SWAK 101: Cleaning Your Hoop! *CONTEST FINALS!*

by Kris on September 22, 2009

You’ve answered the call.

You helped me in my plight. I feel better now. I am not alone.

The “icky hoop” pictures have been streaming in across the globe! What a fun week I’ve had in reading your emails and seeing your pictures! Thank you for joining in on the fun!


And it’s just not over yet!

Dozens and dozens of pictures came in. I had to narrow it down to 6. And now I need YOUR help, because I just can’t decide. So in the spirit of the recent Emmy’s, I just can’t wait to say, “And the nominees for “Ickiest Hoop” are….”


We’ve also had some FABULOUS tried and true tips for cleaning hoops come in as well! You’ll want to check out the article in the sWAK 101 section of our site to find this GOLDMINE of great information from YOU- our customers!

SWAK 101: Clean Hoop Tips From Our Readers

OH! And the winner of the CLEANEST hoop (we can’t forget you!) is…Josie F.! We’ll email you with your gift certificate to www.SWAKembroidery.com. Congratulations!

Don’t forget to vote for the ICKIEST one! This is serious business folks! ;)


1 Alison 09.23.09 at 8:50 am

Um, and I thought my hoop was bad. Nothing in comparison…those are impressive…sick and wrong, but impressive nonetheless!

2 Lou 09.23.09 at 9:08 am

Would you guys make a list of tips for embroidery? I just started a couple of months ago, and I have some questions:
How do you keep your fabric applique all smooth when you machine applique? Mine tends to bunch in places..
What is the secret to monogramming and embroidering on tshirts? The fabric on my appliques look like they’re being cut near the edge, and it just doesn’t look smooth.

Any secret tips and hints??

3 admin 09.23.09 at 10:01 am

Hi Lou!

Those are some great questions! Both of those have answers found in the SWAK 101 section of our site. Just go to SWAKembroidery.com homepage and you’ll see a tab at the top of the page that reads, “SWAK101.”

I hope that helps!


4 Courtney @ Sister To Sister 09.23.09 at 1:31 pm

I voted…And I thought mine was pretty bad! :)

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