I decided to sit down with my new embroidery machine and try my hand at towel embroidery. So starting small I decided to use a blank bar mop style towel and stitch out a fun Christmas design.
This design is from the Applique Corner and is called Have Yourself a Merry Christmas Embroidery Design. For a short time it's on sale with a lot of other great designs.
I went with the 6 x 10 design which is over 21,000 stitches. After attending a stabilizer class with Debbie Homer-Hofhines I learned what stabilizers to use with different fabrics. I also learned that the number of stitches determines the number of layers of stabilizers needed to support the project. With that being said, I hooped some Perfect Stick stabilizer and then placed my towel center on the hoop. I then added a layer of Heat n Gone topping on the top of my towel and floated a piece of tear away stabilizer underneath.
Of course I still have a lot to learn but for now I love the way this stitched out and I can't wait to play with some others. After all, practice makes perfect. Lol