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Thread: Question on Machine Embroidery

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    Not sure if this is the place to post this, but I am rather new to quilting as well as machine embroidery. I am planning on combining both, but his is just about embroidery.

    Ok, I have done some embroidery designs on a cheaper fleece blanket and towels for practice purposes and now I am ready to do things that count :wink: . So I understand that the embroidery density makes the area embroidered stiff and of course with the stabilizer even stiffer. So, I tried it with a great quality of water soluble stabilizer and when I washed the fleece, it looked ok, but there was a little hole in the one little place where the design met the cheap fleece. Also it was a little "wavy" if you know what I mean, but I have noticed most embroidery on wearables tends to do this. Now was this because the embroidery weakened the cheap fleece or because I used the WSS and when it washed out it left the material even weaker. Should I have used a tear away stabilizer?

    Any thoughts? Thanks a bunch!

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    I'm no expert by no means but I use tearaway or cutaway on the back and washaway on top, if it made a hole it could have been where several stitches came together and pulled.

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    The wavy might be prevented by using a sticky stabilizer or spray basting the fleece to your stabilizer. That can reduce the stretching.
    As to the holes, some of the cheap fleece IS really thin....where the nicer fleece is more tightly woven and thicker.

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    On fleece you can use a tearaway and WSS to add stregnth on the back.

    On the front use a WSS on top then do your embroidery. This is so the stitches don't sink down into the fabric, but lay on top.

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    I hadn't tried the basting spray for the fleece, but I will the next time I do it.

    Thanks for all the suggestions, I appreciate the tips. You all are the greatest!

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    Hi this is fatcat. I have been gone for a day or so and just got back home today. Hope everyone had a good Christmas and the New Year will be wonderful for you.
    I have a question to ask about a Singer Futura CE100 Embroidery machine. I need to know how to get a design off my screen so I can try to do another one.
    I have this machine because this past May, my sister passed away and she wanted me to have the machine and I am just now trying to figure out how to run it. The machine is brand new. She never got to use it. I just didn't have the heart to do anything with it until now. I have uninstalled the softwear and reinstalled it and it still didn't take the design out and I can't embroider anymore on it until the first design is gone. I have even gone in a deleted the designs that I had saved.

    I am not very good at explaining this but I did read on the internet that this machine is not a good one to have but it was given to me so I am just trying it. Can anyone help me.

    Thanks
    fatcat

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    Have you clicked on file, and then click close the design?

    Also if you click on Help, and then click on "hot to tutorial" and then click close a design, it will walk you through how to do this.

    Here is also a good website for Futura machines
    http://www.futura-support.com

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    You can go there and download hoop basting stitches too :D:D:D

    Sometimes instead of hooping, or if you want additional stabilization, you can have the machine stitch a basting stitch around the outside perimeter of the design :wink:

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    There is also a more extensive manual. You can find it by doing this. I printed mine out for easier use :D:D:D


    1. Is there a more extensive manual for the Futura™?

    Yes. With the basic Futura™ CD in the D drive, open up Windows Explore, by right clicking on the START button on the bottom tool bar. Left click on the drive and the contents of the CD will appear on the right side of the screen. Among the folders listed will be the Manual. Double left click on the icon. The manual is 92 pages and explains in detail all of the programs functions.

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    Loretta, Where would I find designs for card stock?

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