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I've had other Singer machines but this is the first embroidery machine. (I've never even done hand embroidery.) I can't seem to find any classes in my area. Any tips or clues on getting started?? Any books or websites to look into??

welcome to the wonderful world of machine embroidery. first you need to read your manual, you won't necessarily understand everything in there but read it anyway, it is going to make sense very soon. there are soooooooo many yahoo groups devoted to machine embroidery. the people there are so very helpful. i will give you a few to get started.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/News_For_Embroidery/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EmbracingMachineEmbroidery/?yguid=102878935
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/magicstitches/?yguid=102878935
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/snaggersstitches/?yguid=102878935

here are some groups just for the singer futura
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SingerQuantumFuturaEmbroidery/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FuturaEmbroidery/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/QuantumFuturaHelpingHand/

the people on these groups will take you by the hand and help you all the way.

my favorite site for embroidery designs gives away 49 free designs at day. their subscription to their site is very reasonable. here is the link
http://www.designsbysick.com/amember/go.php?r=5647&i=l0">Designs by SiCK Embroidery Library

have fun with your new hobby.

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I've heard of a few alternatives to embroidery stabilizer… dryer sheets, freezer paper, even "sewer cloth" that plumbers use. Any others?

i would recommend you join a few yahoo groups. they discuss things like this all the time. some of the alternatives work and work well, other work and can damage your machine. the people on the yahoo groups are full of so much useful knowledge and they allow us to learn from their mistakes.
here are just a few. if you want more either do a search in yahoo groups or contact me thru my profile and i'd be happy to help.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SiCKDesigns/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/adesigninstitches/?yguid=102878935
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/affordableembroiderysuppliesfromdpauls/?yguid=102878935
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/News_For_Embroidery/?yguid=102878935

those should get you started. i also would like to share my favorite embroidery site with you. they give away 49 free designs a day and the memberships to their site are very reasonable and they run sales frequently.
http://www.designsbysick.com/amember/go.php?r=5647&i=l0">Designs by SiCK Embroidery Library

good luck and have fun. if you have any other questions please e-mail me thru my profile.

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I bought the USB flash drive and when I download files off the internet, it says it can't work (or something.) Is there a step I'm missing in order to get my machine to recognize the files?

what is the extension on the file? most embroidery designs are in zip format when you download them. the file format you need is either sew or jef, i'm not sure because i haven't worked with a janome machine for awhile. you need to unzip the file before you use it. here are a few embroidery groups i belong to. the people on them are great and you will get so much information from them.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ClassicEmbroideries/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EmbracingMachineEmbroidery/
http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/AmericanEmbroideryConference/?yguid=102878935

here is my favorite site for embroidery designs. they give away 49 free designs a day and are running a sale on their site right now.
http://www.designsbysick.com/amember/go.php?r=5647&i=l0">Designs by SiCK Embroidery Library

feel free to e-mail me if you need a futher explaination of how to un-zip files or if you have any other questions.

have fun.

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I make embroidery floss bracelets/ accessories in several designs. How can I tell people that I am selling these for a cheap price? And also, knowing myself, being a passive person.. how can I let people know that they are strictly for sale, not for free, due to profit? Please give me your advice. Thanks, Sky.

hello there!
i am also trying to get into the jewelry business as well.
I have some success with selling earrings, bracelets and even cell phone charms! I actualy even fix jewelry as well.

Never allow yourself to downgrade or cheapen your product -so dont say you are selling ur stuff for a cheap price. be careful with your words because they count since they are your marketing tools. Use affordable or economical.
depending on your going about selling ur items, I would inform the person that flat out
you are selling x item for this amount. don't be shy it is your product and u have a right to be paid for your materials and design time and labor.
you could a special deal if the person purchase 2 items.
look at etsy.com and in their community boards they have great information about owning your own handcrafted business! good luck!

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I downloaded this program from someone on a Yahoo group and it's very easy. You just choose the file and it shows all the designs in it and them you can print all the designs and the details of the colors and sizes with it. I can't remember the name. It's great for printing out all your designs so you will know where it is. Thanks for help.

maybe??

http://www.embroiderydesigns.com

or ask your Q again but put it into the Crafts category, where more embroiderer people will see it. Leave out "program" from the heading so it doesn't end up in Computer Software

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I hear people saying they download the pattern on to their memory card then use it on their sewing machine.
Does anyone know where I can the patterns from for free please?

http://www.names.heartstringsembroidery.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=18
http://www.freenamemania.com/index.htm
http://www.embroiderydesigns.com/DesignSearchResults.aspx?SearchText=splendor&ddsearchid=Stock%20Designs
http://www.annthegran.com/FreeDesignsAgreement.aspx
http://cgi.ebay.com/Fire-Font-Machine-Embroidery-Designs_W0QQitemZ320216436926QQihZ011QQcategoryZ41383QQcmdZViewItem
http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/Free.aspx
http://www.embroidery.com/family.asp?sid={07E748EA-285F-4F5A-A997-C48A360C8CCE}&EFID=76&shopstop=1

SOME OF THESE SITES WILL REQUIRE YOU TO SET UP AN ACCOUNT WHICH IS FREE AND YOU MAY WANT TO FOR THE EMAILS FOR UPCOMING SALES AND EVENTS…MY FAVORITE EMBROIDERY SITE IS WWW.EMBLIBRARY.COM…….EXCELLENT QUALITY AND OFFER TWO FREE DESIGNS EVERY MONTH…….
THE ONE LINK IS FOR EBAY BUT IF YOU SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM RIGHT HAND CORNER YOU WILL SEE THE FREE DESIGN THEY OFFER AND IT CHANGES EVERY DAY TO A NEW DESIGN………THIS HOBBY IS ADDICTING……..DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR FORMAT WHEN DOWNLOADING AND CREATING AN ACCOUNT……….ALSO SOME FILES ARE ZIPPED SO YOU WILL NEED WINZIP OR ANOTHER TO OPEN THOSE DESIGNS BEFORE YOU PUT THEM IN YOUR FOLDER…GOOD LUCK AND HAVE SEWMUCHFUN..OH AND SOME DESIGNS ON THE LINKS……..JUST CLICK FOR INSTANT DOWNLOAD……….

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I just bought an embroidery and I figured out how to write a word with the 4 printed fonts but I cannot figure out how to center it onto my fabric? It says to use embroidery sheets. Do I need to use that and what is that?

Also, for the cursive feature on #45-70, is there a way to type in the word on the machine or do I have to eyeball that with each letter? Does the cursive section only have one size?

Lastly, if I'm trying to find a free ballet, hawaiian or a different letter font on the internet to download, do you have an easy way to find it?

i have a brother machine but it is a ult2002d so i can't specifically answer your question. there are soooooo many yahoo groups dedicated to machine embroidery. i looked up a couple of the for you and there are 2 that are just for your machine. the people on these groups are wonderful and will walk you thru every step of the way. here are the links.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Brother_se-270d/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brother_Disney_SE-270D_CLUB/

as far as downloading designs from the internet i'll give you a few sites
http://www.astitchahalf.com/ has a sale every week where she sells 5 different fonts for only $3.00
www.annthegran.com has all kinds of free designs
and my favorite site is
http://www.designsbysick.com/amember/go.php?r=5647&i=l0">Designs by SiCK Embroidery Library
they give away 49 free designs a day and the membership to their site is very reasonable.

these are just a few to get you started. if you have any other questions just e-mail me, i will be more than happy to help.

have fun.

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Okay there were 4 dreams I distinctly remember.. all had a ton of detail so I'll only mention 2 for now.. What do you think they could mean?

Vampire bear.. I was in a run down house with clothes and old furniture and garbage all around. I was with two men who were hunters and they were hunting bears in the house. The bears were upstairs and kept coming down. One small bear came down and then ran back up but then another bear came and it was big and for some reason it wanted me. It kept trying to sneak up on me and get me, and the men were using me as bait to attract it. I kept using a chair to block it from getting me and I was trying to convince the guys to get out of there. But they wanted to get that one bear.. it kept coming up and smelling me and it was just disturbing because in the dream I felt there was something wrong with that particular bear. So finally I convinced the guys to leave, we left and went up to this cabin that had a bunch of people there and we all sat around and were talking and having a few drinks. I was sitting at this kind of bar, but it was just an island like in a kitchen. I could see from outside myself and was seeing myself sitting there.. when all of a sudden the big bear stood up behind me and turned into a vampire, it grabbed my head and bit my neck. Then broke my neck and turned back into a bear.. this guy grabbed me and was freaking out because I was half dead and flopping around in his arms then the bear grabbed my hand and bit off my fingers and ate them.. It was intense because I could feel it and see it happening to me..

Sacrificial rite.. In this dream I was part of some religious group, I was raised in it but didn't believe it. We were preparing for a ritual where young girls were sacrificed and I was angry because the richer members paid to keep their daughters from being chosen for sacrifice. We had been chosen unfairly, there was I think 7 girls to be sacrificed. We had to prepare by choosing what we were to wear. There were robes either green or white with gold embroidery, and sashes the same but you wore the contrasting colour. There were staffs like shepherds crooks all embossed with gold swirls and a paisley types design but not quite. Then there were these white cloth things that you put over your hair underneath the robes hood. In the dream I had a plan to stop this sacrifice once and for all. I decided to volunteer to be first and I hid a big knife(one I really have) under my robe. There was a man that hypnotized you with a gold watch and then a priest who would slit your throat. So I went on the platform and he started trying to hypnotize me but I just pretended, then when he thought I was out of it I took out my knife and attacked both of them. Everyone in the church started freaking out and I chased them all out and cut them down if they were in my way. I felt justified I felt free I felt sick at the pain I was causing, even though I was using the flat of the blade on most ppl. But in the dream I knew it was right because it saved us. The weird part of the dream was the feeling that I was always like that, that I always challenged things, that it was my nature to fight against things I did not agree with and to rebel.

The bears represent situations or people at the time that were a threat to you, were actually hurting you, were acting like destructive vampires to you. The hunters were supposed to be people who were helping you, but it turns out the help was using you, and you got hurt.

The religious thing is about all those areas of life like, religion, politicans, parents, teachers, corporations who all want you to sacrifice yourself for their cause or product. It is about your fight for individuality against the forces of conformity and control. You are successful in your battles.

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I have a Brother embroidery machine and I am trying to make my grandaughters cloth dolls for Christmas. I need to find a site to download a free pattern for a doll face in pes format or find someone who is willing to share one.

http://www.sewn4youdesigns.com/index.html

I know they have PES as I have downloaded these doll faces in that format..

go to the freebies page (I believe there are a few pages of freebies) and there is a few doll faces..many embroidery forums and yahoo groups have lots of freebies..your best bet is to join embroidery forums where people share a wealth of valuable information and who digitize designs too. hope this helps…
I belong to a few very good embroidery forums and have learned a great deal from them..Good Luck with your dolls..

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Most people are familiar with stitches that are used in embroidery. The embroidery craft stitches are the easiest and the more common stitches. The stitches used are thought of by the experts in embroidery as one of the smallest things that is related to this craft. The patterns used in embroidery being made by repeating them or changing them.

The stitches used in embroidery are completed in two ways. The first types of stitches are the hand sewing method and the other is known as the stab method.

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