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21  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Peacock Trapunto UDATE: Now in Technicolor on: August 02, 2009 09:34:22 PM
Oh My!!!  That is just GORGEOUS!!
22  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Dashund Clutch....fail?? on: August 02, 2009 09:31:23 PM
haha!! That is awesome!
23  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Discussion and Questions / Re: Singer Futura? on: July 30, 2009 07:10:59 AM
I would do some research into the features of the particular one you are going to buy & embroidery programs (both Singer & 3rd party) before purchasing.  The base models don't come with the (expensive) singer programs that let you *really* do stuff on the embroidery part, but the higher futura models do.  There are 3rd party programs that allow you to do everything with fonts and other designs for a lower price point than the singer ones.

Oh, and I haven't messed with the embroidery part very much, but I'm going to start soon---I just need to buy some embroidery thread and stabilizers! lol   The one time I tried it, it looked like it was going to work well---it just needed some tweaking on tension and such.  For me at least, it's going to take a little time to really sit down and get it looking nice (not because of the machine, just because I don't have the time right now to do it! lol)

Also, I'm sure there are better ones out there, but I think it was a decent price when I bought mine, and I didn't want to spend a TON of $ on a machine and I decided that I didn't want to do embroidery.  I'm actually going to start saving my $$ so I can get a machine that I can do more for quilting (like a Bernina--I'd LOVE the stitch regulator for my free motion quilting) and use this to do the embroidery that I want to do (simple childrens designs and font's--I have no desire to do super fancy embroidery)

Edited to add:  There is a Singer Futura yahoo group that is a really good resource for all things related to the futura embroidery machines!
24  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: 96,852 stitches, give or take on: July 24, 2009 08:14:42 PM
Holy crap, there is NO way I have the attention span to do a huge quilt like that by hand!!  Great work!!  It's gorgeous!
25  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Flossy the Pony Embroidery Floss Bobbin. on: July 09, 2009 08:32:17 PM
OMG SO cute!
26  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Scrappy Modern Spiderweb on: July 01, 2009 09:07:41 PM
love it!
27  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: how would you make this? on: June 30, 2009 07:26:01 AM
What about sewing the triangles together, then to add the black go over it with black bias binding, sort of like you would use in Celtic knots. 
28  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Summertime Table Runner - strip quilted on: June 28, 2009 07:17:51 PM
I have that same issue and have been dying to try this.  You did a great job!! I can't wait to see what it looks like with the buttons!
29  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Mendocino Quilt on: June 24, 2009 08:01:14 AM
Fantastic!!!!  I love the orange!
30  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Polaroids on: June 23, 2009 08:42:58 PM
LOVE IT!  What a fantastic idea!
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