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    Junior Member gingerella's Avatar
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    using embroidery hoop to quilt block

    I am having a terrible time trying to embroider - quilt - a small quilt on my sewing machine which is a Janome 12000.
    My problem is that I can't get the quilt sandwich to stay in the hoop. My machine is new, just got it a couple of weeks ago. I used to have the 11000 but exchanged it for this one. I never had any problem quilting individual blocks with the 11000 but this one - It is totally impossible.

    I just thought of a way that it might work, and was wondering if any one out there in quilting cyberland had done this before - that is - use a sticky substance in the hoop, and forget about the ring. seems to me, if I could get the quilt rolled up nicely this would work. The quilt is only about 45 inches square.

    Has anyone ever done this before? and how did it work out for you? Thanks everyone I really appreciate your help.

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    I have used Sticky alot over the years with my 10001. But I have never embroidered a quilt, I am worried that the hoop will distort/move layers. I guess you need to make some sandwiched samples to try it. Good luck!!
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    My Designer 1 has a special hoop that will hold a sandwich and it is fine. but if you use the sticky stuff I beleive you are suppose to hoop the sticky stuff and then stick the quilt to it and then embroidery check the manufacturer and see if they have a youtube how to good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by toadmomma View Post
    My Designer 1 has a special hoop that will hold a sandwich and it is fine. but if you use the sticky stuff I beleive you are suppose to hoop the sticky stuff and then stick the quilt to it and then embroidery check the manufacturer and see if they have a youtube how to good luck
    this is the way i use sticky. the sticky stabilizer has a cover layer. i hoop it all, then cut out the top layer and stick the fabric on
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    I have heard of people using te magna hoop. But it is expensive IMHO. I would try the sticky stabilizer as others have mentioned. I will be watching for other ideas, too.

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    I have a Husqvarna Viking SE and I "quilt mine on the embroidery machine all the time. I have what is referred to as a quilting hoop and it has a double hoop. one for light weight and one for heavy weight fabric. However I have also used my other hoops as well and have not had a problem. I just loosen my hoop as much as possible, hoop and then tighten up til it holds...I also use warm and natural batting which is not thick or bulky. I have not had to use the sticky stabilizers yet.
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    I hardly ever hoop my fabric when embroidering. i use the sticky paper. first hoop the paper and remove the top paper off the sticky and then pin the fabric to the sticky. it works great and no hoop marks on the fabric. I have never embroidered a sandwiched quilt but I imagine it would work doing it that way. maybe I will make a small sample to see if it does OK.good luck with your project.
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    I have quilted 2 large quilts on the embroidery machine so far. The first one had a lot of seams, so that one was harder to do. I use warm and natural (or white), whick is not too heavy. Keep the hoops not too tight.
    Make sure the quilt is not dragging when you hoop. Place all the fabric on a table. I found that when it hangs off the table, the material will pop right out of the hoop. I also noticed that it was easier to hoop with the 5 x 7. The smaller one did not work as well. It takes a huge amount of hooping, but I want to do it myself and not send it out to the long arm quilter. I also lift the quilt slightly when I embroider, so it does not drag on the embroidery arm.

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    With the Janome 11000 I quilted most of my quilts with the various embroidery hoops. I have quilted VERY large ones, using the larger hoop, as well as the 5X7 one, which I used constantly for my 6"blocks.

    The problem with this machine is that it doesn't come with a 5X7 hoop for the six inch block, you must use the larger hoop and it is just too large to handle a quilt sandwich it seems. Usually I could quilt a smaller quilt sandwich in an afternoon, now I'm into my fourth day with no solution in sight. I will go for the sticky stuff later today and report back.

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    I have embroidery machines, Janome 350e and 9500, would some of you tell me how you use the patterns to quilt in the embroidery machine please? Like what sort of quilting pattern and do you butt the pattern as you go along, so it meets the last hooping etc. I would be most grateful to have some advice on this as would love to quilt in my machines.

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    Well, I finally got my problems solved. Part of the problem was that I couldn't get the quilt sandwich to stay in the hoop. It would even come out while the machine was sewing. I changed hoops to a small oval one and moved the machine. It wasn't easy, but I did it. And the little quilt looks pretty good as well. I'll get a photo of it when I'm finished and post it.

    Getting used to a new machine is not much fun. But his machine really does do a better job than any other I've ever used.

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    So glad you solved your problem.

    I am a novice at machine embroidering and am sick I didn't upgrade my machine 15 years ago as the learning curve is killing me. Anyway, here are some tips that work for me...1. Buy some double stick tape and place it on at least four places on your inner hoop. Once your piece to be hooped is lined up, just touch it to the fabric and you have a temporary hold, then hoop. 2. Turns out the most stable hoop shape is a true circle. Needless to say our ME hoops are not circles. Use some of that fun sprained limb flexible, self sticking bandage (pick your favorite cool color) and wrap your inner hoop in four places. This fills in some of the gap and provides a snugger hold. I would love to hear your trips for improved hooping!

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    I haven't done this but have been exploring it since I also want to quilt my own quilts. There are videos out there on the internet that will show the process but you'll have to hunt them down. I'm sorry, but I didn't keep any links. The hard part is sifting through the search results because many are for embroidering on your quilt, not quilting on your quilt. But patience will yield results.

    I do plan to use a magna hoop or similar even though it's expensive. I figure that after a few quilts, having saved the cost of a LA quilter, it will pay for itself.

    Good luck

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    Oh I do like the sticky tape fix. I'll give it a try asap. Thanks.

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