I have been doing several wedding gifts and my 'good' machine is acting up. It is omitting stitches inside of designs. Here is an example:
Fixing this, especially when I did not notice it before removing the hoop, is absolutely insane. BUT, I have a trick that works every time!!!
If you use one of the other water-soluble stabilizers (WSS), please test it using at least 2 layers (not very cost-efficient) to start. You may need to use 3 and even 4 layers. However, if you are working with something that is expensive, heirloom, or otherwise irreplaceable, your use of Badgemaster is very cost-effective. See the spreadsheet below. The price for Badgemaster beats them all! I selected the two WSS totally at random.
Using Badgemaster ALONE, stitch out your design, stopping before the missing stitches. This allows for placement and stitching accuracy. You will see when you are working through and to the fruition why, so just trust in this plan.
Keep the Badgemaster hooped and place the project under the incomplete sew out. Match up the project to the Badgemaster and pin them carefully together.
When pinned accurately, you should not see any differences between the two items. Place your needle where you want the correction to start and complete the design.
This is the clean removal of the stabilizer. I was careful, but Badgemaster does not leave anything behind.
It is time to admire your rescued project.
Final outcome!! Badgemaster and pins are removed cleanly and the project is saved.
You might even want to do a design and later place another design near to or very tight to the original design. This will give you an exact, after the fact, narrow or divided position precisely as you want.
Here is my Freebie and I thought it was (IMHO) a real winner! It is 4" by 2" and with a 20% increase in the width, and using it in the reversed position, it could be a terrific addition to linens. This one is going to be a classic in your designs!
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