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To remove the stabilzer or ot to remove it, that is the question....

To remove the stabilzer or ot to remove it, that is the question....

Old 01-04-2010, 03:10 PM
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Ok, I've made a few embroidery blocks and what a pain in the ever live'n arse it is to remove the stabilizer!!!!!!

1. How many of you just trim the stabilizer away from the main body of the embroidery & leave the rest in?

2. How many of you try to get all the stabilizer out?

3. There's a better way isn't there!?!
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:14 PM
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Water soluble stabilizer.
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:33 PM
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Are you embroidering blocks to use in a quilt? If so, I would use either water soluble or tear away. When using tear away I use tweezers to remove small pieces. Hope this helps
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by eparys
Are you embroidering blocks to use in a quilt? If so, I would use either water soluble or tear away. When using tear away I use tweezers to remove small pieces. Hope this helps
This is a great idea.
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:43 PM
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Wall hangings, I would tear and cut it away and not worry about it so much.
Quilts, It depends on whether it is going to show, get in the way...
Water soluble tear aways are awesome :D:D:D
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:51 PM
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Thanks all. Looks like I bought the wrong roll of stabilizer!!! I bought an industrial roll of tear away... guess I really needed water soluble. What the heck will I use this HUMUNGOUS roll of tear away for lolol
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Originally Posted by thequilteddove
Thanks all. Looks like I bought the wrong roll of stabilizer!!! I bought an industrial roll of tear away... guess I really needed water soluble. What the heck will I use this HUMUNGOUS roll of tear away for lolol
Wrapping paper!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Oh...... you are so funny. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Can anyone give me the brand name of some wash away stabilizers? Preferably fusible too. Thanks.
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I use tear away a lot. If the design is dense I tear away from the edges and the rest remains covered by the design. I have also used Ricky Tims stable stuff, which is a cut away. What stays under the design, when wet, becomes a veryt thin layer of poly that will not change the loft of the batting. If making, for example, a towel, I use wash away under and over the terry cloth to help the threads on the towel lay down and not bounce back to to cover the embroidery design. If you are quilting all the back will be covered never to be seen again.

When embroidering a garment, I tend to use tear away rather than stable stuff and iron fabric with fusible on the back because the back of the embroidery can be scratchy on the skin.
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