hi jean, welcome gini
gini in north idaho
Good day Granny M. and Jean:
Great to hear from you two ladies! I am contemplating buying a new upgrade to PE Design, but I will have to re-learn how to properly digitize designs for sure. I'd like to do that - but I'm not sure if I have the time.
The sun is shining here in Calgary today also - which is a true blessing...beautiful reminder that Spring is really coming.
Have a great weekend you two.
Kim in Canada
Thanks Jean, we don;'t seem to get many vendors for our little quilt shows locally. I think they all go to the big Paducha show and can't find thier way from the western part of the state to the eastern. I am also retired, isn't it great, busier now than ever. Would be great if someone got something going in the emb group
Spring is here in my part of the world, how do I know, the frogs are singing.
I just finished a quilt on Saturday that had 42 blocks of embroidered wildflowers. I really like embroidery and quilting combinations.
I tried to post a photo in galleries, but it didn't take. I'll try again another day.
Just found this thread - no pun intended, and would love to know how to embroider/quilt finished blocks. I just purchased the Bernina 830 and am not very familar with all of the wonderful things it can do. Any instructions or places to look for a quide would be greatly appreciated.
From one Pat to another---
The Bernina website has lots of info.--classes, projects, webinars, etc. I use the site so much that I have a desktop icon for it!
I am green with envy....the 830. I would love to have this machine. Now if my bank account would only agree.....LOL>>
A friend of mine Teresa just went out tonight and bought a Brother SE400 embroidery machine. I am teaching her how to quilt . So now I am the one that has to learn the new machine so I can also teach her how to use it. LOL..
Hope it won't be to difficult. She is wanting to learn enough by Christmas so she can do some embroidery on things for Christmas gifts.
If you have learnt any tricks will you please share them with me.
Hey Pat! Really? I didn't know that. I am going to check it out for sure. Even though I own a Brother embroidery machine, the Bernina is compatible so I'm thinking this website will be helpful to me.
Other Pat - welcome to this thread! There are so many ways you can embroider your quilt blocks. I have a few projects in the gallery - which you could take a look at it you like. They are crazy quilt based embroidered quilts. Quick, easy, fun and colorful. (You just have to click on me to take me to my profile and see the projects I have listed in the gallery).
Let me know if you find the Bernina website helpful since you don't have a Bernina.
Thank you for having your quilts in your gallery. I am also new to embroidery and looked at your quilts. I will definitely be doing some of them. That is once I learn how to use the machine. LOL.
First thing I have to do is go to Joann's tomorrow and buy some stabilizer. That is one thing we forgot to buy yesterday when we got the machine.
To bad we can't use something else instead of having to spend all that money out to either wash it away or tear it away.
I think you will have good luck with the machine. I made samples of the various stitches and they are very nice! It is good to make a sample of the
letters so you and Teresa will know how they will stitch out-- the size I mean,
Ann:If you have learnt any tricks will you please share them with me.
It is really not hard, the machine does the work. Hooping correctly may be the biggest hurdle. Have fun, I love my machine.
Thank You Granny,
I will say one thing about Teresa. Once I show her something she picks it up fast. I showed her how to safely use a rotary cutter and she cut up enough squares to make 5 quilt twin size tops. She started by making a 30"x30" wall hanging and is moving up in size. Then she made rectangles out of some of the squares and made her own design for a quilt. next I taught her how to make half square triangles out of one set of squares she went home and made some windmill blocks and others and made another top. I showed her how to do some free motion quilting on my sewing machine . She doesn't have the foot yet for her old machine. And she went to town on it and even wrote her name and did other things with it. So I know she will learn it fast.
It's just she wants me to learn the machine and keep it here . Its her way of saying thank you to me for all the time I'm taking to teach her and I won't allow her to pay me. She knows I would love to own one but just can't swing it on our income.
Will definitely practice the hooping part.