Asked by: Sandor Gulina
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What is Merrow border?

Last Updated: 10th April, 2020

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A Merrow border is a heavier border which is sewed up and over the exterior edges of your patch. Merrow borders are most generally located on shapes, for example circles, ovals and squares. Merrow borders are implemented after the design is stitched onto your patches.

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Similarly, you may ask, what is a hot cut border?

Merrow borders are most commonly found on shapes such as circles, ovals and squares. Merrow borders are applied after the design is stitched onto your patches. A Hot Cut border is a thinner, flatter border that is cut out using a hot knife that seals the outer edge of your patch, keeping the thread from fraying.

Secondly, how do you finish a patch?

  1. Step 1: Back the Patch With Cotton. So you've already finished the embroidery part.
  2. Step 2: Cut. After you're done sewing the patch to the backing, cut around the stitching.
  3. Step 3: Turn. Turn the patch right-side out now.
  4. Step 4: Buttonhole Stitch.
  5. Step 5: Finished.

Similarly, you may ask, what is a Merrowed edge?

A Merrowed Edge is essentially a sewn border. It is created using an overlock stitch, which yields a uniform edge and prevents fraying. A Hot Cut Edge is die cut.

What does embroidery percentage mean?

Embroidery percentage refers to the percentage of the entire surface of the patch that is covered by embroidery. Our embroidery percentage pricingis based upon three amounts: 50%, 75%, and 100%. 50% embroidery means 50% or less of the surface area of the patch will be embroidered in thread.

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What does a Merrow machine do?

Merrow invented the shell stitch, the crochet stitch, the scalloped edge and the purl stitch. In 2010 our sewing machines and sergers are the most precise (and best looking) in the industry. Our sewing machines are often used for: End-to-End Seaming.

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What is a cut edge patch?

The simplest edge type for an embroidered patch is the cut edge, sometimes referred to as a trimmed, Schiffli or flat edge. The outer border of the design is stitched and the excess base cloth cut away around the outside of the border by hand or machine.

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How do you make a patch with embroidery machine?

Design and Machine-Embroider Iron-On Patches
  1. Step 1: Stuff You Need. - a design.
  2. Step 2: Creating Your Design.
  3. Step 3: Turning Your Design Into Stitches.
  4. Step 4: Editing Your Stitch File.
  5. Step 5: Hoop Your Fabric and Stabilizer.
  6. Step 6: Setup Your Machine to Sew.
  7. Step 7: Processing Your Patches.
  8. Step 8: Hotknifing Your Patches.

Bartolina Reineking

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How big is a patch?

1. Logo Patches: For logo patches, the ideal diameter size is 2.5 to 3.5 inches. But the most frequent size is 3.5 inches. At this size, the elements in the design look big enough to get embroidered.

Viatcheslav Atxurra

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What is Merrow Stitch?

Merrow Decorative Stitching. Decorative Stitching is the art of applying an overlock stitch to products. Merrow invented the overlock stitch more than a century ago and we've spent the last 100 years improving it. Merrow offers more decorative overlock stitches than anyone in the business.

Cary Daugule

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Is a serger the same as an Overlocker?

A serger and an overlocker are different names for the same machine. Americans generally refer to these as sergers, and nearly everyone else refers to them as overlockers. A serger performs an overlocking stitch, which is really more like knitting than sewing.

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How do you finish linen edges?

To clean finish an edge, straight stitch approximately one-eighth inch to one-fourth inch from the edge and then turn the edge under on the stitch line and straight stitch through the two layers. You can also use double-fold bias tape or special seam-finishing tape to enclose the raw edges.

Adela Janetzki

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How do you stop Evenweave from fraying?

Use pinking shears to make a zigzag-cut edge around the embroidery fabric that will resist fraying. Follow the grain of the fabric as you cut or pre-mark straight lines on all of the edges. Some fraying will still occur, but it will be minimized by using this type of scissors known as pinking shears.

Iram Sarazola

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Do iron on patches come off?

To remove iron-on patches, start by placing a clean cloth or piece of wax paper over the patch. Then, press down on the patch with a heated iron for 15 seconds, which will melt the glue. After 15 seconds, remove the iron and peel the patch off.

Ysolina Beech

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Do iron on patches stay on?

Turn the iron to the highest temperature setting and then iron the side of the bag/jacket to make sure it's warm, then place the patch where you want to attach it and over a cloth or a towel (so you don't burn the patch) make a few rounds of ironing the patch on. Ironed on patches usually stays on for about 25 washes.

Maryia Driessen

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How do you apply a patch without an iron?

Even if the patch isn't specifically iron-on, you may still be able to attach it without sewing. You can use fabric glue to attach it to your jacket. Most fabric glue is just a simple application, apply it to the back of the patch then stick it onto the jacket.

Aurelija Nailadi

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How do you sew a patch by hand?

To sew a patch on a uniform by hand, position the patch and hold it in place with pins or fabric tape. Take a threaded needle and poke the needle from the inside of your garment out. Push the needle back through the patch and uniform, about 1/4 inch from the first hole.

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