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Friday, October 31, 2014

Hoop It the Right Way

Have you ever had your garment come out of the hoop before you were finished embroidering? Or has the inner hoop popped out as you were tightening the fabric?

Loosen the screw on the outer hoop. Place stabilizer over the hoop, then the freshly pressed fabric (or garment). Place the inner hoop on top, pushing it down inside the outer hoop, starting at the top and working your way toward the side of the hoop with the screw. Make sure that the fabric is straight. Tighten the screw most of the way. Check each corner of the hoop to be sure that the inner hoop is pushed all the way into the outer hoop.

To give your fabric that final, gentle tug, pull it over the edge of the inner hoop toward the center of the hoop. This will keep the hoop from being pulled upward. Be sure you are not distorting the grain of the fabric, nor stretching a knit fabric. Tighten the screw as you hold the fabric toward the center of the hoop.

Next issue: cotton embroidery thread

from Mary Jane Allen of Perfect Little Stitches

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