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Thread: Embroidering design on sash

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    You did great! I quilt all of my baby quilts on my embroidery machine. I use single stitch designs, and leave my hoop on my machine at all times. I only move the quilt. It works great. I love it cause I am one of those that CANNOT learn how to stipple.

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    Very good job.

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    I have found that the impossibe is possible when you don't know it is impossible. Great job!! :thumbup:

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    Looks good to me to, keep up the good work.

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    I love this idea. Never would have thought of embroidering on the sashing but it looks great and I will sure try it. ♥

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    Quote Originally Posted by purvissp
    It's funny how I got into embroidery and quilting.

    A couple of months ago my wife, the quilter in the family, brought home a used Baby Lock embroidery machine. It sat around for a couple of weeks and she did not use it. I got curious and started playing around with it. It was neat, but very limited in function so I traded it in on a Brother PE780D.

    I made several Disney quilt blocks for my wife to use in a quilt, but she was busy on another project, so I decided to try making a quilt.

    She had me using her 40+ year old Singer, that did not cut it for me. I went and bought myself a new Brother Runway.

    Now I'm hooked and it is something my wife and I enjoy doing together.
    How cool is that...good for you! Bet the wife is happy too, she's got a partner in crime! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenda M
    Great ideas ladies and love this tutorial. I'm sooooo new to the embroidery / quilting world so my question is... could you also use tear away stabilizer underneath, or should you always use something on top? Hope this makes sense. Thanks for the great info!
    The only problem with tear away is that is can distort your stitches and fabric if you are not careful. The only time I use something on top of the fabric is if the fabric has nap, like terry cloth, toweling, velvets, etc. and it is usually something that dissolves with steam or water, but I am not an expert, I just do things that have worked for me. Hope this helps.

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    Some folks are just too smart for their own good and think there is only one way to do things.

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    Great work purvissp...Some people just make things so complicated....

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    Julia9967 - you mentioned embroidering instead of stippling... I presume you mean though the top,batting and backing,you also mentioned single thread designs where would I look for those... Thank you for any info

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    Quote Originally Posted by juliea9967
    You did great! I quilt all of my baby quilts on my embroidery machine. I use single stitch designs, and leave my hoop on my machine at all times. I only move the quilt. It works great. I love it cause I am one of those that CANNOT learn how to stipple.
    Can you elaborate just a little? I am very interested.

    Also, I would think one might be able to do several small designs on a strip and then cut and use at corner stones? I have been toying with that idea but haven't tried yet.

    Marysewfun

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    You did well to find a workable solution for an already cut 3 inch border. For machine embroidery, I use a wider strip, and cut away the excess fabric for strip quilting later. I often use both the (top) clear plastic stabilizer and the washaway tearaway med. weight stabilizer (underneath). I have a brother Innovis and sometimes I just place a stabilizer square ( 8" X 8") under the closed hoop laying flat on the feed dogs. It works just fine. If your fabric is 100% cotton, you can first tear away the stabilizer around the edges of the design, then just soak the rest in a basin of cool water.Then let it air dry on a hanger then press flat. It comes out perfect

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    I like how you did this . I put designs on satin sashes all the time and I use a tearaway stabalizer the size alittle bigger than the hoop then I spray 505 craft glue on it and center the satin strip. the ones I do are usually 4 inches wide but same concept.

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    Looks great, neat idea. I am still learning on my project runway.
    Was wondering if you needed to have the whole hoop covered or if you could do strips, now I know
    Thank you

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    You might want to try a sticky back stabilizer. Some times when I want to do several small items, I stick the stabilizer to the large hoop, and then I move the design to where I want it placed.

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    Good for you!

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    Very good ideas here and appreciate the knowledge & sharing....will have to try this.

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    Good for you. Always go with your Gut!

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    I use sticky stabilizer for small projects. Just put the stabilizer in the hoop, peel off the paper and stick your sash right onto the stabilizer. It's great stuff!

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    Thanks for the tip - I'm just getting into embroidery too and this post from you was very helpful.

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    Good for You!! You fugured it out! Purvissp-----------way to go woo hoo!!!

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    Great idea!

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    Thank you for the information..I am going to try this.

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    Yes - through the top, batting and backing. I think I got most of my designs from a digitizer that died a few years ago, and to my knowledge her site isn't up anymore. I have also got some from MyEmbroideries.com.
    I love doing baby quilts this way. I wouldn't want to do anything too large though, but I have seen people that do.
    Julie

    Quote Originally Posted by karen65ae
    Julia9967 - you mentioned embroidering instead of stippling... I presume you mean though the top,batting and backing,you also mentioned single thread designs where would I look for those... Thank you for any info

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    I love to do it this way, and to me it is so easy. I put my quilt sandwich together, pin it to keep the layers together, and then I use my embroidery machine to quilt it. The last quilt I did this way I embroidered in the sashing of the quilt. It was made up of 8" blocks with sashing around all blocks. I marked my center in each sashing, and then inserted the bottom part of the hoop in my machine. I got my embroidery machine ready to embroider, and then lined up my center mark with the needle. Then I pushed the top hoop into the bottom hoop. I used an embroidery design that was single stitched hearts nesting. I embroidered the first sashing, removed the top part of the hoop and then moved the quilt to the next position to embroider, using the center mark I had made on the quilt.
    After I had done the sashing I just stitched around the animals in all the quilt with the sewing machine. I will try to get close up pictures of the quilting/embroider. It is on display at the quilt shop where I work part time.
    I love doing this. For me it is so much easier than trying to stipple or meander or whatever.


    Can you elaborate just a little? I am very interested.

    Also, I would think one might be able to do several small designs on a strip and then cut and use at corner stones? I have been toying with that idea but haven't tried yet.

    Marysewfun[/quote]

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