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  • Re: Thread & Material & Color Mixups!

    Hi Thea & Granny, Dont know why my response didn't post, Thea - just realized it! Your suggestions were all terrific- thank you! That was so helpful. Not knowing whats a good brand makes it difficult. I was happy to hear Benartex... I've fallen in love with thir collections but hav been afraid to order online. Color matching by number isn't
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Susan on Wed, May 9 2012
  • Battenburg Lace FSL Snowflakes

    Love FSL! The snowflakes are made using the same embroidery thread in the bobbin so they are two sided. The butterfly is my comparision - made with regular bobbin thread. I make Christmas ornaments for family when I can - this year I think it's snowflakes. Susan
    Posted to SusanH363's Gallery (MediaGallery) by Susan on Tue, May 8 2012
  • Re: Tension problems when embroidering

    Since we were talking about FSL using the matching top and bobbin threads, I thought I'd try it out on some Christmas ornament designs I just downloaded. Worked on so much better than using the regular bobbin thread. I'm going to attempt to load a picture to show you. The small butterfly was done using regular bobbin thread. Not exactly comparing
    Posted to Machine Embroidery Group (Forum) by Susan on Tue, May 8 2012
  • Re: Tension problems when embroidering

    Little Stitches is my local quilt shop. 1/2 mile from my house! That was a factor in buying Babylock.... well plus I love my machine. Of all the needles I bought, not a single one is topstich. Ahhhhh....JoAnn's. I was searching the web, too (since I can't do much else) and found this site. They sell individual spools of colored 60wt. Expensive
    Posted to Machine Embroidery Group (Forum) by Susan on Sun, May 6 2012
  • Re: Tension problems when embroidering

    So how long have you been quilting? I used to quilt and sew a lot but hat was in ancient times when quilting was done by hand and most of my quilts were filled with an old blanket... not batting. Susan
    Posted to Machine Embroidery Group (Forum) by Susan on Sun, May 6 2012
  • Re: Tension problems when embroidering

    I saw the 60 wt. bobbin thread set - very cool. Now i have another question... I remember reading that for some fine embroidery, it's suggested to use 60 weight thread. Is there a difference between the 60 wt. bobbinfill thread & 60 wt. embroidery thread? Very confusing. Machine quilting is SO much more complicated than hand sewing/quilting
    Posted to Machine Embroidery Group (Forum) by Susan on Sun, May 6 2012
  • Re: Tension problems when embroidering

    Wow. You are a wealth of good information! I never thought of the needle. I'm still really new to machine quilting. I actually bought some needles marked "embroidery." I'll look up what size the needles are. I've never heard of #90 or 100! I may already have some. I bought a LOT of supplies when I got my new machine in January
    Posted to Machine Embroidery Group (Forum) by Susan on Sun, May 6 2012
  • Re: Tension problems when embroidering

    Thanks, Donna. This is one of those quilts where the back really matters. Otherwise, I do use bobbin thread. I agree... messing with bobbin tension is something best left to professionals! I always thought that if I needed to do that, maybe someone at the (really close) Babylock store would set it up for me with a second bobbin case! I'm paranoid
    Posted to Machine Embroidery Group (Forum) by Susan on Sun, May 6 2012
  • Re: Tension problems when embroidering

    Hi Caryl Anne I'm using the embroidery thread in the bobbin for the quilt I'm doing. The back quilting design is almost as important as the front. This setup worked fine for the standard quilting, but there are parts that I'm embroidering - that's where the only trouble comes. On the Ellure, there's a separate setting for embroider
    Posted to Machine Embroidery Group (Forum) by Susan on Sun, May 6 2012
  • Tension problems when embroidering

    Has anyone solved the problem of bobbin thread showing on top when using embroidery thread in the bobbin? I've tried adjusting embroidery tension with no success. I'm using a Babylock Ellure. I am trying hard to avoid purchasing the second bobbin case (it says that's for prewound bobbins but I've been told you can change the bobbin tension
    Posted to Machine Embroidery Group (Forum) by Susan on Sat, May 5 2012
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