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Magnetic hoops - 3/12/2017 5:33:37 PM   
Grandmom

 

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I am interested in getting a magnetic hoop. I need some feedback what others liked about different brands. I was looking into the Viking ones,
Monster Hoops and now the Dime. I think the Dime is a Pfaff product. It looks like the Viking ones come with 4 magnets that hold the fabric.
I'm not certain about the Monster Hoops - It appears to me that the top half of the hoop is all magnetic. I need input!!

What started this was when I was embroidering on a towel and using the blue tape method it didn't hold the towel in place.

I also cannot use a very large one because the desk my Epic is on is not very deep. And it is attached to the wall. I prefer not bringing the machine to another place.
Any comments you have would be helpful.
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RE: Magnetic hoops - 3/12/2017 6:06:36 PM   
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I really like the monster hoops. They hold the project much better. If you get the Viking hoop you will need to purchase an extra set of magnets.

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RE: Magnetic hoops - 3/13/2017 2:26:19 PM   
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I've been wodering about magnet hoops too! Hope others have some experience with them.

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RE: Magnetic hoops - 3/13/2017 11:45:28 PM   
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I bought my first magnetic hoop when my DH brought me 55 jackets to embroider for an organization where he is a member. The jackets were a rather thick water/wind-proof fabric and had a light-weight lining. I was worried about hooping and knew I couldn't pin the jackets to the stabilizer. I bought the DIME 5x7 magnetic hoop for my Brother 6-needle because it was what my dealer had in stock. It worked really well for the jackets. Shortly afterwards, I attended a DIME event and bought the 8x8 and 5x7 magnetic hoops for my Brother Dream. I really like them.

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RE: Magnetic hoops - 3/14/2017 9:50:28 AM   
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I have the Viking 5x7 and it's wonderful. I did buy a second set of magnets so my objects can be really secure.
I will most likely get the 4x4 and maybe the larger one later this year.

The sticky stabilizer they sell with the hoops work well.
I say go for it!

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RE: Magnetic hoops - 3/14/2017 9:27:18 PM   
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Thanks for responding. When I checked on line about the Dime-Monster Hoop the video showed that there is an insert between the top and
bottom hoop to make it easier to separate.
Barbara -- Does your Dime hoop come with the too? And I am confused with what I see and read. The Viking definitely has magnets.
But, sometimes I think I read that the Dime also uses magnetic pieces. Is that a fact?
I think that the Dime hoops are less expensive than the Viking. After I get some additional input I will check with my local dealer.

Thanks for everyone's input.
Grandmom

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RE: Magnetic hoops - 3/15/2017 10:11:09 PM   
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My Dime hoops do have inserts...otherwise it would be very difficult to separate the upper and lower hoops. The magnet is extremely strong (must not get your fingers in the way!) and without the insert it would be very difficult to separate the hoop top and bottom. The entire hoop is magnetized...there are no additional pieces (magnets) needed.

Barbara

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RE: Magnetic hoops - 3/16/2017 12:57:44 PM   
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What does DIME stand for?

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RE: Magnetic hoops - 3/16/2017 7:45:24 PM   
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Designs in Machine Embroidery.

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RE: Magnetic hoops - 3/17/2017 11:57:23 AM   
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Thank you!
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