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    I have used the 505 spray for years, for emb. I use the 505 in the red and tan can, it is temporary spray.

    Now I made a tube out of card stock to fit onside of the hoop and then spray inside the hooped backing to keep from spraying my hoop.

    Then I place my garment inside the hooped area and sew. You can also un-hoop your sprayed backing and place your garment over the sprayed area and re-hoop. I have not had a transfer of spray on to the garment and my hoop stays clean and not sticky.
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    My sewing machine has lots of fancy stitches.
    I have sewed one of the fancy stitches down the center of a piece of sashing. Then I added parallel rows of other fancy stitches, say one on each side, for instance.
    The multiple rows of stitching make a new more complex design.
    Practice, with some fabric strips in various colors and threads with different lines of fancy stitches just to see what happens!
    If you use cornerstones, it makes the idea easier to use.

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    Thank you, Juliea9967, I am going to try that idea, sounds neat!

    This board is such a treasure of information and support.
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    Love the design. Sometimes the experts don't always know best. Embroidery on sashing is fairly easy, as you found out. Just make sure you allow for your 1/4 seams. Vining & scrolls do well on sashing also.

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    Looks really, really good to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purvissp
    I am making a quilt and wanted to dress up the 3 inch sash that I am using with some simple embroidered designs, but my smallest hoop is a 4x4.

    I went over to the sewing store speak to the “expert”. I told her how I was planning to do it and she promptly told me that would never work and proceeded to instruct me on a very intricate process. By the time she was done my eyes were crossed and I was almost ready to forget the whole thing. Another lady that happened to be standing there while we were speaking also had an idea for the process that she thought was a little easier. It wasn’t and now I am really confused.

    However, I am a little bull headed and walked away and thought I would try my original plan to see if it would work, what’s to loose?

    1. I purchased some Pellon 950F Fusible Backing.
    2. Came home cut my 3 inch sash strips and marked the locations for the embroidery designs
    3. Cut small pieces of the backing and ironed them onto the back of the sash strips in the location for the design.
    4. Placed the 3 inch sash strips in the center of the 4x4 hoops, with the marks for the designs in the approximate center of the hoop. I did not stretch them very tight in the hoop, just firm and flat.
    5. Placed the hoop in the embroidery machine and used the adjustment arrows of the machine to line up the start point right over the center of the mark.
    6. The machine started and did a great job.
    7. Repeated 4 and 5 until all my designs were on the strip.

    Sorry if I bored some of you more experience quilters, but I am just a beginner and this just thrilled me.

    I’ll have to go back to the store and show that “expert”.
    Can you remove the fusible backing. I would get some heavy or medium weight iron on tear away stabilizer & iron on your boarder, usin the width that will fit your hoop so that material won't move, finish it the same way. That way the excess can be torn away & no bulkyness left. I can't believe that the store clerk could not offer you an alternative as there are many out there. I love machine embroidery, so good luck & have fun. :thumbup:

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    I don't know what kind of machine you have but my viking has a hoop that does continuse embroidery too. I t is made especially for doing fancy stiches and embroidered designs on sheets and long objects.

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    So glad your idea worked. I'm like you, if I ask someone else and get no real help, I go back to my own idea and make it work!

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    Don't you just love it when you go ask the 'expert' and they say nope, can't do that.. so you go home and do it anyway!! Great..

    I think I would have embroidered, then cut my strips.. mark the strips, make where the embroidery goes, stitch it out... then cut..

    or I would have used some stick on stablizer in the hoop and just stuck my fabric to it to embroidery.. I use Florini stablizers and have never had them not do exactly what they are supposed to do..

    You did a great job, got it done and it looks nice.. hip hip hurray!!

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    I'm learning how to use my Brother Embroidery machine and this is a lot of help to me. Thanks for posting this and thanks to all who commented with suggestions.

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    Looks logical and beautiful to me, but I don't have an embroidering machine. If the narrow strips seem loose in your hoop, could you embroider before you cut the strips?

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    You want to make sure you have enough stabilizer on the back of your sash - if your fabric moves during the embroidery process you'll find it will mess up the threads and mess up your sash. I've embroidered on sashes before - but I leave it the width of the hoop for better stabilization. Good luck.

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    The piece of backing I used is very small and I don't believe you will even notice that it is there when the quilt is done.

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    Where there's a will, there's a way :thumbup: :thumbup: . Congratulations on doing it "your" way!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by btiny36
    Hey yet another idea to ponder over...really cool....I have to say, :cry: That on Saturday, I picked up my 2 new machines (Janome 6600P, and the 350E embroidery) and can't even set them up...noppers, there they sit waiting...I'm currently working on a quilt that is due by the end of the week for a auction...and I need to rearrange my sewing room...but it is sure great to see new ideas....
    I have the Janome 6600P and LOVE LOVE LOVE it and have just recently gotten the 300E and might learn to love it when I learn how to use it. It's quite a learning curve for me and I have no one close by that has one that I can work with. I'm reading and keeping track of all the tips I can possibly learn on here to make it easier to use the Embroidery machine.

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    Too bad you didn't post here first! LOL I make pageant sashes all the time and they are about 3-4 inches across. I use sticky stabilizer and then a tearaway on top of the sticky where the embroidery will be. Works great. Your way will work well, too.

    On another note, I need to try doing them with my Magna Hoop. Not suppose to have to hoop stabilizer except what you need to support the embroidery and you can just pin that on. The magnets hold the sash in place.

    Don't you just hate it when the "experts" make a simple procedure complicated. :)

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    LOLLLLLL! Purvissp, just love the story on how you got started with embroidery and quilting. That sounds like something i would do. I do not like waiting arond for other people if i can do it myself.

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    Your wife is one lucky gal!
    Quote Originally Posted by purvissp
    It's funny how I got into embroidery and quilting.

    A couple of months ago my wife, the quilter in the family, brought home a used Baby Lock embroidery machine. It sat around for a couple of weeks and she did not use it. I got curious and started playing around with it. It was neat, but very limited in function so I traded it in on a Brother PE780D.

    I made several Disney quilt blocks for my wife to use in a quilt, but she was busy on another project, so I decided to try making a quilt.

    She had me using her 40+ year old Singer, that did not cut it for me. I went and bought myself a new Brother Runway.

    Now I'm hooked and it is something my wife and I enjoy doing together.

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    We have been married for over 42 great years. She has her things she likes to to do, I have mine, but we also have many we enjoy doing together.

    She loves to travel and is right now on a cruise to Panama with our sister-in-law. But I stay home with the dogs, Hate to travel, and do some of the things I enjoy. Occasionally I do spend a little $$$ on toys to match her travel expenses.

    It has been a great journey and I hope all of you have or will have as great a time along the way as Teresa and I have had.

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    Good on you for trying new ideas. That 'expert' at the shop should have known this has been done for years. I would suggest that you also place a strip of stabiliser from side to side in the hoop, to help prevent the stitching pulling the fabric in at the sides. It happens with heavily stitched designs. And yes, you can also get different types of wash away stabiliser, also sticky back ones. check out Jenny Haskins website and blog - all will be explained.

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    It looks great! Glad you decided to try your original idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phyllis nm View Post
    I have used the 505 spray for years, for emb. I use the 505 in the red and tan can, it is temporary spray.

    Now I made a tube out of card stock to fit onside of the hoop and then spray inside the hooped backing to keep from spraying my hoop.

    Then I place my garment inside the hooped area and sew. You can also un-hoop your sprayed backing and place your garment over the sprayed area and re-hoop. I have not had a transfer of spray on to the garment and my hoop stays clean and not sticky.
    phyllis nm
    I will try this tube idea. I'm always cleaning my hoops. Thank you.

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    Way to go! I love it when people don't listen and figure out how to do it on their own. Something about people telling me something can't be done just makes me want to prove them wrong.
    Januari Rhodes
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    Great idea. Been wanting to try that myself. Very nice job.

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    Thank you for posting this! I'm ready to try some embroidery with my quilting and this helps a lot!

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