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From: GFranklin
Date: 12-31-2006, 01:56 PM (1 of 11)
What is your favorite guide book for machine embroidery?
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From: MaryW
Date: 01-19-2007, 08:33 AM (2 of 11)
Doesn't anyone use books for reference when machine embroidering?
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From: lendube
Date: 01-19-2007, 01:27 PM (3 of 11)
Sorry, I never have. I go online or mostly just use the books that came with the machine.

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From: paroper
Date: 01-19-2007, 01:37 PM (4 of 11)
I took the basic lessons that were offered by my dealer and it was enough to get me off and running. Now, when it comes to embroidery software, my dealer offeres more extensive lessons on embroidery and digitizing and I've been priviledged to take those also..they are wonderful.

There are some great mags out there for machine embroidery like "Creative Machine Embroidery" which I enjoy. You can learn an awful lot from a good forum on embroidery, although there are many different styles and methods out there (that's true of anything creative I think);.

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From: weezyrider
Date: 01-20-2007, 10:09 AM (5 of 11)
There's also Creative Machine Embroidery - Jeanne Twigg. They come with a few designs and cover many techniques. Well illustrated and explained if you want to try something new. These are books, not magazines, and she has teamed up with others. I have one with Mary Mulari.
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From: MotherInLaw
Date: 01-20-2007, 11:55 PM (6 of 11)
Weezy I have one of her books. I also like the Creative Machine Embrodiery magazines also. It just gives me ideas. Also some of those books comes with disks with sample embrodiery designs I think from Cactus Punch Designs. The one I have from Jeanne Twiggs has the placement for the different projects you might want to make, it's called Embroidery Machine Essentials I think it was the first one she has on that subject. In this book it has placements for towel, boxer shorts, cuffs, shirts, Jackets and so on. Good reference book. Do you have any of the others she has out? I also have a book called Sulky Secrets to Successful Stablizing. It's pretty good with a few ideas for projects. It's author is Joyce Drexler.
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From: weezyrider
Date: 01-21-2007, 11:05 AM (7 of 11)
I have More embroidery machine essentials, and I think there's one for fleece, also.
There's also 101 Ideas for Machine Embroidery from Creative Stitches.
I have a couple of the Sulky ones, also.

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From: mamadus
Date: 01-23-2007, 07:55 PM (8 of 11)
I bought one book when IU first started doing machine embroidery... I think I looked at it about 2 times.... i learn soooo much from various online forums..... I took one quick user class for my EMP-6, but other than that, I've learned most everything online or at IEC (Indiana Embroidery Conference) I get a lot of ideas at IEC and get to talk to a lot of other embroiderers... well worth the conference fee and a lot of fun...

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From: GFranklin
Date: 01-24-2007, 12:31 PM (9 of 11)
Thanks to all of you regarding my question about reference books. There is so much out there and it gets confusing--for me, anyway--at times. I am a reader and rely on books for lots of information. But, I really learn more from these boards than anything else. I don't have access to embroidery classes right now, but that may change in the future--I hope it will anyway:smile: I think that my biggest confusion comes with which stabilizer to use. I have just about decided it is a matter of preference in many cases. Anyway, thanks again!
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From: ninifav
Date: 01-26-2007, 11:47 PM (10 of 11)
Try this has lots of useful info...I'll try to copy and paste...

If this link doesn't work, just google sewing.about com
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From: GFranklin
Date: 01-27-2007, 12:30 PM (11 of 11)
Great site! thanks
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