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Thread: stablizer for embroidery machine

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    Super Member emt2004's Avatar
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    what type of stablizer can I use for cotton fabric? I noticed they have light, medium, and heavy. Is there anything I can use. I do have some interfacing, would that work? Thank you for your help,Michele

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    It depends on what you are embroidering, like a redwork design, or a heavy stitched one.

    Check out emblibrary, there is a LOT of info there on stabilizers :wink: :D:D:D

    http://www.emblibrary.com check out the tutorial and project pages

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    I"m still learning... but depending on how solid the emb design is, to what I actually use for stabilizer..
    I recently found a huge roll of " fabric/stablizer" at Goodwill. It was actually a isle runner, the stuff us see for weddings.. but it looks just like light wt stablizer... finished projects has laundered well too.!

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    depends on how dense your embroidery is and how light weight your fabric is

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    Joann's has Pellon stitch and tear medium weight and I use that for just about everything. Best of all, I wait until it is 50% off (when the interfacing is on sale), buy the whole bolt, and have DH "saw" it in half and roll it on a paper towel roll. Per yard it is the best deal.

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    Depending on how large of an embroidery you are doing there are different less expensive things you can use as stablizer. Used dryer sheets work well for small stuff, I also use freezer paper alot. I actually wnet out for the first time ever today and bought 'real' stablizer because there is a large peice I would like to do and the freezer paper won't do for that one.

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