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    Old 12-06-2018, 07:28 AM
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    I'm taking a day long class tomorrow that is all about stabilizers and proper hooping based on fabric and design used.

    Since I'm a newbie, I'm sure I'll learn a lot!
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    Old 01-27-2019, 05:26 PM
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    I don't line up center lines with hoop, certain hoops have their grids offset so you need to use the grid that came with hoop unless trimming down the project
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    Old 01-27-2019, 05:28 PM
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    Clover double stick tape, hoop grip, and pretension hoops. Use those grids when necessary and never skimp on stabilizer
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    Old 01-28-2019, 08:02 AM
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    I've started using a product called Terial Magic and it stiffens the fabric more than starch. It has helped lots when I do a dense design.
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    Being a little stingy, the large pieces of stabilizer that get trimmed off the corners of projects really bothered me. I now keep them in a box near my machine and float them under a project when only a small area needs that little bit extra stabilizer or when i need small pieces for under fancy sewing stitches.
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    Old 01-30-2019, 10:28 AM
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    Originally Posted by coffeecozy
    Being a little stingy, the large pieces of stabilizer that get trimmed off the corners of projects really bothered me. I now keep them in a box near my machine and float them under a project when only a small area needs that little bit extra stabilizer or when i need small pieces for under fancy sewing stitches.
    I'm stingy too, lol. I will zigzag pieces of cut away stabilizer together to make a new piece.

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    Old 01-30-2019, 10:34 AM
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    I've been sewing together stabilzer for my latest project. Since I'm doing a series of 9" blocks and need about 12x14 to fit the hoop, I did the first one and then tore away the center. T hen trimmed up the edges and am using that as a "frame" for the rest. that way I can use my narrower stabilizer roll. I use a long running stitch and the remove it.

    So far it's working quite well. I trying to stitch in different spots on the overlap, we'll see how many I can get before I feel the integrity of the "frame" is compromised. I'm going to try water soluble stabilizer, and for sure I'll use the outer frame of regular tear away as it's much cheaper.
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    Old 01-31-2019, 09:50 AM
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    Cathy I do the same thing. I sometimes use muslin to make a reusable frame. Also, on my rectangle shaped hoops, I have frames made of rubber shelf liner that holds the stabilizer tighter on the long sides of the hoop.

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