by crafter2243 Moderator 12d ago

Recently I did a ITH project (will show later) that required taping down material on the backside of the frame. What are you using? I have bought blue painters tape and it is worthless. I would appreciate some feed back. I do not want the needle to gum up either, like with masking tape.



by cfidl 5d ago

I just found this tape a week or so ago.
I use blue tape, and do my best to ensure it is not in the stitch path. I also purchased some wss tape. I will let you know how I like it after I use it.

crafter2243 by crafter2243 5d ago

Thank you. I keep that in mind.

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 4d ago

The OESD Tear Away tape is the same as the paper medical tape...only it is more than twice as expensive.

by stock 12d ago

for something like crafter 2243's project I use a large running stitch to hold any thing that would catch my foot, most machines have a large run frame, built in, so I just line up one side and stitch the large run...wendy

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 11d ago

Thank you. Great idea

by shirley124 12d ago

I use the medical tape.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 12d ago

I think I will try that first. Thank you

by dragonflyer 12d ago

I use a paper medical this...

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 12d ago

I also use pins quite a bit, especially if there is batting involved on the front or the back...just take care to keep them out of the sewing path....

crafter2243 by crafter2243 12d ago

Thanks for the link. Tape is on my wishlist. The elastic would have been too difficult to pin. also the quilting part wanted to catch the foot. Pinning would have not helped.

by babash 12d ago

I use regular sticky tape about 1 inch wide.

I have the Floriana pink tape and painters tape green and blue but they don't seem to have enough hold for underneath.
This works for me with no gumming up.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 12d ago

Thank you. I will keep Floriana's pink tape in mind.

by markus 12d ago

I yous masking tape and magic tape if that helps

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 12d ago

Thank you. The masking tape I had gummed up the machine. I will look into Magic tape.

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by asterixsew Moderator edited 12d ago

Interesting question. Its an age since I did a ITH project but from memory I have used some thin double sided tape that I have also done it mops way. Slow and steady but I get there in the end

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 12d ago

Thanks. I seem to have difficulty pining once it is in the hoop. I may have to practice tthat.

by mops Moderator 12d ago

I pin at the back so I know it is in the right spot, then on the topside removing the ones on the back. Watch it as a hawk when it stitches out removing pins when necessary. Awkward, but it works for me most of the time. As a last resort I whipstitch the part and hope the stitching will cover it completely.

parkermom by parkermom 12d ago

that's what I do, except for the whipstitch part. I'm too lazy for that!.

crafter2243 by crafter2243 12d ago

Thank you. I keep that in mind.

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by crafter2243 Moderator edited 12d ago

Part of the problem. There are places one has to tape it down and spray would not do it. I had to tape down the red material at the edge otherwise the foot would catch in it. Plus the elastic on the back side.

lolly3 by lolly3 11d ago

Hi crafter2243, if you have different heights going on with
the top of you embroidery project, you may need to adjust your foot height, this is done in your settings.
I make Peek-a-boo animals that have limbs and unless I adjust the foot height, the foot gets caught up in the layers of the fabrics.
I hope that this helps you.

All the best.
South Australia

crafter2243 by crafter2243 11d ago

Yes it does help. I think I neeed a lot more planning and thinking before I start a project.

lolly3 by lolly3 10d ago

Good morning crafter2243, I am glad I could help.
It can bee scary when the machine gets caught up on layers, I nearly jump out my chair when that happens,
I watch it like a hawk. It can also throw your machine out also.
Have a great day
Regards Lorraine

by graceandham 12d ago

Floriani has some pricey tape that does the job perfectly. If you still have the painter's tape, what if you cut the width by half so there is less mess and gunk? I've been happy with that, too.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 12d ago

Thank you for the info. The tape does not seem to hold when having to use it on the backside. Almost got caught in the mechanism of the carriage.

by gramsbear 12d ago

I hope you get answers for your question, I am in the same place as you, I have been pinning til now. Some say Spray adhesive, but which one? There are so many, and I do not want gunky needles or hoops! Patiently(haha) waiting for your answers!....💜💜💜

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 12d ago

For sandwiching my quilts I use the 504 spray. Works great. My last project (see picture) I needed to tape the edge of the material otherwise the foot would catch in it. Gummed up the needle and caused thread brakes.