by sand 01 May 2008

Cat from Pfaff card no 300. I have tried out a technique, I have read about. I only fixed the Tear-Away material in the frame. The towel and Wash-Away plast is fixed on to the Tear-Away with fix-stiches. It worked out really good and it is much easier, than to put the towel in the frame.

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by nini 04 May 2008

Cute design! Looks great!*4U

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by claudenicolas 04 May 2008

Does frame and hoop are the same thing?

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sand by sand 04 May 2008

Translation is a hard thing: It should have been hoop.

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by iris2006 04 May 2008

Lovely pussycat, I have used the same tchnique for the first time this week and it works great, indeed much easier than hooping

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sand by sand 04 May 2008

I have tried it a few times more after my "cat". It seems to be working well. But I guess there could be problems with big frames and big designs, has anybody tried that ?

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by marjialexa Moderator 04 May 2008

Going to try this technique, Sand, thanks for the information! And the kitty is just adorable, it came out so well! Marji

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by sorval 02 May 2008

oh this is a sweet cat i love that design it look so sweet a flower for you gr sonja

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by simplyrosie 02 May 2008

He's a cute little kitty!!!!

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by kttyhwk4 02 May 2008

Cute cat and technique is one I always use.

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by gerryvb 02 May 2008

thanks for the advice, it looks very nice

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by lbrow 01 May 2008

The kitty is so cute. thanks 4 your new technique *4U

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sand by sand 02 May 2008

Thank you. But I cant take credit for the idea. I have read about it in a book by Jeanine Twigg. By the way a really good book called Embroidery Machine Essentials.

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by shirlener88 01 May 2008

Sand, thank you for sharing your technique and this cute little cat on a towel. Adorable. *4U

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sand by sand 02 May 2008

Yes, isnt he cute. The children and their mates just love him, so I have to be careful not to say yes to too many.

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by jrob Moderator 01 May 2008

Cute little guy! My machine doesn't do that for me, and I don't really have trouble with towels, but there are lots of things, I baste onto the stabilizer by hand. Way to make that machine work for YOU!;)

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lbrow by lbrow 01 May 2008

I haven't tried the hand basting jrob but have pinned. believe I'll try the hand basting *4U

sand by sand 02 May 2008

Thank you. I think there are a lot of difference on the frames. The Pfaff-frame is difficult (for me) with towels, but I didnt have problems with my old Husqvarna. Nice idea with the hand-basting and pinnes.

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by shirleysisson 01 May 2008

Such a cute design. *4U

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by joaniessw 01 May 2008

I love your towel. It is sew sew cute :) Great technique too. *4U

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by claudenicolas 01 May 2008

Very interessant your technic. It is always difficult to put towel in the hoop. What is Tear-away,and what is fix-stitches?
I love that little cat very good he has not touched to the ball of wool

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sand by sand 01 May 2008

Tear-Away is the kind of stabilizer I use as foundation of the Embroidery. And fixing-stiches are a feature my embroidery machine has. Before embroidering, I "ask" it to put a line of long stiches around where the design will be made. It makes the fabric extra stabil. And here I have used it for fixing the fabric/ the towel to the stabilizer in the frame. Hope that helped a bit.

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by elenu 01 May 2008

What a mischevious little critter Sand. Sounds like you've found a good technique.

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