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    Default what do you make on your embroidery machine?

    I just read about Connie's purchase -- http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/gen...over-edge.html
    (congrats, BTW!!)

    I just wondered what y'all all make with them, and are they worth the expense for you? This is not a facetious question, I really want to know. I know you can make monograms and motifs, but what ITEMS do you embroider on/make. Mainly I want to know how you can use them for quilting. Can you use them for the actual quilting part? I mean like on one that isn't a bajillion dollars? I googled and pintrested but they still puzzle me. But I want one. Just because. Maybe. Well okay no but perhaps if I like the answers.........

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: what do you make on your embroidery machine?

    Towels, blankets, quilts, pictures, monograms on clothes, scarfs, table runners, curtains, casket drape, wedding gown, cosmetic bags, aprons, seat covers for your car, I've seen lots of things embroidered for gifts.

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    Default Re: what do you make on your embroidery machine?

    I make my quilt labels on mine.....and I just started taking the time to learn how to use it to make embellishments on my quilts.


    "May there always be work for your hands to do"

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    Default Re: what do you make on your embroidery machine?

    Ornaments, pincushions, backpack tags. The purple snowflakes was a gift to a member here as a joke because she doesn't like purple. lol She loved them!

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    Default Re: what do you make on your embroidery machine?

    I use my embroidery machine for many items.
    Totes
    American Flag wall hanging
    Advent calendar
    Pillows
    I'm also working on an embroidered quilt called Looks like Spring, and just finished a Baltimore Album quilt where the blocks are all embroidered. Pictures are in my albums if you care to take a look and on my Flickr page.
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    Default Re: what do you make on your embroidery machine?

    I use mine for making labels for my finished quilts. I want to upgrade to a newer embroidery machine that I can actually use designs from the internet on. My current Bernina doesn't allow for that. I can only use the built ins unless I want to spend another $4-500 dollars for a special drive that writes the special cards from the computer or from CD's on it.

    I have started looking, I'm hoping that by the Fall Forum Retreat I'll have an upgrade.

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    Default Re: what do you make on your embroidery machine?

    I make a lot of pillow covers, gifts, I embroidery on the great grand daughters clothing and anything else I can get my hands on. If you haven't done so yet go join our Embroidery Group where you'll find a lot of pictures of what we've embroideried. This is a large group with a lot of beautiful pictures.
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    Default Re: what do you make on your embroidery machine?

    Hey thanks so much everyone! I guess thanks, now I want one and I have too many things on the wish list already! Your projects are all so beautiful!

    One more thing - I saw some online places where you can do the actual quilting part on a large hoop. How does this work? I saw some where you can do a repeating all-over design, which was cool. Can you program them to do a specific design in a non-square shape? Hard to explain, but like a feather design in a triangle, or tell the machine, the shape is THIS, the dimensions are THIS, put THIS design in there. Or is that a job for a billion-dollar machine? I've looked online to try to figure it out but it's confusing to me. I am so glad I have this forum, because I am not able to go out to a shop or dealer to ask questions.

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    Default Re: what do you make on your embroidery machine?

    Quilt labels, Christmas ornaments, quilt blocks, zipper bags, banners, towels,
    baby items, totes, etc.

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    Default Re: what do you make on your embroidery machine?

    I think Rebecca does almost all her quilting on her embroidery machine. Her name on her is rebeccas-sewing. She does beautiful work and has helped me out a lot. Check out her pics.

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