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Topic: Quilting software for Embroidery Machine?  (Read 628 times)
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« on: August 12, 2009 07:13:54 PM »

I was with my mom when she was looking for a new sewing machine a few days ago. As she was talking to the lady I wandered around the store and was looking at the embroidery software since my mom might get a machine, I was seeing if there was anything I was interested in (since I actually prefer embroidering by hand). 

Then I saw a CD that does quilting squares.  Just wondering if this could be a solution to having my quilt (that I haven't even started yet) quilted.  Instead of sending it off, or using a shop's longarm machine.   

I don't know ANYthing about machine embroidery or quilting...but my assumption on seeing this CD...will it quilt small blocks of my project?   I'm guessing, you put your quilt w/ batting and backing into the hoop and let the machine embroider these designs onto it...which would "quilt" it? 

Here's an example of one I could find online.
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2009 06:48:18 AM »

You can quilt on an embroidery machine however I found it to be a bit fidgety.  What you are looking at however is not what you would need for quilting on an embroidery machine... this is more like what you'd want - stippling designs.

Having said that - you got to remember that your quilting area is no bigger than your stitch out area - which means most machines will only be able to quilt a 5" square.  There are designs that are split so that you can do one section, rehoop, stitch another section, rehoop... that to me takes a lot of time.

There are also designs for machine embroidery to quilt as you go too... which is another option.

There are several sites that offer both ways to go - that was what I pulled up quickly for you just for a visual on it.  I have not bought anything from ericas.com but everything I have done up from emblibrary has worked up like a dream.

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