by spendlove 28 Nov 2017

You might have noticed that I am obsessed with trying to work out how to make large items entirely in the hoop! This table runner was made in four hoopings. The second picture shows it just out of the hoop for the last time. (I've trimmed the edges and pressed the seams open.) All that is needed to complete it, is to turn it through and hand stitch a small gap in one end.


by handbells 30 Nov 2017

VERY interesting, Sue. Amazing concept. The range of what can be done with machine embroidery is expanding every day. Your projects are pushing the boundaries to even more capabilities. Few people understand the difficulty and yet the expanse of projects done with this machine. For example, at our county fair, anything done with an embroidery machine is simply clumped with sewing machine projects. Even then, those items done on an embroidery machine are devalued because they are looked upon as being done "mechanically" as if the embroidery sewer didn't have to do a thing to make the project.

by graceandham 29 Nov 2017

I get it; you're a simplifier. First you simplified your tax situation with Engineered in Stitches being by donations. Now, you're trying to simplify our sewing by automating it! And you certainly have our Cute Sisters Christmas celebration down to an art. Thanks for all you do for this community.

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spendlove by spendlove 30 Nov 2017

LOL! Some would say I'm a comlicater!

by basketkase 29 Nov 2017

You are brilliant, Sue.........this is fantastic!!!

by jrob Moderator 29 Nov 2017

Another remarkable feat of engineering. Congratulations!

by pennifold 29 Nov 2017

What an amazing feat you’ve achieved Sue. You are one very clever lady. Love Chris

by undecided 28 Nov 2017

Looks great. did you then sew a cover on the back before binding?

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spendlove by spendlove 29 Nov 2017

No! The backing and borders are all done in the hoop.

by crafter2243 Moderator 28 Nov 2017

Fantastic. Also love the well worn sheeting idea.

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spendlove by spendlove 29 Nov 2017

It works brilliantly. The more worn the better. The fancy soft stabiliser is very expensive here.

by lbrow 28 Nov 2017

Oh I adore it Sue. A terrific job!

by rachap 28 Nov 2017

What a nice neighborhood!! Very clever and interesting the way you have done it.

by toogie 28 Nov 2017

Great job Sue!
Tell us, are you hooping to WHICH stabilizer, then laying BATTING on top with the applique pieces and solid white FABRIC taped underneath the stabilizer on back?

spendlove by spendlove 28 Nov 2017

No stabiliser. I hoop a piece of well worn sheeting. The rest is built up on top of that.

toogie by toogie 28 Nov 2017

Thanks Sue

by pennyhal2 28 Nov 2017

A great row of houses! I love it that you try to figure new things out. Your posts are always so interesting to me as I see things I've never thought of doing myself.

by sonjapotgieter 28 Nov 2017

Stunning job done!!!So Beautiful!!Love this project

by asterixsew Moderator 28 Nov 2017

Excellent work Sue. How long does it take to create this?

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spendlove by spendlove 28 Nov 2017

Hard to say because I was tweaking the designs as I went along. I think it could be done in 2 1/2 hours.

by cooperal 28 Nov 2017

Awesome job, Sue. Your projects are amazing!! Avis