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Date: 11/27/13 0:11 AM

I just watched an hour long video on using a hoop dee do. Has anyone used that method? It makes sense in that at least my hoops are not that stable. Appreciate your I put.

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Date: 11/27/13 2:40 AM

I think she is totally wrong, and does not know what she is talking about at all. From just from her video only, I don't think she understands how embroidery designs are made, and it seems she does not believe in push and pull factors inherent in sewing out anything, and she probably does not believe in underlay factors or stitch angles and directions either in an embroidery design making any difference at all, just since she seems to think none of those things should matter at all, and that no matter how they are, her "hooping system" is going to fix all that. I know that can't be at all.

So, in particular since she said flat out, in that video, she believes that all embroidery designs should and just will stitch out, in real fabric, just exactly like you would see them up on a computer screen in some or any digitizing program, and I know the reasons that is almost never ever never true, I'm not going to pay any attention to anything else she says anyplace either.

That does not mean anything bad about her product maybe, I have no idea, But the whole lead up to it, does not match up to anything I know about digitizing and embroidery designs at all, so she is not fooling me at all. If she believes what she is saying or not herself, I have no way of knowing.

If you loosen up your hoop screws as far as they can go, probably a good way to strip out a hoop screw. Also that is just a whole lot of trouble to go to, to embroider out anything. I don't think anything anyplace stitches out badly or wrong, because all hoops that come with all machines are unstable in any way at all, if that was true, they would not even have the hoops they do at all.

I have been know to wrap a inner hoop on occasion with some clear elastic or maybe some cotton bias binding or something if I want a bit more grip, on sewing on something very thin and no stabilizer at all, but a hank of elastic costs less than several dollars.

There is no end to the amount of extra embroidery stuff to buy out there though, so I see nothing wrong if you want to buy it at all. Just that she has identified some "sewers issues" with embroidery that may happen for all sorts of reasons, but the answer to all of them, is not really and can't be the product at all.

But, try it and see what you think instead.
-- Edited on 11/27/13 3:25 AM --

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Date: 11/28/13 0:20 AM

I watched the video about 5 minutes,fast forwarded and watched a few minutes in-between and thought that system is not for me.

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Date: 11/28/13 9:45 AM

I watched to the point she showed the long blue sample. I noticed it was pulling in around the outside edge.

Then fast forwarded a bit, while I see where this could make hooping easier, it's going to ruin your hoops for anything else. Anything that will take off heat seal double side tape like that, will probably melt your hoop.

Fast forward again, eh.

Not for me either. Though I think if you could source the materials she's using, something like this could be done inexpensively.

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Date: 11/28/13 11:41 AM

could some one post the site so others can view it. thanks

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Date: 11/28/13 1:56 PM

The video is here. I'm afraid I couldn't watch her hands, they made me a bit seasick.

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Date: 11/28/13 2:15 PM

I agree I had to turn my head away and just listen because I couldn't watch her hands. The thing that stayed with mea bout her video is the stability of the hoops. I have a futura and I have elsewhere that the hoops are not that stable. I am not an experienced embroiderer but I do know that heavy stitching is going to pull at the frantic and depending on the fabric can be a problem. Thanks for your feedback.

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Date: 11/28/13 11:37 PM

I looked at a Singer Futura embroidery machine hoop online.I have a different brand stand alone embroidery machine,my machine's hoop looks flimsier.I never had an issue with it.

When I bought my embroidery machine at a dealer I was given unlimited embroidery machine lessons,I needed only one hour,after I read the manual front to back more than twice before the lesson.I learned a lot in that one hour lesson.How to hoop was very important to me.
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Date: 11/29/13 1:59 AM

I was watching her hands in the video too. There is something kind of different about them and their movement even and the gestures. I'm not sure exactly what it is though. But I did also get that "feeling" about it. She might possibly have some kind of hand issue that makes it hard for her to grip things or hoop things between two rings maybe, and if so, maybe that is why she likes to do it that way instead? The idea of going through all that though, and then having to be using a glue stick, to stick it all down, seems like way too much work to me, when you could just use your hoops the way they were made to be used or just even put some of any brand of sticky paper stabilizer in them though, and then no foam and no sticky tape and no glue sticks needed at all.
-- Edited on 11/29/13 3:09 AM --

Also, when it was said that having all that foam, slippery side to the machine, made it so hoops could not bounce up and down and fabric closer to the stitch plate, I thought that was kind of weird, even right there, as if all hoops would do that for any reason, as I have never found that at all. I think if you want your fabric a little closer to the stitch plate, most people have been trained instead on any hoop, to just not put them exactly level with each other, and to off set the inner one down just a tad more, and maybe she did not know about that kind of thing?
-- Edited on 11/29/13 3:15 AM --

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Date: 11/29/13 3:16 AM

Some years ago someone posted instructions online on how to hoop using blue painter's tape.It was called "blue painter's tape instructions for hooping embroidery".I copied the instructions at the time.Today I found other similar instructions online on how to embroider onesies using blue painter's tape.

Watching the dee do video a few more minutes again to see if I missed important parts when I fast forwarded earlier,I remembered the much easier and faster blue painter's tape method to hoop embroidery.I think it beats using a glue stick and peeling paper to hoop.
-- Edited on 11/29/13 3:19 AM --

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