Octi-HOOPS

Octi-Hoops Free Motion embroidery and free motion quilting hoop frames
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View our Dragonfly Embroidery Video and others below to learn why so many sewing enthusiasts are so happy with their Octi-Hoops! If you've done Free-Form / Free-Motion Embroidery before, you know that your hands become sore, not with the Octi-Hoops! Your hands won't hurt, your eyes won't burn and you'll feel as though you've taken a vacation, because it releases endorphins that will make you want to stay at your machine for days!
 What every Quilter and Embroidery Enthusiast Should Know!

Free motion quilting is no longer painful or damaging to your hands and spine because Clare Rowley has your health in mind when she creates all of her products. Be sure to watch all of the videos below to see why they are better for your health and why your work will be better than ever before!

Includes: 3 Octi-Hoop Frames, 2 Handles, 3 Stabilizer Samples, Instructions, Patterns for Embroidery and Quilting and Instructional DVD that works in your TV DVD Player and Computer DVD player. 

Click here to view machines that cannot do Free-Motion.

Octi-Hoops are currently selling faster than we can make them, so you should expect a 4 week wait for delivery of your kit. Join the crowd of excited and happy Octi-Hoop users! Order yours today!

Update as of 07/15/2014 - if you order today your order won't ship until 4 weeks have passed from that date as there are orders ahead of you and daily that number increases. Final adjustments are being made and we are days away from sending an email to update all who are waiting for their hoops. Once we begin running the new mold the wait-list will end! We are preparing all orders so the second the frames arrive the hoops can quickly be shipped out and will be enclosing a gift in each package for all orders to show our appreciation.

Please note" your order will be charged if you order using our website as the site automatically processes all orders. Orders are shipped in the order in which they are received. Clare Rowley is producing a brand new instructional DVD to go with the kits that are awaiting shipment and you're going to love it!

$110.20

WATCH : How to Free Motion Quilt & Embroider segment on Creative Living with Sheryl Borden TV Show
How to Free Motion quilt without holding onto the quilt. No puckers, no back ache, Hands are relaxed.

Learn how to embroider on any straight stitch sewing machine even on baseball caps as shown on the TV show Creative Living with Sheryl Borden

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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. 

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

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 again!

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, so everyone can play!

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 - EVER!!!

 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 
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 think you're writing.
Each of the frames have 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Watch a live demonstration of the Octi-Hoops as Clare Rowley teaches her sister via video footage. Enjoy watching this candid lesson and learn the secrets that make using these hoops so easy and healthy Click here to watch!


 

 How to Free Motion Quilt & Embroider segment on Creative Living with Sheryl Borden TV Show


How to make a Holiday or Themed Napkin


View our  Dragonfly Embroidery Video and learn why so many sewing enthusiasts are so happy with theirs!



Part 1 Octi-Hoops

Understanding the Octi-Hoops and Embroidery

Part 2 Octi-Hoops
Learn to Embroider on Baseball Caps & More

Part 3 Octi-Hoops
Learn how to Quilt by machine with the Octi-Hoops


 

INSTRUCTIONS AND PATTERNS

Instructions


TECHNIQUES


Machine Embroidery 

Baseball Caps
Tshirts
Artistic

Machine Quilting

On full size Quilts
Small Items like Totes
Quilted Pillow Tops

Mending

Socks
Sweaters

 

 

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.

 

 
 

QUILTING INSTRUCTIONS 

The Octi-Hoops are just under 12" - 9" -7" 

First prepare your quilt - NO SAFETY PINS - Secure by using fusible interfacing on the top of the quilt and then spray the back of the batting with 3M Spray Mount for photos - to secure the back of the quilt.

Then you roll the quilt as you normally would but instead of using safety pins, use 8" elastic straps and a large safety pin every 6" down both sides of an 18" span (area you are going to quilt) As you move across the quilt you'll re-roll and re-secure the safety pins and elastic straps.

Use these straps of elastic to hold the quilt as you guide the quilt with the small handle on the top smaller frame 7" 

Lay the bottom 9" frame under the quilt - then place the top 7" frame over the quilt and down inside the 9" frame. Once you've done this place one of the handles in the hole most comfortable for you to hold it like a pen. Once you have determined which hole is best for you, then grab the inside edge of the 7" frame and slide it over to the inside edge of the 9" lower frame. Bring the 7" frame's corner into the 9" frames corner. This locks the frames together without actually locking them at all and thus does not stretch the fabric at all.

DO NOT USE A FOOT on your sewing machine and if you have a computerized machine you simply want a straight stitch. Don't select Quilting within your computer or it will require a foot be attached.

As you hold the handle that feels like a pen, you should hold it very lightly (don't hold as tight as you would a pen) and move side to side ( Don't push down ) and also be sure that your elbows are down on the table or surface of machine at all times. 

Failure to lower your arms will make this awkward and also cause you to get a back ache.

I hope this helps you in understanding why the Octi-Hoops are so popular :) there is no foot, so there is no puckers and you don't have to start at the middle and push puckers out. It allows you to use better posture so you don't get tired as fast as using other methods and your hands won't hurt because you don't hold the quilt.... instead you slide your hands into and underneath the elastic straps (Quiltets) and change to the next loops as you move up and down between the 2 rolls.

If you've used products like the Quilt Halo rings, you can easily see that this is much healthier for your hands and not needing a foot for free-motion quilting and stippling makes it easier to see.