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Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.

Iminei

Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« on: September 03, 2019, 12:25:25 PM »
Where would you go to find an illuminated Alphabet embroidery design ???

And are there any that are free ???

Thx Peeps!
« Last Edit: September 12, 2019, 09:58:37 AM by Iminei »
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Celia

Re: Illuminated Alphabet designs
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2019, 18:44:16 PM »
What sort of Alphabet designs are you looking for, illuminated seems to cover an awful lot of different types.

Iminei

Re: Illuminated Alphabet designs
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2019, 18:48:50 PM »
Like in an Illuminated manuscript .. a bit fancier than just an initial ...
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Elnnina

Re: Illuminated Alphabet designs
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2019, 10:50:00 AM »
ooh some of these alphabets that you have listed Morgan are delightful - thank you, just hope they are what Imi is looking for.

Iminei

Re: Illuminated Alphabet designs
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2019, 13:26:56 PM »
They are certainly closer than anything Ive seen so far! Thank you, I shall peruse.

I have purchased one letter!  :)
« Last Edit: September 12, 2019, 09:59:27 AM by Iminei »
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Iminei

Re: Illuminated Alphabet designs
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2019, 09:57:36 AM »
Question:

If there is a design I like that comes in 11 1/2" x 6 3/4" would i be correct in saying I couldnt embroider it given as the two frames I have for Elvis are 4" x 4" and  7" x 5" (embroidery area) ????

Could I shrink it on the PES software or would that affect the stitch out ?
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Ohsewsimple

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2019, 10:30:54 AM »
Yes you are correct you wouldn’t be able to sew it out.  Personally I wouldn’t try and shrink it as there’s too much of a difference in size.  The result wouldn’t be good. 

Iminei

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2019, 10:58:18 AM »
Thank you OSS,

So thats why they offer the designs in different sizes ?? They alter the stitch density?

Are there bigger hoops for Elvis (750E)
Also are there magnetic clips for him ???

.. I understand this is how you can hoop quilts (?)
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Morgan

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2019, 12:32:43 PM »
Brother 750E - I think the largest hoop made for your machine is a multi-position hoop (5x12) on sale here https://www.lordsewing.co.uk/130-x-300mm-x285-x-12inx29-ef60-nv750env1250-1855-p.asp

For quilting I recommend very strongly that you get a DIME magnetic hoop.They are more expensive than ordinary hoops but worth every penny.
I think the DIME LM6 5x7 hoop is the one for your machine (check before you buy to confirm).

(by the way the 'monster' in Dime Monster Hoop is not about the size but the sturdiness and clamping ability of the hoop)

Michelle Schofield is the person to buy from in UK on this Facebook Group.
The group is not just for buying the hoops but offers support and advice as well.

Here are some videos to watch re how easy it is to quilt and embroider with them.  The demos are with the huge hoops for TOL machines, but the method is the same.

Quick demo of Quilting with a DIME HoopDIME Hoop Tutorial

Sue at OML and a DIME Hoop

This video from 22 minutes includes some practical tips for hooping and loading quilts

This one from 7:15mins in (a bit of a ramble but shows a good tip re marking for positioning on the back of the fabric) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPMeOU57BkE 

« Last Edit: September 12, 2019, 12:39:45 PM by Morgan »

Morgan

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2019, 13:25:57 PM »
Following on from the last, this video from 5:50mins in - shows a way to do edge to edge quilting with an embroidery machine and magnetic hoops.  It goes into how to use templates to help with exact positioning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB3CAIhO8kA&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR31SMHi2NT7kmMHtdUc4SAn6IcOd2dC4gGuEu55l6J0Jo8DiZ_pGVH9GW4

Lowena

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2019, 14:07:27 PM »
@Iminei ask @Stitches ,she's an expert and does beautiful work.
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Iminei

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2019, 15:20:35 PM »
Well I've had a very enjoyable few hours with Elvis and learning so much more by doing ... and making mistakes.

He now displays the number of stitches to be stitched/ have been stitched in a design as a matter of course  and I've found out how to know where I've moved the design to in the hoop, so now note that down just in case I get a bobbin running out of thread again!

To be honest ... I'm loving this at the moment and today stitched out 2 quite stitch heavy designs ...
Yes, the top thread is still very present on the bottom, but the stitch on the top looks lovely (I think)
so what should I do ...???

I'll show you one of the design is stitched today.....



but If I showed you the other, I'd have to kill you ....   :devil:
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Sewingsue

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2019, 19:18:21 PM »
Wow! Go Imi  0_0
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Silver Rose

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2019, 19:57:18 PM »
You are having fun with Elvis @Iminei  ;)
Still learning