your new machine-you will love it. But, may I suggest you do some research on stabilizers the items you mentioned are not recommended. Check with your LQS who sells embroidery machines-they will lead you in the right direction. The reason I say all this is from experience. Lets put it this way inferior products produce inferior results. I'm telling you this so you won't be disappointed down the road when you get more experienced. In the mean time enjoy your new machine.
    Quote Originally Posted by Faren
    The paper towels were suggested by a lady on the other thread, coffee filters and used dryer sheets were also suggested at least for practice. I can sympathize litacats, I'm so glad I didn't have to wait until tomorrow! Hope you get to use your machine soon. I bought a used Brother 270D. I think I got a good deal, lots of thread was included. Thanks for the compliments!
    :P :P :P

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    It's a she!
    Quote Originally Posted by 4EVERquilt
    OOOOOH!! He is cute!! or is it a she??

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    Hope you enjoy your new machine. I too just got a new embroidery machine, a Brother 4500D. I'm having so much fun with it. Right now I'm making "Cinderella" bags for my granddaughters 5th birthday party. I'm glad to hear you purchased proper stabilizer. You will have hours of fun with your new machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Oh how cute!! I'm still deliberating on whether to buy one or not and if so what kind! :D:D
    Me, too. I am pretty sure I want to buy one. But, I can't figure out how much I would use it so don't know how much I can justify spending.

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