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11  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Embroidery near the edge on: August 20, 2009 03:38:45 AM
I run into this problem from time to time. I usually do it without the hoop.

This is what I have been doing. I was not sure if I was missing a trick.

Depending if it is just on an edge vs. a corner, I find that I can still hoop the edge straight across a hoop and still work the fabric.  Does that make sense?  It works for me...

Yes. I will definitely try this as well. Thanks.

I've sewn on strips of fabric to make my stitching fabric big enough for my q-snap.  Works great!

Great idea. Thanks so much.
12  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Embroidery near the edge on: August 20, 2009 02:26:03 AM
You could use a slightly sticky tear away near the edge and hoop the whole thing. But then you'd have to embroider through it. It would be....crispy.

How close to the edge to you have to get? Are you going right to the edge, over the edge, or 6 or 7 threads away from the edge? If you have a few bare threads to work with you could baste your piece to another fabric, do your work, then take off the basted piece. 

Of course, ideally you would start larger then cut off the excess. I know sometimes we don't know how big something will get until it's well in progress.


Exactly. Smiley Thanks for the ideas. I did not think of basting.

That's a great idea. I want it to go totally to the edge, to bleed to the edge. But I was also thinking in the future if I wanted to work atop a piece near the edge (like to embellish a pillowcase for example) or something. Thinking ahead.
13  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Etch-A-Sketch Embroidery on: August 06, 2009 02:10:11 AM
what a great idea. nice work.
14  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Framing a piece on: August 05, 2009 11:43:11 PM
I like the look of stretcher bars as well.

Like here: http://www.berlinembroidery.com/embroideryframes.htm#instructions
15  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Embroidery near the edge on: August 05, 2009 11:38:37 PM
I have run into a little trouble. The answer seems to obvious, but I have yet to come across it.

What is the best way to embroidery near the edge of your fabric? Just do it without a hoop? Is the best way for your fabric made any larger and cut down? And if that's not possible, what is the best way to embroider in areas that are un-hoopable? Or are there much smaller hoops I am missing?

Thanks so much.
16  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Little Red Riding Hood on: August 04, 2009 02:25:30 AM
I love your execution. Nice work.
17  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Playing with color and texture on: August 04, 2009 02:21:27 AM
Gorgeous work. I love it.
18  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Operation Beautiful - edited More pics! on: July 22, 2009 04:00:35 PM
Those are excellent. I love your crafty take on the idea.

And what a cool concept. I love the Operation Beautiful idea.
19  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Heart of flowers on: July 22, 2009 03:29:21 PM
Gorgeous. I love the design and the overall look. Nice work.
20  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Under the Sea Pillowcases! on: July 22, 2009 01:46:21 AM
I love them. Nice work.
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