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Hi, I own a Brother PE1900 embroidery machine. I only recently started learning machine embroidering on it. The issue I am asking for guidance on is that the material puckers in the hoop when I do a design. I spend the time to get the material/stabilizer in the hoop well (not good at it), I use temporary adhesive to help keep the 2 pieces together, and when I am done (an hour later - I can't see the bottom piece of the hoop and I am not coordinated at popping it in, I spend a lot of time trying to work out the bubbles that occur as I try to get the 2 pieces of the hoop together) it is in the hoop and smooth/well-tightened (I cut down my material and don't need to worry about clipping excess material). The time I invest perfecting it in the hoop doesn't seem to be making a difference. Does it come down to the tension? I have been leaving it at 4, which is what I read is generally best. The materials I work with have been denim, quilting 100% cotton fabric (which is the thinnest), and felt. I tried looser knits and it was a disaster, should have known it'd stretch and was an awful idea. Not sure if thread type matters? I have purchased a ton of polyester, which is cheapest, and also purchased some 100% cotton and accidentally 100% Rayon. Would this matter? Given my new arsenal of polyester thread, I am hopeful the answer is "no", but definitely would prefer to know if it is a problem. The 3 different stabilizers I have are cutaway, tearaway, and washaway (which is like seran wrap and from my limited use works about as well). I put together a table summarizing the variables I am asking about and my question on what is best for each. Are there any others I need to consider? Is there a place to set the material type you are working on when you go to embroider on the machine (mine is a SE1900)? On a separate note, my mom told me they make magnetic hoops for machines that are supposed to be easier than the plastic hoop my machine came with - they are quite expensive though - does anyone have feedback as to whether they are worth it, and a recommendation that would be compatible with a SE1900 if they have had positive experience with the magnetic ones? Thank you for any help! I am grateful for your forum!
I'm having trouble with eliminating puckering on San Mar baby bib's. I've tried different weights tearaway, multiple sheets, etc. Also tried adhesive types. Was thinking about heat-away, but figured I'd ask the group in hopes of a quicker answer. Thanks in advance for your kind assistance.