by bonnetgirl 20 Sep 2012

Look what I learned to do. Love my new machine but they don't give you any instructions on how to use the software with it. Its a good thing I am used to teaching myself. This is my grandaughter I did away with the background and her date for prom, croped it then took it into the sewing photo program then enlarged it and did it in black and white. I used 5 colors of gray and one very light flesh tone.

The first one didn't turn out so good so here is the second (for lack of a better word) sewing art piece I have finished.
I have used 5 different shades of gray and on very light flesh tone.
Hugs Joann

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by njola 05 Oct 2012

Sweet girl

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 05 Oct 2012

Thank you....she is sweet and means the world to me.
Hugs Joann

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by grandmeaux1 05 Oct 2012

What a great job and your so smart for being able to teach yourself how
to use the softwear.
Congratulations to you.

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 05 Oct 2012

Thank you. I wish I had more time to play....I used to say I can't wait till I get older and have time to play on my machines more...lol just turned 70 and still waiting.
Hugs Joann

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by bonnetgirl 23 Sep 2012

Someone ask me if this was a XL400....It is a Singer Furura Quartlet. It sews beautiful like I would expect from a singer machine but love the embroidery feature with it....Have not tried to do the color one yet because of my hospice volenteering and needing to get orders done but will play soon.
Hugs Joann

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by maryanns66 22 Sep 2012

Wow! This looks fantastic! I have the Futura XL400 and also love it. Photo stitch was included in the package deal...but I haven't even opened it yet! And it's been almost a year! LOL
I love my machine and the price was so perfect, too!
Thanks for showing hot Photo stitch looks!!
Hugs

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 23 Sep 2012

Oh for sure get out the software. You will love it almost as much as you love the machine. The machine is a little louder then my Brother and Janome but it is great otherwise.
Hugs Joann

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by clawton 22 Sep 2012

Nice Wish I could do this.

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 23 Sep 2012

I wish you could to. If we wish real hard many dreams come true.
Hugs Joann

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by workbecky 21 Sep 2012

The picture art is fantastic. Congratulations on your self teaching. I see this and I want to try but I thought I could do digitzing and bought Generations and have never been able to digitize a thing.

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 23 Sep 2012

Thank you. I tried to do digitizing also many many years ago. I have done a few but software gets old and income changes so I appericate the hard work that goes into everyone elses designs.
Hugs Joann

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by eyeztodiefor10 21 Sep 2012

Wow! You did an excellent job for not having done this before! You're braver than I am! I think it came out great!
Meri

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 21 Sep 2012

Thank you. I always jump in feet first when I get a new toy. When friends talk about my things they say they love all the toys I have.

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by gandu 20 Sep 2012

Wow she is beautiful I have singer ce 150 and xl 400 as well but i have photo stitch only for ce 150 I wish i have the soft wear for xl 400 as well well done i love the photo

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 21 Sep 2012

Thank you. I will try a color one next I think. I live in a 55+ community and a lot of the people have pets. I am going to go take some pictures of them and play with them on the machine.

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by gigi70alvarran 20 Sep 2012

Great job nice machine congrats.:}:}

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 21 Sep 2012

Thank you I think I will love this machine. I was using it to sew something and love how it sews .
Hugs Joann

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by teddybear117 20 Sep 2012

Looks good...That looks like the machine I would love to get when I can afford another. Lucky you.

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 20 Sep 2012

Well I knew I wanted to do bigger designs so I said " have charge card will buy"...lol... So I did. I make all my toys pay for themself. I make and sell items.
Hugs Joann

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by pldc 20 Sep 2012

this is very cool well done Joann Hugs Loralye

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 20 Sep 2012

Thank you Loralye....I will have a lot of fun playing with it.
Hugs Joann

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by snowbird42 20 Sep 2012

wow wow wow whis i had the software to do this it is fabulos...soozie

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 20 Sep 2012

This software is made for Singer Futura...It can be purchased. I have seen it being sold on ebay for $250.00
Hugs Joann

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by blueeyedblonde 20 Sep 2012

nice job - glad you like your new baby!

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 20 Sep 2012

Thank you...I have a lot of work to improve this but practic makes perfect. I love my new toy. Everyone here that come to my home say they can't wait to play with all my toys. lol
Hugs Joann

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by highlandermom 20 Sep 2012

You did wonderful job self taught is what works. Will be looking forward to see your next project. Nice machine!

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 20 Sep 2012

Thank you so much.
Hugs Joann

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by noah 20 Sep 2012

love it and such a great job :)) will you frame it??

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 20 Sep 2012

Oh yes but going to try for one in color first to see which one I like best. I was thinking one of each of my grandkids would be lovely on a quilt. What do you think.

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by toogie 20 Sep 2012

Hi, I am so happy for you! This is great.I can't see very well so what kind of machine/size hoops, do you have? Did the software, to digitize this, come with it? I am so excited for you, enjoy your new plaything(machine).-Toogie

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 20 Sep 2012

They offered software with machine. Cost otherwise 250.00 each. Hoops that came with it are 4x4 and 6x10. I wish you were here I would be jumping up and down with you. I am also so excited.
Hugs Joann

toogie by toogie 22 Sep 2012

Did you purchase it from QVC or HSN? I looked one up with the software programs, but it was sold out.

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by sqdancer 20 Sep 2012

Great job Joann, often thought I would like to try this ....Sfmuato on Embird has this feature, must try it sometime....Hugs Glenda

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 20 Sep 2012

Thank you. When I heard it came with all the software ... Auto punch (auto digitize clipart)...Photo Stitch ...Hyper Fount ... and Editing software, I had to get it. Software they said cost 250.00 each I just had to buy it. That is 1000.00 worth software..
Hugs Joann

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by loosie 20 Sep 2012

You have natural talent, well done :)

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 20 Sep 2012

Thank you, I feel we all have talent. I learn so much from everyone at cutie's.
Hugs Joann

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by castelyn 20 Sep 2012

Well done, it turned out great. Enjoy your new machine. Hugs Yvonne

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 20 Sep 2012

Thank you. I sure will.
Hugs Joann

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by mad14kt 20 Sep 2012

Looks like you are FIESTING ;D *2U

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 20 Sep 2012

Thank you.
Hugs Joann

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by carolpountney 20 Sep 2012

You are very clever, your machine looks very nice too what is the size of the largest hoop, I'm always looking

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 20 Sep 2012

This machine comes with 2 hoops 4x4 and 6x10....going to see if it will take a 5x7.
Hugs Joann

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by oaro 20 Sep 2012

very nice job

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 20 Sep 2012

Thank you.
Hugs Joann

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by 02kar Moderator 20 Sep 2012

Well done. Glad you are a good self learner.

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 20 Sep 2012

Thank you I try. So many more on here who make and do beautiful designs/things. I can do the best I can.
Hugs Joann

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by perraut 20 Sep 2012

Pas de " briseurs" mais conseils !!! Lol
Biz, chris

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by perraut 20 Sep 2012

Super de pouvoir travailler avec ta grand mère, impossible de te donner des conseils de briseurs machine. Bon courage.
Chris de paris.

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 20 Sep 2012

Thank you.
Hugs Joann

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by basketkase 20 Sep 2012

Great job, Joann.........I am also self taught and it poses a challenge, but it is rewarding too!! Congrats on your new machine....know you will have oodles of creative fun!!! hugs.....Vicki

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 20 Sep 2012

Thank you, I by no means can do what you do and nowhere as beautiful but I will try keep trying my best. I never stopped loveing to learn new things.
Hugs Joann

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by lidiad 20 Sep 2012

Congratulatioins for your new machine and your great design! Your grandaughter will be thrilled!
Hugs, Lidia

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 20 Sep 2012

Thank you...I am thrilled so far with it...my John said that now I got it I don't pay attention to him (he is jokeing) lol I could always give you tuesday night, (poker night for him with the boys. Don't think he will take me up on it.
Hugs Joann

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by bumblebee 20 Sep 2012

Well you jumped right in- I haven't touched the software yet.

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 20 Sep 2012

Oh I have such fun trying new things....I always loved to learn new things and this should keep me busy for a while lol.
Hugs Joann

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by mariahail 20 Sep 2012

Dear cutie, go to you tube you will be amazed of the things you can do...they have some great videos for this machine....*****

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bonnetgirl by bonnetgirl 20 Sep 2012

yes a very good learning tool.
Hugs Joann

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