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Thread: Which stabilizer to use

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    Which stabilizer to use

    Which stabilizer would you recommend I use to embroider a 12000 stitch design on a medium wt tee shirt? I would like the final design to drape as nicely as possible. I am planning to embroider on a skirted tee, sort of a tunic. Thanks

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    What size is the design? Are you doing 12000 stitches on a design that is small or a bigger size? If it's a small size it's possible that the fabric just won't take the design.

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    I did a test on an old tee shirt using medium wt cutaway and it stitched out nicely but a bit stiffer thanks I would like. The design measures about 4 x7. I am hoping to use a softer stabilizer.

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    I would use a cut away and hoop the item. Add a layer of water solvable topping and then stitch out the design. The WSS topping prevents the stitches from sinking into the material.

    when finished cut the cut away from the back. Leave about 1/2 inch. Iron a thin fusible like no show mesh or sheer magic over the stitched design ( on the back).

    It will keep the threads from being scratchy.

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    Thanks Rhonda. I actually have some of that one hand Think I will do another test on an old tee shirt.

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    Two concepts from our LQS that I will share with you.

    First one is fuse if you can fuse. Second one is if you wear it, don't tear it (meaning tear-away stabilizer).

    More tips here.

    https://rnk-floriani.com/stabilizing-solutions.php

    Free workbooks and guide here.

    https://rnk-floriani.com/workbooks-guides.php

    Good luck!

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    Thanks again, Rhonda, for all the information and links. Lots to read there.

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