This post was p December 23, 2014 Terry toweling is thick with a pile of loops. In order not to have the embroidery sink into the pile of the terry, the fabric should be covered with water-soluble stabilizer before embroidery. This plastic-like film is designed to flatten the loops so they do not come out through the embroidery threads. Stabilizer under the towel will also be needed to anchor the towel in/on the hoop. I really like to use the Janome ASQ22 hoop for towels as it copes so much better with thick fabrics than regular hoops with the inner hoop & screw closure (Liz)
The new Memory Craft 15000 V2 is purple and so is the embellishment of the towel for showcasing this new version of our top of the line Embroidery machine: the Janome MC15000 version 2. Purple organza is pleated with the Janome Ruffler attachment while the decorative Braid is added with the serpentine stitch (no alterations were made to the settings of this popular stitch).
Since this terry fabric is thick, sometimes the inner hoop slips and it is quite a fiddle to get the thick towelling hooped. As already mentioned above, I (Liz) like to use the ASQ22 magnetic clamp hoop. However, here is another alternative: firmly push the inner Hoop into the outer hoop after loosening the screw more than you usually would. Also use the magnets that will keep the two parts of the hoop together. A third option is to hoop the stabilizer ONLY and then baste the towel on top of the stabilizer using the basting function. This anchors the terry toweling in place without crushing the fabric in the hoop – causing “hoop burn”.
When the embroidery is completed, remove the stabilizer from the underside and tear off the water soluble stabilizer on the top.
Now the questions arises… with or without rhinestones/crystals? Everything depends on the use of the towel!