If you're a REAL quilter, you have at least one UFO (unfinished object) and one WIP (work in progress) stashed in the closet or stacked on a shelf. Maybe you just need quilting suggestions, or maybe a fresh eye from a new online friend can help with block arrangements. How about a UFO swap? Any UFO conversation is welcome.

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Comment by Zoetc49 1 hour ago

Thank you all very much, Wilma, Barbara and Riana. Riana, the Pe800 does have more added features and the thumb drive to add stitches, touch screen. I too have never been much for doing embroidery, but I can see how it would add a little fun to some projects. I wish that they had them in the stores to see. The Brother store here said they are not allowed to carry them, and only have higher price units that they kept wanting to sell me. I like the 5x7 hoop area and think that would be as large as I would want to go. I really liked the Baby lock Verve, but it only has a 4x4 hoop size. Thank you all for responding.  

Comment by Riana Noyes 1 hour ago

I'm not much of a machine embroiderer, Zoe, prefer my hand work...but bought the Pe770 to do labels for my quilts.Plus l can do some cute applique kid's blocks for my Linus quilts.The pe800 is the improved version. What l like about Brother ( besides price!) is how easy it is to use. I'm not into computors and digitizing and software, so simple is my happy zone. Great needle threader.Easy to clean bobbin area. Sturdy embroidery module ( thing that moves). And you could join ibroidery ( brother's own embroidery site) for free designs if you register your machine with them.

Comment by Barbara Hughes 5 hours ago

I have the Baby Lock Unity embroidery machine that also has a longer throat area for quilting. My husband saw the sale add on a post card in the mail and decided to take me to Beaver Dam to check them out. The one We bought was used. It had 11 hrs of work on it and they traded it in for the Destiny. We were also thrilled with the 5 years same as cash plan.I had the Viking Rose before that which is discontinued now. I liked them both though with the Rose I could only do a 4" stitch field. 

Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays 5 hours ago

I have a Babylock Destiny II embroidery machine.  Hubby bought it for me last year.  It replaced my Innovis 4000D which was 15+ years old.  I have 5 different hoops, but tend to use mostly my 5x7 or 9x12.  There are a lot of features I have yet to use.  Signed up for the Kimberbell Club for a year and am considering another class so I can learn more.  I am trying to figure out how to use the giant hoop to do some quilting with the programs I have.  I have friends who have various other embroidery machines, all like what they have.

Comment by Zoetc49 8 hours ago

If you have a embroidery machine, what kind do you own, why did you decided on that one, and other than hoop size, what is the difference you found? I asked in the embroidery group but it does not look to be that active. I am considering the Brother PE800,or a Baby lock one in that same price range.  

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips 13 hours ago

Hi Everyone,

This week-end I am going to relax, sew and play on the computer.  Oh, I'll fit my exercises in too.  Hubby bought dinner yesterday from the Hot Bar at Farm Boy.  We are enjoying the convenience of choosing a main course, 2 vegetables and 2 salads and heating the amount we want in the microwave.  I eat less this way too.

Comment by Riana Noyes yesterday

OMG, Liz...the luv letters quilt! How astute of you. I's never noticed.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips yesterday

Thank you, Riana. Did you notice that the Georgia Barns block pattern is very similar to a block you had made in one of your improv quilts?

I am enjoying my new computer and monitor.  I also play on my lap top and tablet every day.  Jim put the MSN page on both the desk top and lap top so it is just like what we had with Windows 7 and both Doug and I find it so convenient to use the same Home page as before.

Comment by Riana Noyes on Thursday

Elizabeth, that's a pretty " bonus" quilt. So glad you're improving with help of PT.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on Thursday

Thank you, Ginny, Barbara, and Wilma.

I was going to iron this morning but I changed my mind and started cutting out another quilt.  My cleaning lady bought some wonderful fall FQs and she halved them all and gave me half for my birthday in July.  They all match, so I  added more from my stash and  started cutting 4 1/2" squares (I need 96 for the quilt I started cutting.)


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