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Troubleshooting
for Embroidery
Answers to five questions embroiderers commonly ask.
By AlicE Wolf, conTriBuTing WriTEr

I have an advantage when it comes to understanding the importance of embroidery
troubleshooting. I sit 10 yards and a staircase away from a customer sales support
team that answers questions and provides
helpful solutions for embroiderers.

As such, those team members gave me
the following list of five most frequently
asked questions they receive, in no particular order, from customers. Some of
these questions may surprise you.
1. How much thread should I buy?

Most 40-weight embroidery
thread comes in large and
small put-ups, regardless of
what manufacturers choose
to call them.

In "Ski Design," the appearance
of the Saint Bernard wearing the
ski cap was enhanced with the use
of a wool-blend thread substituted
for the knit cap. Photo courtesy of
Dakota Collectibles.
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Nearly every embroidery-thread supplier
sells 40-weight rayon and polyester thread
in two sizes.The names may vary (cones,
spools, mini-snap cones, king spools, small
spools, mini-king spools, etc.), but the
two sizes are large and small.
While there is no universal name for
large and small thread put-ups, which is
the amount of thread that can be wound
on a spool, the names primarily are for
branding purposes and not truly intended
to confuse customers.
The put-ups, however, nearly are universal. A small put-up consists of about
1,100 yards of thread; a large put-up
is 5,500 yards long. In calculating the
amount of thread needed for a design, you
should know that 1,100 yards of thread
will produce about 250,000 stitches. A
large put-up of 5,500 yards will yield
about 1 million stitches.
Of course, there is a difference between
stitch lengths, but you can use the number
of stitches necessary for the design and
the quantity of items needed to calculate
whether a large or small put-up will be
sufficient.
2.Which needle should I use? This
question came in two parts:Which needle
should be used for specialty thread and
which needle works best on structured
caps?
Your thread supplier can recommend
which needle will produce the best results with any of its threads, but here are
some basics: A #65/9 or #75/11 needle
is most compatible with general-purpose,
40-weight embroidery thread. Beyond
that, you may need to change a needle
to have a specialty thread run correctly.


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Impressions - October 2018

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Impressions - October 2018

Impressions - October 2018
Contents
First Impressions
From the Show Director
Overheard
First Look
Scene at ISS
On Design
The New ‘Everyday’ Wear
Breakdown: Digital DTG Printing on Cotton/Modal
Score More with Shipping
The Mixed-Media Advantage
Shop Talk
Embroidery Production
Screen Printing Graphics & Design
Direct-To-Garment
Ad Index/Classifieds
Impressions - October 2018 - Intro
Impressions - October 2018 - CT1
Impressions - October 2018 - CT2
Impressions - October 2018 - Impressions - October 2018
Impressions - October 2018 - Cover2
Impressions - October 2018 - 1
Impressions - October 2018 - Contents
Impressions - October 2018 - 3
Impressions - October 2018 - 4
Impressions - October 2018 - 5
Impressions - October 2018 - First Impressions
Impressions - October 2018 - 7
Impressions - October 2018 - From the Show Director
Impressions - October 2018 - 9
Impressions - October 2018 - Overheard
Impressions - October 2018 - 11
Impressions - October 2018 - 12
Impressions - October 2018 - 13
Impressions - October 2018 - 13a
Impressions - October 2018 - 13b
Impressions - October 2018 - First Look
Impressions - October 2018 - 15
Impressions - October 2018 - Scene at ISS
Impressions - October 2018 - 17
Impressions - October 2018 - On Design
Impressions - October 2018 - 19
Impressions - October 2018 - The New ‘Everyday’ Wear
Impressions - October 2018 - 21
Impressions - October 2018 - 22
Impressions - October 2018 - 23
Impressions - October 2018 - Breakdown: Digital DTG Printing on Cotton/Modal
Impressions - October 2018 - 25
Impressions - October 2018 - Score More with Shipping
Impressions - October 2018 - 27
Impressions - October 2018 - 28
Impressions - October 2018 - 29
Impressions - October 2018 - The Mixed-Media Advantage
Impressions - October 2018 - 31
Impressions - October 2018 - 32
Impressions - October 2018 - 33
Impressions - October 2018 - 34
Impressions - October 2018 - 35
Impressions - October 2018 - Shop Talk
Impressions - October 2018 - 37
Impressions - October 2018 - Embroidery Production
Impressions - October 2018 - 39
Impressions - October 2018 - 40
Impressions - October 2018 - Screen Printing Graphics & Design
Impressions - October 2018 - 42
Impressions - October 2018 - 43
Impressions - October 2018 - Direct-To-Garment
Impressions - October 2018 - 45
Impressions - October 2018 - 46
Impressions - October 2018 - Ad Index/Classifieds
Impressions - October 2018 - 48
Impressions - October 2018 - Cover3
Impressions - October 2018 - Cover4
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https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/impressions/20210809
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/impressions/teamactivewear_2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/impressions/202106
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https://www.nxtbook.com/emerald/impressions/imp_0421_digital
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/202103
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/20210102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/202012
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/dd_fall2020
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nxtbook_bhtest/impwessons
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/20201011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/202009
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/teamactive_2020fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/202008
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https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/202005
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https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/202004
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/202003
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/202002
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/202001
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201912
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/dd_2019
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201909
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/teamactive_2019fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201908
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/20190607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201905
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201904
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201903
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/teamactive_2019spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201902
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201901
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201812
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/dd_2018
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201810
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201809
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/teamspirit_2018fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201808
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201806
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201805
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201804
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201803
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/teamspirit_2018spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201802
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201801
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201712
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201710
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201709
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/teamspirit_2017fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/20170607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201705
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201704
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201703
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/teamspirit_2017spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201702
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201701
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/sportsfanretailer
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201612
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201610
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201609
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201608
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/teamspirit_2016fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/20160607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201605
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201604
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201603
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/teamspirit_2016spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201602
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201601
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/sportsfanretailer_201512
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201512
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/digitaldecorator_2015fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201510
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201509
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201508
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/teamspirit_2015fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/20150607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/digitaldecorator_2015summer
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/sportsfanretailer_201506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201504
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201503
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/teamspirit_2015spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201502
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201501
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/sportsfanretailer_201412
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201412
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201410
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/sportsfanretailer_2014fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201409
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201408
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/teamspirit_2014fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/digitaldecorator_2014summer
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/20140607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/sportsfanretailer_2014spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201404
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201403
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/teamspirit_2014spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/impressions/201402
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201401
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_sportsfanretailer_201312
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201312
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_20131011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201309
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201308
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_teamspirit_2013fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_20130607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201303
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_teamspirit_2013spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201302
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201301
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201212
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_20121011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_teamspirit_2012fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_20120809
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_20120607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201204
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201203
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_teamspirit_2012spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201202
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201201
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_20111011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_20110809
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_teamspirit_2011fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_20110607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201104
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201103
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_teamspirit_2011spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201101
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_sourcebook2010
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_20101112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_20100910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_teamspirit_2010fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_20100708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201004
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_teamspirit_2010winter
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201003
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_201002
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_200909
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_eco_2009fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_teamspirit_2009fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_200910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/impressions_20091112
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