Machine Embroidering

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  1. stitch-a-bility

    stitch-a-bility Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone here machine embroider? Is there a certain needle to use for embroidering on broadcloth? It seems to pucker around the embroidering. I'm using a sturdy stabilizer under it. Can anyone tell me or have any suggestions? Thank you!![​IMG]
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] I've never embroidered on broadcloth.

    Just switch out your needle and experiment to see which works better. Perhaps a ball tip? (or whatever its called)
     
  3. stitch-a-bility

    stitch-a-bility Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I don't like to embroidered on broadcloth, but some of my orders I get I can't get a sturdy fabric for the color they need and I have to use it. If I can use sturdy, thats what I perfer. I'll try the needle and see if will help.[​IMG]
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  4. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What kind of embroidery machine do you have Stitch?









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  5. orcasislandchickens

    orcasislandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can try changing the needle. I usually use a 14 on lighter fabrics I will use an 11 or 12. You can also double up on the stabilizer and use two sheets instead of one. If you do that you remove the layers one at a time so that you do not damage the stitches pulling with excessive force. Sometimes you can improve things by stitching the fabric and stabilizer with an adittional grid of basting stitches that you remove after the design is completed.

    You realy should not be having difficulty with broadcloth though. You should be able to stitch on heavyweight and lightweight fabrics, fabrics with knap etc. they do take different types and amount of stabilizing though. Sulky and Floriani both had good stabilizer tutorials last time I checked their websites (they both make and sell stabilizers - so you find out reasons you need a gazillion specialty ones)[​IMG]

    Are you sure the design is a good one? Designs are digitized with a fill stitch and there are good digitizers and bad ones, and not all designs and designers are equal. Try a fresh needle like you usually use and a scrap of fabric with a built in machine design or a design that you have used before and that you know stitches out well. Make sure all sides of the fabric are held in place by the hoop.
     
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  6. stitch-a-bility

    stitch-a-bility Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Brother Innovis 1000. I'm trying to figure out how to get the basting stitch to go around it before I do my embroidery design. I may be pulling it to tight. Does anyone know of any free embroidery design sites to download designs? Thanks Again!!
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  7. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you might have to try to double the stabilizer on the bottom, are you using sticky stabilizer seems to hold the thinner fabrics better. Sometimes I have to use the washaway stabilizer on the top of the fabric, that has worked for me when nothing else would. Good luck, also maybe loosen the tension a bit and try on some scrap fabric.
     
  8. stitch-a-bility

    stitch-a-bility Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay I'll try that next time I use a thinner material. Thanks for the advice. I take in all the advice I can get, because I love embroidering and want to do a good job when I do it.[​IMG]
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  9. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and the free embroidery design site I use is annthegrand.com I believe is what its called.
     
  10. stitch-a-bility

    stitch-a-bility Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use that site also. I was hoping there were more sites to get designs from. I've learned a little on how to make some of my own when I really need something that someone wants on a purse and I can't find it. I really need to spend more time with my layout and editing program for my Brothers machine. Thanks again!![​IMG]
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