I’m still swamped with work but am trying to post *something* every few days so that you don’t forget about me.
Awhile ago, my friend Emma asked if I’d monogram 65 napkins for a friend’s dinner party. The easiest way to crank out such a large quantity was to put four napkins in a hoop as shown below. I used a 12×12″ but this would work equally well with smaller hoops. We hooped tearaway, drew a couple of lines down the center in each direction and stuck the napkins on with KK3000. I always use KK3000 with my either cutaway or tearaway as I absolutely detest sticky paper. Not only is it expensive, it doesn’t provide enough stability on it’s own. If you have to add a sheet of tearaway, what is the point?
If you look very, very closely, you can see a tiny placement dot on each napkin. We made a little corner template from paper to make marking a breeze. After sewing the first initial, I simply used my machine’s rotate feature to sew the rest. With this method, we were able to embroider 24 napkins with each hooping (my machine has 6 heads). This went very quickly – we started around 10:00 a.m. and were having lunch out a couple of hours later.