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  1. First question to ask is which machine has a good service tech the closest to you
  2. I see them on Ebay all the time but to me it looks fishy, they are always low priced and offering to end now with a price of $2000 or so, the pics look real like its in someones home or business but its always written the exact same way with an email address in red telling to contact them there and never a rating on ebay.
  3. Bite the bullet and drop some serious dime on a good machine. When we started our business we didn't want to spend a ton of money on a machine but we did. We got a loan and bought a brand new Tajima 4 head 15 color embroidery machine.
  4. it's pointless to use underlay also. make sure you turn that off. when I took the wilcom class in Atlanta they stressed not to go less than 5mm. if you do, use single thread.
  5. Ok, Try as sherry said and run the machine slower and check the needle. Your already using a cutaway backing, which I would recommend, Maybe try doubling up on it. Using a smaller needle should improve things not make them worse.
  6. Anyone hand digitizing would make the border a satin stitch (instead of a tatami aka fill pattern) that changes stitch direction as it goes around the circle. It will make a zig-zag around the circle instead of all stitches going just left to right. They would also add underlay to lock the circle to the underlying fabric and adjust the push/pull so you end up with a true circle instead of an egg.
  7. There are actually a lot of things to consider and look out for. But the best way to design for embroidery is to actually know embroidery before you start designing. It's not really cut and dry as to what you can and can't do. There are obvious things like letter height, and super fine detail, but to give you a list of things to look out for isn't really possible.
  8. We use all of the above. Its a pricey set of equipments, but over last two years they have all been used. The mighty hoops actually have become ours girls standard. We got a set of 5 and 7 for our 4 head.
  9. I have the babylock 10 needle, I use the camera but not very often although it is very handy when I need it.
  10. Nessa, you need to lower the top tension and need to slow the machine a bit. When hoop changes its direction, Top thread tension yanking the bobbin thread topside. Talking about my old MC10K it does not like a 60 degree round of and lower left boundary of a shape is a narrow border of white bobbin thread. It’s not that bobbin losses tension all time but the top thread may have been hitch of something.
  11. Water soluble topping which can also be called as Solvy and I think this wss is the best way to go,
  12. I don't know the stitch count. I have a Bernina Artista 630. The stitching is fairly dense and it would be done in a statin stitch. All I can tell you about the towel is that it is a 100% cotton Ralph Lauren.
  13. What is the best way to embroidery on a loopy thick towel? I need the name to be clear and crisp. Thanks.
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