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« on: April 20, 2008 01:38:07 AM »

Oh sweet love... hahah I finally set up and tried out my holiday gift... a Singer Futura CE 100... oh mah god. I love the thing... (sorry Im a bit sappy from watching a ton of project runway all night and one of my fav people just got sent home!)

After like hours of playing and wasting thread and time and software updates cause it wasnt originally done for Vista. Which I have.

But I found and downloaded a fleur di lis design and YAY. Cause I LOVE fleur di lis. So much I want one tattooed on my body. And I made a 4' tall one out of steel for my sculpture final last semester. Cheesy

So after hours of toying, wasting, and watching Project Runway... heres my final one! I cant take much credit for it though. All I did was push a few buttons and trim threads. But yay! New machine IS LOVE!!!

Oh and note... its 100% cotton fabric, no stabilizer (I had none), and only the white is proper machine embroidery thread. The pink is just regular cotton/polyester thread.

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2008 03:22:03 AM »

i would love that machine! it looks really nice
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2008 03:26:40 AM »

I want one!  Ahh!  I'd put it on....a lot of my stuff!

Maybe I should pay you to make me some patches.
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2008 05:41:18 AM »

Looks like your machine stitches out beautifully even without the proper stuff - There are some great places online to get thread - you can get some from threadart.com - they usually have great sales on complete color sets of thread... embroidery needles I go through discountembroiderys upply.com - I buy them in bulk and when they have worn out their welcome on my embroidery machine I use them on my sewing machine.
I get my bobbin thread through someplace on ebay - I buy it in bulk and wind my own.   A lot of people swear by the prewound but frankly I am too cheap for that Cheesy

I think you are going to love your machine!  Now that I have mine my friends and family (moreso my family) are always assuming that I can just whip out this or that.... it's a double edged sword!
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2008 08:00:18 AM »

i love it!  i am in love with fleur di lis .. i lived in new orleans for a while and where i live now its also on the town logo.. very nicely done!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2008 10:03:21 AM »

You rock Mandy. I love you you do great work, your very talented, never give up at your dreams!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2008 10:50:15 AM »

that looks really neat. I hope you're able to use it on something really awesome. I have the CE 200 and I'm having a lot of problems with it being really loose and loopy on the bottom. It looks ...ok... from the front and I am using stabilizers. Do you have a guess as to what my problem might be? It'll stitch along for a few seconds and then will give the "thread breakage" error. I push the start button again and it'll stitch a few more seconds and then give the error again. Nothing is broken and the bobbin isn't run out. It's just super loopy underneath. I'm not trying to steal attention here, I just thought you might have come across this.  Undecided
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2008 11:18:40 AM »

that looks really neat. I hope you're able to use it on something really awesome. I have the CE 200 and I'm having a lot of problems with it being really loose and loopy on the bottom. It looks ...ok... from the front and I am using stabilizers. Do you have a guess as to what my problem might be? It'll stitch along for a few seconds and then will give the "thread breakage" error. I push the start button again and it'll stitch a few more seconds and then give the error again. Nothing is broken and the bobbin isn't run out. It's just super loopy underneath. I'm not trying to steal attention here, I just thought you might have come across this.  Undecided

No clue... I really JUST started using my machine... it took me a few tries to get a finished one - but that was my fault. My computer battery died and the embroidery program was like... nope not pickin up where I left off. And then it freaked out some more. But the machine was fine... took some time downloading patches cause I have vista. Other than that... nothing. I read that the bobbin case can be kinda shoddy on the CE100 at least... not sure about the CE200 - but check the bobbin case and make sure its still okay? I read that they break around the tension  screw or something. Not sure... but a broken bobbin case could def cause all sorts of problems... hope you get it fixed!!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2008 03:05:31 PM »

Yay! So I just made this patch... its for my roller derby team captain. Smiley Xero Tolerance - number 150 Proof. Haha I just used basic text and some basic graphics that came with it. Again, mostly normal sewing thread, but on some nice sturdy twill fabric. I interfaced it after embroidering it since I thought it was stiff enough to be fine without stabilizer, and I didnt want the interfacing to make it too thick. Anyway, took about 2 hours to do, and then I blocked it out and finished the edges with a zig zag. Smiley This is the biggest embroidery my machine can do anyway... longest and widest. All one loop. Too small for a back patch, but too big for a normal patch. So no clue what shell do with it haha.

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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2008 07:27:56 PM »

i love fleur de lis too! i need a handy dandy embroidery machine so i can make awesome designs like yours too.
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