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I don't put towels "in" the hoop. I use the sticky stabalizer then stick the towel to that so it's actually on top of the hoop. I also have a babylock ellure plus :) :)
Never hoop the towel itself. You can break the hoop. use a sticky back stabilizer then place the towel then use a wss on top. I just pin the WSS on each corner or hand baste with extra large stitches just to hold it in place.
WSS(sorry I did not clarify) is water soluble stabilizer. There are different thickness. I prefer the sturdy one. Joann's usually carries this and so does hancock fabrics & Hobby Lobby(costs more) . most JoAnns have a Viking dealer inside their store. IF you pretend that you want a machine -DO NOT BUY--) They will be happy to show you anything. After they finish demo always say I'm goin to see what my husband says.or I'll think about it.
I have been getting freebie lessons and help this way.
My Bernina dealer is a lot furhter so I only go about twice a yr.
My email is --email@example.com maybe we can talk more.