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Old 03-17-2013, 07:05 PM   #3136
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Sorry I haven't been back on to update on my sewing machine, life got super busy and my new pain and inflammation meds are throwing me for a loop (feel like I had a lobotomy!).

Sooooo....went to my grandpa's house to find my grandmother's sewing machine and other items and it was crazy! Some stuff in the guest room, some tucked in closets, some stuff in her previous craft room in piles, stacks, shelves, and then some in the attic!!! There was nothing together and I have a sewing machine that I think is missing parts?!? So I convinced hubby I needed a new machine to learn on and then once I understand a machine I can figure out the old machine and I'll use it too.

So I ordered and now have a Brother CS6000i . I have used some spare fabric to play with it but haven't really worked on it too much. Need more scrap fabric to practice stitching on. I will try to take a pic and post it tomorrow, still need to name her. And the Brother PE770 is on sale on Amazon right now and I think I've convinced hubby to let me buy her (taxes came and we have been building our savings so I have the cash available, he doesn't need a new gun, LOL)...I really really want to be able to embroider on fabrics!!! So a trip to a fabric store is in order for fabric and thread for my first project!!!!

What would you ladies recommend as a good beginner project for a complete sewing novice? I am so thankful I found this group and now will have a new hobby! I am as always in awe of everyone's work!

Sorry so long of a post! Hope everyone has a great week
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:54 PM   #3138
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Yes it is definitely still more upholstery I think, and some shops that I don't go in to lol, but there is a big fabricland, and other stores that sell quilting and fashion now. Probably 4 or 5 that I can think of that we went to today which had a decent assortment of quilting/fashion fabric.
That's good to know, though my odds of going there again is quite small.

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Does anyone have an over the door ironing board? I would really like one to save space in my sewing/laundry/kitty bath room but I am worried that they might all be too flimsy for my needs. If you have one please let me know your thoughts.

And also, irons were discussed a while back -- does anyone remember how long ago? I'd like to go back and reread that section b/c tomorrow I will be able to afford a new iron.

I am finally hoping to be able to sew some this week. I'm really in the mood to sew again and I think it''s still going to be too cold for my spring yard work (that desperately needs to get done) so I am hoping to accomplish finishing a skirt and shirt for dd and working on a BG.
I don't have any suggestions for ironing board or iron, but I am happy to hear that you are getting back to sewing!

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Justpeachyapplique has some Mickey heads and is having a sale today, glitzy stitches (both on etsy and on the web), bows and clothes (have to email for access to characters), divas doodles, sweet peas place (also have to email for access) and right now appliqué ave is closing and has the whole collection for $10, includes a variety of Mickey heads and some other character like doc mcstuffins, yo Gabba Gabba, etc.

I'm sure there are others I am forgetting off the top of my head.

Jen
Thanks for the info about these other options for applique, though it may be bad for my wallet!

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On Friday I put in a bid on ebay on a used Pfaff Coverlock machine. It was a super low bid (like less than 1/2 of what they generally sell for) so I never thought I would win, but I did. So now I have a Pfaff Coverlock machine on the way to my house. It is missing the power cord and foot control so I will have to order those. I can't get them until I see the shape of the plug connection. Since I already have a very nice serger, my plan is to leave this one set up to do the coverstitch. It gets very nice reviews. I am on the hunt for a reasonably priced binding foot attachment for it. The binding foot looks awesome!
Congratulations on the machine! I am sure you are very excited! Please post a picture when you get it!

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Here is today's project before I take my embroidery machine in for service (it's fine but I feel like it needs maintenance. I have almost 5 Million stitches and Just got it in July.) These are Easter/Trip to Sunny Florida presents for my boys.The East fits as shorts I had done before captain america fully stitched out! Hulk's hair was all fill stitch too so it took forever. My boys are almost obsessed with superheroes as they are with Disney so they are going to LOVE these sets. And even though Easter is at the end of the trip I am just going to give them to them early so they can actually wear them when it is warm because who knows if/when it will ever warm up here in Chicago!



And this is a fun birthday set I made for a friend's twin daughters. She wanted them to go together, but one daughter is really into princesses and the other spiderman. So I used doc mcstuffins pigtails from lynnie pinnie on just peachy's spiderman and girly-ed it up with pink cupcakes to match her sister. I think it is cute and fun and I hope the little spiderman-loving girl loves it.



Now time to start packing for our trip, we leave Wednesday morning, driving to Alabama first to see my husband's cousin, then on to Orlando to see a friend (and breakfast at 'Ohana on Saturday!) before ultimately on to an island near Ft. Meyers my father in law lives that sells itself as an island without a beach. W/ two 3-year-olds. Should be interesting. Oh and I am told he has fire ants and poison ivy in his yard. Yikes!
Great job on the clothes you made today. I am sure you are very excited about your trip. I hope you will have a great time at 'Ohana - we have only been there for dinner.

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Sorry I haven't been back on to update on my sewing machine, life got super busy and my new pain and inflammation meds are throwing me for a loop (feel like I had a lobotomy!).

Sooooo....went to my grandpa's house to find my grandmother's sewing machine and other items and it was crazy! Some stuff in the guest room, some tucked in closets, some stuff in her previous craft room in piles, stacks, shelves, and then some in the attic!!! There was nothing together and I have a sewing machine that I think is missing parts?!? So I convinced hubby I needed a new machine to learn on and then once I understand a machine I can figure out the old machine and I'll use it too.

So I ordered and now have a Brother CS6000i . I have used some spare fabric to play with it but haven't really worked on it too much. Need more scrap fabric to practice stitching on. I will try to take a pic and post it tomorrow, still need to name her. And the Brother PE770 is on sale on Amazon right now and I think I've convinced hubby to let me buy her (taxes came and we have been building our savings so I have the cash available, he doesn't need a new gun, LOL)...I really really want to be able to embroider on fabrics!!! So a trip to a fabric store is in order for fabric and thread for my first project!!!!

What would you ladies recommend as a good beginner project for a complete sewing novice? I am so thankful I found this group and now will have a new hobby! I am as always in awe of everyone's work!

Sorry so long of a post! Hope everyone has a great week
I am glad that you got your machine. I am sure you will have lots of fun creating with it. Please post a picture when you get a chance!
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:01 PM   #3139
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I have a PE-770 and the Eclipse hoops. I find them extremely useful because I do lots of 4x4 stuff (those charms I made, for example) and onesies. I also like having a second 5x7 so I can have the next shirt hooped and ready while one is on the machine. I hooped two at the same time the other day when I made the dragon shirts. I've only used the multi-positional (5x12) hoop once on a shirt for my husband. You probably know, you can't do a larger design, but you can add words or do two designs next to each other if you have software to split the design. I've never used that tiny circle hoop.

Hope that helps! And congrats on the new machine! Pics??

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Thanks, will post below

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Congrats on the shared new machine! That was a great idea. I know you'll put it to good use! It's also great you found a person to service your 770 that you trust. Can't wait to see some things you make.
I really need to get more sewing time. I really do sew instead of JUST buy stuff lol.

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Justpeachyapplique has some Mickey heads and is having a sale today, glitzy stitches (both on etsy and on the web), bows and clothes (have to email for access to characters), divas doodles, sweet peas place (also have to email for access) and right now appliqué ave is closing and has the whole collection for $10, includes a variety of Mickey heads and some other character like doc mcstuffins, yo Gabba Gabba, etc.

I'm sure there are others I am forgetting off the top of my head.

Jen
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How exciting about the new sewing machine. I am sure that you will just love it! Also it is great that you found somebody trustworthy to repair/service your PE770.

I also like Glitzystitches and I have several from Just Peachy. I am a little bit peeved with Just Peachy though because a few of her designs didn't download right. I tried to contact her at least twice and she never responded. Glitzystitches always responds very promptly and is extremely nice. I'm not crazy about Diva's Doodles, Bows and Clothes and Sweet Peas Place. The designs are cute but usually have very narrow satin stitches and also tons of thread changes that seem unnecessary.

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Thanks. I wondered about a couple of my just peachy's as I was going through them and cataloging.

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Here is a link to a picture of my machine, the website is French, but you can see the picture. the elna website didn't have a good pic.

http://www.coudreetbroder.com/boutiq...0#.UUaSpdxzbxM
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Ok I am still here. I can never keep up quoting on my phone, but this is where I usually read, I will keep trying to do better. Everything I have seen is just awesome. Everyone has posted great things. I wish I could quote them all, but that is what has kept me off of here, is that I get behind and can't catch up. Anyway just wanted to say hi and I'll try to start fresh again.
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Congrats on the new machine. I very nearly bought myself an Innovis 4000d last night on ebay then I realized that even though it was a great price I don't actually have that money so I resisted. And my hubby isn't ob board with upgrading my machine since it is only a little more than 6 months old. (but 4.7 million stitches!)

I used the Applique Ave "Boo" when I made my friend's Monsters inc shirt:

Here is today's project before I take my embroidery machine in for service (it's fine but I feel like it needs maintenance. I have almost 5 Million stitches and Just got it in July.) These are Easter/Trip to Sunny Florida presents for my boys.The East fits as shorts I had done before captain america fully stitched out! Hulk's hair was all fill stitch too so it took forever. My boys are almost obsessed with superheroes as they are with Disney so they are going to LOVE these sets. And even though Easter is at the end of the trip I am just going to give them to them early so they can actually wear them when it is warm because who knows if/when it will ever warm up here in Chicago!





Now time to start packing for our trip, we leave Wednesday morning, driving to Alabama first to see my husband's cousin, then on to Orlando to see a friend (and breakfast at 'Ohana on Saturday!) before ultimately on to an island near Ft. Meyers my father in law lives that sells itself as an island without a beach. W/ two 3-year-olds. Should be interesting. Oh and I am told he has fire ants and poison ivy in his yard. Yikes!
That shirt is awesome! Such fun designs! And the boys are going to love those outfits. That Captain America is so cute!! I'm sure the twin girls will love their shirts. Great job on all of them!

Also, way to talk yourself down from the ebay machine. It's so easy to get caught up when the price is tempting. I'm sure it won't be too long before you get a bigger, better machine. You are so productive! Over 5 million stitches in 6 months??? Wow!

Have a safe trip down to Alabama and Florida and enjoy your Ohana time. Hope you can steer clear of the poison ivy and fire ants.

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Sorry I haven't been back on to update on my sewing machine, life got super busy and my new pain and inflammation meds are throwing me for a loop (feel like I had a lobotomy!).

Sooooo....went to my grandpa's house to find my grandmother's sewing machine and other items and it was crazy! Some stuff in the guest room, some tucked in closets, some stuff in her previous craft room in piles, stacks, shelves, and then some in the attic!!! There was nothing together and I have a sewing machine that I think is missing parts?!? So I convinced hubby I needed a new machine to learn on and then once I understand a machine I can figure out the old machine and I'll use it too.

So I ordered and now have a Brother CS6000i . I have used some spare fabric to play with it but haven't really worked on it too much. Need more scrap fabric to practice stitching on. I will try to take a pic and post it tomorrow, still need to name her. And the Brother PE770 is on sale on Amazon right now and I think I've convinced hubby to let me buy her (taxes came and we have been building our savings so I have the cash available, he doesn't need a new gun, LOL)...I really really want to be able to embroider on fabrics!!! So a trip to a fabric store is in order for fabric and thread for my first project!!!!

What would you ladies recommend as a good beginner project for a complete sewing novice? I am so thankful I found this group and now will have a new hobby! I am as always in awe of everyone's work!

Sorry so long of a post! Hope everyone has a great week
Congrats on the new machine!! Sorry your grandmother's was in pieces. But this way you'll be up and running in no time. I had to laugh about needing to go buy more fabric so you could practice. Most on here are trying to resist buying more fabric and working out of our stash. You'll soon be at that point as well. It's sort of an addiction...in a good way.

As for what to start on, go to You Can Make This website and check out the easy fit pants pattern. Lots of people start there since they are very basic and very easy. I'm sure others will be on to give you other suggestions too. Just jump in and don't be afraid of your machine. In no time at all you'll be sewing like a pro. Just remember to post pictures of what you make, even if it's not Disney related. Good luck and have a great adventure with sewing!

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Here is a link to a picture of my machine, the website is French, but you can see the picture. the elna website didn't have a good pic.

http://www.coudreetbroder.com/boutiq...0#.UUaSpdxzbxM
Nice! I'm sure you'll have many hours of wonderful sewing with that machine. So glad you found one you liked!
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Yay for winning the bid on the new machine!! I'm so serger illiterate, all I use mine for is to finish my raw edges. I don't even know what you mean by coverstitch! I don't even know what I don't know. You know?

I would love to do something on little girl's socks. I'm a bit intimidated about something like that until I get a little more practice under my belt.
The coverstitch is the finishing stitch used on knit garments that you purchase. It sews that double row of stitches on the top and encloses the inside seam in a finished stitch. It makes your garments look professional. I had been looking for a machine that just did coverstitch but they ended up being more expensive than what I purchased and now I have a back up serger. I know that I don't optimize my serger's use either. I have a ton of feet that I am not sure what to do with. I have played around with the elasticator foot and it was fun but I can't really figure out how I'd use it.

I've only done socks a couple of times. They turn out so stinking cute! But they can be a pain to hoop.

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Congrats on the new machine. I very nearly bought myself an Innovis 4000d last night on ebay then I realized that even though it was a great price I don't actually have that money so I resisted. And my hubby isn't ob board with upgrading my machine since it is only a little more than 6 months old. (but 4.7 million stitches!)


I am sorry about your issues with just peachy. I use a lot of her stuff in my etsy shop and have been happy with the way it stitches out. I like the wider satin stitch. I belong to a group appliqué herald on facebook which I think she helps administer and have gotten good responses through there. I know she just moved recently and was without internet access for a couple weeks.





The Innovis 4000d is the machine that I bought back in December. I just love it! I hope that you are able to save up enough to buy one. The biggest difference beside hoop size is that it trims the jump stitches. That feature is beyond wonderful! No more starting and stopping the machine all the time to trim them. And I don't have to babysit the machine nearly as much as I had to with my old machine.

I ended up buying the Applique Avenue set. It was a good deal and hopefully I will use some of the designs. I like the designs from Just Peachy and they do stitch out well. My issue is that 3 of the designs she sent me were empty files. They must have been corrupted somehow. I tried to download them twice and the same thing happened both times. I contacted her to ask her to email them to me instead of getting them from the website and I never heard back from her.


The super hero outfits are cute. I'm sure you boys will love wearing them in Florida and I hope you have a great trip. Are your boys feeling better yet? And the shirts for the twin girls are very cute too. What a neat idea to make a Spider Girl with braids! I'm sure that the little girls will both adore those shirts.

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Sorry I haven't been back on to update on my sewing machine, life got super busy and my new pain and inflammation meds are throwing me for a loop (feel like I had a lobotomy!).


So I ordered and now have a Brother CS6000i . I have used some spare fabric to play with it but haven't really worked on it too much. Need more scrap fabric to practice stitching on. I will try to take a pic and post it tomorrow, still need to name her. And the Brother PE770 is on sale on Amazon right now and I think I've convinced hubby to let me buy her

What would you ladies recommend as a good beginner project for a complete sewing novice? I am so thankful I found this group and now will have a new hobby! I am as always in awe of everyone's work!
Hooray for a new sewing machine. I hope that you make many wonderful projects on it. I agree wit Lois that the easy fit pants on YCMT are a perfect beginner project. If I were you, I would get a few sewing projects under my belt before I order the PE770. That way you are comfortable with one machine before you start learning another one. It is hard to try and learn two skills at once.

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Here is a link to a picture of my machine, the website is French, but you can see the picture. the elna website didn't have a good pic.

http://www.coudreetbroder.com/boutiq...0#.UUaSpdxzbxM
It looks like a great machine. I wish I could read the features but I'm sure it does everything! My high school French isn't good enough to read the description. LOL!
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Sorry I haven't been back on to update on my sewing machine, life got super busy and my new pain and inflammation meds are throwing me for a loop (feel like I had a lobotomy!).

Sooooo....went to my grandpa's house to find my grandmother's sewing machine and other items and it was crazy! Some stuff in the guest room, some tucked in closets, some stuff in her previous craft room in piles, stacks, shelves, and then some in the attic!!! There was nothing together and I have a sewing machine that I think is missing parts?!? So I convinced hubby I needed a new machine to learn on and then once I understand a machine I can figure out the old machine and I'll use it too.

So I ordered and now have a Brother CS6000i . I have used some spare fabric to play with it but haven't really worked on it too much. Need more scrap fabric to practice stitching on. I will try to take a pic and post it tomorrow, still need to name her. And the Brother PE770 is on sale on Amazon right now and I think I've convinced hubby to let me buy her (taxes came and we have been building our savings so I have the cash available, he doesn't need a new gun, LOL)...I really really want to be able to embroider on fabrics!!! So a trip to a fabric store is in order for fabric and thread for my first project!!!!

What would you ladies recommend as a good beginner project for a complete sewing novice? I am so thankful I found this group and now will have a new hobby! I am as always in awe of everyone's work!

Sorry so long of a post! Hope everyone has a great week
I just bought one too! It arrives tomorrow. My old Kenmore was just not keeping up. I'm hanging on to it for teaching the girls and what not.
I have a stack of projects just waiting for the new machine to arrive!

I second starting with Easy Fits and I really like the Portrait Peasant dress (if you have girls.)

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Here are the dragon shirts I made last night and today for my boys. I've 'owed' them some non-Disney shirts since Christmas and they helped pick the fabrics from my stash. I added the quote from Tolkien because "Do not meddle with the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup." wouldn't fit.


Oh, btw, I was having terrible bird's nests the other day and my PE-770 has been acting up and making a funny noise whenever the carriage moved through a certain spot. After opening up the throat plate, and removing the bobbin case twice(!), I found the cause of all my woes. A tiny piece of stabilizer had gotten stuck to the inside of the bobbin race. It was slowly growing by collecting lint and thread bits, but the first time I looked, I mistook it for something that was supposed to be there. You know how there are tiny felt or fuzzy areas that are actually part of the machine? It looked like one of those until I touched it and some black plaque came off and I realized it was not supposed to be there.

Anyway, we've all heard a lot about looking for a stray thread when a machine is acting up, but I thought it might be useful to have another possibility to look for if you ever have a similar problem.

Hope you all have a great weekend!
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The dragon shirts are really cute and I love the saying you used. I'm impressed that you were able to figure out the problem with your machine. Great job hunting down that scrap piece of stabilizer.


Erin - Congrats on the new machine for you and your mom to share. It is nice that you and your mom have a shared hobby. I don't have the 770 so I'm not sure about the extra hoops. I know other like having the extra 5X7 hoop so they can hoop while something else is stitching out. I do have a 4x4 hoop for my machine and I use it for smaller items and small ITH projects so I don't have to use as much stabilizer.

Andrea - glad to see you have gotten the sewing itch again. Not to mention that actual time to sew I have a Shark iron that I like and I think others recommended the Shark Professional series irons. Can't wait to see your latest creations. (Every now and then the picture of the cake you made for Alexa's b-day party comes into my head - it was AMAZING).

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On Friday I put in a bid on ebay on a used Pfaff Coverlock machine. It was a super low bid (like less than 1/2 of what they generally sell for) so I never thought I would win, but I did. So now I have a Pfaff Coverlock machine on the way to my house. It is missing the power cord and foot control so I will have to order those. I can't get them until I see the shape of the plug connection. Since I already have a very nice serger, my plan is to leave this one set up to do the coverstitch. It gets very nice reviews. I am on the hunt for a reasonably priced binding foot attachment for it. The binding foot looks awesome!
Congrats on the new coverlock machine. I hope you get the binding foot figured out. I bet you would get a lot of use out of it.

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Here is today's project before I take my embroidery machine in for service (it's fine but I feel like it needs maintenance. I have almost 5 Million stitches and Just got it in July.) These are Easter/Trip to Sunny Florida presents for my boys.The East fits as shorts I had done before captain america fully stitched out! Hulk's hair was all fill stitch too so it took forever. My boys are almost obsessed with superheroes as they are with Disney so they are going to LOVE these sets. And even though Easter is at the end of the trip I am just going to give them to them early so they can actually wear them when it is warm because who knows if/when it will ever warm up here in Chicago!



And this is a fun birthday set I made for a friend's twin daughters. She wanted them to go together, but one daughter is really into princesses and the other spiderman. So I used doc mcstuffins pigtails from lynnie pinnie on just peachy's spiderman and girly-ed it up with pink cupcakes to match her sister. I think it is cute and fun and I hope the little spiderman-loving girl loves it.



Now time to start packing for our trip, we leave Wednesday morning, driving to Alabama first to see my husband's cousin, then on to Orlando to see a friend (and breakfast at 'Ohana on Saturday!) before ultimately on to an island near Ft. Meyers my father in law lives that sells itself as an island without a beach. W/ two 3-year-olds. Should be interesting. Oh and I am told he has fire ants and poison ivy in his yard. Yikes!
The super hero outfits for the boys are awesome. I just bought that same fabric for my daughter, who loves the Avengers, but I have to figure out something to make for her.

The b-day shirts are so cute, love how you made the girly spiderman.

Have fun on your trip and "enjoy the island without a beach" I'm sure the boys will have a great time visiting with their grandfather. At least you will get to enjoy some Disney magic and the warm weather.

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Sooooo....went to my grandpa's house to find my grandmother's sewing machine and other items and it was crazy! Some stuff in the guest room, some tucked in closets, some stuff in her previous craft room in piles, stacks, shelves, and then some in the attic!!! There was nothing together and I have a sewing machine that I think is missing parts?!? So I convinced hubby I needed a new machine to learn on and then once I understand a machine I can figure out the old machine and I'll use it too.

So I ordered and now have a Brother CS6000i . I have used some spare fabric to play with it but haven't really worked on it too much. Need more scrap fabric to practice stitching on. I will try to take a pic and post it tomorrow, still need to name her. And the Brother PE770 is on sale on Amazon right now and I think I've convinced hubby to let me buy her (taxes came and we have been building our savings so I have the cash available, he doesn't need a new gun, LOL)...I really really want to be able to embroider on fabrics!!! So a trip to a fabric store is in order for fabric and thread for my first project!!!!

What would you ladies recommend as a good beginner project for a complete sewing novice? I am so thankful I found this group and now will have a new hobby! I am as always in awe of everyone's work!

Sorry so long of a post! Hope everyone has a great week
YEAH! Congrats on the new machine. You can look on-line to find a pillowcase dress tutorial or a simple twirl skirt tutorial. The easy-fit pants from You Can Make This are also a great pattern. So is the Simply Sweet dress from Scientific Seamstress on YCMT. Good luck!

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or just pinning stuff on Pinterest that I want to make.
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Hello all, I am still here, mainly lurking...., I haven't really made anything to post lately. I am looking for a king kong or godzilla machine applique design. If anybody has come across one, can you please direct me in the correct direction. Somebody gave me a ton of really ugly city scape material, and I am trying to "cute" it up a bit. Thanks for your help!

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Question: How do you all keep your designs organized? I have all my designs on a thumb drive, and in folders on the drive, but when I want something specific, I have no idea which folder it is in. Do you categorize your designs and put all of say "Mickey" designs in one folder? I made the mistake of buying a cd of designs with over 3000 Disney designs on it. Yes, I said 3,000! So I have no idea what I have. DH put everything on a thumb drive for me and I guess there's a folder where I can view what's on there, but it doesn't work on my MacBook, so I haven't looked at it yet. Any help would be greatly appreciated! TIA!
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Hello all, I am still here, mainly lurking...., I haven't really made anything to post lately. I am looking for a king kong or godzilla machine applique design. If anybody has come across one, can you please direct me in the correct direction. Somebody gave me a ton of really ugly city scape material, and I am trying to "cute" it up a bit. Thanks for your help!

Marci
I can't help with Godzilla or King Kong, but what about a superman/superhoero thing? I can totally see leaps-over-tall-buildings as a great superhero jumping point.

And I didn't grab the quotes, but thanks to everyone for the comments on the superhero outfits, I think my boys are going to be bananas over them.

And no, Diane, they aren't feeling much better. One has finally gotten over the fever, but still has the croup cough, the other is still suffering with the fever and general malaise. They are bummed they have to miss preschool tomorrow because of it. At least they are getting it out of the way before driving 26 hours to FL (split over a few days.)
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I just took pictures of the outfit I made dd and also of the dog jeans I made her a couple of months ago and they will not upload onto photobucket. I've heard people have had issues since they updated it. It does nothing for me. I try to upload by browsing my files, select what I want uploaded and then voila --- NOTHING HAPPENS!!!! So I have pictures to show but don't know what to do to get them here.

My next project will be for a BG so I need to start that tomorrow.

Thank you all for the iron info. As I was pressing my fabric yesterday my iron spit murky colored water onto my fabric. It washes right out, but it really is time to replace my iron.

Diane -- if I get an over the door ironing board it will go on the door of our walk in attic so no one will be coming in and out that door on a regular basis. But stability is exactly what my main concern is. I iron a lot -- I even iron t-shirts that my kids sleep in or that my ds wears to soccer practice. I was hoping to find a more expensive one that was sturdier, but can't find one on line and the stores have slim pickin's. Congrats on your new serger! I know with all the knits you've been doing it will get plenty of use.

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Here is today's project before I take my embroidery machine in for service (it's fine but I feel like it needs maintenance. I have almost 5 Million stitches and Just got it in July.) These are Easter/Trip to Sunny Florida presents for my boys.The East fits as shorts I had done before captain america fully stitched out! Hulk's hair was all fill stitch too so it took forever. My boys are almost obsessed with superheroes as they are with Disney so they are going to LOVE these sets. And even though Easter is at the end of the trip I am just going to give them to them early so they can actually wear them when it is warm because who knows if/when it will ever warm up here in Chicago!



And this is a fun birthday set I made for a friend's twin daughters. She wanted them to go together, but one daughter is really into princesses and the other spiderman. So I used doc mcstuffins pigtails from lynnie pinnie on just peachy's spiderman and girly-ed it up with pink cupcakes to match her sister. I think it is cute and fun and I hope the little spiderman-loving girl loves it.



Now time to start packing for our trip, we leave Wednesday morning, driving to Alabama first to see my husband's cousin, then on to Orlando to see a friend (and breakfast at 'Ohana on Saturday!) before ultimately on to an island near Ft. Meyers my father in law lives that sells itself as an island without a beach. W/ two 3-year-olds. Should be interesting. Oh and I am told he has fire ants and poison ivy in his yard. Yikes!
Both sets of shirts look great! I love how you merged the designs. I may eventually get some software to play with for wording and merging designs. I have a Mac as well and wanted to get something inexpensive like Sew What Pro but never thought to investigate if it work with a Mac or not -- I may have to get embrillance.

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Sorry I haven't been back on to update on my sewing machine, life got super busy and my new pain and inflammation meds are throwing me for a loop (feel like I had a lobotomy!).

Sooooo....went to my grandpa's house to find my grandmother's sewing machine and other items and it was crazy! Some stuff in the guest room, some tucked in closets, some stuff in her previous craft room in piles, stacks, shelves, and then some in the attic!!! There was nothing together and I have a sewing machine that I think is missing parts?!? So I convinced hubby I needed a new machine to learn on and then once I understand a machine I can figure out the old machine and I'll use it too.

So I ordered and now have a Brother CS6000i . I have used some spare fabric to play with it but haven't really worked on it too much. Need more scrap fabric to practice stitching on. I will try to take a pic and post it tomorrow, still need to name her. And the Brother PE770 is on sale on Amazon right now and I think I've convinced hubby to let me buy her (taxes came and we have been building our savings so I have the cash available, he doesn't need a new gun, LOL)...I really really want to be able to embroider on fabrics!!! So a trip to a fabric store is in order for fabric and thread for my first project!!!!

What would you ladies recommend as a good beginner project for a complete sewing novice? I am so thankful I found this group and now will have a new hobby! I am as always in awe of everyone's work!

Sorry so long of a post! Hope everyone has a great week
I'm excited for your new machine! I agree that the Easy Fits are a great starter project and also agree that the Portrait Peasant is very good for beginners.

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Question: How do you all keep your designs organized? I have all my designs on a thumb drive, and in folders on the drive, but when I want something specific, I have no idea which folder it is in. Do you categorize your designs and put all of say "Mickey" designs in one folder? I made the mistake of buying a cd of designs with over 3000 Disney designs on it. Yes, I said 3,000! So I have no idea what I have. DH put everything on a thumb drive for me and I guess there's a folder where I can view what's on there, but it doesn't work on my MacBook, so I haven't looked at it yet. Any help would be greatly appreciated! TIA!
I think I did it the way Nini recommended and have the files by designers on my computer. I have two thumb drives. One is Disney and the other is other designs. I agree -- it's a pain finding things sometimes. Embrillance makes a thumbnailer but not sure I want to spend $50 just to get it. I also put images of a lot of my favorites on pinterest.
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Thank you all for the iron info. As I was pressing my fabric yesterday my iron spit murky colored water onto my fabric. It washes right out, but it really is time to replace my iron.

Have you tried running some vinegar through it? It might help. Anyway, I do that to the coffee maker occasionally to clean it.
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