We are re-visiting Magna-Hoops today. Or more specifically, the magnets for Magna Hoops.
Back in August of 2008, I posted an article entitled “What is a Magna Hoop?” and “Is there a Magna-Hoop to fit my Machine?” You can go to the archives to view the entire article.
A simple Magna Hoop definition:
A machine embroidery hoop insert that uses magnets to hold your project in place. It securely holds your fabric, without the risk of hoop burn – great for specialty fabrics like silk, velvet, leather, and other crushable and/or delicate fabrics.
Now, the topic of the magnets themselves:
The original Magna Hoops come with a set of 4 square 2mm magnets.
Jumbo Magna Hoops come with 8 rectangular magnets – 4 bronze colored 4mm magnets and 4 silver colored 6mm magnets.
So, why are there 2mm, 4mm, and 6mm magnets?
Simple, you need different sizes to accommodate different weights of fabric. The small 2mm magnets should work just fine for lightweight fabrics. But try to hoop a towel or sweatshirt, and you are sure to be disappointed or at least frustrated with the results. For heavy weight and high loft projects, you simply need a taller magnet in order to accommodate the thicker fabric.
Can I buy the other size magnets?
Yes, the manufacturer calls them “Replacement Magnets”, presumably because one function of the product is to replace lost magnets.
Item #MAG0010 includes 4 of the 2mm magnets
Item #MAG0020 includes 2 of the medium sized 4mm magnets and 2 of the larger 6mm magnets. (Since there are only 2 of each size, you will want to buy 2 sets.)