December '14

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5 4 | PRINTWEAR D EC E M B E R 20 1 4 HART OF EMBROIDERY | | | | Try spraying adhesive on a scrap of back- ing, and then use an artist's brush to gently apply some to the toilet paper. Topping may help stabilize the paper if you're stitching lettering. Select or pre- pare designs with a lighter density and use only light tacking underlay, sewing at 400 stitches per minute. Remove the tis- sue from the hoop and cut the backing as close to design as possible. Reroll the toilet paper, wrap the gift with netting and rib- to allow the cook to see it, and then added an embroidered Christmas design on top for a festive and useful gift. They thus advertised two skills and the apron as an available sub- strate to clients. Try following up with: "We hoped you liked your apron and will turn to us in the new year for your embroidery and printing needs." Logoed toilet paper is an unusual gift that certainly garners attention. Rarely used, it's a reminder of a person or company with a good sense of humor. Customers purchase it for gag gifts, and Realtors love to stash one in the main bathroom of a newly sold house. How to stitch on toilet paper, you ask? Start with high-quality, single-ply toilet tissue. Using a soft cutaway backing, polymesh, or organza, hoop the second or third square from the end with the backing. Use two sheets of backing if your design is stitch intensive. Place the toilet paper on top of the cutaway and hoop carefully, catching the edge of the paper. Above: An embroidered business card holder is a great on-the-go reminder about the service you provide. (Image courtesy the author) Left: Embroidered toilet paper makes a great gag gift. Realtors also like giving embroidered toilet paper to new homeowners. (Image courtesy the author)

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