The secret to perfect embroidery design placement is all in the planning. Sticky paper and templates are the key. Remember to center your design in your software before you “save it as”. Print off a template and tape it to your garment to set the stage. Stand back and look at the effect before you […]
Do you ever feel like a mushroom, hidden away in darkness wondering where was I? Today I had a very enlightening class with a student learning the Singer Futura XL400. She has been working with her Futura for some time and found a hathoop web site that makes hoops for the XL400 and all current […]
Embroidery on lightweight hankerchiefs
Here are some hints when using the Futura multi-hoop technique. Recently I was practicing multi-hooping for an upcoming class and would like to pass along some hints I discovered while doing multi-hooping. Multi-hooping is used with designs that are bigger then the large hoop which is about 6″ X 10″. The total hooping area of […]
“Sew and Heat” is used as a topper and a stabilizer on fabrics you can not wash. Of course it can be washed but the beauty of Sew and Heat is that you can remove small remaining topper with the heat of your iron. Watch as Debra Jones demonstrates how to use Sew and Heat.
Moisture-management fabrics are lightweight knits that are designed to wick moisture away from the body – and to challenge embroiderers. A kit has been designed and contains 50 pieces of each of two types of stabilizers used successfully by many embroiderers to prevent puckering, drifting outlines and other challenges associated with this fabric type. – […]
I am always on the outlook for new and useful products. Here are a few new products I have added to the web site cart. Blue Fig has introduced a new designer series of sewing machine luggage. Check out these lovely color combinations in contemporary Purple, Yellow and Grey. The combo includes a trolley, a […]
I am sure you have thought about placing lettering and embroidery designs on straps, ribbon, and webbing. I will show you how to do this embroidery technique using tools in the Futura embroidery! I have used auto punch and editing and lettering options and show this in a brand new video. Take a look! A […]