Hi all. I'm very new to machine embroidery, and have been trying to
read everything I can get my hands on, and have learned a lot from
this group. Thanks for being here, and helping so much!
I've got a problem with the fabric on the designs I've been using
"puckering". I'm not talking about the kind of puckers caused by the
needle snagging on on the fabric, but almost the kind of pucker you
would get if you pinched the middle of a square of fabric between
thumb and forefinger, then turned it over, while still pinching it and
tried to lay it flat.
Is it possible that I'm not putting enough tension on my fabric and
simply don't have it taut enough in the hoop? If so, can you guys
think of any hints and tips to help me get it stretched tighter? It
seems to me I have it stretched as tight as it can go at the moment.
Could that be the problem?
I'm using 40wt rayon thread on the top, and 60wt bobbin thread, and
tearaway stabalizer on the bottom, and the fabric is simply cotton
broadcloth. These are commercially available designs (I haven't
managed to do much digitizing...yet!) This is on a brother PC-6500
machine. Don't know if that information is necessary at all, but
thought I might as well put it in now, rather than have you guys ask
me about them later.
TIA for any help those more experienced than I can offer.
- posted 17 years ago