Machine Embroidery & Applique
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Avoiding This Newbie Mistake - The Hoop Monster
Tips for avoiding problems while using hoops for sewing machine embroidery. Best tip [imho] using "Lapel Sticks" temporary fabric glue when using delicate fabric - put only the stabilizer in the hoop, then lay fabric OVER the hoop & adhere the fabric to stabilizer using the LP glue! No damage to or distortion of the delicate fabric! Great idea! Thanks AnnTheGran.com!
Coffee Filters for Embroidery Machine Backing: -- If you have an embroidery machine, don't buy that expensive backing. When I bought mine, the man told me to just go to the dollar store, buy some cheap coffee filters, and press them out. They work great! You can use non-woven fabric (i.e. the free bibs for children at some restaurants such as Mc Donald's, etc. They are bigger in size than coffee filters.