IN THE HOOP - EMBROIDERY FOR THE LARGE HOOP
Ellen Mason - JOY Designs
1-2005
joydesigns07@windstream.net
                                    EMBROIDERY IN THE HOOP
                                       by Ellen Mason - JOY Designs
                                                     March 2006

This is a general method of stitching embroidery design in the hoop.   Please use some discretion in using your
selected design -- not all will work.    Always test stitch before stitching on your final item.

SUPPLIES:

1 pc - fat quarter muslin or poly/cotton
1 pc - fat quarter print fabric
1 pc - Cut Away stabilizer
Threads:   colors required for the embroidered design.
Bobbin thread
Optional - Fabric glue spray
Fray Chek
Machine, Embroidery accessories, appropriate hoop for the design.
Basic sewing supplies

METHOD:

1. Prepare fabrics:   Use spray starch and press.
2. Optional:   Use spray glue to adhere the muslin piece to the Cut Away stabilizer.
3. Set up machine.
4. Select design.
5. Using the large hoop -- hoop the Cut Away and muslin.
6. Stitch a baste stitch if your machine has that capability.
7. Embroidery the design.
8. After stitching the design ---
STOP THE MACHINE -- DO NOT REMOVE HOOP FROM THE
EMBROIDERY ARM.
9. Slide the print fabric (right side down) under the hoop.
10. Continue stitching the design - it should be a satin stitch border.
11. Upon completion, remove hoop from machine;  cut all jump stitches; apply Fray Chek to the back side around
the towel opening and outside edges ---- allow to dry.
12. Remove from hoop;   trim around edges;   cut open slots opening.
13. For towels - stitch a button hole and button in place for hanging.  

EMJOY!