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Do you test stitch a full sample every the time?
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Date: 7/14/12 3:33 PM

Does everyone test stitch their full design before doing the final embroidery on their chosen fabric? I've been doing this for most of my designs, but curious if there are times you all do or don't.

Any input would be great!
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Date: 7/14/12 5:14 PM

I usually stitch enough to determine whether my stabilizer-fabric combo is adequate, but I rarely stitch out an entire design. Too much time/thread. If Imwas doing something heirloom-y I would take the time, but that hasn't been the case.

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Date: 7/14/12 9:34 PM

I don't really embroider much, but I would NOT stitch it out ahead of time... waste of thread and stitches on the machine in my opinion.
Just do enough to ensure your fabric/stability combo will work and then start the real project :-)

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Date: 7/15/12 0:12 AM

It depends on the design. Some of my "bargain" purchases have had design flaws... points that build up a pyramid of stitches and would render a garment uncomfortable.

Most of my OESD I don't stitch out all the way. Or if I do, I use a piece big enough to re-use in a tote bag or something.

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Date: 7/15/12 0:34 AM

Absolutely. I stitch it out every time. Sometimes the parts don't line up properly or the design is just too bulletproof.

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Date: 7/15/12 0:39 AM

What a great idea to stitch out on something big enough to 'purpose'.

Thanks!

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Date: 7/15/12 11:55 AM

I just finished a Kay Unger dress with portrait collar and added some embroidery stiches to the collar. I did up a test piece using the same fabric and interfacing just to make sure it would work on the fabric.

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Date: 7/15/12 12:05 PM

YES! And save those samples as you can use them in future projects.

The testing can help you determine if the design needs to be tweaked - and sometimes they do need stitch points and stops added, deleted or moved.

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Date: 7/15/12 1:31 PM

Was it by any chance similar to Kwik Sew 3735? That dress is one of two contenders for my mother-of-the-groom dress. If so, would you share pictures of your embroidery?

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