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Thread: Stabilizer for Embroidery Machines

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    My husband bought me a Brother SE400 embroidery machine. It mentions using stabilizer but not what kind on what material.

    Would someone be willing to discuss this with me? I want to embroider names on some stretchy tutu tops for my grand daughters.

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    Suzanne

    Wanted to add that I am researching stabilizers but I want to know what works best for you.

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    I would use a cut away stabilizer on the bottom, and a washaway stabilizer (AquaMagic). Both of these should be available in the same section as the interfacings at fabric shops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzanneTx
    My husband bought me a Brother SE400 embroidery machine. It mentions using stabilizer but not what kind on what material.

    Would someone be willing to discuss this with me? I want to embroider names on some stretchy tutu tops for my grand daughters.

    Thanks!
    Suzanne

    Wanted to add that I am researching stabilizers but I want to know what works best for you.

    Suzanne
    do not try to hoop stretchy fabric, it will distort the design. use a sticky stabilizer, just hoop the stabilizer and stick the fabric to it.

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    Maybe this attachment will help.
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    Thank you Lanny, This has helped me :XD: :thumbup:

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    Thank you for sharing this document with us!!
    Great information :D:D:D

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    Thanks for both the download and the link!

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    Most of us who emb. find what works for us by trial and error. I dont like the sticky stabilizer so I spray my tear away with Kk2000.Buy a few t shirts at Goodwill or use your old ones and practice on. I also suggest you try your design on scraps before you put it on something good.

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    Here are two links as well for stabilizers

    http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/...of-stabilizers

    http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us/me...r_Know_How.pdf

    For stretchy fabrics, I would use a medium-weight, cutaway stabilizer behind the design. There are several brands of fusible (iron-on) cutaway stabilizers that work well for knits. Inspira has a nice selection (second link) - my favorite is Inspira Stitch Point Cutaway.

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