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From: pookie
Date: 06-25-2007, 07:19 PM (1 of 4)
do I need a special hoop to do hats...

Is there a place I can get extra hoops for my maching.

I did get teh huskystar EM-10
it was $400.00 so I figured not a bad price, it just does 4x4 but right now I am learning so I figure it will do me for a bit if I can ever learn how to use it..
User: pookie
Member since: 05-07-2007
Total posts: 41
From: lendube
Date: 06-25-2007, 09:43 PM (2 of 4)
Hi Pookie,

I have a Viking also, the #1+. It only does 4x4 as well but I bought a larger hoop that I seldom use. It's a pain but if I spent the time I suppose I could get the hang of it. Now, that's for my machine. I don't know what's available for yours. And yes, you do need a special hoop for hats. I'm about to look into that myself. Give the dealer a call and I'm sure they'll be happy to help you.

:up: Lennie
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
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From: paroper
Date: 06-30-2007, 09:14 AM (3 of 4)
The hat hoops are terribly expensive. Mine was $165. Most people who do hats will tell you that is it easier to just pin the hat down or use the self stick stabilizer than to use the hat hoop Besides, much of my hat hoop is a place for the bill to be tacked down and that takes a lot of space out of the hoop.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
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From: Tom Land
Date: 07-01-2007, 11:21 AM (4 of 4)
I prefer the cap hoop although the way Pam describes does work. The cap hoop makes it easier to hoop and align for centering the design. A while back I had to get 36 caps ready for a non-profit function in less than a day (and still do my work) I could have never done it without the hoop. The prices on them have really come down. The cap hoop for the EM-10 is $49.95 (at least thats what we sell it for). Like Pam, I think my first one was around $165.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
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