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Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.

Ohsewsimple

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #255 on: February 08, 2020, 22:34:39 PM »
Oh ok.  Marathon are good!  Just hoping they weren’t cheapie naff ones that would ruin your beautiful machine.   :)

Nuttywife59

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #256 on: February 09, 2020, 00:15:48 AM »
If you want a cheaper alternative to hugos magic tape get some bondage tape from eBay it's the same but coloured.

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #257 on: February 09, 2020, 18:25:31 PM »
I have to wonder what results you'd get searching on ebay for "bondage..."   :o :[ 0_0

Iminei

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #258 on: April 25, 2020, 16:34:44 PM »
Is there a feasible way to reuse the scraps from stabiliser???



It seems awfully wasteful
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Kad

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #259 on: April 25, 2020, 16:57:11 PM »
@Iminei I trim the used stabiliser into rough rectangles and sew them together, using a long stitch and overlap of roughly 5mm.
I don't use my 'patchwork' for anything special but  it's useful if you are testing a design out or embroidering on thicker fabrics like denim.
I always move the design towards the side/corner of the hoop as well as the excess stabiliser is then as large as possible.
Not so much patchwork as personal dressmaker to DD

Lachica

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #260 on: April 25, 2020, 17:00:48 PM »
What @Kad says. Joined up stabiliser seems ok for light designs but I wouldn't use it for a dense design as my machine doesn't always like the doubled up areas. Good for testing out a design.
Mary
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Ohsewsimple

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #261 on: April 25, 2020, 19:23:49 PM »
I do the same, join it together.  Sometimes the leftover from a large hoop might fit a small one.  I also use it for doing seams on difficult fabric so narrow strips are cut. 

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #262 on: April 30, 2020, 10:39:26 AM »

Iminei

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #263 on: April 30, 2020, 12:25:09 PM »
Thx Bodgey, cant see the link, but have joined the group xxx
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Iminei

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #264 on: June 03, 2020, 13:39:38 PM »
So what to do on a discombobulated afternoon where your HSTs and QSTs just wont behave???   :thinking:

Play with  Elvistoo of course!!!

1st up was the embroidery for a ring cushion .. for money !!!  0_0

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Next, long overdue, some towels for 'Is boat ..

First time for towels for me! So I practised on a face cloth ...

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Went nicely (I think) but the back not so good ... the tear away doesnt seem to want to and tho I wound a Red bobbin it looks as tho theres more white than red ... but who can tell with all that tearway still present?

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I used woven water soluble on top (Thx @Celia ) and regular tear away on bottom ... and now I dont know what to do for the best now ... Do I swill it in a sink of water? run it through the rinse cycle of the machine ???

Please help?!
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Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #265 on: June 03, 2020, 13:48:01 PM »
I'd use a heavy weight wash away on the bottom too, and I think I'd use the same colour bobbin as top thread - I know it will be back to front writing, but that's kind of what you'd expect to see isn't it?

I've just soaked the embroidered bits in the wash basin or a bowl to get rid of the stabiliser, but it takes a few changes of water and a while for it to go.

Celia

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #266 on: June 03, 2020, 14:38:51 PM »
The only problem with using water soluble on the bottom is it needs to be quite strong if you are going to float the towel  on top, it is also more expensive but well worth a try.
Good to see what you are making.

Iminei

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #267 on: June 03, 2020, 14:44:43 PM »
Bum! Not tearaway on the bottom then ... buggery buggery B****s

I have the HW soluble too ... I'm a Tit! ... Any ideas how to rid myself of the Tearaway?

I can chalk this down as a practice ... Asda Flannels are cheap but I'd rather not.
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Celia

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #268 on: June 03, 2020, 14:49:51 PM »
I have used the tear away on the bottom and managed to remove it but it does depend on which one you use and also the design, most of them water will eventually remove it but obviously not ideal for future use

Iminei

Re: Questions from a Machine Embroidery Virgin.
« Reply #269 on: June 03, 2020, 14:58:12 PM »
Lots of ends on the back too... should I trim them?
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