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Date: 5/21/12 7:18 PM

I have been really interested in learning about in the hoop type of projects. I downloaded a free zippered tissue case from Designs by Sick and tried it out today. The first one was not the best. For some reason the designs on the left side of the zipper were off set. It seemed like the entire design had been shifted to the right in my hoop, yet I did not even remove my hoop.

I was worried that perhaps the download had messed with the brain of my machine. I finished up the project without completing the design and sewed up my outside seam on the regular sewing machine. It still made a cute little case, but the embroidery was off.

So, I tested the machine with one of the preloaded designs. Stitched out flawlessly. I tried the downloaded design again and this time it worked perfectly.

I think what happened was the first time, when the hoop was repositioning to the left side of the center zipper, the foot got caught in the zipper pull and tricked the machine into thinking that it needed to stop at that point and start stitching. Anyway the second time I was very careful to keep the zipper pull out of the way and the machine moved all the way to where it was supposed to be and completed the design.

I love this! I have a supply of random zippers that I can use up on these cute little cases.

Does anyone here like to do "In The Hoop" bags and such?

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Date: 5/21/12 8:22 PM

Im new to machine Embroidery & have a question.

what does 'in the hoop' mean?

thx.

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Subject: Just tried my first In The Hoop project! Date: 5/21/12 9:55 PM

I had a tough time with that term too. I guess all embroidery stuff is in the hoop, eh? But this refers to a project that is completed in the hoop all the way. It may require removing the hoop during the process, but you don't rehoop.

Google it and look for pictures. Some are quite amazing. I have a 5 x 7 hoop so am limited to projects to that size, but there are tons to choose from.

The item I made had a zipper that was stitched in during the embroidery process.

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Subject: Just tried my first In The Hoop project! Date: 5/21/12 11:23 PM

You can also do in the hoop applique. These are machine embroidery designs that have been programed for applique.

When the needle hit the zipper, the hooping went askew. Be careful of this as the needle hitting a hard object can cause the timing of the machine to go out and this requires a trip to the dealer to have the machine serviced.

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Date: 5/22/12 1:17 AM

Thank you. Another new thing to try. I am going to look into these.

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Date: 5/22/12 2:20 AM

That is good to know! I made 3 more today without a hitch. I watched what happened and when the hoop moved to do the embroidery on the right side of the needle something got caught not on the zipper (needle is up all the way out of the way), but part of the zipper flap was sticking up and a thread caught holding the hoop from moving all the way. From that point, the pattern was just off. So, I fiddled with it a bit, and got some of it to stitch out and left the rest of that side blank.

It is still usable. I will just sew some cute buttons or other embellishment on the blank areas and it will look as though I intended to do it that way.

I figured out what I could have done though to complete it. I could have just exited the set up all together, then selected it again. And then advanced to the point in the program where the right half stitching began.

On the one I made late tonight I did exit the program after the zipper and both halves were stitched in. Then I used 2 designs that are in my machine to decorate the halves of the case. Then I went back to the original in the hoop project and advanced to the point where I left off and completed it. Worked like a charm.

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Date: 5/22/12 8:40 AM

To answer your first question, yes! I really enjoy in-the-hoop projects. I have embroidered/sewn a pin cushion, small scissors case, hot pad, and many many toys. The toys required an inserted plastic 'squeaky thing' that required a very watchful eye so as to prevent the problem you experienced.

So glad you are enjoying your embroidery machine!

Gail

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Date: 5/22/12 10:13 AM

Here is a project that I made last year for a friend. Was going to make more for myself and family but the pattern stash contest and holiday calendar got in the way. Saw the first one at my dealer's and they had a couple of classes on it. One staff member made it in satin, then in blue checked gingham without all the designs, and then in red satin with an organza overlay -- all beautiful. Mine was in white.

Took a long time but was fairly easy to do. Just embroider, cut, ovrlay, satin stitch and repeat.

Tree-mendous in the hoop project

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Date: 6/25/12 1:16 AM

I really like "in the hoop"! It almost feels like I am cheating though, LOL, especially with the ease of putting in a zipper!

Here are a few pictures of what I have made:


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Date: 6/25/12 12:48 PM

I am fairly new to embroidery and would like to know,
Can I use any embroidery design for in the hoop projects or do they need to be In the Hoop designs?

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