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Thread: Machine Embroidered Picture

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    Super Member JudyG's Avatar
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    I thought some of you with embroidery machines (especially new owners) would enjoy seeing what can be done with them. This is a picture digitized by Suz at bfc-creations.com I absolutely love her designs. I have done several of her pictures. This is my latest. Normally, when I am home in Washington, I cut my own mats and frame my own pictures, but since we are in Arizona right now, I went to Michaels to have my mats cut. What a hassle that was.

    I had to have the inside mat (green one) cut four different times before they got it right. The first time it was my fault because I measured it before I put the stitched lines in it and that pulled it in somewhat and made the opening in the mat too large. I took it back and told them it needed to be 1/4 inch smaller on each side. I went back and picked it up, brought it home, and they had cut the sides correctly, but the top and bottom were actually cut larger than the original one. SO, I took it back and told them what I needed. Went back yesterday to pick it up, and it was wrong again. This time I was smart enough to take the picture with me. They had cut the top and bottom correctly, but had cut the sides too large this time. Luckily, the gal that waited on me said they had a piece of that matting there and she would cut it while I waited (instead of having to wait 10 days like I had each time before). Finally, it got cut correctly and I got it framed. The poor girl that waited on me yesterday was so nice and felt so bad about all that had gone on. Guess I could have saved myself a lot of hassle if I had taken the picture with me when I went to pick up the first corrected mat.

    Anyway, it's on the wall and I absolutely love it. This was made with my Brother embroidery machine using my 5x7 hoop - so I just wanted to show you that you don't need a giant hoop to make nice things.

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    Love it Judy!! I also love her designs, thanks for sharing with us.

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    That is amazing! So sorry you had such a hard time getting it cut correctly.

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    Looks great...I love it :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
    How about another picture close up?
    What machine do you have?
    What fabric did you do it on?
    Which stabilizer used?

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    How many stitches? And how many days did it take you to embroider it...I will have to ck out her designs, never heard of her...thanks for sharing it's stunning

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    beautiful picture

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    Beautiful!

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    That is beautiful.

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    Beautiful picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FancyFoot
    Looks great...I love it :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
    How about another picture close up?
    What machine do you have?
    What fabric did you do it on?
    Which stabilizer used?
    Here's a more close-up picture. This picture was stitched on my Brother Innovis 4000. I just used an old sheet for the fabric. I had a king size sheet that had never been used, so I cut it up and use it for this pictures. I cut it into blocks about 7x9. I use an iron-on tearaway ironed on the back. Then I hoop a sticky stabilizer and put the block on that. I float a medium tearaway under the hoop and use a basting stitch to hold everything together. I figured this all out through a lot of trial and error. I have made several embroidered pictures and this is what works for me.

    Glad everyone likes it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
    How many stitches? And how many days did it take you to embroider it...I will have to ck out her designs, never heard of her...thanks for sharing it's stunning
    There is approximately 293,000 stitches in this picture. The top block on the left has 27,567, which is the least stitches of any block, and the block on the bottom on the left has has 46,818, the most. Depending on the number of stitches and the number of color changes in a block, it usually takes between 1- to 2 hours to embroider each block.

    Please do look at her website. She does fabulous work and her prices are really reasonable. I am in no way connected with her other than a very satisfied customer.

    I want to thank everyone for their kind comments. These are fun projects once you get the stabilization figured out.

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    Oh my word,i just don't believe it.Something so beautiful is machine embroidery,.Connie in CO

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    WHAT A FANTASTIC JOB!!!

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    I did go to the site...and already have plans on buying some. Thanks for this info...I have a Husqvarna SE..I'm also copying how you stabilize because with allt hose stitches you don't want puckers...Thanks again

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    I know her site and "oogle" all the time when I get her email notices. I belong to her yahoo group, too. Wow, what a lot of stitches but it doesn't look embroidered. I'm going to have to make some pictures myself. I have the Brother 700II and can do the 5x7 designs!

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    WOW Judy that is beautiful!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanamoms
    I know her site and "oogle" all the time when I get her email notices. I belong to her yahoo group, too. Wow, what a lot of stitches but it doesn't look embroidered. I'm going to have to make some pictures myself. I have the Brother 700II and can do the 5x7 designs!
    The 5x7 was her medium size, and she does make a small size so even those with only a 4x4 could do these.

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    Ohhhhh that's gorgeous

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    Hours of work. spectacular!

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