True confessions. A number of years ago I purchased a Bernina that had an embroidery unit. Having never done machine embroidery before, I was very challenged in using the embroidery features on the machine. After a couple of trips to the repair shop, I decided machine embroidery was not for me and eventually sold the machine.
Now that I have Art and Stitch, I really wanted to give machine embroidery another try. This time I decided to go simpler. I purchased a used Brother PE 500 machine (which only does embroidery). I watched a number of You Tube videos on the machine. I also spent some time at a retreat last weekend, talking to a machine embroidery expert in the group (who was working on embroidery designs on her machine).
I was ready to try again. I thought I would start with recreating a small quilt block using embroidery. I am a big Dear Jane fan and thought that one of the Jane Stickle blocks would be a good start.
I selected the first block to get started.
Here is the Art and Stitch video tutorial on how I created the embroidery design. Note that I do not have the "Embroidery module". This was all done with the Art and Stitch Base version!
Here is my finished design stitched out on my Brother PE500.
The entire process was a lot less painful than I thought. I think I may try a few other blocks.
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