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Is there a way to do this? Quilt for MIL...
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Date: 2/15/13 7:52 AM

I think ive read that this can be done. I'm not making mil a quilt, but shes a master quilter herself, but thought two squares from her only grandchildrens 2 and 3 yo art work would be nice.

Am I nuts? Did I dream that some machines could do this?


My intention at this point is to find someone who can do this for me, not buy the machine :). But now that I think about it, an entire grand baby quilt would rock!

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Date: 2/15/13 8:41 AM

To do this you need a digtizing program that will allow you to scan the picture in. And it will digitize it automatically for a decent one you are talking at least $300. Most people don't like these kind of designs as they aren't very detailed as you would get digitizing by hand so to speak. Also you would have to shrink the artwork into the size of design you machine can handle. I read down the threads and you said you are basically a newbie to this. Digitizing by hand takes some time to learn and has a pretty steep learning curve. However there is another method to get their artwork into quilts.

Can you scan the artwork into the computer? If so you can print on fabric any you can print out. There is a special fabric cut in 8 1/2 x 11 sheets you print on then heat set to set the ink.It's kind of pricey. Usually in the quilting section at Joanns.I know on HP there is an option to print "poster" that you can enlarge an image to poster size and beyond you just have to put the pieces together. I did this for a denim jacket my dd had in high school I made patches of all her favorite bands and sew them on.
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Date: 2/15/13 8:54 AM

I have Bernina Designer Plus V.6 Software and you can do this with this software.

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Date: 2/15/13 10:36 AM

Thanks. That sounds like the better option, for me.

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Date: 2/15/13 11:54 AM

A lot easier also. It works pretty well. But if though you heat seal I wouldn't do it to an item that has to be washed alot.

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Date: 2/15/13 11:56 AM

Another options would be a tablet you can connect to computer and have the grandsons draw on it. Then you already have it in a digital form to print out on paper. But since you have 2 young children, an embroidery machine might be nice. They come in all price ranges now. I wish I had had mine when my daughter was small.
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Subject: Turning childs artwork into embroidery?? Date: 2/15/13 12:01 PM

Another option is an iron-on transfer. They're sold in craft stores (look in the t-shirt embellishing spot), and come with either in clear (for light colored fabric) or white (for dark fabric). They use an inkjet printer as well.

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Date: 2/15/13 12:27 PM

You can to try copying the artwork to fabric (there are products that have the fabric treated and cut to printer paper size) and then doing free-motion stitching to hi-light the artwork.

This should cost around $10 or less if you have a JoAnn store and store discount coupons.

Here is one video of thread art and there are more on the sidebar.

To turn artwork into embroidery it has to be a jpeg image (scan and save as jpeg) and an embroidery machine and embroidery machine software. Over $1,000 for machine with the larger than standard 4" x 4" hoop and digitizing software. Maybe 1/3 of that if you contract someone to do it for you. May not cost anything to show them the artwork and get a quote.


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Subject: Turning childs artwork into embroidery?? Date: 2/16/13 5:23 PM

The BL Ellisimo with the Upgrade II or III can also do what you want.
I like the idea of doing free motion though for simple line drawings. You can trace it on the blocks and use a variety of stitches to get the results you want.

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