Adhesive sprays are helpful in machine embroidery but sticky hoops are not pretty. See how to keep your hoops clean!
Adhesive sprays, like Sulky KK 2000, Gunold KK 100, or Odif 505, are helpful in machine embroidery. You need something temporary to hold applique fabric in place or when stitching layered fabric and batting for quilt blocks and other In-the-Hoop (ITH) projects. One side effect is that your hoop is bound to become covered in sticky residue. Here are ways to keep it clean!
I recently read a social media post about how machine embroiderers kept their hoops from getting sticky. Of those that commented,
Then, there was this one brilliant idea from Dawn Shearrer Alley. Dawn gave me permission to share her photo and said that the tip actually came from one of her favorite fabric shops.
Dawn enlarged the top opening and cut away the bottom of a detergent bottle. Others suggested a gallon milk jug. You sit it down over your hoop and spray from the top. Spray adhesive goes on top of the stabilizer but not on your hoop!
How do you keep your hoops from overspray from temporary adhesives?
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