- Free-Motion embroider on any garment, even baseball caps!
- Using a handle that feels like a crayon in your hand allows you to 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!
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Includes: 3 Octi-Hoop Frames (11.75in, 9.75in, 7.75in), 2 Handles, 3 Stabilizer Samples, Instructions, Patterns for Embroidery and Quilting and Instructional DVD.
Free Motion is embroidery or quilting with the feed dogs lowered and without the use of the embroidery unit. Which means it's possible on almost every sewing machine!
Very easy and quick to get started!
Simply remove the presser foot or leave it on, lower your feed dogs, or leave them up, 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 don't need a free-motion foot. If you need a little inspiration you can print out any design you like onto our Stick and Rinse stabilizer as you see in this video - the Butterfly sticker is our water-soluble adhesive-backed stabilizer that is InkJet printable. If you don't have an InkJet printer, you can print a design on paper and trace over it with our Stick and Rinse using markers. Free-Motion embroidery, also known as Thread Painting, has never been easier! To direct the frame's movement, you rest your hand on the sewing machine and draw using the gree handles we include with each kit!
How does it work for Quilting?
For Quilting, you won't need any stabilizer and you'll use 2 of the frames that are included to support the entire quilt sandwich eliminating puckers and fabric slippage.
Do I need a free motion foot?
With the Octi-Hoops, the use of a foot is optional, however, it is 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, removes the issues related to using one such as puckers on the top and bunching on the bottom.