"The shorte can sit on a table that measures as small as 14” deep and 28” wide.
If the machine can fit on the table, so can the shorte." Eileen

These are just a few words that describe why many people avoid quilting with their embroidery machine: Daunting. Frustrating. Awkward. The challenges abound!
It is difficult to maneuver massive yardage of fabric through your embroidery machine for quilting.
You struggle to keep all the layers taut as you quilt.
You might even avoid more decorative stitching and opt for a simple stitch-in-the-ditch method of quilting. But even that is challenging.
You spend a good portion of time pin basting the quilt top, batting and quilt back fabric before you can start quilting.
Re-hooping the fabric with a traditional hoop is enough to make you want to quit!
But now... those challenges are a thing of the past! For over 1 year, Designs in Machine Embroidery has been developing and testing a new product that will change the way you approach quilting!

The shortE is a compact frame system that holds bulky quilts out of the way and offers a unique experience for creating continuous machine embroidery designs like you've never seen from a single needle machine. Made in the USA

Easily create one-of-a-kind quilts using the patent pending shortE quilt frame system. The compact frame design works with a single needle embroidery machine to hold bulky quilts out of the way.

The shortE is designed to work in tandem with the Snap Hoop Monster for quick and simple re-hooping right under the needle.

With shortE holding the weight of the quilt and Snap Hoop Monster creating the tension, quilting large quilts with a single needle machine is a breeze.

shortE takes up minimal space, requires no special furniture and accommodates both narrow and wide quilts with two rail configurations. It's also perfect for free-motion quilting!

The revolutionary shortE extends the function of a regular single needle machine allowing for the creation of quilts which previously could only be achieved by those with a traditional long arm machine.

The shortE is a compact frame system that holds bulky quilts out of the way and offers a unique experience for creating continuous machine embroidery designs like you've never seen from a single needle machine.

Features and Benefits

  • Works with most single needle embroidery machines plus Snap Hoop Monster (sold separately)
  • Requires no special furniture – use with your existing sewing table or any tabletop with a surface at least 25” x 28”
  • Easy to assemble
  • Brackets slide on and off
  • Rails disassemble with a twist
  • Adjustable support legs for table heights up to 34”
  • Breaks down in 5 minutes
  • Weighs under 30 lbs.
  • Ships in 52” x 25” x 6” box
  • Two rail configurations
  • Narrow quilts up to 45”
  • Wider quilts up to 68”
  • Small Footprint
  • Wide requires a 78” x 46” space
  • Narrow requires a 50” x 46” space
  • Roller bars evenly distribute quilt weight
  • Easy to use – no basting needed
  • Perfect for free-motion quilting, too

    *Snap Hoop Monster, Quilting Software, and Sewing Quilting Machine sold separately.

    ShortE Short Demonstration


    ShortE Full Length Demonstration by Eileen Roche of Designs in Machine Embroidery

Specifications
shortE is the embroidery short art with a long reach! Easily create one-of-a-kind quilts using the patent
pending shortE quilt frame system. The compact frame design works with a single needle embroidery
machine to hold bulky quilts out of the way. The shortE is designed to work in tandem with the Snap Hoop Monster for quick and simple re-hooping right under the needle. With shortE holding the weight of the quilt and SnapHoop Monster creating the tension, quilting large quilts with a single needle machine is a breeze.

Works with most single needle embroidery machines plus Snap Hoop Monster (sold separately)
Solid, aluminum-tube frame for maximum quilting performance
Requires no special furniture – use with your existing sewing table or any tabletop with a surface at least 25” x 28”
Easy to assemble
Brackets slide on and off
Rails disassemble with a twist
Adjustable support legs with non-marring caps for table heights up to 34”
Breaks down in 5 minutes
Weighs under 30 lbs.
Ships in 52” x 25” x 6” box
Two rail configurations
Narrow rail 45”
Wider rail 72”*
*If your machine arm measures 9"-12", the shortE can accommodate King Size quilts
Small Footprint
Wide requires a 78” x 46” space
Narrow requires a 50” x 46” space
Roller bars evenly distribute quilt weight
Easy to use – no basting needed
Perfect for free-motion quilting, too
Ideal for small businesses!
shortE costs a fraction of a longarm quilting system and takes up less space!
Made in the USA
Included Accessories
Included in the Box:

Printed Assembly Instructions
Video on Assembly Tips and Quilting On the shortE
16 Free Embroidery Designs (A 99.99 Value!) Click here to preview designs!
4 sheets of Print & Stick Target Template Paper
Other Images

icon DIME Introduces Groundbreaking Embroidery Machine Add-On

icon ShortE001 Compact Frame Holds Bulky Quilts for Continuous Embroidery

icon The embroidery short arm with a long reach

icon Introducing... the shortE!

icon Easily create one-of-a-kind quilts using the patent pending shortE quilt frame system. The compact frame design works with a single needle embroidery machine to hold bulky quilts out of the way. The shortE is designed to work in tandem with the Snap Hoop Monster for quick and simple re-hooping right under the needle. With shortE holding the weight of the quilt and Snap Hoop Monster creating the tension, quilting large quilts with a single needle machine is a breeze.

Nadine B, Plainwell MI
I placed my order on Monday, and it arrived on Thursday.

Jeanne G, Eureka MT
I like your site, the service is great.I only wish I was closer to your stores, I am in Canada so it is a long way off.

Angnes E, Orlando FL
This is not my first order from your company. Each time has taken extra effort to complete the order. Might be my understanding of the navigation of your site. Have had to change my email address this last time to complete my effort. For what ever reason I tried todo two orders on the same day. Because of the desire to have the quilt frame sent to PA and not FL needed to do two orders. Your site linked the two together. Not what I needed. Wanted the second order shipped to FL and because did not want the order for the quilt frame to be compromised didn't proceed with the second order. Probably my fault. The quilt frame was delivered to PA as requested. Because of time restraints will do the second order later when I don't have to be concerned about delivery.

Joyce W, Salida CA
Thank you but we are having trouble finding a table to meet the measurements needed for the ShortE so I have not had a change to use it yet. We put it together is all. Any suggestions on a table that is affordable

Berry O, Olney TX
Saw product advertised at presentation - had watched demonstration before attending workshop. Did comparison shopping-looked for best price. However-still in box-haven't set up yet. Website easy to navigate-I especially like I can check out with Paypal. Arrived well packaged, promptly without damage to packaging.