March 30, 2010

Using my Brother LB 6770 embroidery machine

As you know, my mom and I received a Brother LB 6770 embroidery and sewing machine for Christmas this past year.   It was a little bit intimidating to learn, given that the manual is over 150 pages. Plus neither of us had ever used a computerized sewing machine so that adds a whole new skill set to the mix.  I am thrilled to announce that this weekend I successfully used it to complete my first multi-colored embroidery! And it was so easy, I feel a little bit silly for waiting this long to do it.  The machine comes with 70 built in embroidery designs and the one I chose to try out was an Easter egg design in pastel colors.  The following is a photo series that shows what the design looked like as the colors were added.

One thing I learned for next time is to trim all the excess threads as you go so they don't get stuck under another color.  I had let some of the thread tails hang around when the manual specifically states to trim them after the first 10 stitches. I will listen to the manual next time!

This is a shot of the final product and all the spools of thread I used to create it. Isn't it cute?

I was so pleased with how it turned out, I can't wait to try more designs and also purchase some additional cartridges with other fun designs on them.

Happy Almost Easter everybody!


Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

How adorable!!! Did you use rayon thread or poly? Or both...I love the shininess of your thread choices.

Dawn N. said...

I used rayon thread and was so happy with the shininess factor. :)

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I used rayon for the first time on my Crazy Shortcut Quilt. I loved how it looks and sews!

You going to have fun with your embroidery machine!