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Old 03-27-2019, 11:56 AM
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I am using Pellon EZ Steam for raw edge appliqué (cotton to cotton). Do I have to use stabilizer when appliquéing to the main fabric. Thanks
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Old 03-27-2019, 01:57 PM
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Where are you planning to add the stabilizer? Behind the main fabric? What type of stitch are you planning to use on the applique pieces?

I am making a small wall hanging and did not add stabilizer. I used a small zig zag stitch instead of satin or blanket stitches.
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Old 03-27-2019, 02:29 PM
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Where are you planning to add the stabilizer? Behind the main fabric? What type of stitch are you planning to use on the applique pieces?

I am making a small wall hanging and did not add stabilizer. I used a small zig zag stitch instead of satin or blanket stitches.
I thought no stabilizer since it was not a big deal with zigzag but someone said you should always use a stabilizer. I thought i didn’t need one but figured I wold ask!LOL
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Old 03-28-2019, 02:11 AM
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I have found that I always need stabilizer, particularly with the zigzag stitch.
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Old 03-28-2019, 04:26 AM
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I use wonder under or steam n seam and don't use stabilizer...sturdy enough to stitch around with each of those. I use diff stitches...blanket or one of my decorative stitches from my sewing machine.
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Old 03-29-2019, 05:32 AM
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When I was making the Affairs of the Heart quilt, I experimented doing them with and without stabilizer, and liked doing it with stabilizer so much better - but that has a lot of tight curves and I was doing satin stitching. I do find that with stabilizer underneath, I can get smoother curves as it helps to reduce the traction of the feeddogs.


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This is a great question. I didn’t on my first project. But now I’m ready to do something larger and with many tight corners and curves, I like the idea of adding stabilizer. Thanks!
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I think stabilizer helps keep everything smooth. I like using it.
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Old 03-31-2019, 10:55 AM
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Thanks for the advice. I tried both on scraps and felt the stabilizer was better.
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