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    Need some feedback

    Hello! I have been so busy learning to quilt the last year or so that I havenít done any embroidery and Iím finding Iíve forgotten how to do things! I made this tonight and it puckered Iím not sure what I should try differently for making quilt blocks. I hooped tear away and the fabric together and now am remembering a more fabric like stabilizer for quilt blocks maybe? W
    how do you guys make quilt blocks?

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    In don't do machine embroidery, but I think that slight amount of puckering would be absorbed in the quilting.
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    My suggestion would be to use a bit heavier cut away stabilizer but I also agree that quilting will make that puckering disappear. What a nice Independence Day bear!

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    How many stitches in the little bear? He is adorable. You can add a layer of fusible stabilizer to the back ground fabric. The fabric choice looks light weight and sheer. There are products from pellon, Floriani or Jenny Haskins.

    https://www.rnkdistributing.com/reso...Stabilizer.pdf (Products on Pages 19-20).

    I use a fusible on most of my EMB machine applique projects too. It stabilizes the applique piece of fabric, helps prevent fraying, and the pull from satin stitches too.

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    I iron Shape Flex to the wrong side of my fabric before embroidering. Just doing that cures a lot of problems.

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    i agree with Rhonda K.
    use a piece of fusible/sticky stabilizer that's a few inches larger than the embroidered area will be.
    select one that's clear so you don't have to worry whether it will show through.

    whether or not quilting will disguise any remaining pucker will depend on how closely you apply the quilting.
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    Love the bear! I agree. I think the quilting will take away any puckering. Sometimes I use 2 layers of stabilizer.

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    Is this the stuff? https://www.embroideryonline.com/pro...se-and-fleece/

    Quote Originally Posted by Cari-in-Oly View Post
    I'm not a big fan of tear away stabilizer. For a quilt block applique I would use the OESD fusible fleece on the back of the block. It's super thin, the thinnest fusible fleece I've ever seen. It makes a great stabilizer for quilt blocks because it works well to keep a design from puckering but doesn't add hardly any weight to the quilt and the quilt will still be soft and cuddly, the blocks won't be stiff.

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    Tear away is not the best for cotton as cotton stretches and tear away is not stable enough. You need a cutaway to reduce puckering, but dense designs are not a good choice for quilt cotton either
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    I like to use a product called no show fusible for quilt blocks, you and leave it in the quilt blocks. Also you can float a piece of tear a way stabiliser under the design.
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