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    Article on Puckering

    I saw this article on one of the FB pages. I thought it was good, what do you more experienced people think of it?

    https://digitizingmadeeasy.com/no-mo...idery-designs/
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    Carlie, I am not more experienced, new to embroidery. I did find this article helpful, I do have puckering and I do use tear a way. I am going to switch to cut a way and start leaving an inch around the outer edge. Let us know how it works for you.

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      #3
      I'm thinking the next time I order stabilizer for general projects to get cut away too and see how it works. Also I think I'm going to start really making a note as to what weight threads I'm using. Sometimes I get puckering (with the tear away) and sometimes I don't so I'm thinking that might be the cause too. Sometimes I use Superiors Twist which I think is probably heavier then the Brother embroidery thread I purchased with the machine.
      Right now I'm working on some FSL christmas ornaments and using the Sulky soluable. I'm using the Ultra because I purchased from of the regular originally and it wasn't holding together, too many needle holes so it was perforating.
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        #4
        There is so much to learn about stabilizers and embroidery without puckers.

        From a Floriani work-shop, the instructor constantly said "hoop--when you can hoop" and "fuse--when you can fuse.

        For most all applique quilt projects, I hoop a product called no show mesh (regular). It does come in a fusible product also.

        The fabric used for the applique is also backed with a product called "sheer magic". Then tacked down and trimmed around the design.

        For lettering and quilt labels, I use a micro thread. Again the back is stabilized with a light weight fusible.

        If you compare tear-a-way and cut-a way stabilizer, the cut away is thicker so can hold more stitches.

        Most stabilizers have a stitch limit. Many times I float an extra sheet of tear-a way under the already hooped stabilizer AND the project.

        For lettering you can add a tear away topping. It prevents the stitches from sinking into the fabric.

        Hope these little tips help. Here is the work book they gave out at the work shop. Lots of helpful info.

        http://www.rnkdistributing.com/resou...Stabilizer.pdf

        If you look under the "projects" there are more helpful tips on Embroidery Library.

        https://www.emblibrary.com/EL/default.aspx#

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          #5
          Wow Rhonda you are a wealth of knowledge! Thank you :-)
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            #6
            Carlie,

            You are welcome! Happy to share.

            Do you have a link to your FSL design? How many stitches? Try doubling the stabilizer or float a piece a little bigger than design. Good luck!

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              #7
              I did a couple of them over the last two weeks. I had purchased the designs a while ago. I mostly did types of snowflake and angel design ornaments so really not very many stitches. One thing I tried was an earring and necklace set which turned out good. I've done pretty well with the FSL. Although the last angel probably could have used the extra stabilizer, it didn't end well LOL. I was disappointed that the Sew Art won't digitalize a regular FSL, you have to go through several steps to get something that looks like FSL. I haven't had the time to play that through and I wasn't sure I liked the results I did see.

              When you use the extra floating stabilizer do you tack it down with a basting stitch first?
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                #8
                No you don't have to tack down. Just hold it for a bit while it starts stitching. You don't want it to crinkle under and mess up. I usually just hoop two pieces together since it is thin.

                The other option is to just swish the finished pieces enough to pull out the stabilizer. The stabilizer helps to stiffen the ornament.

                You can also save the wash water if you need something stiffer.

                Have you tried the Hologram threads by wonderfil?

                They are sparkly. I have used it a couple of times with good results. No breakage like the metallic threads issues.

                If you use metallic, Use a thread stand and let it unwind away from your machine.

                You want the thread almost straight as it comes into the machine. It will kink and twist and that causes the breakage issues that you might read about.

                Have you looked at any OESD designs? From what I understand they work up nice too.

                There is also Sweet Pea Embroidery designs and Kreative Kiwi if you are interested. I don't know what they have for FSL.

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                  #9
                  Couldn't read the article it was no longer available on the site. I try to hoop my projects as much as possible as opposed to floating them on top of a stabilizer however some items like towels are thicker and those I don't hoop but flcoat and use a basting stitch to hold them down. I mainly use a medium weight tearaway stabilizer but for a lot of the Sweet Pea designs they call for cutaway. If I find I'm getting afew puckers I slip a piece of tearaway stabilizer under my hoop and that often helps gixvixng it the extra stability. OcESD has some really nice lace designs and stitch out very well. I've done the pumpkins and snowman, getting those little button tabs through the eyelets takes some patience and practice though.
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                    #10
                    Cathy what is OcESD? I'd like to check it out. I love the lace designs.
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                      #11
                      Carlie- post should have read OESD, it is a machine embroidery site that has some wonderful free standing lace and free standing lace and applique designs. If you Google OESD it will come up.
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                        #12
                        Carlie,

                        Here you go. There are many FSL designs here; villages, etc.

                        http://www.oesd.com/

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                          #13
                          I love the OESD designs.They stitch out beautiful..So far I have done the angles, eggs, cross and sewing machine..Patterns call for two layers of wash away.. The patterns are A LOT of stitches and the two layers of wash away are enough..I use wash away mesh..Once the pieces are stitched out a QUICK dip in water and then lay out flat to dry.. Once dry they are stiff..Piece together and they are beautiful..

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