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    Learning to do Embroidery on my machine

    I have finally learned how to do some embroidery on my machine. I thought I would share a couple pictures of new items I have made. The first is on a wire stand in my home; the second is on my office door at work.
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    Those are great. What machine do you have?

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    You did a great job. Very pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nena View Post
    Those are great. What machine do you have?
    I have a Topaz 30 (viking).
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    I really want one, But they seem so complicated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nena View Post
    I really want one, But they seem so complicated.
    I used to think the same thing and then I got the Viking Ruby this past year and even though I have tons of learning to go because my machine has so many features it is so easy to use. I've only taken a couple of project classes and one out of the box get to know your machine class which really didn't teach me much. My biggest thing is finding the time. There are tons of free designs out there to play with as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nena View Post
    I really want one, But they seem so complicated.

    I had my machine for about three years before I was able to use the embroidery part of it. It wasn't the machine I was having trouble with, it was understanding the software. Last fall a shop helped me understand the software, not the shop I bought it from, and I have been using it a lot now. My husband said it is a good thing we have lots of quilts because I will probably stop making quilts. I think the trick is finding a shop that really knows the machines and software. I wish I had learned the fundamentals sooner.
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    they look great, and in plenty of time, too
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    Before long you will be making quilts that you use the embroidery designs in. Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sophie2 View Post
    I have a Topaz 30 (viking).
    did you get the software 4D or 5d with it? I wanted the 5D but can't afford it until my machine is paid down a little so I just have the basic that came with the machine. I want to learn how to edit, etc
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    Mine came with the 4D. Someone told me there is not that much difference in 4D and 5D for the money. But I don't really know about that. I'm pretty sure I can edit with mine. There is still so much to learn, but I am having a blast playing with it. I did do one quilt that I did embroidery on the snowball blocks. Turned out nice.
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    I have a Janome 11000SE and am still learning the software(the digitizer). I think I have it and can do it but forget if I don't use the digitizer all the time. I can do the simple designs. Did the St. Pats designs come with your machine or did you buy it? They are really cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sophie2 View Post
    Mine came with the 4D. Someone told me there is not that much difference in 4D and 5D for the money. But I don't really know about that. I'm pretty sure I can edit with mine. There is still so much to learn, but I am having a blast playing with it. I did do one quilt that I did embroidery on the snowball blocks. Turned out nice.
    Mine has a 5D that comes with the new machines but then they have the additional software and that's where the big bucks come in. You are right; the 4D and the 5D that comes with the machine is the same, this was confirmed by Viking themselves. I want to get the larger software but that'll probably be in about another yr. In the meantime I'm enjoying playing and checking out all of the freebees out there. I get a lot of things from emblibary.com.
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    They are wonderful!!!!!

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    Good for you---learning to use my embroidery stuff was big for me too. I don't do much with a computer except the usual emails, Forum boards, etc.
    Machine embroidery is really fun--I just don't have enough to spend doing it.

    Don't stop now---keep right on going. Looks Great

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    You will love embroidery. I feel in love with it right after I got my machine. Love making quilts with embroidery blocks. Keep learning and you will have so much fun. Great embroidery
    Beth/Bernina 730 machine.

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    Those are really cute!
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    Quote Originally Posted by margee View Post
    I have a Janome 11000SE and am still learning the software(the digitizer). I think I have it and can do it but forget if I don't use the digitizer all the time. I can do the simple designs. Did the St. Pats designs come with your machine or did you buy it? They are really cute.
    I went to an Amazing Design two day event and signed up for the Ultimate Designs package. I get 1200 designs of my choice over the course of a year. I have found it to be worth the money.
    Sophie2

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    I have 2 embroidery machines a Brother ult 2002 and brother 4000d love them both very user friendly.

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    Very nice. When I was learning how to use my embroidery machine, I made Jenny Haskins Heritage quilt. With the help of my sewing sisters, the quilt is finished. Enjoy!

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    Love your embroidery designs. Glad you posted them. I have been doing embroidery for almost 12 years and I love it. I have Brother machines and software. Made lots of things for the granddaughters when they were younger - people would ask my DIL if they were wearing Kelly Kids and she told them, no her MIL made them - I did the sewing and embroidery. Quite a compliment!
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