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Where do you see embroidery going on quilts?

Started by Marian Vollans. Last reply by Vickie Brace Jun 30, 2014. 13 Replies

There are a lot of embroidery machines being used by quilters.  How many used them in creating of an entire quilt?  I have now made 3 quilts using the embroidery in the blocks and quilted 4 that come…Continue

Marjorie Busby Designs 30% off

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Marjorie Busby Designs has a great sale and is also donating 30% to the Quilter's Bee Giving Charity Fundraiser for purchases thru November 15th. To clarify, she has a 30% off of all of her designs…Continue

What kind on machine do you use?

Started by Marian Vollans. Last reply by Kim Schau Oct 13, 2012. 14 Replies

I purchased a babylock Elegeo Plus about 10 months ago and LOVE it. I am finding I am getting limited by the size of the hoop. Is anyone else experiencing this issue.

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Victorian Belle Wall Hanging

Started by connie smith. Last reply by Robin Elsen Mar 10, 2012. 1 Reply

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Comment by Janet Espeleta on March 8, 2011 at 6:42pm
Marian, what size hoops does the Sophia 2 have?  If I remember right the original Sophia is limited to the 4x4 hoop.  The husband of a friend of mine bought one for himself after she taught him how to do cross stich by hand.  So he embroiders quilt blocks & she assembles & quilts the top. 
Comment by Marian Vollans on March 8, 2011 at 5:19pm

Connie I am happy to hear you are enjoying your machine that is 3/4 of the battle.  Have fun with it and explore there are some very informative websites out there as well as a couple of excellent magazines geared towards machine embroider.

 

Janet, I love the Janome 350e, it is what got me hooked on embroidery.  You might want to explore some of the newer machines.   Babylock had the Sophia 2 that is capable of sewing and embroidering for about $1000 if you shop around you can find it for less.  We have them here at Tiger Lily Quilts and have sold a number of them, with very happy customers with there machine.

Comment by Connie Smith on March 6, 2011 at 10:25pm
I have a Singer CE150 that interfaces with my laptop. My daughter uses it more than I do, but we have been having some fun with it. The hoop sizes are 4x6 and 5x7 and so far that has worked for us.
Comment by Janet Espeleta on March 6, 2011 at 7:18pm
Marian, I use a Janome 350e and am limited to the 4x4 and 5x7 hoops.  When I bought my machine I couldn't understand why anyone would want to stitch out a larger design, but after doing this for 4 yrs now I understand!  Maybe one day I can afford to purchase a program such as Embird that splits the designs so you can use the smaller hoops.  In the mean time I'm just enjoying what I am able to do.
 

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