Embroidery Term: Baste in the Hoop

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JenniferStern Jennifer Stern, contributor
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Here you can see the basting stitches around this little floral embroidery design.

Here you can see the basting stitches around this little floral embroidery design.

Photo: jen stern

Basting in the hoop is exactly what it sounds like. Before any embroidery actually starts, you can program your machine to stitch around the design with a long basting stitch (or you can download these stitches for free).

The basting stitches hold the fabric and stabilizer together around the area that the design will embroider. This is especially helpful when you are using temporary adhesive spray to adhere the fabric in the hoop (instead of hooping the fabric).

If your machine doesn’t have built-in basting in the hoop, visit my website, where you can download free basting stitches for your machine!

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