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Thread: Freezer Paper as Stabilizer?

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    I read a reference to using freezer paper as a stabilizer for embroidery. Has anyone used it for this purpose? If so, does it work as well as tear away stabilizer?

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    If your design is densely stitched, wouldn't it come apart, from all of the perforations? Even very sturdy card stocks don't do well with those types of designs.
    You could try it on a piece and see how it works. :D:D:D

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    I have tried the sticky glad wrap. To me that works fine.

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    I heavily starch my background fabrics for machine applique, and they don't require any additional stabilizer. This might work for embroidery also.

    To do this I Sta-Flo liquid laundry starch 1:1 with water, "paint" this mixture onto the yardage until it is saturated, throw the yardage in the dryer, and then iron with steam before cutting. The fabric comes out about as stiff as a thin sheet of cardstock.

    I have satin-stitched around small appliques with no problems, no tunneling, etc., and the starch washes out later.

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    I like that starch idea, all that stabilizer gets $$$$

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    Freezer paper wont stick under the heavy embroidery and will not come out once it is heavily stitched over. Probably not the best use for it.

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    Thanks ladies! This is why this board is so great!

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    When my daughter was in college, I made tshirts for her with her Greek sorority letters on them. These were letters that I cut out, attached down like we do for applique (may have used something like Wonder Under), and then satin stitched around them. I used freezer paper on the underside and sometimes regular notebook paper. Worked for me.

    I probably would not try to use this in my machine embrodiery hoop, but it worked well for the tshirts.

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