I want my designs to look great everytime. I have found that when I do designs like Patrick's filp flops that stabilizer makes the design. I use sticky + stabilizer and adhere it to my fabric, then I hoop the fabric and the stabilizer. I FLOAT a piece of tear away between the hoop and the machine. The perfect combo for me.
So, do you float? How do you get the perfect design?
When I embroider designs, I always float the fabric. The stabilizer gets hooped, the fabric lays on top and I use the "fix" button on my machine to stitch a rectangle around the design area before I begin the design.
I've never had any shifting or other issues when I do it this way...
This is great info, Susan and Patti! Keep it coming everyone! It's great to hear your tips :)
I think I do basically what Susan does, but I use a clear washaway stabilizer like Badgemaster on top of the fabric, makes it stand out much nicer I find.
Asking a quilter to mend something is like asking Picasso to paint your garage.
Susan:I FLOAT a piece of tear away between the hoop and the machine.
I will often use a piece of wash away stabilizer on the top of my fabric if my fabric has a texture like terry cloth, velvet, t shirts as well as underneath. It helps keep the design from sinking into the fibers of the fabric. I haven't floated it though. I usually hoop it all together. Thanks for the info.