Embroidered towels

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Old February 2nd, 2006, 01:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It's me again, a newbie with another question

I'm about to embroider towels about 2 dozen of them. The towels are really nice and thick. I practiced by embroidering the exact embroidery design on my own towels and it turned out okay but I think it could be a lot better. I say "a lot better" because I've seen embroidered towels at the mall and they're pretty good compared to mine.

The thing I want to get rid of are those loops ruining the design. I tried kind of combing or wiping the area with my hands where the design will be embroidered so that all the loops lay in one direction and flat. I thought this will avoid the loops from getting in the way when the machine starts stitching but it's not working too good!

Anybody with some tips? I don't want to start with my customer's towels before I know I'm doing things right. Help!!
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 08:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you using a topping? It sure doesn't look like it! Toppings are, well, placed on top to prevent the issues you are having. There are different types of toppings available on the market. They are sold where you buy your backing and thread from. For towels, you need the water-soluble topping which is a clear film that dissolves when in contact with water.

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Old February 5th, 2006, 02:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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undrebase it in two different directions and make the density 3.0
topping works as well, if you want to use it.
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Old September 23rd, 2007, 02:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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towels towels i hate them.. i remember my first towel i ever did i sewed it together. so dont feel bad things will come with exp. im still learning.. now some people might disagree with this but i find jagged edges and missed stitches just not acceptable. so for towels

density 3
double zig zag underlay adjust the under laydensity as well.
and use topping. it really gives it a sharp effect.
and honestly u might laugh but if i dont like how it looks i go over it again lol.
i did this one job where the logo was 3 letters and i went over it twice. and it looked good..
but dont get into the habit of goin over twice only do that when uve really screwed up lol.
but u really need to pack the stitches on with towels and i dont know what kind machine your using but adjust the pressor foot as well. i really only know amaya machines. im not about tajima etc.. if u can... but if u can i would bring it a little lower..

hope i helped..
and dont get discouraged... ive messed up lots of things before.. sewen jackets crooked.. things together... wrong colors.. wrong side pocket.. spelled a logo wrong... normal things startin out..
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