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Date: 12/2/12 0:37 AM

I am embroidering a table chloth and i notice some puckering. I used a 10x6 hoop and cutaway stab. I got this really pretty christmas cloth with cotton and metallic green, red threads running thur it. I used a large santa for the part that hangs over the edge, but when finishing embroidering it some pucker was around it.

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Date: 12/2/12 3:54 AM

Could you post a picture? It's possible that your design is simply too dense for the cloth, if you're already using a cutaway.

Is that hoop size the smallest you can use for the design?

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Date: 12/2/12 6:53 AM

Are you hooping the design? If you are sticking down (hoopless method) try floating a thin piece of tearaway and machine basting and see if that helps. If you are hooping try not pulling the fabric as tight in the hoop. With some designs it will but some will just pull and it is very annoying and I think unsightly.

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Date: 12/2/12 8:16 AM

I am using the 9.5 inch santa from Anita Designs using my 10 inch hoop. To get rid of the pucker, I used fusesble batting one side and placed the glued side against the underside of the embroided area and ironed it. Came out very good. Took a big chance though. I would cry if it did not worked. I thought if I used cutaway instead of tearaway, it would have held it better. Maybe using a topper would be better?..........

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Date: 12/2/12 11:17 AM

A topper doesn't effect puckers, it's purpose is to prevent stitches from sinking into cloth like towels, or working on difficult fabrics like velvet.

If you had to resort to fusible batting to get it smooth, my guess is that the design is too dense for your fabric, but you found a solution and that's what counts!

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Date: 12/2/12 1:16 PM

Flipping the finished project onto a thick towel and then pressing from the back with a steam iron can help remove wrinkles.

What cause the puckers could be the density of the design, the weave of the fabric, the needle type/condition or the quality of the stabilizer.

I do a sample using the same components as the project and make adjustments if and when necessary.

This may take a little time, a bit more thread, fabric and stabilizer but is it worth it to insure success.


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Date: 12/3/12 6:18 AM

You should be using one layer of stabilizer for every 10,000 stitches. If your design is 30,000 stitches - you need three layers of stabilizer. You don't have to hoop all layers. Hoop one or two layers then slide others layers underneath your hoop before you begin. Once the embroidery has begun - the unhooked stabilizer should be sewn down securely. Mi hope this helps.

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Date: 12/3/12 8:13 AM

I never heard this tip about layers of stabilizers - thanks - will try to remember this.

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Date: 12/3/12 1:46 PM

An alternative is to use a ultra heavy cutaway stablizer, they come in various weights.

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Date: 12/4/12 3:32 AM

the christmas cloth used I admit was thin. It was almost like satin. The red, green stripes altogther has a slight scottish pattern. It was perfect for the dinning table. I did use a heavy cutaway for the santa, but did not know the design was almost like a relief. At 300 spm, it took 120 minutes. There was a lot of metallic thread in the design. Like I said above the fuseable batting saved my butt. The puckering was bad, but now it looks good. I finished it with the face on the forest green cloth, sewed together, then turned inside out, then sewed up the opening. A fast ironering. Santa never looked so good. Next time I need to see how many stitches the embroidery figure is going to need.

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