What can you do when you want to embroider an item that won’t fit into an embroidery hoop? Some items are too small, such as collars and onesies, and others are too bulky, such as quilts and denim jackets. Kay Hickman shows how to secure these items in the hoop using paper-backed, pressure-sensitive stabilizers.
As I travel around the country, I find that I am often asked about hooping. Hooping is the most essential – but probably the least understood – component of embroidery. A lot of the embroidery “mistakes” that we tend to blame on stabilizers or designs may actually be a result of improper hooping techniques. One of