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Old 08-24-2020, 01:27 PM
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I would like to embroider a simple design on a quilt. How do I go about doing that? I can’t hoop it. If I use a water soluble stabilizer I will need to wash that area? If a use a spray it will get sticky? I thought it was a good idea until I was ready to do it, can someone help me out. Thanks

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Old 08-24-2020, 03:09 PM
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I will stitch a simple embroidery design on a quilt block when I have sandwiched the quilt (top, batting, backing). Usually will stitch in the ditch on the sashing or at the edge of the block if no sashing.
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A simple design? Like a quilting design, or a simple redwork type design? You do not need a stabilizer. And you certainly can hoop it. The 3 layers will accept the embroidery w/out using a stabilizer. We use emb machines to quilt all the time..no stabilizer needed. Make up a practice piece and see for yourself. I often do edge to edge quilting on the emb machine, creating many diff simple theme designs. Go ahead-- go for it.
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Old 08-24-2020, 03:46 PM
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I just assumed I wouldn’t be able to hoop with the batting, etc. Yes, a redwork design. I’ll try it with a small piece. Thanks.
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Old 08-25-2020, 04:50 AM
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Can’t make hoop to fasten, too thick
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Old 08-25-2020, 04:55 AM
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Is your hoop adjustable? My hoops on my Husqvarna Viking sewing/embroidery machine have a "knob" that I can loosen to allow the hoop to expand and fit over the three layers of the quilt.
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Old 08-25-2020, 05:17 AM
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Originally Posted by janice1120 View Post
Canít make hoop to fasten, too thick
You may be able to use a magnetic hoop to hold the quilt sandwich. I use them for machine embroidery projects. If you belong to a local guild, there may be someone that will let you borrow one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCTgzIrZj_g

They are available in different sizes.
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Old 08-25-2020, 02:46 PM
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Ah, I have used binder clips when a QAYG block is too thick to hoop. I use only the bottom section of hoop ( the part that connects to machine. I clip block to frame, around edges-- making sure clips are not in way of needle. Of course the magnetic frame is the way to go...expensive and not for my older machine, so I improvised.
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Old 08-26-2020, 05:01 AM
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Thank you, thank you, mermaid. What I great idea to use binder clips.
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Old 08-31-2020, 06:22 AM
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I just started a project that is adding the design to an assembled quilt. It's a round robin, so not full size yet - only 54*54 so far.

I am hooping the stabilizer and using Elmer's washable glue to secure the quilt, then using clips to keep the quilt out of the way. This design took 2 hours to stitch out and it worked well. I had a rolling chair in front to drape the quilt on, and it moved back and forth with the carriage as needed. this design is 12" long, so that is a lot of carriage movement.

I am doing this before the quilt is sandwiched. I have "heat away" stabilizer that I could use if the quilt was complete. Or I'd use washable, since I always wash my completed quilts before they go out of my hands.

I have also basted items to the stabilizer in the hoop when it was the only good way to do so. Either by hand or machine, my straight stitch machine can make really long stitches for basting.

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