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Look what I did!

Acorn

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2017, 17:10:10 PM »
I would say...

Stabiliser matters very much.  I use iron-on, tear-away most of the time.  I also like water soluble stabiliser, but the papery one, not the rubbery version.

Choose your own tension and ignore what the machine is telling you - in my case it needs to be a great deal lower than the level the machine chooses or the bobbin thread comes up to the top. 

For my machine I get the best results if the top and bobbin threads are the same weight and material, but also using specific bobbin thread on the bobbin.

If you're having repeated thread breaks, lower the speed.

If you forget to change back to the embroidery foot you can break your needle in the most spectacular fashion...

And Urban Threads rule.
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Mama likes to make

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2017, 11:06:42 AM »
I'm having trouble finding the software that cam with my machine and am getting no where with emailing them. If I down load a design from Urban threads will I be able to just transfer it to my machine by loading it onto the USB key or will I need to have the software on my PC?
2018 fabric used 12m.
2018 wardrobe items completed 6.

Acorn

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2017, 12:40:49 PM »
As long as you choose the right file for your machine (mine is .vp3 for Husqvarna Viking) you can download it and transfer it using your usb stick with no problems.   :)

I had an incredible amount of trouble getting the software installed - and I am very computer literate.  I had no response at all from Husqvarna. The dealer who supplied my machine was of some help.

After all that I haven't used the provided software much at all.  I think its main value is in letting you view the embroidery on your computer.
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Sewbee

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2017, 13:11:31 PM »
... that's a general "I", not just me.  I thought with Jo also getting a machine we might need somewhere to post our endeavours, and for other machine embroiderers to share their work too, be it expert or beginner.

These are my first attempts on actual clothing.  The shirt is an old but favourite baggy shirt that I sometimes wear at home in the evenings, so I knew I could still wear and love it if they did go wrong - but thankfully they didn't.   :)

I have also made a rather nice FSL (free standing lace) snowflake to go on the Christmas tree, but it seems to have gone walkabout.

Those leaves are really gorgeous!! Were they done using an embroidery machine?

Acorn

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2017, 13:54:22 PM »
Yes - with a pattern from Urban Threads. 

I'm having a lovely time embroidering everything that doesn't move with my new embroidery machine, although I do still do hand embroidery too - that's a habit I'll never be able (or want) to break!
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Mama likes to make

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2017, 18:53:05 PM »
As long as you choose the right file for your machine (mine is .vp3 for Husqvarna Viking) you can download it and transfer it using your usb stick with no problems.   :)

I had an incredible amount of trouble getting the software installed - and I am very computer literate.  I had no response at all from Husqvarna. The dealer who supplied my machine was of some help.

After all that I haven't used the provided software much at all.  I think its main value is in letting you view the embroidery on your computer.


Thank you so much for all the help. I have a Viking too and cannot find the disk. It was installed on the home PC but himself did some sort of rebooting thing and it's not there anymore (after I had painstakingly added all my threads to it as well). I've lost track of how many times I have emailed them looking to see how to replace it.

I'm very excited to try a few new designs now.
2018 fabric used 12m.
2018 wardrobe items completed 6.

Acorn

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2017, 22:42:03 PM »
If you don't already know it, do check what filetype your machine uses.  I downloaded a lot of .hus files before my machine was delivered - luckily all free ones - which were useless, because although .hus are Husqvarna files, they're for different Husqvarna machines to mine!
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Iminei

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2017, 06:56:42 AM »
Acorn, how dd you get the variegated effect in the designs ...  it looks like a very slow change variegated thread has been used!
Did you have to stop and re-thread each time at various points of the pattern or ??
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Acorn

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2017, 09:11:56 AM »
The rainbow coloured ones on the bag thingy were colour changes.  The pattern was really clever, and overlapped the colours so that they seem to change gradually rather than all at once.  I was very impressed with it!   0_0
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Mama likes to make

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2017, 16:07:18 PM »
If you don't already know it, do check what filetype your machine uses.  I downloaded a lot of .hus files before my machine was delivered - luckily all free ones - which were useless, because although .hus are Husqvarna files, they're for different Husqvarna machines to mine!

I have a topaz so I think that is the VP3 format.

2018 fabric used 12m.
2018 wardrobe items completed 6.

Acorn

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2017, 16:22:39 PM »
Mine's a Topaz too (Topaz 25), so I think it must be! 
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Mama likes to make

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2017, 11:43:34 AM »
Yay thank you for all the help. I tried it out this morning with one of the on sale ones and it worked no bother.
2018 fabric used 12m.
2018 wardrobe items completed 6.

Fajita

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2017, 13:02:32 PM »
Pretty scissors.

Jo

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2017, 22:16:21 PM »
I made a cat!  :D My first big design! It's on a jersey I only wear indoors that doesn't look to great, but at least I know the design is awesome :) Also glow in the dark  :D
Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.

Acorn

Re: Look what I did!
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2017, 09:01:31 AM »
That's lovely!   :meow:   0_0
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.