Day 4 of my month-long series, All About Machine Embroidery, is going to focus on hoop size and why it matters.
- Look for a machine that will take up to a 5 x 7 hoop. Many manufacturers may come with a 4 x 4 hoop with the option to add the 5 x 7 at another time. This is great for anyone with a small budget. You can get started with machine embroidery and purchase the 5 x 7 hoop when there is a sale.
- Understand the millimeter/inches conversion for hoop sizes. Many companies such as Bernina and Pfaff will list hoop sizes in millimeters. By doing a little homework ahead of time, you can know these calculations. Also, there are some aps available that can do conversions for you.
- Almost all stablilizers (I’ll be talking about this soon) are designed around the 5 x 7 hoop. This lowers the cost of machine embroidery.
Tomorrow’s topic will be machine embroidery designs. See ya’ there.
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