Return to the Embroidery Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
To hoop or not to hoop

Posted by annrn (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 12, 04 at 21:11

Hello everyone,

I'm curious to know if you typically embroider one design or do you combine designs/lettering and emboider a bigger field. Also, do any of you never hoop the fabric? I get so frustrated trying to fit the hoop and get that all lined up within the hoop. But if I don't hoop a T-shirt knit my larger designs get wrinkles between the embroidery.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: To hoop or not to hoop

I don't always hoop my article. I use sticky stabilizer or spray adhesive on regular stabilizer in my hoop & stick my item to it. To keep everything taut, I often use a basting stitch design first to attach all my layers together. I got those free & I think it was from Thread Artist.

I don't hoop towels, knits, velvets or fleece.

I seldom have to rehoop for lettering because I have a fairly big hoop. I did buy an item called GHIA (Giant hoop it all). I am not sure what machines they are availble for. The bracket on the hoop is movable allowing you to reposition within your sewing field without having to rehoop. I use it for long sections where I repeat the design or long areas adding other designs.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Embroidery Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here