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arrow_circle_down Free In the hoop Swirly Block

Free In the hoop Swirly Block

Background quilting has always been admired for its visual appeal, but did you know it also serves a purpose in minimizing the frustrating issue of puckering that can occur when using fill stitch designs.   

While there are steps, we take as digitisers to reduce the effects of the push and pull of the embroidery stitches, you cannot always ignore the pure physics of ‘filling’ a piece of fabric with a large number of embroidery stitches.

Using the correct stabilizer and employing correct hooping methods to ensure there is no movement within your embroidery hoop, is the most important step in reducing puckering. 

Another is adding a basting stitch.  Click here to read and download a free Basting stitch

Another tool if you are making a Quilt, is to add a thin layer of batting between your stabiliser and fabric and stitch a background quilting design.  You can make an In the hoop Block!!

Download this Free Swirly Block, that you can stitch before any embroidery design of your choice

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Free Swirly In the hoop Blocks - 800

Hoop Size Model Type Year


We use hoop size descriptions in line with usual industry terms.  If you are unsure if your hoop is big enough for a design, please check the size in mm, or click here for a list of common Embroidery Hoop Sizes

 4x4 inch - 100 x 100 mm 

5x7 inch - 130 x 180 mm 

6x10 inch - 160 x 260 mm 

8x8 inch  - 200 x 200 mm

8x10 inch - 200 x 260 mm