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Quick Alignment on Towels

Purchase terry towels with a dobby border to make alignment a breeze. The border is a visual aid that simplifies hooping. Here’s how I stitch perfectly matched (and square) terry cloth towels.

I use the towel template from the Perfect Placement Kit to place a target sticker on each towel. I mark all of the towels at the same time. That way, I’ll keep my task on track if I get interrupted.MN1

I fold the towel at the border and place the fold on the edge of Monster Snap Hoop (straight edge to straight edge makes for square embroidery). MN2

Then I drop the metal frame in place and Voila! I’m hooped square and straight!MN5

Once the hoop is attached to the machine, I align the needle with target sticker and press go! It doesn’t get any easier than that! MN6




  • Maria elena

    I wish I had a multi-needle. I think I can use your tip on my regular Viking just adjust it a little bit, that is a great tip of using the border on the towels, thanks maria elena

    • eileenroche

      You can definitely use that tip on single needle machines. Just remember, aligning a straight line to a straight line means you are square!

  • suba suba

    This is a good tip especially to those new to the blogosphere. Brief but very precise information Appreciate your sharing this one. A must read post!