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Embroidery Basting Frames Use for Stabilizing Designs


Using a basting frame around designs can do a great deal to help prevent fabric puckers around a design, aid in positioning multiple or split designs and it's the best way to trap the fabric and stabilizer at the start! You will need editing software for this, but for best results, resize the frames to fit as close to the design as possible. It's also possible to use a basting frame even if you don?t have embroidery software to combine the frame with a design. Just open the frame in your machine & stitch it; open the design and stitch it.

You will find basting frames that are ready for you to use by going to the Basic Embroidery tutorial page on our web site. I have provided these frames for use instead of hoops or to help secure larger, full filled designs. There are 3 sizes; 4x4, 5x7 & 6x10. If your machine has other sizes simply open the basting frame file and resize it, then Center the frame & save under a new file name [the size you changed it to]. Download, find your format & enjoy!

If you have embroidery software and only want to use the frames for making sure the design you're creating stays within your actual embroidery field size;

Open the basting frame first; if combining in software.

Import or open the artwork for your design; add to open basting frame in software.

In your software, move the frame until it's has about the same margin all around if needed.

Start digitizing using the 2nd color on your program?s Color Bar. Your design will stitch the frame first if you leave it, however you can simply edit past the first color when you're at the machine.

If you want to stitch the frame for design security & less fabric "pull", the stitches are easily removed when the design is finished by clipping the bobbin stitches about every 1.5 inches. The top thread will then pull off very easily.

If you would like to create your own basting frames:

Choose the single line stitch tool in your digitizing program.

Holding the Ctrl key down, start at the top left corner of the design area & place the 1st stitch point; move to the right corner & place the 2nd stitch point, lower right for the 3rd stitch point, lower left for the 4th stitch point and back to the top left for the last stitch point.

Go to properties; set stitch length for 4.50 to 5.0 mm; lock stitches if you have this feature.

Resize the frame to the desired measurements; remember to make this frame slightly smaller than the maximum size of your embroidery sewing field!

Save the frame file by naming the file as the size of the frame & the brand machine it's for.

Sandy Carter is the author of embroidery articles at embroidery designs by Thread Artist. She has an article about embroidery software for digitizing and lettering fonts at embroidery software. There is free embroidery digitizing Tutorial at this web address - embroidery by Thread Artists


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DIY Polymer Clay Earrings | Crafts and hobbies  Madison.com

Boost your fall fashion game with a new pair of one-of-a-kind earrings- made by you! You'll be able to design and create every aspect- the colors, pattern, and ...


Crafts & Croissants feat. Lev Apparel | Crafts and hobbies  Madison.com

After a summer hiatus Crafts & Croissants is back, and this time we're partnering with Krystle Marks and Abby Felix Winzenried from Lev Apparel. Shake up your ...


BELLE-CLAIR FAIRGROUNDS - Ad from 2019-09-20 | Arts, Crafts, Hobbies & Toys  STLtoday.com

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Applications Now Open for Maui Fair Hobbies and Crafts Exhibit  Maui Now

The Hobbies and Crafts Exhibit is now accepting entries for the 97th Maui Fair. Rules and regulations, judging criteria, and entry forms are available online.


Don't take pot luck on crafts | Ireland  The Times

While autumn and its inclement weather may not seem the ideal season to be forcing oneself out of the house — and paying for the privilege — it comes second ...


HOBBY LOBBY - Ad from 2019-09-15 | Arts, Crafts, Hobbies & Toys  STLtoday.com

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Creating a Unique Instagram Account | Crafts and hobbies  Madison.com

Instagram is the platform to see and be seen on these days. But how do you create an account that reflects your personality or business and also stands out of.


Antique radio and vintage electronics swap meet | Crafts and hobbies  Madison.com

The Wisconsin Antique Radio Club Inc (WARCI) is having their last Madison meeting of this year this Sunday Aug 25 (WARCI also meets in Milwaukee ...


Art Workshop: Silver Pendants | Crafts and hobbies  Madison.com

Silver Leaf Pendants with Pam Ryan. Saturday, September 7, 2019 | 9am-2pm | Ages 18+. 590 Water St, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578. This class is perfect for the ...


September is Library Card Sign-up Month  Sentinel-Tribune

PERRYSBURG — Every September, Way Public Library joins public libraries across America to make sure everyone knows the value of having a library card.


Tips for Better Nature Photography | Crafts and hobbies  Madison.com

David Anderson, photographer and instructor from The Camera Company, will share ideas for taking better nature photos. Bring your camera and we will go to ...


Students decorate gum ball machines at Crafts Night  The Collegian

University Student Union (USU) Productions held its first Craft Night event of the semester on Sept. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bulldog Zone. These Craft Night ...


Fall special interest classes set at Co-Lin Natchez - Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper | Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper  Natchez Democrat

As summer slowly begins to wind down, we all start eagerly anticipating ...


Things to do in Sterling & Logan County — Sept. 21 – Sept. 24  Journal Advocate

Today, Sept. 21. Peetz Sake Days — 7 a.m. pancake breakfast, school cafeteria; 8 to 11 a.m. bake/craft sale, old fire hall; 7:30 a.m. to noon DC Club Garage ...


97th Maui Fair Products and Services Exhibit Applications Available  Maui Now

The 97th Maui Fair Commercial Products & Services applications are available at www.MauiFair.com. Interested companies or persons are invited to become a ...


5 Southern Art Forms Making a Comeback  StyleBlueprint

The shift toward D.I.Y. and handmade goods — as well as a growing thirst for experiences — have infused *fresh* air into many traditional Southern art forms of ...


San Pedro Valley Fair celebrates community  Benson News Sun

ST. DAVID — In a celebration of heritage and culture it's time Saturday for one of the valley's beloved events. While traditions run deep in the San Pedro Valley, ...


Comfort zone: Mount Washington Valley Adult Day Center opens this month  The Union Leader

THE WORDS ON the sage-green entryway wall of the Mount Washington Valley Adult Day Center do more than evoke positive feelings. They inspire.


New Resident-Owned Toy Store Unwraps Wednesday In Palos Park  Patch.com

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The best craft kits for adults who want to learn a new hobby  Business Insider

Crafting is a fun and productive hobby for people of all ages. Here are some of the best crafting kits that you can work on as an adult.


SLIDESHOW: Day two of the Williams Lake Harvest Fair, in photos  Williams Lake Tribune

The rain held off Sunday afternoon for the majority of the festivities to go off without a hitch at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds to put a close on this year's ...


Hancock County Fair schedule  The Courier

Events scheduled this week at the Hancock County Fair: TUESDAY. 7 p.m. — Opening ceremonies, followed by king and queen coronation, Old Mill Stream ...


Is creativity the key to happiness? See what crafts and hobbies could do for you  TODAY

Author Ingrid Fetell Lee reveals how channeling your creativity can lead to fewer worries and more joy.


HOCHANDA: Craft channel boost as creative hobbies become the next big thing  Express

Craft suppliers who showcase their products through the Hochanda shopping channel are reporting a 25 percent rise in sales this year as more people turn to ...


'She's just relentless': 14-year-old Boise State student excels in and out of the classroom  KTVB.com

BOISE, Idaho — Most 14-year-olds are freshmen in high school, but Pangaea Finn is a freshman in college at Boise State University. Nicknamed Gigi by her ...


It's opening day at the Hancock County Fair  The Courier

Are you ready for an elephant ear? How about a free dinner for 500 veterans? All sorts of fried fair food, livestock competitions, and entertainment are on tap as ...


Here Are 9 Romance Books Every Knitter Needs To Read  Women.com

People of all ages love to knit and many of them love romance novels! Here are great romance books knitters will love!


Community News For The East Hartford Edition  Hartford Courant

EAST HARTFORD -- The Connecticut Fly Fisherman's Association's monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m., at Veterans Memorial ...


Best Children's Craft and Hobby Books  Chicago Parent

Tweens and teens looking for a new hobby (or trying to put to good use some of the skills they learned this summer at camp) can look no further. With a few easy ...


Friends remember Lt. Tammy Prescott, lifelong Lowndes County resident and enthusiastic volunteer  The Commercial Dispatch

In June, Lt. Tammy Prescott was up until 3 a.m. painting individualized pictures on pillowcases for children at Camp Rising Sun, the annual summer camp that ...


West Texas Fair & Rodeo results  ReporterNews.com

Equine: Originality - Doyle Sisco; Theme - Patience Woolwine. Individual Rider: Originality - Doyle Sisco; Theme - Patience Woolwine. Wagons: Originality ...


Irish Men's Sheds recognised for contribution to local communities  Offaly Express

The appointment of the Irish Men's Shed Association as Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Champion by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action ...


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Sept. 20-27  LA Daily News

There's always something interesting to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also ...


War and board game lovers welcome Bridge Troll Hobbies shop in Tiverton  Devon Live

Reuben said he had "too much stuff" at home so decided to bring his mancave to the town centre.


Photos: Meet the kids of Heartland for Children in need of adoption  News Chief

These are 28 children in Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties that are ready for a good home through Heartland for Children, an agency in Bartow committed to ...


86th annual Tri-Village Community and School Fair to be held Oct. 5  The Daily Advocate

NEW MADISON — The 86th annual Tri-Village Community and School Fair is right around the corner, and there will be a host of activities that is sure to please ...


Hernando Computer Club opening world of wonder for many  Suncoast News

SPRING HILL — There's an entire world of people missing out on the wonders of computer and smart device technology, not to mention the opportunities to ...


Card & Banner Making for Confetti Foundation | Crafts and hobbies  Madison.com

Did you hear the news? Last year we started working with The Confetti Foundation, a national non-profit who provides birthday boxes to hospitalized kids!


Weekend: Get Out!  The Courier

EVENTS. PUMPKIN TRAIN Today to Oct. 20. Attendees can enjoy the fall season while riding one of the Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation's trains at this ...


Hobby Lobby will be coming to Chico  Chico Enterprise-Record

CHICO — Hobby Lobby, the national arts and crafts retailer, has confirmed that it will be opening up in Chico. After an inquiry from this newspaper, the company ...


The best mens' wedding rings: Amazon, Etsy, Ritani, and more  Business Insider

These are the best mens' wedding rings that you can buy online whether you're looking for something classic or modern.


Life Pacific Warriors Add Four Student-athletes  Victory Sports Network

Four new student-athletes are now a part of the Life Pacific Women's Basketball roster that is currently training for the upcoming 19-20 basketball...


Hobbies shared in public craft store in Elyria | Lorain County  The Morning Journal

J&L Handmade Crafts in Elyria is a new store selling hand-crafted home and outdoor goods.


Celebrate Decades of Fun With Dan's Crafts & Things  Spectrum News

Dan's Crafts & Things is celebrating a milestone anniversary: 45 years of fun, hobbies and crafts!


Rockingham Plan Your Week September 15-21 | Calendar  Greensboro News & Record

TODAY. Meet, Greet and Play Tennis: 5 p.m. Sept. 15, 22, 29, Deep Springs Country Club, 150 Club Road, Stoneville. All skill levels of adults gather for fun ...


We visited Hobby Lobby and Michaels to see which was a better arts-and-crafts store, and there was an obvious winner  Business Insider

Hobby Lobby and Michael's sell everything arts and crafts in addition to offering classes, framing, and project ideas. We visited two neighboring locations of the ...


Hobby Lobby to open store in Marshall | News, Sports, Jobs  Marshall Independent

MARSHALL — Marshall area residents asked for a Hobby Lobby store and their wish has been granted. Hobby Lobby is set to share retail space with Ashley ...


Indigo dyeing with Hannah Bennett | Crafts and hobbies  Madison.com

Experiment with indigo dye with previous Bubbler artist in residence Hannah Bennett. Learn how to construct a dyeing vat, make the dye and create dyed ...


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Making crafts is a great creative outlet, but if you decide to monetize your creation what should you make? Here are 25 crafts to make and sell for profit.


Revel x HotelRED: Etched Slate Coaster Workshop | Crafts and hobbies  Madison.com

Join us for a fun evening at HotelRED sipping, snacking, and DIYing! In this workshop you'll be able to choose from a variety of design options to create a ...


Nature Photography Workshop at Pope Farm Conservancy | Crafts and hobbies  Madison.com

Join us for a late-summer photography workshop at Pope Farm Conservancy! Our photography partners from PhotoMidwest will be at the conservancy to ...


Craft trends for 2018 – Craft ideas – Hobby craft – Arts and crafts  Ideal Home

2018 will see the rise of new more specialist crafts becoming main stream as the nation gets more adventurous, but what craft trends are falling?


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If your full-time job just isn't fulfilling, or you need a little extra income to to reach a goal or pay for a vacation, turning to a hobby that makes money can be a great ...


Reducing Depression with Hands-On Activities  PsychCentral.com

Hands-on activities including knitting, gardening, and woodwork can get you out of your head, helping to reduce depression.


Knit & Nibble at Hawthorne Library | Crafts and hobbies  Madison.com

Join us for a couple hours of needlework and casual conversation. Everyone is welcome! Bring any stitching or hand projects (knitting, crocheting, embroidery, ...


Meghan Markle's Surprising Hobby Is Becoming More And More Popular  HuffPost

Meghan Markle has a particular hobby that's recently experienced an increase in popularity ― and it might be one you've looked up on Pinterest, too.


Art Adventure | Crafts and hobbies  Madison.com

Immerse yourself in art making during four days of workshops in collage, assemblage, mixed media, jewelry, journals, up cycling, printmaking, and more! All skill ...


Humanities, crafts aren’t ‘hobbies’  Pune Mirror

They are food for the soul and can put food on your table, too. After decades of favouring technical academic subjects over the humanities, in fact pushing and ...


Millennials Are Ready For Crafting, But Is The $36B Crafting Industry Ready For Them?  Forbes Now

Millennials are adopting crafting as a way to personalize things and express creativity. The largest segment of crafters is between the ages of 18-and-34 yrs.


Hobby Lobby crafting a new store at Thunderbird Mall  Hibbing Daily Tribune

VIRGINIA — It generally takes two to three years to fill vacant anchor spaces at American malls.


You Don’t Have to Be Good at Art to Benefit from an Artistic Hobby  Artsy

Leisurely hobbies can make us more creative, happy, calm, and empathetic. But how can we find time for them? And feel comfortable with making mediocre art?


New businesses focus on bringing arts, crafts and instruction to Summit County  Summit Daily News

Two new businesses just opened in Summit County, both hoping to inject a little creativity into the community and bring new opportunities for residents and ...


De Anda: Pick up new hobbies this summer  Iowa State Daily

During the school year, one might get carried away with the long list of to-do's that never seem to end. You finish one assignment, and just when you think you.


Modern Mom: Summer Craft Projects with Sophie's World  KGO-TV

It's the middle of summer and you're looking for easy, wearable craft projects to do with your kids.


Club News, Sept. 21, 2019  The Union of Grass Valley

The Union publishes Club News each Saturday. To share the latest from your western Nevada County club or organization, email readers@theunion.com.


I like crafting  Newsday

Hobbies I enjoy are piano, writing, math, and swimming, but my favorite thing to do is crafts. I like to make miniature places like mini campsites out of paper, glue, ...


Hobby Lobby opens in New Iberia  KATC Lafayette News

New Iberia artists and hobbyists can now get their crafting supplies right at home. Hobby Lobby officially opened today on 900 E. Admiral Doyle Drive. Before ...


Hobby Lobby opening soon in JC, Greeneville up next  Johnson City Press (subscription)

With a Johnson City store slated to open later this month, Hobby Lobby announced Thursday that a Greeneville location was underway. Like the new Johnson ...


Hobby Lobby's Johnson City location expected to open in mid-August  Johnson City Press (subscription)

Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is set to open a new store in Johnson City. Construction is underway on this new 55000 square-foot building formerly occupied by ...


Hobby Lobby opens in West Allis  Milwaukee Business Journal

The store fills part of the space that previously was a Kmart store.


The One Stop Art and Craft Solution For All The Needs Of Rejuvenation Is Here  Inventiva

The Living walls is the Avant grade portal for the inclusive arts and crafts platform which is now in town with anticipated exploration. Creativity in itself is a ...


Craft & Hobby Market provides crafting variety | Schuyler  Columbus Telegram

For several years, Schuyler resident Laura Vanek has been a regular patron at CHI Health Schuyler Auxiliary's Craft & Hobby Market. She has admired the crafts ...


Hobby Lobby grows across America: photos, review  Business Insider

Hobby Lobby is opening 60 stores in 2018 after opening 63 in 2017. We visited the arts-and-crafts store — see what it's like to shop there.


North Delta happenings: week of Sept. 19  Surrey Now-Leader

... • Ladner Village Art & Wine Stroll: Sept. 19, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; various locations; Visit a variety of businesses within easy walking distance as you meet and view ...


Junior Crafts Vibrant, Affordable Needlepoint Art  The Emory Wheel

When Maria McNiece (20B) began making needlepoint in the summer of 2018, she never imagined sharing her pieces with anyone but friends and family. Now ...


Hobby Lobby Store Coming to Thunderbird Mall  FOX 21 Online

VIRGINIA, Minn. – A new Hobby Lobby location is moving into the Thunderbird Mall in Virginia. A recent Facebook post by the Thunderbird Mall says the store is ...


30 hobbies to try in 2019 in Asheville  AVLtoday

From foraging to knitting and creative writing to fencing, here are 30+ hobbies to try in 2019 in Asheville.


How to Make Paper Snowflakes the Easy Way  Real Simple

Whether you're making a Christmas garland or DIY window decorations, learning how to make paper snowflakes is the easiest way to make your home feel ...


Hobby Lobby location coming to Chico  Action News Now

A new Hobby Lobby will open at the location of the old Toys 'R' Us on East 20th Street in Chico.


New life for empty store: Hobby Lobby coming to Franklin  Daily Journal

A well known arts, crafts and home decor store is coming to Franklin, filling a big box vacancy along U.S. 31.The former Kroger grocery store in Northwood Plaza ...


How to Give Your Bike a Tune-Up for Summer  Real Simple

The sun is shining, the road is calling, and your bike is in need of some TLC. Our plan will get you ready to ride.


20 New Hobbies to Fall In Love With This Winter  CafeMom

Learn something new and banish cabin fever with these unique indoor hobbies for adults.


NBCU's Revamped Bluprint Draws Up An E-Commerce Future For The Media Giant  Forbes

NBCUniversal's revamped, rebranded hobbyist-education site Bluprint is also a crucial experiment in bringing e-commerce to traditional TV. NBCU is hoping to ...


Insights: NBCU Crafts Bluprint For A New Kind Of Influencer  Tubefilter

NBCUniversal's revamped Bluprint online channel is creating a new kind of influencer who can teach and entertain, while driving e-commerce opportunities.


15 Best craft kits for adults: Creative gift ideas for him and her 2019  Evening Standard

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5 craft hobbies to try  BT.com

Looking for a new hobby? Here are five great crafts you can try for yourself.


25 Hobbies You Can Transform into a Small Business  Small Business Trends

With a little research and investment, it really is possible to turn these 25 pastimes into hobbies that make money as a small business.


Kelley sisters, Plum Bazaar are Emporia mainstays | Area News  Emporia Gazette

The Kelley sisters are no strangers to meeting the arts and crafts needs of Emporia's downtown shoppers.


Art & Craft Fair | Crafts and hobbies  Madison.com

Get a head start on your holiday shopping with over 100 vendors at American Family's annual Art & Craft Fair! This event is free and open to the public. There.


Club refurbishing model airplane as tribute to late Seymour man  Seymour Tribune

A model airplane that has served as a tribute to the man who helped establish a radio-controlled model flying club in the 1960s and hung in a downtown ...


The Highlands Is Getting a New Hobby — The Hobby Lobby, That Is  Wheeling Intelligencer

TRIADELPHIA — Quilters, crafters and home decorators, ready those handpainted shopping bags: Hobby Lobby is coming to The Highlands. The Oklahoma ...


'Mesmerising': Boris Johnson's bizarre model buses claim raises eyebrows  The Guardian

Tory frontrunner tells interviewer he relaxes by making and painting model buses out of wooden wine boxes.


10 Old-School Hobbies That Are Cool Again  Verily

Trading screen time for these old-school pastimes never looked so good . . . until now.


Soon-to-be-opened Lock Keeper Coffee House will promote life-enhancing hobbies  Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Stacey Sonnelitter was surprised to find her dream of opening a coffee house in Lockport was the perfect evolution of her healing work as a physician's assistant.


The Importance of Distraction for Kids with Juvenile Arthritis  Juvenile Arthritis News

Columnist Elizabeth Medeiros points out that hobbies and activities are a great tool to help fight JA. Distraction can be an excellent strategy for pain.


50 Craft Business Ideas  Small Business Trends

There are so many different business opportunities that allow you to share your crafting skills. Here are 50 craft business ideas to get you started.


Hobby Lobby to open Dec. 31 | Main Street  Watauga Democrat

BOONE — After renovating over the majority of 2018, the craft and home decor store Hobby Lobby will be cutting the ribbon on its 50000-plus-square-foot Boone ...


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Publishers speak to readers' diverse interests with new titles on everything from knitting and embroidery to hand-lettering and woodworking.


Fun and Interesting Ideas for the Budget-Minded Hobbyist  Anti Aging News

People of any age and ability can find fun, interesting hobbies to throw themselves into, and don't have to cost an arm and a leg.


Crafter’s paradise: The business of creativity is worth $44 billion  Quartz

The total size of the US creative industry is now $43.9 billion, according to new research from the Association For Creative Industries, until recently known as the ...


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