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  • Re: embriodery machines

    Hi, I have had an embroidery machine for close to 20 years. I have used it a lot. I recently purchased a new Brother embroidery machine. I had to go with that brand as it is the only one that uses the same design format as my old machine. My first machine is a Bernina but the patent used to produce it was made by Brother. While the new one does bigger
    Posted to Machine Embroidery Group (Forum) by mpspeedy on Sun, Oct 17 2010
  • Re: Hand Quilting

    Hi, Welcome to our world. I have a feeling that handquilting will be making a comeback sooner rather than later. The only thing I machine quilt are items for Linus or small children. While longarming and machine quilting can be truly beautiful they are just not the same. It is hard to do either activity with even one friend let alone a small group.
    Posted to Hand-Quilting Club (Forum) by mpspeedy on Sun, Oct 17 2010
  • Re: Hello

    Hi, I live in Carroll County just south of the PA line. I was raised in Lansdowne which is just across the river from AA county. Welcome. I have used my emboridery machine so much I think it is wearing out. Just got it back from the shop for cleaning and adjusting. I have had it almost 20 years. Over the years I have used it for everything, clothing
    Posted to Machine Embroidery Group (Forum) by mpspeedy on Sun, Sep 5 2010
  • Re: Linus Project

    Twiggy, sorry I am so long getting back to the discussion. For the pet quilts for the shelter I just use all of my scraps of batting and even the flannel scraps that are produced when I make my Linus quilts. I have a huge bag full right now that I need to turn into some pet quilts.
    Posted to Quilting for Charities (Forum) by mpspeedy on Wed, Sep 1 2010
  • Re: HELP!

    Maureen, It sounds like your tension is off. That allows the bobbin thread to be pulled to the surface. Make sure you are stabilizing the item you are embroiderying very well and that the fabric is taunt. Check your manual and make sure it doesn't have a special setting of the tension when the machine is in the embroidery mode. MIne is a stand alone
    Posted to Machine Embroidery Group (Forum) by mpspeedy on Wed, Sep 1 2010
  • Re: Embroidery Machines....the good, the bad, the ugly

    Welcome, I have had a stand alone embroidery machine for more than 20 years. It only has the 4 inch capacity. There have been very few times when I wished I had a bigger motif. I am currently looking to purchase another machine as mine is about worn out. If the next machine has the bigger capacity I am sure I will enjoy it. I have made many a gift,
    Posted to Machine Embroidery Group (Forum) by mpspeedy on Sat, Aug 28 2010
  • Linus Project

    Hi, My friend got roped into being the chair of our local county's Linus Project. We collect, sort and deliver about 600 quilts a month to Hospitals and other institutions that service children in our area. I usually make about 8 or nine quilts for that project myself each month as well as helping with the sorting and distribution. It has become
    Posted to Quilting for Charities (Forum) by mpspeedy on Thu, Aug 5 2010
  • Re: August Embroidery Project

    I am a full figured gal who always seems to dribble on my front. I just recently resurected some of my favorite summer shells and Ts by embroiderying over the most obvious stains on the fronts. It is amazing the comments I get about my unique tops. I hate to throw out things that are perfectly good just stained. I am also working on a project to make
    Posted to Machine Embroidery Group (Forum) by mpspeedy on Mon, Aug 2 2010
  • Re: How do you sew the CQ layers together?

    I messed up adding the photos. The first is the oriental quilt and the second photo is the earlier BOM quilt. I also have a wallhanging somewhere in my colleciton. Both were fun to make with my fancy thread, stitches and embroidery etc.
    Posted to Crazy Quilt Group (Forum) by mpspeedy on Mon, Aug 2 2010
  • Re: How do you sew the CQ layers together?

    I will try and post pictures of my two larger crazy quilts. The first is one that was a BOM at one of my guilds. We were each given a pieces of the red print in the middle. I won all of the blocks which I then put together and embelished more if I thought they needed it. I don't use batting in a crazy quitl. It is just tacked. The second is a crazy
    Posted to Crazy Quilt Group (Forum) by mpspeedy on Mon, Aug 2 2010
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