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Embroidery Tools – QSnaps Tutorial

QSnaps

After posting about the hoop stand and the QSnaps, some conversation was generated about the ease and nonease of using QSnaps. Some embroiderers say that they have difficulty removing the QSnaps when they have to reposition the hoop. I’ve never thought of that, and I think I know why.

Here is how I use QSnaps.

I place the hoop frame under the fabric to be embroidered.

1 Place hoop under fabric

Place a strip of fabric strip, maybe a light muslin, over top of the first side of the QSnap that is under the fabric to be embroidered.

2 Lay a protective fabric on the edge

Lay the QSnap down on top of that fabric strip.

3 Lay the QSnap in place

Center the QSnap over the fabric strip.

4 QSnap is centered over the fabric strip

Snap the QSnap into place.

5 snap down the QSnap

Here is the first side snapped into place over the protective fabric strip.

6 the first side is on

Then, moving to adjacent edge, lay another protective fabric strip over the second edge of the QSnap frame.

7 Work around the frame, lay the next edge

Lay the QSnap down on top of that fabric strip. Center the QSnap over the fabric strip.

8 lay the next QSnap in place

Snap the QSnap into place.

9 Snap on the second edge

Here is the second side done. The protective fabric strips do not get caught by the next QSnap. Each hangs freely in the corners.

10 here are 2 sides done, the corner

Then, moving to adjacent edge, lay another protective fabric strip over the third edge of the QSnap frame.

11 the third fabric strip

Lay the QSnap down on top of that fabric strip. Center the QSnap over the fabric strip. Snap the QSnap into place.

12 Center and snap the third QSnap

Then, moving to the last edge, lay another protective fabric strip over the fourth edge of the QSnap frame.

13 lay the fourth fabric strip

Lay the QSnap down on top of that fabric strip. Center the QSnap over the fabric strip. Snap the QSnap into place.

14 position and snap the last QSnap

Here it is with all sides of the QSnap snapped into place. You can see all the edges of the protective fabric strips as they sit under the QSnap edges.

15 Snapped all the way around

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To tighten the fabric and pull it taut, grab the edge of the QSnap…

18 to tighten grab the QSnap

and gently “twist” outward, away from the center. The material tightens right up.

19 twist to tighten

Here is the fabric waiting for embroidery all taut in the QSnap hoop.

20 here it is all tight, taut

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To remove the QSnap edges, grab the strip of protective fabric…

16 to remove QSnap, hold it

and pull away from the QSnap frame in an outward direction. The QSnap edges come right off with no problems.

17 pull the fabric strip

I hope this helps to explain some of the mysteries of the QSnap quilt/embroidery hoop and its tight, snap down edges.

Your life needs fun. Go ahead and have fun!

———–Helpful Information——–

* I bought my QSnaps from Fiddlesticks – Hawaii

Find QSnap information (click here)

Find post Embroidery Tools- QSnaps and Embroidery Stand/Hoop Stand (click here)

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