Why is my embroidery not lining up?

Why is my embroidery outline off?

This happens mainly when the fabric is not set to the embroidery frame correctly or the upper thread is too tight. Improper backing material (stabilizer) is put on the fabric. Thick stabilizer has to be used for elastic or thin fabric.

What is floating in machine embroidery?

Floating is a technique embroiderers use when the item they want to embroider is too small or to be hooped or else is un-hoopable in some other way. Basically, to float, you hoop your stabilizer only. … Attaching to stabilizer can be done with pins or temporary embroidery safe adhesives, or with a basting box.

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