by cinderoak 18 Aug 2009

I starched the shirts heavily before I began. I used adhesive cutaway diagonal mesh, 2 floaters of tearaway and a water soluble stabilizer on top. I thought that would be enough stabilizer so I assumed it was hooping of grain. The second shirt I hooped had an obvious grain, I carefully aligned the verticle and horizontal grain but it still didn't work. I only have a 5"x7" hoop is that my problem? I am stumped and would appreciate any help!!!! Thank you!

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by marjialexa Moderator 18 Aug 2009

Wayyy too many stitches! Are you sure this was not meant to be a free standing lace design? Let us know how this turns out for you! Hugs, Marji

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by debleerl 18 Aug 2009

Meg is right, too many stitches. Also, for T-shirts, float a heavy cut-away instead of tear-away. Also, don't hoop the shirt, I answered another post about T-shirt problems recently. Check it out.

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cinderoak by cinderoak 18 Aug 2009

Thank you for the link, I read the hint and I learned so much! Where would I be without you Cuties!!! What a blessing, my hubby will be pleased and I am grateful.
star to you!

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by meganne 18 Aug 2009

It seems to me that 8,000 stitches in a 2' square design is way too many.
If you email me I will send you two versions I have created, both have way fewer stitches, the largest design is 3.85" square and only has 3,791 stitches
emad: melide_menschen@yahoo.com.au
hugs n roses, Meganne

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cinderoak by cinderoak 18 Aug 2009

How kind and thank you Meganne! I really wish to conquer this one for my dear hubby. I will be emailing, you are a blessing! Thanks! judy

lbrow by lbrow 18 Aug 2009

Our dearest Meg to the rescue, she did the same for me with a wolf design I was trying to do & it turned out beautifully. * MEG

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by lbrow 18 Aug 2009

I would test that on a like fabric with iron on as Teri suggested. It does sound like an awfull dense design for knit. I will almost always use an iron on stabilizer for knit shirts. *

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cinderoak by cinderoak 18 Aug 2009

Thanks Lillian, it was an iron-on mesh i used, just called it the wrong name. Still trying to get all those stabilizer names straight, sure are a slew!

cinderoak by cinderoak 18 Aug 2009

Thanks Lillian, it was an iron-on mesh i used, just called it the wrong name. Still trying to get all those stabilizer names straight, sure are a slew!

cinderoak by cinderoak 18 Aug 2009

oops, did that twice. Moral? Don't twitch while clicking! sorry

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by simplyrosie 18 Aug 2009

Hi Judy,

Maybe ironing on some fusable interfacing to give the fabric more stability? Maybe the design is too dense???

Hugs,
teri

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cinderoak by cinderoak 18 Aug 2009

Morning Teri!
I will give it a try, my hubby was teasing me cuz I started a shirt for me (different design) and had no problem with it. I thought about the design being a problem but figured it was probably my ignorance.

cinderoak by cinderoak 18 Aug 2009

Mercy, I just realized I didn't thank you, please forgive and flower to you girl!

simplyrosie by simplyrosie 18 Aug 2009

LOL... I've had that happen too! My hubby and I have matching dragon shirts and his caused me so much grief. :-) Let me know how it turns out..

xoxo

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