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Thread: Why buy the biggest embroidery machine hoops?

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    Senior Member ShirlR's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koller View Post
    A larger hoop is good. So many embroidery patterns are fir the larger hoop. You can use the 5x7 but you gave to do so many hooping.
    I so agree that the larger hoops are wonderful. When I bought my gently-used Babylock Ellegante, the 12 x 7 was the largest hoop available (for my budget at the time), so I purchased design-splitting software to be able to sew the larger designs. If I were able, budget-wise, to have a machine with larger hoops, that I would do in a heartbeat, but sometimes those machines are out of reach for a lot of people, as they were for me at the time. If I were to do a larger design, I would use the largest hoop I have to cut down on the hoopings, that's for sure. Those newer machines with the larger hoops are simply wonderful, I drool every time I go in to my local dealer, but I guess it all boils down to what a person can afford.
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    Quote Originally Posted by newbee3 View Post
    I have one that has a large hoop but the one I use most is the 5x7
    me too. yes there are things out there for bigger hoops but most design can be done in a 5x7 it just depends on what you want to do with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR View Post
    you will quickly outgrow a small hoop when you see whats available in embroidery patterns...I had only a 5x7 and wish I had had bigger....go big from the b eginning
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    Going "big" means going more $$$ for the machine that handles the largest hoops. The hoops just don't work on every machine. Shoppers need to inquire about the capability of the machine itself. I have the Janome 9900.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirlR View Post
    I so agree that the larger hoops are wonderful. When I bought my gently-used Babylock Ellegante, the 12 x 7 was the largest hoop available (for my budget at the time), so I purchased design-splitting software to be able to sew the larger designs. If I were able, budget-wise, to have a machine with larger hoops, that I would do in a heartbeat, but sometimes those machines are out of reach for a lot of people, as they were for me at the time. If I were to do a larger design, I would use the largest hoop I have to cut down on the hoopings, that's for sure. Those newer machines with the larger hoops are simply wonderful, I drool every time I go in to my local dealer, but I guess it all boils down to what a person can afford.

    Very true!
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