Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Help, Emroidery question >

Help, Emroidery question

Help, Emroidery question

Old 11-29-2011, 12:25 PM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Pinkrose4664's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 280
Default Help, Emroidery question

Hi

I would like to machine embroider names on Christmas stockings, but don't know how to go about hooping them. I have a 5x7 hoop. How do you hoop things you don't want to em. all the way through?

Thanks
Anna
Pinkrose4664 is offline  
Old 11-29-2011, 12:36 PM
  #2  
Super Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida - formerly Montana
Posts: 3,504
Default

Depending where you are going to put the names. You only want to hoop the part you are going to embroider. I suspect that you are going to have to open the stocking at a seam, lay it flat, hoop the part you want to embroider on, then sew the stocking back up. If you are going to embroider on the top, you can probably maneuver the stocking so you don't have the take it apart. I am attaching a stocking I made and put the name on. I actually put it on a "cuff" on the top of the stocking and then sewed that "cuff" onto the stocking. You could also do it that way. By just embroidering on a piece of fabric like the stocking and then sew it to the stocking like I did. Good luck and pm me if you have any other questions.
Attached Thumbnails 100_0584.jpg  
QandE2010 is offline  
Old 11-29-2011, 12:40 PM
  #3  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Pinkrose4664's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 280
Default

Hi Alma,

Thanks! I will try that. I want to put it on the cuff. How do you do sweatshirts?

Anna
Pinkrose4664 is offline  
Old 11-29-2011, 02:07 PM
  #4  
Power Poster
 
Jingle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Outside St. Louis
Posts: 36,866
Default

Very pretty stocking.
Jingle is offline  
Old 11-29-2011, 04:01 PM
  #5  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: SC
Posts: 1,909
Default

I would do it the way she said, too. And to do sweatshirts, I just usually insert the hoop, get it where I need it, and then make sure the back of the sweatshirt is NOT under the hoop but rather bunched around it; DOUBLE CHECK, then embroider away! Good luck...(oh,leave the edge where your hoop-to-machine fittings are clear, also...). Clear as mud?
momto5 is offline  
Old 11-29-2011, 04:12 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cedar Falls, IA
Posts: 849
Default

Another option is you only want to embroider on a stocking cuff on a presewn stocking is to use the "hoopless" method. Hoop your stabilizer (I recommend a nice cutaway) as normal. Give the stabilizer a light spritz of a quality embroidery spray adhesive (I like the 505 brand). Flatten the cuff and place if on top of the slightly sticky stabilizer. Use a basting design to help attach the cuff to the stabilizer then embroider as usual. Note you'll have to be careful about positioning the design, but you should be able to do that. When the embroidery is completed, unhoop the stabilizer and trim away the excess. BTW: You probably want to use a water soluble or iron-away topper on top of the cuff before embroidering; most cuffs are a bit "fluffy".

Pam
CanoePam is offline  
Old 11-29-2011, 07:44 PM
  #7  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Pinkrose4664's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 280
Default

I wish I could picture this method. Do you open the stocking up like the suggestion above?


Originally Posted by CanoePam View Post
Another option is you only want to embroider on a stocking cuff on a presewn stocking is to use the "hoopless" method. Hoop your stabilizer (I recommend a nice cutaway) as normal. Give the stabilizer a light spritz of a quality embroidery spray adhesive (I like the 505 brand). Flatten the cuff and place if on top of the slightly sticky stabilizer. Use a basting design to help attach the cuff to the stabilizer then embroider as usual. Note you'll have to be careful about positioning the design, but you should be able to do that. When the embroidery is completed, unhoop the stabilizer and trim away the excess. BTW: You probably want to use a water soluble or iron-away topper on top of the cuff before embroidering; most cuffs are a bit "fluffy".

Pam
Pinkrose4664 is offline  
Old 11-30-2011, 05:05 PM
  #8  
Super Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida - formerly Montana
Posts: 3,504
Default

Originally Posted by Pinkrose4664 View Post
Hi Alma,

Thanks! I will try that. I want to put it on the cuff. How do you do sweatshirts?

Anna
Anna, here is a really good website that has good instructions for embroidery. http://www.emblibrary.com/el/elprojects/default.aspx
You can put any word in the search area and find lots of good stuff. I put in sweat shirts and this is what came up.
http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/ELProje...oductid=PR1284
I use this site all the time. If I have a question that isn't answered at the website, I just email Emblibrary and always get the help I need. Good luck.
QandE2010 is offline  
Old 11-30-2011, 05:22 PM
  #9  
Super Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida - formerly Montana
Posts: 3,504
Default

Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
Very pretty stocking.
Thanks. I have made about 50+ of those. Simple and fun. The embroidery takes the longest on the stocking.
QandE2010 is offline  
Old 12-01-2011, 04:07 AM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
kacklebird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 799
Default

QandE2010,
Do you use pre made stockings or only make your own like the quilted one in the picture? You did a wonderful job
kacklebird is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
chairjogger
Pictures
6
05-27-2011 04:16 PM
MommaDorian
Main
13
03-05-2011 05:05 PM
Renakr
Main
34
12-27-2010 01:35 PM
Rainy's 2 cents
Main
25
07-18-2010 03:33 AM
Crissie
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
12
11-21-2009 08:50 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.