Machine Embroidery

I have a love/hate relationship with my embroidery machine. It worked awesome for all the blocks I embroidered for this t-shirt quilt that I made last December. When I tried to make a quilt label a few months later, I had nothing but trouble. No doubt it is all operator error. 🙄

This weekend, I decided to call in help. Mr. Wonderful probably knows more about this machine than I do. But we both struggled. I watched a YouTube video on cleaning the thread path and while it didn’t seem dirty or linty, we finally got it working after that.

It took far too long to make this tag for E1’s backpack for preschool. Preschool! I will cry if I think about that too long! I have used Peltex interfacing inside. It has fusible on both sides and it is very stiff.

Then Mr. Wonderful said we should keep going. So we embroidered this onesie for E3. It’s crooked, but I don’t think he will mind.

He came over last night so I was able to take a few photos of the handsome guy.

Being so cute is tiring.

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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11 Responses to Machine Embroidery

  1. Patricia Anderson says:

    I had nothing but trouble when I got my Bernina 730 (with embroidery module). It was totally operator error but the shop I bought it from didn’t seem to care to help me. Fortunately, I found a dealer about 30 miles away and she sat with me and within minutes figured out the problem! I was so grateful! I can’t remember which it was, but I wasn’t threading the machine correctly. I haven’t used it since my first car accident in Nov 2008 so I can’t remember, but you have to thread it with either the foot up or foot down and I wasn’t doing it right. I’ve had two back surgeries since my second car accident (neither was my fault!) and haven’t touched the machine in years. Sadly, it isn’t worth anything now because the software is so out of date. Maybe I’ll feel good enough to try again some day, but no sewing is happening now. Hope you figure it out cuz there are really cute things out there…I especially like the In the Hoop patterns. Good luck!

  2. lois92346 says:

    OMG! E3 is so doggone adorable, I could eat him up!! I think the onesie turned out great.

  3. anudge says:

    So precious! Glad for you that the machine is working.

  4. rl2b2017 says:

    KATY!! OMG – I want to reach right in the computer and pick up that baby. How darn adorable is he??!! Like Janice says, too much cuteness in one blog post. True dat! ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Janice says:

    Awww . . . too much cuteness in one blog post.

  6. Lisa says:

    Perhaps a new embroidery machine is in your future, unfortunately Singer has not been a good brand for many years. Try a Bernina, you’ll love it and the embroidery will be flawless.

  7. Nann says:

    Glad you persisted, because the result is adorable (both the shirt and EJ)!

  8. Sandi says:

    Wonderful pictures! E3 is precious. Hugs,

  9. Your embroidery is coming along, despite the frustrations. That little guy is just too cute!

  10. Kathy D. says:

    E3 is a little doll, and the onesie is really cute.

  11. Val W. says:

    Awww! E3 is so cute!! Oh, the onesie is too.

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