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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Nov 08 2019 :  8:41:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I played around with my embroidery machine..
made this little table topper..
I used a brown cotton and stitched with a shiny spicey/rust colored thread...

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stitchings done...

ironed...

snipping the loose threads...

wish my camera took better photos..
any way,, I machine embroidered 4 different Country-Fall images...
It is for my daughter...
I am toying with making some Holiday themed ones for gifts...

I am seriously thinking about up-grading to a larger and newer machine... Both my Bernina and Brother machines are old and are only 4x4 design stitch areas... the Bernina is old school and requires 'reader cards' and the Brother can use the cards,, but can also be connected to my computer to access patterns.. but with the newer machines I can down load the designs onto a Thumb drive/memory stick and not have to be connected to my computer.
Giving it some serious thought...

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

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Krista
Utah
USA
3531 Posts

Posted - Nov 11 2019 :  2:38:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace, I am so envious. I would love to have one of these someday. The list of things I would love to make is insane lol! I bet a Kelly green fabric with bright red yarn would made for a pretty Christmas one and a silver or white fabric with a blue yarn would make for a pretty winter theme. I think they would make great gifts.

Krista
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
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Posted - Nov 11 2019 :  4:23:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work Grace. sooooooo, have a question. My husband wants to get an embroidery machine, to make name patches and company logo on shirts and hats. I tell him it would be cheaper to have someone do it. We did look at some brother machines, and wondering how you liked yours? Any thoughts or ideas we need to think about when looking at machines? Or helpful hints?

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12721 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12721 Posts

Posted - Nov 14 2019 :  09:00:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michele..go to you tube and check out 'jennifer Moore's Sewing Report... she hes several videos on the Brother PE800), which is what I bought.
my older Brother machine, which had served me well is a PE500. And is about 7-8 years old... and sews like a champ.
Also I can connect it to my computer and stitch up. Patterns I have down loaded from "embroidery designs.com"
That being said... it only does up to a 4x4 pattern ...
The machine I just got does up to 5x7"
I watched a video on embroidering caps... not my cup-o-tea!
But I do a lot of t-shirts.
The general rule of thumb is... use the right 'stableizer ' for your project and do a test sample.
There are a lot of affordable embroidery machines. I just happen to be a "Brother" fan... ever since I got my 1st sewing machine ... a raspberry pink entery level machine. In 1971.
I sewed the wheels off that machine!

Go look at machines and let the sales clerks show you how they work... but Don't Buy one.. go home and think about it, maybe look at a few youtubes on a machine you are interested in,.. There are so many brands and levels of machines, just as there are so many different sewers with different levels of sewing skills.
I sm not to computer skilled, and some of those machines are very technical! If a clerk say's " it's easy, don't worry about it... " and goes through the 'things' you can do,, quite fast,,my advice... walk away. You'll just get over whelmed.
Many shops offer free classes with the purchase of a machine but the more I asked... I discovered... the free classes are at their conveinant time, not yours and most often you have to sign up,,plus most 'free classes' are not one-on-one..

So, do your self a favor,, research, youtube and don't buy on impulse, but for your skill level and what you need,,, you can always sell a machine and buy up,, but if you buy the 'Royles Royce' of machine,, they are a lot harder to re-sale.

Oh, and check out different shops,, some will offer group introductory classes,, so you can sit and sew on a machine,, but again,, don 't get pressured into a machine.. I took one through "Joanns Fabrics-Viking" it was $25 for the 2hour class plus it included snacks and drinks,, By the end of the class I was sooo confused,, I decided I didn't want a Hasq/Viking machine at all..
I then checked out Pfaff, Bernina and BabyLoc.. and still wsas not comfortable,, and I didn't want a combination sewing & embroidery machine... so it get's back to buying what you are most comfortable with.

ok,, have fun...hopefully I didn't scare you off..

fyi.. there are on-line digitizing companies that will for a fee, help you create a Logo that you can import into your machine and save.. ex: "Michele's Merry Muffins" and a muffin design under it...

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com


Edited by - katmom on Nov 15 2019 10:16:06 PM
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12721 Posts

Posted - Nov 14 2019 :  09:25:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
here is the machine,, fresh out of the box.. I bought it on Amazon.. best price and free shipping.

luv the color screen and the ability to manipulate the designs and combine designs with out having to re-hoop.

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

592 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
592 Posts

Posted - Nov 14 2019 :  12:58:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't you just love Amazon! Have fun with your new toy.

Judith

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Happiness is Homemade
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3531 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3531 Posts

Posted - Nov 15 2019 :  2:34:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How exciting Grace! You will have so much fun with your new toy! I can't wait to see what you make first.

Krista
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4369 Posts

Posted - Nov 17 2019 :  12:17:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace, your new machine sounds like it is going to give you lots of new possibilities with your sewing projects!! Keep us posted on what you try out and how you like it and enjoy,

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

2817 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2817 Posts

Posted - Nov 18 2019 :  03:03:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Grace for all the knowledgeable info. Enjoy your new machine!! We stopped at a fabric store last week and he found a big one. Used with all the bells and whistles. We will see what happens.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12721 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12721 Posts

Posted - Nov 23 2019 :  6:07:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am taking a break,, well 3 days off from working on my mom's family-history photo album..
Besides,, I need to go buy another photo album and extra page refills..
I haven't even started on the album for my daughter and niece.. I swear, I am up to my eyeballs in photos!

So,,, maybe tomorrow I will get to play with my new machine...
I downloaded all my designs on several memory sticks so I can just pop it in the machines USB port and stitch away,

Michele,, let us know when you get a embroidery machine.. you'll have a blast!


>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12721 Posts

Posted - Nov 23 2019 :  6:11:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

stitchin' a lil Ginger..

and a cute Red Work scene...

and...


Hmmm,,, maybe I should celebrate a very happy crafty Holiday...

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

592 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
592 Posts

Posted - Nov 23 2019 :  8:11:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like you are accomplishing a lot for taking a break :-)

Judith

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6822 Posts

Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
6822 Posts

Posted - Nov 24 2019 :  09:10:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace, I see you are enjoying your new machine. Those are great patterns. Enjoy your break!


~Denise
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2817 Posts

Posted - Nov 25 2019 :  02:27:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
wow amazing what a sewing machine can do now adays. Have fun playing with it Grace.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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