Friday, January 6, 2012

FEEDING MY NEWEST ADDICTION

It seems that you need to keep feeding your embroidery machine bobbins. So I decided to make up a bunch of these. You can buy bobbins already wound but I am cheap!! Plan to fill this bowl up....no one will go hungry in this house.



I have been keeping my embroidery machine humming. I have already honed in on the different sounds this baby makes, when it is out of bobbin or thread breaks...I will probably listen to this puppy in my sleep.


When I venture away from this machine I found that I am listening for it to stop. Maybe I need a baby monitor?


34 comments:

  1. Good idea about the baby monitor! :0)

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  2. Those are lovely designs - did they come with your machine or from somewhere else? they look great made up as a quilt.

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  3. How funny. You have some great patterns too.
    I am intimidated by machines. A throwback to my childhood. I love to see what you are making with yours, though.

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  4. Hey Barb I love my emb. machine, what kind did you get? I have a viking se and love it!Those bobbins go too fast. Have fun filling your bowl and have a beautiful day my friend!Hugs

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  5. that's great! you do great work with this machine. I sometimes, long arm while having the embroidery machine going at the same time, I just need some good designs, how thick of a stabilizer do you use in the back? how big can your machine go?

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  6. Cute quilt...the designs are adorable!

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  7. Yes, embroidery machines do use a lot of bobbins. Love the sewing quilt. I'm so glad you are enjoying your embroidery machine.

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  8. Nice idea to prewind the bobbins Barb. I only have 6 for my machine and they are too expensive to stock up on those.
    I love love the designs you used on that quilt.

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  9. Great idea...and that quilt is gorgeous! Great work.

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  10. Baby monitor...... good idea!
    I love your quilt... great fabric to go with thread colors.

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  11. I need to fill bobbins too. I looked at prewound bobbins, but they are usually just black or white - AND a bit pricey. I put my last full bobbin in the machine two days ago. (haven't sewn much obviously)

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  12. I love your embroidered quilt! & the baby monitor is a great idea :)

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  13. Another great quilt. You have been very busy with your toy. Those embroidery machines sure do love thread.

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  14. Such a cute design package. Those are not cheap. Keeps me from getting too carried away.

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  15. Don't laugh...I use the baby monitor for my machine. Are you using bobbin thread? It goes a lot further that the regular sewing threads do. I do use the prewound from Smartneedle and they are fabulous.

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  16. That is really a good and economical idea for you to fill up your own bobbins. And I love that little sewing themed quilt you made....sew cute! You are just having a great time with your new toy, and I think that's awesome! Have fun, girl!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  17. I have been winding more bobbins lately; but, I am a pre-wound bobbin believer. I have been know to select a backing based on what color pre-wounds I have on hand.

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  18. I wonder when they are going to wise up and make a machine that will take a whole spool of thread in the bobbin, just like the top thread. ?? We can put a man on the moon, but we can't figure out easy and seamless thread supply for a sewing machine... ;-)

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  19. I do the same with my bobbins...saves so much time. Love the little quilt. Hugs

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  20. You are creating some great projects with that baby!

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  21. A baby monitor sounds like a great idea. Looks like you are having fun.

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  22. Don't we drive ourselves mad? I love your quilt....it is really pretty and a baby monitor is a good idea :) Hugs Vicki x

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  23. I try to keep some bobbins at the ready...for my regular machine. :) I can imagine it will really help on the embroidery, too! Love the quilt - great job!

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  24. a baby monitor for my babylock... Snort! Adorable quilt too.

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  25. Beautiful quilt,I'm like you have have up to 15 bobbins threaded ready to go when I run out :) Barb.

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  26. I tend to use the same color thread for all my piecing ... filling a bowl full of ready-to-go bobbins is an awesome idea!!! Bobbins for everyone! :)

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  27. Love the designs you used for your embroidery quilt! It looks wonderful.

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  28. ROFL at the baby monitor.....probably a good idea if you get as distracted as me. I rarely hear the buzzer on the dryer :0)

    Crispy

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  29. Oh! What a cute embroidery sampler! So glad you're having so much fun with your new machine!

    xo -E

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  30. OMG, I love that quilt, it is so pretty...you are doing amazing and I just love my dragons..going to put them into a quilt for Reed and looking for fabric to match them...

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  31. LOL!!! A baby monitor!!! You crack me up!

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