Embroidery machine quilting

calverttxJune 21, 2014

Has anyone tried this and does it work. I saw it today on PBS Sewing With Nancy. I am ready to go buy a machine but you guys may change my mind.
Any and all comments appreciated.
Thanks, N

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lafonda_ranch

I have done it. In fact, I should finish the binding on a quilt for my son tonight that is all machine embroidery. It is a Hoop Sister's quilt (Feathered Star). I have posted pictures on this site if you search for it.

I am also doing a block of the month quilt through my LQS called Shades of Baltimore. It is machine applique. I have 3 Brother machines (2 embroidery) and we're using PE Design to digitize the design, a Silhouette Cameo to cut the applique and then sending the designs to the embroidery machine to stitch it all together.. I will have the top done in a few months. If you like to machine embroidery and quilting, it's a wonderful combination and opens a whole world of options. I really like doing it :-)

I'm not the one to talk to if you need someone to talk you out of buying an embroidery machine :-)

Robbi

    Bookmark   June 23, 2014 at 1:56PM
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calverttx

Thank you Robbi. I went and bought a Brothers PE770 this morning. I am excited and I think it will be fun, I am not very good at machine freehand quilting so maybe this will be the magic I have been looking for.

N

    Bookmark   June 23, 2014 at 4:18PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

N, Hopefully you'll show us your handywork when you get one completed. I might be able to use something like this for quilting, but want to see what you come up with. I can't get one this year but should be able to next year.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   June 24, 2014 at 4:20PM
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calverttx

Hi Sharon, Go on the computer and look for Sewing With Nancy on PBS. It was on TV this past weekend and showed how to do it. They used a very expensive Baby Lock and I bought a smaller one without the bells and whistles. There are places on the net that you can get simple patterns for feathers and line designs that are 6 X 6, I have high hopes for Christmas qifts. The video showed the prettiest table runner I have ever seen. Good luck N

    Bookmark   June 24, 2014 at 9:25PM
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