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Thread: Speaking Of Embroidery .......?

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    Senior Member sunni's Avatar
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    I love my machine, but what confuses me is what type of stablizer to use and when to use it?

    tips and suggestions are welcome :)

    robin

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    I use iron on for stretchy things like t shirts and sweatshirts and tear away for every thing else

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    Hopefully, this will be helpful.

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    I like to use the water soluable stabilizer.

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    best book i EVER bought... was Machine Embroidery Essentials by Jeanine Twigg ( ck out amazon.com)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluteddi
    best book i EVER bought... was Machine Embroidery Essentials by Jeanine Twigg ( ck out amazon.com)
    Thanks, looks like a great book. Right now I am watching pennies carefully since being out of work for almost 2 years :( but it will certainly be on my wishlist.
    robin

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    I use the sticky stabilizer. I hoop the stabilizer and then just press the fabric to it, pinning at the edges. That way, there's no hoop marks on the fabric. Sometimes that mark does not go away.

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    I love this website and all of the information there, free projects and tutorials too :D:D:D

    http://www.emblibrary.com

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    Senior Member sunni's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I love this website and all of the information there, free projects and tutorials too :D:D:D

    http://www.emblibrary.com
    I love that site....I have gotten lots of designs and project ideas from them

    robin

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    I use the sticky stabilizer. I hoop the stabilizer and then just press the fabric to it, pinning at the edges. That way, there's no hoop marks on the fabric. Sometimes that mark does not go away.
    That's what I do too, but I've also used used dryer sheets and notebook or computer paper for tearaway. If you need a stronger stabilizer, just add more sheets. I always use water soluable stabilizer on the top of my project too, to keep the stitches from sinking too far into the fabric.

    The sticky and water soluable are expensive, I get it at Joanns when they have it 50% off and I waste as little as possible.

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    I also use muslim that is too thin for quilting.

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