essential to exact positioning of embroidery designs, especially if you are
creating projects that require multiple hoopings, like quilting edge to edge.
Check out the ATG
blog showing how Sew Inspired by Bonnie used her Snap
Hoop Monster magnetic hoop to quilt across a baby blanket.
You can print templates
on paper or even on a medium tearaway
stabilizer. Stitching on stabilizer (without thread in the needle)
is an extremely accurate way to make a template but sometimes hard to see
through when positioning multiple times.
If you are not
supplied a PDF template with your design purchase, you can print one off using design
editing software like Embrilliance.
Be sure to print template PDFs at 100%
or actual size. Make sure that you include crosshairs on your templates which
help with properly lining up designs on garments and fabric.
much easier to work with than a paper template because it is semi-transparent,
allowing you to somewhat see where you are placing it over your fabric. That is
very helpful when you are positioning designs in specific places, whether it is
by themselves or multi-hooping in coordination with other continuous
What works even better
is DIME’s new and improved Print
and Stick Target Paper. Just print your template, peel it away
from the backing, and place it on the fabric.
template adheres to your project without shifting and can be easily
repositioned for multiple uses.
Because it is
translucent, you can see fabric and embroidery while aligning your designs.
When your machine needle is in position, remove the template and stitch. Place
the template back on its backing to store and use it again later.
Another game changer!