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In the wardrobe / Re: Vogue 9230 - 21 pattern pieces...
« on: September 22, 2017, 17:34:17 PM »
That's a lot, will be interesting to see if all are essential. I cut out a pattern yesterday that included a piece for a strip of interfacing to go along the front of it! Needless to say I just skipped to cutting the piece up against the other pattern piece and cursed that I didn't read what it was before went to the trouble of cutting out the piece neatly from the tissue!

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Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: Machine recommendations.
« on: September 22, 2017, 17:31:08 PM »
I have the Elna 664 and I really love it. I really only use the overlocking on it so can't comment on anything but that. It is very easy to thread and I've had mine for a few years and touch wood never had any bother with it. I do make a lot of leggings and stretch items with it but would use a twin needle on my regular machine to hem the items or occasional use the three step zigzag if I'm in a hurry and don't want to switch needle.

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House Beautiful / Re: In praise of Terry`s Fabrics
« on: September 22, 2017, 17:26:21 PM »
I'd love to hear how you get on with this. Have you made a roman blind before? I could do with one but don't know whether to find a workshop or day course before trying it or just get a kit and take my time with it.

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Adding Zing & Bling / Re: Look what I did!
« 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.

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Adding Zing & Bling / Re: Look what I did!
« 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.


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Adding Zing & Bling / Re: Look what I did!
« 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.

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Adding Zing & Bling / Re: Look what I did!
« 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?

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Patterns Discussion / Re: PDF patterns from Knip Mode
« on: September 11, 2017, 23:23:42 PM »
Thanks for sharing this. I hope I have ordered the three month trial! I possibly should have asked my friend that is Dutch to help me make sure my address is in correctly but fingers crossed I haven't made a mess of it.

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Adding Zing & Bling / Re: Look what I did!
« on: August 27, 2017, 22:24:59 PM »
They're fab. What thread did you use?

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Access All Accessories / Re: Funky fabrics bulldog
« on: August 27, 2017, 22:16:20 PM »
He's so cute! I always find the stuffing settles after a little bit and no longer seems so full so always err on the side of too much.

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I don't use mine for quilting I use it mostly for cutting shapes for making neckpieces. I find amazon and the sissix site good.

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Adding Zing & Bling / Re: Look what I did!
« on: July 24, 2017, 17:26:37 PM »
Oh must check out that site. I made a denim skirt recently with some flower detail from an built in design in my machine but would love something like maybe a dragonfly or peacock to put on some dark purple denim I have in the stash

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Lyn-J I have a husqvarna viking machine.

Thanks for all the help. I definitely want to steer clear of the illegal ones and just use a reputable source so I will stick to buying the Disney patches and buttons to add to her things.

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Thank you so much OSS I will definitely check those out.

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Thank you acorn I will look into that. I should have said I have a Husqvarana Viking machine as well actually.

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