5 Reasons You Should Stitch a Patriotic Banner Entirely in the Hoop!

It really does not get any better than in-the-hoop projects. Here is why!

In-the-hoop projects are all the rage in machine embroidery. If you have ever wanted to try an ITH project, the Patriotic Home Banner from Omas Place is a great place to start. Make a stunning hanger to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Photo directions take you step-by-step through the project. Your embroidery machine stops between each step, allowing you to add batting/wadding, place fabric, quilt the background, piece seams, and embroider accents.

It is super easy, even for beginning embroiderers and here are five reasons why you should try it.

1. Everything is Made Entirely in the Hoop

Everything is done in the hoop, including the hanging sleeve. No sewing seams after turning layers right side out, just fuse in place.

2. Quilt As You Go

Quilted backgrounds are super easy whether it is diamonds or stipple quilting like this banner.

3. Exact Seams

You can also piece side borders with ease. No worries about quarter-inch seams. If cut and positioned properly, they are always straight and perfectly stitched.

4. Add Several Styles of Embroidery

Embroidery is the icing on the cake. Whether it is fill stitches or applique, it is all accomplished effortlessly in the same project. Make it shine. Use metallic thread to embroider or sparkling GlitterFlex for the applique.

5. Perfect Mitered Corners

No math necessary. Mitered corner seams have never been easier or more perfect. You will have a professionally finished banner that is certain to impress your family and friends

Check out this blog for other tips to make your patriotic embroidery pop!