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Old 11-09-2008, 03:51 PM
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use my embroidery machine to make small embroidery squares? I would like to be able to place a small piece of fabric on my hoop to embroider. It seems as though I waste allot of fabric when I put a larger piece in my hoop and then I have to cut the design out of the large piece.

Any suggestions would be great!!

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Old 11-09-2008, 04:06 PM
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I try to do several small ones on a single piece of fabric before I cut them out. After you do one , unhoop and move over just enough so you won't overlap the design and do another. I usually cut my fabric big enough to do a row of 2 by the width of the fabric. I fan fold the excess and pin so it doesn't get caught up in the movement of the hoop.
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Old 11-09-2008, 04:09 PM
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I have usually used the iron on stuff for embroidering.
Then, I have a piece of fabric, that I have cut a square out of the middle and I baste the piece of fabric onto the "hole" so I can embroider it. It took me a bunch of tries to accomplish this, but it worked for me.
You could try this to see if it works for you.
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Thank you, I'll try that.

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Old 11-09-2008, 04:16 PM
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I sometimes just hoop the stabilizer and use some spray adhesive to stick the piece of fabric to the stabilizer.
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Old 11-09-2008, 04:18 PM
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Ya'll do it the easy way...I have to do it the hard way. lol
I've tried doing more than one on a piece, but then when it comes to cutting, I ALWAYS screw it up, then have to start over.
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Old 11-09-2008, 04:20 PM
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I have had good luck using the sticky stabalizer, of course...you are either wasting fabric, or you are wasting stabalizer...some times the fabric is cheaper :roll:
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Old 11-09-2008, 04:29 PM
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If I use the sticky stabilizer, will it gum up my needle? I found when I used it before, my sewing machine needle got very sticky after.
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:03 PM
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:D I have no clue as I don't have an embroidery machine. :( Just wanted to say hi. I am sure the board members will help you.


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Old 11-09-2008, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Carol W
If I use the sticky stabilizer, will it gum up my needle? I found when I used it before, my sewing machine needle got very sticky after.
It's never done that to mine. If you do get that gummy stuff on your machine, use a Q-tip with some alcohol to clean it off.
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