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:

Terry said...

Good idea about the baby monitor! :0)

Theresa said...

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

Carol said...

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.

Marie said...

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

beaquilter said...

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?

QuiltedSquid said...

Cute quilt...the designs are adorable!

JustCindy said...

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

Fiesta said...

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.

Anita said...

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

Rhonda said...

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

Gene Black said...

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)

Denise said...

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

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

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

suemac said...

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

Needled Mom said...

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.

Cyndi said...

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

wackywoman said...

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.

GardenofDaisies said...

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... ;-)

Scrappy quilter said...

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

Sarcastic Quilter said...

You are creating some great projects with that baby!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love that quilt! It is beautiful!

~Laurie~ said...

Too funny!

Melinda said...

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

Vicki ♥ said...

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

Snoodles said...

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!

waggonswest said...

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

barb's creations said...

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

Denise :) said...

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! :)

Jeanne said...

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

Crispy said...

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

Elizabeth said...

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

xo -E

Jean said...

These are so pretty!

Debi said...

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...

Michelle May said...

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