Here is an
example of a lace piece that failed. There
are gaps between the satin stitches and the
fills, so when the stabilizer is removed,
the lace will not hold together.
stabilizer is not hooped tightly enough,
then you may
see gaps and misalignment, as
shown in this "oops" example.
Other causes of misalignment and gaps
include bobbin tension that's too tight,
stabilizer that is too thin, using an
embroidery needle instead of a sharp sewing
needle, or using a too-large needle when