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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

Started by QuiltShop Gal Dec 14, 2013. 0 Replies

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.

Tags: embroidery, Machine

Victorian Belle Wall Hanging

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


Tags: blue, fashion, purple, yellow, pink

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Comment by Riana Noyes on September 1, 2014 at 3:48pm

lt took some time, but l got the lever to release. lt's a srtictly mechanical function. The lever pushes down the threader by way of 2 metal prongs. Then the spring pulls it back up...only the metal foot travelling up & down in its track got stuck next to the release a gentle poke w/small screw driver freed it. So far, it's been working well more getting it must have been a fluke.

Comment by Riana Noyes on August 23, 2014 at 10:13am

l'm going to have to open side & peek in there to see if l can release it. The machine stitches fine , nothing's in the way of that...but my eyes aren't what they used to be,and embroidery thread is such a pain to thread the old way,llol. The problem w/buying machine on line from states is that no authorized repairperson in this part of Canada.And l'm NOT shipping it off to be fixed.

Comment by Riana Noyes on August 23, 2014 at 10:06am

Man, l have a lot to learn here. l have a large collection of threads picked up at 2 or 3 stores , and they're pretty much " no name" ...that is, once wrapper is off & used, there's nothing on or inside the cone/core to identify them. So far, l've been lucky to find they stitch well, and don't bleed. after washing.

But, my auto threader on my Brother is stuck, tge lever is down & won't spring back up. l'm goingbto have to reluctantly open side & pe

Comment by Vickie Brace on August 7, 2014 at 7:07pm

Sorry Sue. Never heard of it.

Comment by Sue Provencher on August 6, 2014 at 5:47am
Hi everyone. Have a question . Has anyone used gunold poly embroidery thread? If so, what kind of machine and how would you rate the thread?
Comment by Darla McDowell on April 5, 2014 at 11:21am

I have looked at several photo albums.  Just beautiful.  I like that this forum lets me hit the like button on the photos.  :)
I am attempting a little baby quilt.  I will post picture when finished.  

Question:  When you quilt do you quilt right over the design or do you avoid those blocks?  

Comment by Leann Summers on April 4, 2014 at 6:40pm

I actually tearaway Darla. That way the only stabilizer that remains is under the stitching. I also use Robinson Anton Thread. Never had trouble with shrinkage, or the fabric puckering. Washes well, time after time and the stitches remain stabile for years to come.

Comment by Darla McDowell on April 4, 2014 at 10:38am

Thanks Leann!  Do you actually tear/cut away or just cut it to the block size you plan to use?  If so, do you cut stabilzers 1/4 " from edge for sewing blocks together?

Comment by Leann Summers on April 3, 2014 at 7:54pm

Darla, I use polyester threads mainly because they do not bleed when washed, like the Rayon tends to. There is some debate as to how much stabilizer to use. I was taught that it depends on the # of stitches overall, and the thickness of the fabric. On some of my embroideries, like the purple quilt blocks I have here, I used all tearaway. One iron on, 1 regular, and 2 layers of heavyweight tearaway. (There is over 80,000 stitches). Some think that is too much, but puckering is at a minimum, if any at all. The downside is that the embroidery is very stiff. But after a couple of washings the stabilizer relaxes.

Comment by Darla McDowell on April 3, 2014 at 5:34pm

Thank you.  Very helpful to tell me that the thread doesn't shrink.  I do try to be careful not to put in to tight.  I just learned that stabilizer shouldn't be thicker than what you are using.  Tear away did better than the cut away which made it pucker.  There is so much to learn.  :)


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