taking out machine embroidery

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taking out machine embroidery

New postby sewhappyrtr on Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:14 am

Has anyone ever used that stitch eraser? I recently found myself having to take out some machine embroidery and boy what a pain in the keister that is and I wondered if that stitch eraser is worth the money. I finally got the stitches out after a few days of working at it... it took me total probably 6 hours for a fairly smaller design but it was fairly dense with stitches. probably 1 1/2 " by 3 " Just wondering.

How the heck is everyone???
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Re: taking out machine embroidery

New postby MartySews2 on Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:32 am

As much embroidery as I do, I have never used a stitch eraser. I just start over again and consider the piece, a test piece. I'm here and busy with sewing projects. Just finished a baby baptismal outfit in July and a wedding gown yesterday. Today, I'm working on a dress for my 6yr old niece. I'm adding embroidery to the skirt above the madeira applique hem.
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Re: taking out machine embroidery

New postby sewhappyrtr on Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:56 am

Yeah I couldn't pitch the piece as I had other designs on it. I was making another wall hanging for the daycare. It was the last design for the piece I was making and I looked away and I broke a needle and then my machine got wonky and I thought I had the design back on track but when it started up again I was all off and before I saw I was way off it went too far and I couldn't salvage the design any so I had to remove it.
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Re: taking out machine embroidery

New postby MartySews2 on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:35 am

Oh, I hate when that happens. Do you change your needles often? I find that helps in keeping the machine on track. Also, after each design is stitched, clean your bobbin case. You would not believe the amount of lint that can accumulate from just one design. Good luck on your project and I look forward to seeing pics.
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Re: taking out machine embroidery

New postby sewhappyrtr on Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:02 pm

Yes I had changed my needles after each wall hanging that I had made. I don't know why this needle broke... :shock:
I haven't really looked at my bobbin case but my machine had just been in for some service.. but anything is possible.
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Re: taking out machine embroidery

New postby sewingmom on Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:28 pm

I believe someone that is no longer on here used a stitch eraser and said it was so valuable .
Try to see if there is something about it in the sew whats new archives.
Pattern review may have something to say about it.
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Re: taking out machine embroidery

New postby sewingrandma on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:38 am

Have never used a stitch eraser and really didn't know what it was. Looked it up and watched a you tube video. If it works the way they showed it looks like it would be handy for those of you who do embroidery. I had several items that had embroidery on them several years ago and I know I sure would have liked to have had one then. I was trying to save money and bought 'seconds' at an outlet store. I think I spent more time taking out the embroidery than was worth what I saved.
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Re: taking out machine embroidery

New postby pampered star on Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:46 am

I use the Stitch eraser and it is a VERY VALUABLE TOOL to the embroiderist!! I am the head embroiderist where I work at and have been there for over 7 years. I embroider over 100 items a day and things happen!! the other day I did a $100+ coat that I had a knot from the cone make a bird nest on the top of the design, since I can't throw away that coat and order a new one, I used the stitch eraser on the back to loosen up the stitch around where the knot was and then I used tweezers to pull the thread carefully away from the design. I then went over the area again and it looks great!!
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