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Why buy the biggest embroidery machine hoops?

Old 12-26-2015, 07:18 AM
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Every time someone inquires about buying their first embroidery machine, someone suggests they get a machine with the largest hoops. Why? What projects are you using the large embroidery hoops for? Larger than 5 x 7?

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i wanted to use my Destiny to quilt my quilts. i could quilt 9-10" blocks with the big hoop. but i was not satisfied with the way the machine worked with the big hoop, so i returned the machine.
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jacket backs. I did emb with a friend with a professional machine. I did caskets,
the biggest hoop was about 30" x 28", it was great for the caskets, flags and jacket backs.
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jacket backs. I did emb with a friend with a professional machine. I did caskets,
the biggest hoop was about 30" x 28", it was great for the caskets, flags and jacket backs.
Really curious as to which embroidery machine has that big of a hoop?
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I don't own an embroidery machine and never will but I have read numerous posts about the small hoops on the lower end machines were and many quilters were very disappointed that they couldn't use a bigger hoop.
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I have one that has a large hoop but the one I use most is the 5x7
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Originally Posted by Barb in Louisiana View Post
Really curious as to which embroidery machine has that big of a hoop?
Usually commercial ones.
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The hoop needs to be larger than the design as the foot needs a margin of clearance between the edge of the sewing and the edge of the hoop.
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Every time someone inquires about buying their first embroidery machine, someone suggests they get a machine with the largest hoops. Why? What projects are you using the large embroidery hoops for? Larger than 5 x 7?

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I have a "Jumbo" hoop for my Bernina 830LE. It has a 15 3/4 inch x scant 10 1/4 space. I used it to embroidery quilt designs on a queen size Lone Star quilt I made. The longest design was 15 inches. It worked great for doing the large triangle designs. http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...r-t258053.html

I also used it to embroider FSL Angel ornaments. I loaded many into the hoop area, which saved time & stabilizer.
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My biggest hoop is a 5x7, would be nice to have larger one.
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