Machine Embroidery & Quilting


Machine Embroidery & Quilting

This group is for those quilters who like to combine machine embroidery and quilting.  It will be a great place to share ideas and get support.

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Latest Activity: Oct 16, 2017

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Virtual Sewing Guild - FREE virtual Expo

Started by QuiltShop Gal Aug 23, 2016. 0 Replies

I simply want to heighten awareness that the Virtual Sewing Guild is planning a free virtual Sewing, Quilting and Embroidery Expo.  I have attended their webinars in the past and typically learn new…Continue


Started by Lisa Boyer. Last reply by Sue Provencher May 1, 2013. 11 Replies

Does anyone out there use digitizing software to create their quilts?  I am learning Masterworks for my machine and I think it will let me design appliques.  Very steep learning curve..... LisaContinue

New Machine Embroidery Designs

Started by QuiltShop Gal. Last reply by Kim Hanson May 16, 2012. 1 Reply

I enjoy researching and sharing insights on new machine embroidery (ME) designs, as well as quilting products.  There are several fun new ME designs getting introduced this week at quilt market.  I…Continue

Resources for a newbie at machine embroidery

Started by Suzanne McFadden. Last reply by Kathryn Bates Dec 9, 2011. 6 Replies

Hi everyone!  I have never machine embroidered before but I am patiently (okay, not so patiently) awaiting the Janome I bought on a sewing site to arrive.  My question is what is a good source of…Continue

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Comment by Riana Noyes on October 30, 2014 at 5:54pm

Thanks for those interesting links, Sewcal. My 5 yr. old grandson had fun programming "Adopt me" into my embroidery machine for doggie bandanas used at a local Humane Soc. pet adoption event. He was so proud to help just like the grownups...and it helped him identify alphabet letters:)

Comment by QuiltShop Gal on October 28, 2014 at 8:45pm

The very talented Sarah Vedeler has a great post on her blog, which is a great inspiration for teaching the next generation to enjoy machine embroidery, as well as be crafty in general.  Plus, she is hosting a giveaway where you could win her Hearts machine embroidery design collection.

Comment by QuiltShop Gal on October 8, 2014 at 3:46pm

Marjorie Busby (Blue Feather Studio) released an excellent YouTube video for Perfect Placement for Machine Embroidery Applique' (MEA).  She also has some fun free designs too!

Comment by Sue Provencher on August 7, 2014 at 5:33am
Hi everyone. Has anyone used gunold poly embroidery thread?
Comment by LeAnne Law on July 7, 2014 at 9:33am

I never worry about getting out all the stabilizer.  I get as much as I can, but I've never taken the time to get out a pair of tweezers.  Life's too short for that! 

Comment by Riana Noyes on July 3, 2014 at 7:38pm

Well, l used the tear away on a lovely light and airy design. It turned out beautifully, but boy was it hard to get the stabilizer out from between the stitched details...even with a good set of pointy bent tweezers.

Comment by LeAnne Law on June 3, 2014 at 12:20am

You definitely don't want the bulletproof designs if you want a quilt to snuggle with it.  Check out Embroidery Library,  They have lots of "light" designs that would work great on a quilt.  They have a great variety.  But you have to watch the stitch count because lots of their designs are very dense.

Comment by Riana Noyes on June 2, 2014 at 9:02pm

So, LeAnne, if l want a softer feeling quilt, l should stick more w/outline or designs w/background showing through, rather than "solid pictures"...makes sense. Just bought some tear away and also a soft knit/iron on stabilizer & plan some experimenting next rainy day:) 

Comment by LeAnne Law on May 31, 2014 at 10:51pm

If you use designs with a high stitch count, they will probably be stiff.  I mostly use my embroideries in wall hangings but have made a few bed quilts, and I think they're fine.  I'm not cuddling up on the couch with them though.  Your table toppers will turn out better if you use a low-loft 80-20 batting or Warm & Natural so that they lay flatter.   I usually do a tight stipple around the embroideries to make them stand out more.  Have fun with your new machine.  You're going to love having the bigger hoop. 

Comment by Riana Noyes on May 31, 2014 at 9:46pm

Hi all. This year l've upgraded my embroidery machine to one that has a larger stitching area ( 5x7) and can use a USB tstitch recorded downloads. So looking forward to trying it out on some quilting projects...small ones at first, like maybe wall hanging or table topper.

How do you find the stitched parts feel in an actual useable quilt, do they feel stiff?


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