Old 02-16-2019, 10:02 AM
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I've seen where you can buy mylar for embroidery at the dollar tree store, but, what do you look for exactly or where else do you buy it?
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Old 02-16-2019, 10:55 AM
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I have never found mylar any place but on-line. My quilt/Bernina shop did order some for me but they do not keep it in stock.
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Old 02-16-2019, 12:19 PM
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isn't mylar what the birthday/celebration balloons are made of?
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:02 PM
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I bought Mylar from Heirlooms By Sharon. The website is and I heard about the company from the Charming Station website. Their website is and they have many embroidery designs using/featuring Mylar.
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Old 02-16-2019, 07:46 PM
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Thanks for the post. I have seen a few projects made with it but haven't done any yet. Nice to see a resource posted.
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I’ve used the balloons from the dollar store. I’ve never ordered it from a supplier specifically for use in embroidery but I wonder if that Mylar might be thicker/sturdier?
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Thanks for the sites.
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Old 02-17-2019, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
isn't mylar what the birthday/celebration balloons are made of?
yes it is. There is also something called Angelina Hair, you can get it in fibers or sheets. I like the fibers, you can mix them, then iron them into a sheet and have any color that you want. They work the same as mylar.
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:36 AM
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mylar is also sold as wrapping paper.
gift baskets are often wrapped in it.
i bought some at joann's.
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