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georgie4



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:18 pm

Memaw...just go on my last post and at the bottom and click on my Webshots...should work as I just tried it. I don't have everything on there...just not enought time.
What machine are you getting from Wal Mart? doesn't your sewing machine do button holes, most all do ? Just hate to see you spend money whare you don't have to,
What kind of machine do you have now ?
Really tired tonight, I had major foot surgery in Feb, and it still swells, Wasn't until about 6 weeks ago that I can get back to all my chores...and work 40 hours Shocked
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Calico_Chris



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:46 pm

Great webshots Georgie, nice projects. I've not tried the fringe technique yet. Love it!
I think your wine bottle is a great project. I like repurpose things. Its a great idea.
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georgie4



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:27 am

Thanks Calico_Chris, the fringe is fun, but can be tricky. the Wine gift bags are cheap, fun, and fast & great gitfs personalized for birthdays, Weddings & anniversary. I all wasys keep a few on hand for when we are invited to partys & required to bring..nothing, a bottle of wine for the hostess is a great gift
I looked at that web site quickly, will look more when I have more time, there are some cure patterns
Thanks
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memaw4



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:19 am

What type of food surgery did ya have Georgie? I'm having foot surgery in October.
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georgie4



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:01 pm

Memaw4...I had major surgery. I tore a tendon on the inside by my ankle, that then mess up my arch, while he was fixing things, he did my bunion..He did some breaking fuzing back together, enve cut my heel bone off & put it where it was supose to be cry2 There were 7 slits in my foot ! If I had to do it over......I wouldn't have had it all done. It was done the middle of Feb. I weeks off work 3 months, then went back with a knee walker, graduated to a boot & crutches, then just the boot. I'm finally getting around good....but not 100%. My foot still swells & Dr. said it could swell up to 1 year ...GRRRRRRRRRR What kind of surgery are you having ?
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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:28 am

That sounds like total reconstruction...probably will be a great benefit EVENTUALLY.

Those embroidery patterns look great. The morning dove is delightful. I don't aspire to do those things, but I can certainly see why people would want to.
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memaw4



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:06 pm

I have a spur and arthritis on top of my left foot near my toes! Actually in my toes. I can take my 3rd toe and pop it out of joint anytime I want too. And no, that doesn't feel good at all. So he's gonna go in, remove the spur and clean out around the bone in the toe! I'll be in a cast for 3 wks. then a boot for 3 wks. I also have a bunion, but have decided NOT to have it removed at this time. I just don't wanta be in a cast for 6 wks. and then a boot for 6 wks.! Although it would make sense to have it all done now. But I'm not.
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georgie4



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:00 pm

Yes ...total reconstruction. I tore the tendon last Oct. he put me in a boot to see if that would fix it....NOPE....so then it was around the Hollidays & I said NO surgery now. So it was in Feb. But Memaw....my advice....get it all done at the same time...why go threw it again. ??/ I had just a bunion on the other foot done several years ago....let me tell you,,,it will take the same time to recop..might as well do it all at once...but thats my opion.
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memaw4



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:02 pm

No thanks Georgie4. The bunion doesn't hurt near as much as the spur and arthritis does! It only hurts with certain shoes. And I don't have to wear those shoes!

Well, I finally have decided on "the" sewing/embroidery machine I want......

The Sophfia2 by Babylock. {I may have spelled that wrong.} Went today to our BL dealer and had her demostrate and I was hooked! Sew easy to use. Price was very reasonable too. I'm already 1/2 way there! After seeing the 4" designs, I'm perfectly happy with that size for all I want to do. I hope to get this machine by Christmas.......

Thank you all for you imput.
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Calico_Chris



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:07 pm

Ouchie !

A new machine....how exciting!! Babylock makes beautiful machines...I'm sure you will be happy!
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georgie4



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:57 am

How exciting memaw ,ENJOY ! Very Happy
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memaw4



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:08 am

georgie4, there are 2 ladies at my church who have the very same machine! I didn't know this until this morning when I ask the one and she told me her niece also had one! Well, that helped confirm it for me, because if anyone know's about a good machine Joyce does. She has already done over 200 designs for family and friends on this machine in a year! She absolutely LOVES IT.... I can hardly wait now to get mine..... I'm going to start now buying my threads whenever I have a 50% coupon or whenever I see them at a 50% discount at Joann's. Build up my stash with all the colors I want. Go on line and download some FREE PATTERNS too!

Joyce says this machine is so easy to learn and use. I'm getting sew excited about it already....maybe Santa will come early! If not, I still have plenty to keep me busy!
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Calico_Chris



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:28 pm

Great freebies (Aug and Sept. now available) You need to sign up but most the sites require free signup, they don't bug me with junk mail and their stitches stitch up nicely.

http://www.emblibrary.com/el/free.aspx

Memaw...if you are getting it I would guess you would want to choose the .pes file format, you might want to check with your friend to be sure. I have an older babylock and I use .pes

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georgie4



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:36 am

Calico_Chris...this is the site I get 99% of my designs. Good idea, sign up & search the site....I have belong over 2 years and still haven't got threw it all...many mnay patterns & great ideas . I have the 5D program also
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memaw4



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:40 am

Oh, thank you BOTH sew much! I'll put this one in my "favorites" for something to look at while I'm layed up with the cast on my foot! I already have more than 1/2 the money saved for this machine! She comes back from vacation Friday! I plan to go see her Saturday! I also have my Janome for sale in our local Bulletin Board. It's a free paper they put out every week. I hope I get some calls about it. If I sell it, I'll have enough to buy the machine NOW!



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memaw4



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:43 am

I also wanted to ask either of you, what threads do you use? Do you have any favorite brands you like over others? Does Babylock work better with certain ones?
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georgie4



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:09 pm

I use Sulky...it has mre of a sheen/shine than robinson...it's dull...but I guess it's all what you are doing & like
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Calico_Chris



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:59 pm

The sulky is Rayon....the duller is polyester. When I got my machine I used all my Joanns coupons to stock up on Sulky..it was suggested to me by someone that the poly stitiched better and didn't melt like the Rayon....I will attest to the burnability of Rayon...it is nice and shiny though.
I have a basket full of it and won't buy the poly until I run out of the Rayon.

As far as what works with my babylock for embroidery I've really only used cotton and rayon. I will say that if you are going to use metallics....practice, loosen the tension and use the glide drops (i forget what its called...but you run a bead of the liquid THINLY across the spool and it really truly helps...new needle for metallics hleps me too.
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memaw4



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:29 am

I noticed that Joann's has their Sulky on sale right now.... I thought I might go in and pick up a few colors. Get a head start so to speak! I'm hoping they have the free color chart too!
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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:45 pm

When are you getting the new machine Memaw? How exciting for you, you will enjoy creating with it

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memaw4



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:15 pm

Gimpy, don't quit have enough saved to buy it yet. Hopefully by Thanksgiving or Christmas. Or if I sell my Janome I just bought a year ago I'll be real close.



I wanted to share a site I used to buy my thread from.... www.threadart.com I loved the threads I got from there and actually don't know why I stopped buying from them. Well one reason was I had about all the colors I needed!

But, I just looked and they have Rayon embroidery threads 1000 meters per spool for only $1.79! Gorgeous aray of colors too. That even beats Joann's. And I believe it Sulky........ Check it out. This is where I plan to get mine. At this price, how could I not?
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redwork



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:51 pm

Hi
I have the same kind of baby lock sewing machine your mom has and I have card reader with mine. You can go on the internet and get free downloads. Then use it on the machine to embroidery
Redwork
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Calico_Chris



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:10 pm

I have the card reader too, worth every cent I paid for it.
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memaw4



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:11 pm

I tell ya I just don't know what to think about this BabyLock dealer we have. It will soon be 2 wks. since I went over to see this machine and tell the lady I wanted one. Well of course the lady I really needed to speak to was on vacation and wasn't due back till last Friday. So I thought for sure she'd call me August 27 or anyday last week. But she hasn't call me yet! I've left her 2 messages on her phone at her shop and have e-mailed her 2 times now and have heard absolutely nothing. I'm tempted to just take my business else where.
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Krafty Lady



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PostSubject: Re: Embroidery Machines   Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:44 pm

I can imagine the kind of service you will get from her the way she is doing you now. I wouldn't want to trust her.

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