There are many things that we get from embroidery -- it's a way to
express our creativity, a way to celebrate art and the joy of invention.
We make gifts for others, fashionable and functional items for
ourselves, donate our time and materials and creations to charity -- the
list goes on and on. The last thing anyone needs is a roadblock, or
something to prevent enjoying time spent in the sewing studio.
To avoid headaches when stitching, take a few moments to plan before
beginning a project. Consider the fabric that you'll be stitching on.
What kind of stabilizer will you use? What kind of needle? Which type of
design will work best for your project?
Over the past several years we've published dozens of articles that
demonstrate how to stitch on different types of fabrics -- everything
from classic quilter's cotton to nylon pet screen! In these articles
you'll find excellent information about what size needle to use, any
special hooping concerns, type of stabilizer to use, and the kinds of
designs that work best with each fabric. Just click on a fabric below to
go to the article!