- The Octi-Hoops allow you to free-motion embroidery and quilt with ease
- The hoops securely hold your project and allow you to guide the fabric easily around the sewing area of your machine
- Without a foot or feed dogs, your possibilities are endless.
- Free Motion = Embroidery or Quilting without the use of the feed dogs. The sewing machine foot in this case is removed and we do not add another foot to hold the fabric. The free-motion presser foot is in the way as we quilt or embroider so removing it completely makes it much easier to see where you're going. OctiHoops makes this possible by keeping the fabric taut and not allowing the fabric to ride up and down on the needle.
Using the Octi-Hoops makes it easier to do any Free-Motion technique such as, Embroidery, stippling, quilting, darning, cutwork and more...
QUILTING with the OCTI-HOOPS
It is amazing how easily the hoops working together make quilting and stippling. The procedure for quilting with the Octi-Hoops is:
1) Lay your Quilt Sandwich beneath the sewing machine needle where you want to begin quilting.
2) Slide one of the 2 larger frames under the quilt (the bottom layer of the quilt is now lifted (floating) over the machine's feed dogs and throat plate area. You will NEVER have puckers on the back
If you can't drop your machine's feed dogs you can still use these hoops, simply set your stitch length on 0 and you will be shocked that they don't cause any problems
3) Place the next frame down (in size) on top and inside the bottom frame ( NOTE THERE IS NO STABILIZER ON THE QUILT)) and that is all that is needed to hold the quilt in place.
4) Remove your machine's foot and snap on assembly. REMOVE THE FOOT! NO FOOT IS USED! NO FOOT=NO PUCKERS ON TOP OF QULT. :)
5) Pick up one of the 2 green handles that came with your kit and pretend to write your name with it. Use left or right hand. You will move the quilt using this small handle and write on the quilt with the needle... but your mind will think you're writing
6) Place one of the 2 handles in any one of the 8 holes located on top of the smaller frame and after pulling the bobbin thread up through the quilt and stitching to tie a knot - cut your thread tails and begin sewing! Steering using the handle.. and talk to yourself, tell yourself you're writing on a piece of paper not quilting... your mind will release at some point and quilting will become nothing more than doodling
on a piece of paper.
Each of the frames has been engineered in an octagon shape and on each of the eight sides is a hole designed for our handles to drop into. These handles feel like a crayon in your hands and allow you to move the frames by writing as you do on a piece of paper.
The handles drop in easily to each hole and come out just as easily, so you never risk lifting the frame as you embroider, which causes stitching issues and needle breakage with traditional embroidery hoops.
Quilted Travel Bag - Episode 8. This week I made several bags and this one was by far my favorite. I love the quilted look and just how easy it is to make one of these. Please let me know what you guys think and check out the images below for close up shots of the bag. If you don't see the links click the "Show More" button. Thanks for watching and don't forget to like and subscribe!