- Free motion embroider on any garment, even baseball caps!
- Using handles that feel like a crayon you simply draw with your sewing machine.
- Free motion quilting is like tracing on paper! You use 2 frames so the quilt is supported.
- No puckers, ever!
- Three different size frames to match your project needs!
- So easy to use, children as young as 3 have embroidered!
- Use with or without a free-motion foot!
Simply remove the presser foot, lower your feed dogs and determine if you need to stabilize your project or not with our Hold Light. Then adhere our Stick and Tear stabilizer to the frame. Once you stretch it tight, you are able to lay your fabric on top and it holds it down so you won't need a free-motion foot. Then rest your hand on the sewing machine and draw using the handles we include with each kit!
Free-Motion embroidery, also known as Thread Painting, has never been easier!
Be sure to check out the videos, within the product images, to see just how easy it is!
If you need a little inspiration you can print out any design you like onto our Stick and Rinse stabilizer using an inkjet printer or you can print a design on paper and trace over it with our Stick and Rinse using markers.
Then you place the Stick and Rinse, with your design now on it, on top of your fabric like a giant sticker and sew through it.
When you're finished sewing, the stabilizer simply washes away and you're left with a beautiful work of fabric art!
For quilting, you won't need any stabilizer. You'll place either the large or medium frame beneath the fabric and then place the next size down frame on top sandwiching the fabric between them. This will hold the fabric eliminating puckers and fabric slippage. Then place handles in the frame on top and begin sewing.
Be sure to check out the videos, within the product images, to see it in action!
With the Octi-Hoops, the use of a foot is optional! It is however recommended in some cases, such as when sewing on baseball caps.
If you feel the free-motion presser foot is in the way, as you quilt or embroider, removing the foot is a dream come true! Removing the foot, resolves the issues related to using one such as puckers on the top and bunching on the bottom.
As I age, it's becoming increasingly difficult to FMQ. I can't get a good grip on the heavy quilt sandwich. The Octo-Hoops solved much of that problem. I was able to smoothly move the quilt under the needle with much less stress on my hands. I am using the FMQ foot as it produces a much better stitch on my machine than the needle alone (not as recommended in the tutorial).
I have had my Octi-Hoops for a few months, but I procrastinated on using them. I finally started playing with them a few days ago and am now wondering why I waited so long. They are easy to use but there is a learning curve. Practice practice practice 🙂. They are great and fun to use. Thanks Clare for your amazing invention.
I have had these hoops for a long time. The more I use them the more ways I find to use them. I really like them for some of my
quilting small projects... I use my sit down mid arm for the Big quilts. it makes embroidery on things a snap.
These hoops are wonderful I got mine about 3 years ago. Takes some practice to learn but once you get the idea you will not want use any other method. No more pins!! and very easy to use. Use mine all the time.
I did not realize what all you can use the Octi-Hoops for. Quilting, Embroidery and even as a pattern for projects.