Two More Uses for the DIME Hoop Mat

If you thought that the DIME hoop mat was the best thing since machine embroidery was invented, you will be pleased to learn a couple of other uses.

The silicone mat keeps embroidery hoops from sliding around while you hoop fabric and stabilizer. It seems simple, but has so much value. The more that I use this mat, the more it helps me with items other than hooping.

With grid marks on the mat, it is easy to line up the center marks on the hoop,

and draw the centering lines with a ruler. It is so much easier, and much more accurate than laying a long ruler across the hoop and trying to mark the stabilizer center accurately.

Another time that this mat becomes quite useful is when using SewTites during in-the-hoop embroidery.