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Thread: Enbroidery help ??

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    Enbroidery help ??

    I am fairly new to the use of my embroidery machine. I have tried doing some work on T-shirts and was wondering what is recommended for stabilizer so they don't stretch? Thanks for your input!

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    probably a light weight iron on that is also soft would be the best.
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    Go to this website and download a booklet for stabilizer. http://www.rnkdistributing.com/pdf-f...Stabilizer.pdf

    It's great. For T-Shirts you use a mesh tear away. It is very soft against the skin you can also use a water soluable on the top to keep the threads stable. You also don't want designs with a high density count if possible. I take mine into my 5D Pro software and remove any unnessasary stitches to lower the density and add trim commands for the jump stitches. If you go to emblibrary.com you can check out there projects and also they have tutorials on how to emboridery on everything from t-shirts to balsa wood. When ever I go to any sites I check these things out to see what they say. Also, do a search on Floriani and John Deer classes to see when they might come to your area. Both are low cost and you can learn alot and get some great deals. Good luck.
    Judy

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    I always use a mesh cutaway with anything that is stretchy.

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    On t-shirts, I like to use an iron on mesh on the back. Then it stays in place while getting the hoop in just the correct place. On anything knit (or towels) I use a water soluble topper. That keeps the stitches from sinking into the fabric.
    Jean in MI

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