From: Calgary Area of Alberta
I noticed on Sonia's stitch out her hoops are wrapped to keep the Vilene tight... not sure what she wraps her hoop with perhaps just long strips of stabilizer wrapped around and around he hoop to provide extra grip. I do same thread top and bottom for FSL just fill your bobbin well before you start the stitch out I don't do badges but perhaps switching to embroidery thread top and bottom will help...
Shirley - Mom to Dickens (PuppyWuppy now known as Dicky Wicky)and Doyle (baby) and Baxter, Bella, Pistol, Cowboy, ChiChi at Rainbow Bridge
I sew on Janome 8000, 10001, 11000se, 12000, 350e, 300e, Janome 234d and Babylock Imagine