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This week Embroidery.com celebrates the problems in embroidery, mostly because there's a solution to every problem! Join us to learn about problems you might face and what to do about them. We will be sharing educational resources, quizzing you, having games, and giving you tips!
Featured Film: How Stabilizers save your outline:
If it happens to you a lot that the outlines are always off on one side, the solution to prevent further mishaps of this type is in this video!
Featured Film: Bird's Nesting
We call it by a cute name, but bird's nesting is not fun. Your machine keeps moving, your hoop keeps moving, but you notice the fabric in the hoop is trying to stay still, stuck at the same spot where the needle is. So you stop the machine and try to peek under the hoop, which is tightly held against the plate. If you can access the bobbin area, you'll see lots of thread that doesn't belong there. If you can't, you' might see a thick bunch of thread between the plate and your stabilizer. You can recover from bird's nesting, but with just a pair of scissors, that can be really tricky. We recommend a special tool instead.
Featured Film: Thread Shedding
Thread shedding is what we call it when thread strips off of thread; the strands come undone while stitching. Sometimes you'll find half the thread still coming through the needle, and half the thread wrapped around the presser foot. Not fun! There are certain conditions that can lead to shedding, and you can learn to preven them.