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Old 06-24-2013, 07:55 PM   #751
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Hi ladies - I haven't been on almost at all since our trip last August, but I am going back with my mom and the four kids in December. It's going to be a surprise trip for the kids, so I will have to be sneaky sewing.

In the meantime, I am working on a Hello Kitty/Statue of Liberty themed outfit for a trip the kids DO know about - Washington DC & NYC in a couple of weeks. I'm going to have to look back through the thread and get some ideas - it will be fun to sew for a WDW Christmas trip.
A few of us will be there at around the same time - Nini, Lisa, and a couple others (their names escape me at the moment).

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Took the boys to see Monsters University this morning, my husband works fridays and saturdays so today was the first day we could all go. LOVED IT. And the boys LOVED their special outfits, especially Mike W "trapped" on the back!



Now back to the rest of my orders and my 4th of July outfits before we leave in a week for Colorado for the 4th.

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hmmmm. why don't my pictures show instead of the link to them on facebook?
The filename needs to end in .jpg or some other picture format. I also can't see them through the links.
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I have been stalking the thread but haven't done much sewing lately, so I wanted to share the 2 things I FINALLY got done for the MU movie this weekend.

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Took the boys to see Monsters University this morning, my husband works fridays and saturdays so today was the first day we could all go. LOVED IT. And the boys LOVED their special outfits, especially Mike W "trapped" on the back!



Now back to the rest of my orders and my 4th of July outfits before we leave in a week for Colorado for the 4th.

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You all look super cute Jen! Great job on the outfits!

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I have been stalking the thread but haven't done much sewing lately, so I wanted to share the 2 things I FINALLY got done for the MU movie this weekend.





hope this works because it has been a long time since I posted any pics
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Oh wow! Just found this thread- I've spent the last 2 hours reading haha! I will have to figure out how to post pics and share some of what I have made my little girl for our upcoming trip
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Oh wow! Just found this thread- I've spent the last 2 hours reading haha! I will have to figure out how to post pics and share some of what I have made my little girl for our upcoming trip
Welcome. We love pictures!!

And...true to my multiple promises....I Have a project picture.




Quick Tutu while I watched a movie with big explosions. It's not the best picture, given that I do not have a model.
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Welcome! Please share pictures of your projects! Instructions to post pictures can be found on page 1.

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And...true to my multiple promises....I Have a project picture.




Quick Tutu while I watched a movie with big explosions. It's not the best picture, given that I do not have a model.
The tutu looks cute! It screams 4th of July to me. Great job!
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Finally, some resolution!

Way back forever ago, I posted my woes with my newish embroidery machine... finally have some resolution today.

(Quick recap: it's been broken now a MONTH. I have had it in 3 times. It is a 3-hour round trip. Also, they were mean to me. )

Met today with the owner of the store, who had called me after getting the Better Business Bureau inquiry. She was in Italy. So couldn't do anything for 2 more weeks while she enjoyed her vacation. (not clear why no one in the store could help me, but whatever.) So I met with her today and flat out said I was NOT interested in hearing all the reasons I was the problem... The tech took it back and found 2 more burrs on the throat plate that he did not find the previous 3 times... And I sat w/ them and tested it. FINALLY got through an entire project. They still think my thread (all threadart, and all works totally fine with my PE770 for the FIFTY shirts I did this month with the little machine.) and my bobbins and my stabilizer. I literally just ordered medium-weight cut-away, which is what I prefer for t-shirts, 200 yards of it thru thread art, but haven't even opened it until today since my machine was down... they were $40/100 yards. The stabilizer they insisted I need to buy was $275/100 yards. GASP!
Anyway, I was finally able to use, successfully, and with my own stabilizer and threads, my machine for the first time in a month and finished 4 shirts for orders. I am in a crunch to get all my orders done before we leave for Colorado on Sunday. And I stupidly agreed to make a full-sized quilt top before I go, which has 24 appliques that take 20-30 minutes each. Because I am clearly dumb.
So that's the skinny. They finally fixed it right and so far so good. But I still feel like it should not take a month, 8 trips, a letter to the owner, BBB and Brother Corp to get that sort of resolution.
Maybe when we get back I can start making stuff for my kids for our trip, since time is flying!
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:25 AM   #759
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Way back forever ago, I posted my woes with my newish embroidery machine... finally have some resolution today.

(Quick recap: it's been broken now a MONTH. I have had it in 3 times. It is a 3-hour round trip. Also, they were mean to me. )

Met today with the owner of the store, who had called me after getting the Better Business Bureau inquiry. She was in Italy. So couldn't do anything for 2 more weeks while she enjoyed her vacation. (not clear why no one in the store could help me, but whatever.) So I met with her today and flat out said I was NOT interested in hearing all the reasons I was the problem... The tech took it back and found 2 more burrs on the throat plate that he did not find the previous 3 times... And I sat w/ them and tested it. FINALLY got through an entire project. They still think my thread (all threadart, and all works totally fine with my PE770 for the FIFTY shirts I did this month with the little machine.) and my bobbins and my stabilizer. I literally just ordered medium-weight cut-away, which is what I prefer for t-shirts, 200 yards of it thru thread art, but haven't even opened it until today since my machine was down... they were $40/100 yards. The stabilizer they insisted I need to buy was $275/100 yards. GASP!
Anyway, I was finally able to use, successfully, and with my own stabilizer and threads, my machine for the first time in a month and finished 4 shirts for orders. I am in a crunch to get all my orders done before we leave for Colorado on Sunday. And I stupidly agreed to make a full-sized quilt top before I go, which has 24 appliques that take 20-30 minutes each. Because I am clearly dumb.
So that's the skinny. They finally fixed it right and so far so good. But I still feel like it should not take a month, 8 trips, a letter to the owner, BBB and Brother Corp to get that sort of resolution.
Maybe when we get back I can start making stuff for my kids for our trip, since time is flying!
glad you finally got some resolution with your machine and I am sorry it took so long. I will tell you that my brother machines do not like all the same thread. One will use thread art thread but the other will not. Also there are certain colors that my machine hates. Same thing with my Janome machine. I am so happy that your machine is fixed.
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glad you finally got some resolution with your machine and I am sorry it took so long. I will tell you that my brother machines do not like all the same thread. One will use thread art thread but the other will not. Also there are certain colors that my machine hates. Same thing with my Janome machine. I am so happy that your machine is fixed.
Thanks. It has been incredibly harrowing month dealing with this, falling behind on everything and taking it all out of my family. (though my kids LOVE their Monsters University outfits and have already worn them 3 times so I guess I have redeemed myself.)

It looks like I will be needing to buy new thread. I have 100 or so spools I think of mostly thread art. I have a handful of marathon and they gave me 4 spools of isacord (I think it.) in the main 4 colors I need to get my projects done this week. I bought the marathon at the expo, so I only have a handful of colors, and can't spend $6/spool to buy all new thread. Any advice on where I can get a starter pack like threadart offers w/ 20-30 different colors to get going? Also, pre-wound Brother brand bobbins? I loathe winding bobbins. I never seem to have them ready when I need them and it just annoys me.
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glad you finally got some resolution with your machine and I am sorry it took so long. I will tell you that my brother machines do not like all the same thread. One will use thread art thread but the other will not. Also there are certain colors that my machine hates. Same thing with my Janome machine. I am so happy that your machine is fixed.
You are so right Chiara!!

My newest 770 does not like black of any brand! No matter what I try, the bobbin shows through! I have started using black for the bobbin when I am suing black...helps a ton! My other 770 does not give me any troubles with black.

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Some of you know me on FB and have seen this already, but I just had to share...I made my FIRST Disney Custom EVER yesterday!

DD7 was thrilled. I said "Your Disney AK outfit is done!" She said "Great. Let's go now." LOL

I have one more identical outfit to make for dd3, and then I'm going to attempt some hand appliqued shirts.

I'm kicking myself because the fabric was on clearance and I didn't buy more. Such a fun fabric.
I was really "cutting it close" on getting the two outfits out of it.
I plan on using some pieces left over to make Mickey heads for the rest of us girls.





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Way back forever ago, I posted my woes with my newish embroidery machine... finally have some resolution today.

(Quick recap: it's been broken now a MONTH. I have had it in 3 times. It is a 3-hour round trip. Also, they were mean to me. )

Met today with the owner of the store, who had called me after getting the Better Business Bureau inquiry. She was in Italy. So couldn't do anything for 2 more weeks while she enjoyed her vacation. (not clear why no one in the store could help me, but whatever.) So I met with her today and flat out said I was NOT interested in hearing all the reasons I was the problem... The tech took it back and found 2 more burrs on the throat plate that he did not find the previous 3 times... And I sat w/ them and tested it. FINALLY got through an entire project. They still think my thread (all threadart, and all works totally fine with my PE770 for the FIFTY shirts I did this month with the little machine.) and my bobbins and my stabilizer. I literally just ordered medium-weight cut-away, which is what I prefer for t-shirts, 200 yards of it thru thread art, but haven't even opened it until today since my machine was down... they were $40/100 yards. The stabilizer they insisted I need to buy was $275/100 yards. GASP!
Anyway, I was finally able to use, successfully, and with my own stabilizer and threads, my machine for the first time in a month and finished 4 shirts for orders. I am in a crunch to get all my orders done before we leave for Colorado on Sunday. And I stupidly agreed to make a full-sized quilt top before I go, which has 24 appliques that take 20-30 minutes each. Because I am clearly dumb.
So that's the skinny. They finally fixed it right and so far so good. But I still feel like it should not take a month, 8 trips, a letter to the owner, BBB and Brother Corp to get that sort of resolution.
Maybe when we get back I can start making stuff for my kids for our trip, since time is flying!
I am so happy to hear your machine is finally working. I know you were beyond stressed. It is so frustrating that the tech found the burrs when his boss was "watching" but not on the previous visits. Good luck getting everything done before you leave.

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You are so right Chiara!!
My newest 770 does not like black of any brand! No matter what I try, the bobbin shows through! I have started using black for the bobbin when I am suing black...helps a ton! My other 770 does not give me any troubles with black.

Crazy!

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This is so strange to hear about different machines from the same manufacturers.

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Some of you know me on FB and have seen this already, but I just had to share...I made my FIRST Disney Custom EVER yesterday!

DD7 was thrilled. I said "Your Disney AK outfit is done!" She said "Great. Let's go now." LOL

I have one more identical outfit to make for dd3, and then I'm going to attempt some hand appliqued shirts.

I'm kicking myself because the fabric was on clearance and I didn't buy more. Such a fun fabric.
I was really "cutting it close" on getting the two outfits out of it.
I plan on using some pieces left over to make Mickey heads for the rest of us
This dress came out so nice and your DD is so smart, why wait - let's go NOW!

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Way back forever ago, I posted my woes with my newish embroidery machine... finally have some resolution today.

(Quick recap: it's been broken now a MONTH. I have had it in 3 times. It is a 3-hour round trip. Also, they were mean to me. )

Met today with the owner of the store, who had called me after getting the Better Business Bureau inquiry. She was in Italy. So couldn't do anything for 2 more weeks while she enjoyed her vacation. (not clear why no one in the store could help me, but whatever.) So I met with her today and flat out said I was NOT interested in hearing all the reasons I was the problem... The tech took it back and found 2 more burrs on the throat plate that he did not find the previous 3 times... And I sat w/ them and tested it. FINALLY got through an entire project. They still think my thread (all threadart, and all works totally fine with my PE770 for the FIFTY shirts I did this month with the little machine.) and my bobbins and my stabilizer. I literally just ordered medium-weight cut-away, which is what I prefer for t-shirts, 200 yards of it thru thread art, but haven't even opened it until today since my machine was down... they were $40/100 yards. The stabilizer they insisted I need to buy was $275/100 yards. GASP!
Anyway, I was finally able to use, successfully, and with my own stabilizer and threads, my machine for the first time in a month and finished 4 shirts for orders. I am in a crunch to get all my orders done before we leave for Colorado on Sunday. And I stupidly agreed to make a full-sized quilt top before I go, which has 24 appliques that take 20-30 minutes each. Because I am clearly dumb.
So that's the skinny. They finally fixed it right and so far so good. But I still feel like it should not take a month, 8 trips, a letter to the owner, BBB and Brother Corp to get that sort of resolution.
Maybe when we get back I can start making stuff for my kids for our trip, since time is flying!
I am doing the happy dance for you. I am glad you finally got a resolution. Sorry you had to go through all of the headaches to get there. It is unbelievable. As much as these machines cost it seems they would want people happy with them so they would tell others. Good luck with all of the work you need to get done before this weekend.
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Spoke too soon evidently. I was able to get 4 shirts done yesterday. Age today I worked for 5 hours and got zero because its back to breaking thread every few stitches. I'm so upset. It's even doing it with "their" thread since they've insisted mine is all bad. It's not the design since its the same design I did 3 of last night. I'm
So ready for this to be done. The amount of time away from my family, accomplishing nothing, the stress and the tears are just not worth the meager $ I've made.
I think it definitely has a tension issue at the heart of the problem. The shirts I did finish were solid color on the back, not the white in the middle if that makes sense. I tried to adjust the tension up on the top thread as the manual suggested (both on the one design and universally) but it didn't make a difference with the breakage or the ratio of bobbin-to-top thread on the back. The manual says too little tension on top causes breakage and loops which I have both. I also have where it "skips" a stitch, mostly in the tack down steps and its like the bottom thread didn't catch that one stitch and then it sort of recovers and keeps going. I can hear a click sound when the thread breaks or it skips. I have to sit and watch every single stitch.

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