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Show 2211: Heidi Farmer / Judy Fredenburgh - Hoop-Free Longarm Embroidery

Featuring: Heidi Farmer / Judy Fredenburgh

Posts On: May 20, 2018

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Do you dream of creating machine embroidery without the aid of a hoop? Heidi Farmer defies the skeptics who said it couldn’t be done as she shares tips and tricks for stitching hoop-free designs to your heart’s content using a revolutionary method. But wait, there’s more. Do you want to embroider your own hand drawn designs? The answer is yes. If you can think it, you can stitch it.

And who doesn’t need a quick baby quilt in their pocket of tricks? Heidi shares a fast method for a super cute personalized baby quilt on your longarm.

Then, RNK educator, Judy Fredenburgh, shares the ins and outs of how and why stabilizers make a huge difference when it comes to machine embroidery. If you have ever been skeptical about machine embroidery, this show will definitely make you a believer. Don’t miss it!

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Links to Artists:

Heidi Farmer

Judy Fredenburgh

From Chapter One:

Heidi shows how to place a pre-set (by size) embroidery design anywhere desired on the Innova bed, stitch out the design, all without the aid of a hoop.

Want to draw your own embroidery designs? Heidi shares a way to draw a design on the computer screen, correct and edit the design to your liking, and then stitch it out with stitch patterns of your choosing (or creation). If you can think it, you can create an embroidery design to stitch out.

From Chapter Two:

Heidi has been a sewer since early childhood. In 2002, quilting became a hobby that unexpectedly turned to a business when one of her quilts was displayed in a quilt local shop. So many customers asked to purchase the pattern that Heidi started her own company called Ribbon Quilts.

We look at her quilts to see how she transitioned from traditional work to free-motion design and draw, to the modern technology of pushing the "go" button on the longarm.

From Chapter Three:

Judy Fredenburgh shares the ins and outs of how and why stabilizers can make the difference between results that are stellar vs sloppy. She discusses which types of stabilizers should be used for which types of fabrics/embroidery.

Also, where to find resources about stabilizers that can be downloaded and put into a file/book

From Chapter Four:

Heidi shares a method for personalizing a baby quilt by taking an element of the quilting design that is then applique’d on top of the quilt.

Using Minky or Shannon Fabric on the back, makes the quilt especially soft and cuddly. We look at several examples of blankets with edge to edge design featuring one large motif.

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Comments   

#12 EditorAnne 2018-07-11 03:43
P.S. It doesn't bother me at all that this show advertises specific products. It tells me what's available and how to use it! A large part of the pleasure of reading a quilting magazine comes from seeing all the ads for new products. Why shouldn't TQS showcase specific products, too?
#11 EditorAnne 2018-07-11 03:39
Really enjoyed this! I have an embroidery machine that I've never really tried yet. Some of these ideas will work with it, and have encouraged me to learn to use it!
#10 tinnytin 2018-07-07 13:18
Although I never will be able to afford the machine either, I enjoyed the show. In fact I enjoy every TQS show because I always learn something new. It's good to know what's out there and try to apply the ideas/materials into your own setup, that's where you can innovate! Like a few shows back with the DIY screenprints :)
#9 SuzyN 2018-06-12 17:18
I loved this show, I will never get one of these machines as my sewing room is smaller than the machine is, but I do have an embroidery machine which has a page five by seven inches so I have some knowledge of the fantastic innovations shown here. I also do free machine embroidery on my ordinary sewing machine. The show has given me some new ideas. Suzy.
#8 irene1 2018-05-31 12:35
I could not afford the Inova or have the room to keep it
so this show did not appeal to me at all.
#7 Lulululu 2018-05-30 07:27
Total waste of time for me. I have zero interest in this kind of commercial show. Not enjoying the shows lately
#6 GeneBlack 2018-05-26 14:33
I have to agree that this was largely a big commercial. There was nothing that many quilters will ever use. I was disappointed.
#5 annabelle6338 2018-05-25 17:42
One of my least favorite shows. I will never afford the machines necessary to do these projects and Toronto was correct -- just a huge commercial. Maybe just one sponsor next time.... don't put them all in one show.
#4 Toronto 2018-05-22 17:29
Just watched the current show. Disappointing. It was a big commercial for TQS sponsor, Innova and Floriani, Quilter's Select and Alex Anderson products.
I want quilting information, not a sales pitch.
#3 JOHNANDERSON 2018-05-20 09:41
YouTube disabled the icon for full screen on iPads. However, you can just finger swipe the screen bigger and it works great. Sorry for the inconvenience. I don't know why YouTube did this, but they are the most stable platform on the internet so we use it.

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