I limit my customers to designs that will fit in the 12cm hoop. It is very
difficult to hoop in the 15cm and not worth the time. I use my hooptech
clamping system for Flexfit backs and for designs that won't fit in the
12cm. We do most hat backs on the 12cm.
The Linen Barn
----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Garber" <agraphic2@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "amayausers list" <amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2005 4:39 PM
Subject: [amayausers] Hat backs
I just spent too much time sewing hat backs. I usually use a fast frame with sticky backing. It works OK until the stickness builds up and creates thread breaks.
It was worse than normal today as the shop temperature is higher than normal. I decided to hoop the back with 1 tear away and a 12cm plastic hoop.
After a couple of hats I got better at lining it up and getting it straight. On the next batch of hats the text on the back won't fit on a 12cm hoop.
I can't seem to get it hooped with a 15cm. I don't want to go back to the fast frame. Can a hat back be hooped with a 15cm hoop?
Mike Sundown Embroidery