Tutorials

 

In-the-Hoop Coasters



Add a creative touch to your decor with coasters stitched in-the-hoop! Decorative stitching and your choice of fabrics give each coaster unique flair. Stitch a whole set for yourself, or to give as gifts. We'll show you step-by-step how to create your own!




To create your coaster, you'll need:

  • Maple Leaf Coaster (In-the-Hoop) embroidery design
  • Metallic embroidery thread
  • Fabric such as faux suede, linen, or quilters cotton
  • Scissors
  • Temporary spray adhesive (such as Gunold KK100)
  • Tear-away stabilizer
  In the Hoop Coaster



In the Hoop Coaster  

When you download the in-the-hoop coaster design, you will find multiple files. One is the embroidery file, and others are the dieline files marked with the letters "DL". Dielines are used to cut the fabric to the correct shape and size.

Open the dieline files using embroidery software, and print them. If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom TrueSizer is a free program to use.




Spray the back side of the first paper dieline with temporary adhesive. Then smooth it onto the right side of the chosen fabric.

  In the Hoop Coaster



In the Hoop Coaster  

Cut out the shape, and remove the paper. Then repeat to cut out all of the remaining fabric pieces.




Once all the fabric pieces are cut to the correct shapes, it's time to embroider the design.

Hoop a piece of tear-away stabilizer. Madeira E-Zee 1.5 oz. or Floriani Tearaway Medium are good choices. Those brands are more fibrous, less like paper, and will tear more cleanly.

  In the Hoop Coaster



In the Hoop Coaster  

Attach the hoop onto the machine, and load the embroidery file (not the dieline files).

Use a 75/11 sharp sewing needle instead of an embroidery needle. The sharp sewing needle has a finer point, and it will make smaller perforations in the stabilizer.

Embroider the design. The first thing to embroider will be a dieline (or outline stitch). This marks the area on the stabilizer where the fabric piece will be placed.




After the dieline has sewn, remove the hoop from the machine, but do not unhoop the stabilizer. Spray the wrong side of the first fabric piece with temporary spray adhesive. Smooth the fabric piece onto the stabilizer inside of the sewn dieline.

  In the Hoop Coaster



In the Hoop Coaster  

Then place the hoop back onto the machine, and embroider the tackdown for the fabric piece. The tackdown will hold the fabric piece in place for the remainder of the design.




Once the front fabric piece is stitched in place, embroider all of the inner details. Make sure to stop before sewing the "finishing seam" step.

  In the Hoop Coaster



In the Hoop Coaster  

Before sewing the "finishing seam" step, remove the hoop from the machine, and turn it over so the back side of the embroidery is facing up.

Then spray the back side of the back piece with temporary spray adhesive and smooth it into place on the back side of the embroidery.




As all the embroidery from here on out will be seen from both sides, wind a bobbin to match each of the remaining thread colors used into the design.

  In the Hoop Coaster



In the Hoop Coaster  

Place the bobbin into the machine, and follow the color change sheet to embroider the rest of the design. Make sure to match the bobbin to every thread color used in the top needle as the embroidery will be seen from both sides.




Once the embroidery is finished, carefully tear the excess stabilizer away from the outside edges of the design.

  In the Hoop Coaster



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Suggested designs for this tutorial: 
Maple Leaf Coaster (In-the-Hoop)_image
Maple Leaf Coaster (In-the-Hoop) $3.99 - $4.99
2 Available Sizes:
Machine Embroidery: 5.39"w x 4.88"h | 3.90"w x 3.50"h