Mylar embroidery

Old 10-06-2011, 12:08 PM
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I seen pictures posted of some mylar embroidery
and there are a few questions I would like to ask.

1) how hard is doing the mylar embroidery?
(read over the direction on emb.library, but still not sure about it)

2) where do you get all the different colors of mylar?

3) other than emb. library do you get your designs from any
other websites?

4) have you ever used metallic thread in the mylar designs?
does is work or not?

Those are all the question I an think of at the moment.

Thanks in advance for any and all information you can give me.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:36 PM
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Check out Hatched in Afric's website. They are doing designs for mylar embroidery.

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Old 10-06-2011, 01:31 PM
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WOW I have not been to the "secrets of embroidery"
website in AGES!!

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Originally Posted by Quilty-Louise
I seen pictures posted of some mylar embroidery
and there are a few questions I would like to ask.

1) how hard is doing the mylar embroidery?
(read over the direction on emb.library, but still not sure about it)

2) where do you get all the different colors of mylar?

3) other than emb. library do you get your designs from any
other websites?

4) have you ever used metallic thread in the mylar designs?
does is work or not?

Those are all the question I an think of at the moment.

Thanks in advance for any and all information you can give me.


It is not hard to do the mylar embroidery. i did get my patterns form embroidery library.

you can get mylar from the dollar store in the gift wrap section.

i have not used metallic thread , but i think you could, becuase they sew out just like any other design.

i change the way i sewed mine out. i did not cut my mylar in the shape of the design, i just cut a square that is a little biger than the design and it worked great. to heck with all that extra cutting. than i cut it off when done.
hope this heps u
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:43 AM
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The mylar for gift wrap is not wasable.
There is one for embroidery that is wasable for quilts.
Where do you buy this?
Thanks Gale
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:09 PM
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I tried to do some mylar embroidery today, needless
to say I guess I did something wrong or used the wrong
stabilizer.

I use a tear away, but when it was time to change the
thread it had so many "holes" that it would not stitch
out the second color, much less the third color.

Maybe I just need to play around some more and try
to find something that works for me.

First attempt at mylar
attachment-267890.jpe

close up showing seperation in stabilizer
attachment-267891.jpe
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Old 10-08-2011, 02:01 PM
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Thanks for showing yours.
Good try. Just nead advice how to tweak which I don`t have.
Did you use the gift ware mylar?
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by grma33
Thanks for showing yours.
Good try. Just nead advice how to tweak which I don`t have.
Did you use the gift ware mylar?
Gale
No I bought a mylar balloon (unfilled) and tried that. I think
that part of my biggest problem was using tear away stabilizer
but not sure what else to try other than a medium/heavy cut
away, but I HATE working with the cut away stuff.
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You might try WSS and soak the design when ready. I never did mylar though but I guess I would try it this way. I hate the cut away stuff too!
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My neighbor tried Mylar and she washed what ever she made i don't remember what.I can't find mylar anywhere.Connie in CO
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