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    Old 11-30-2010, 06:22 AM
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    My husband bought me a Brother SE400 embroidery machine. It mentions using stabilizer but not what kind on what material.

    Would someone be willing to discuss this with me? I want to embroider names on some stretchy tutu tops for my grand daughters.

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    Wanted to add that I am researching stabilizers but I want to know what works best for you.

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    Old 11-30-2010, 06:26 AM
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    I would use a cut away stabilizer on the bottom, and a washaway stabilizer (AquaMagic). Both of these should be available in the same section as the interfacings at fabric shops.
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    Old 11-30-2010, 08:06 AM
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    Originally Posted by SuzanneTx
    My husband bought me a Brother SE400 embroidery machine. It mentions using stabilizer but not what kind on what material.

    Would someone be willing to discuss this with me? I want to embroider names on some stretchy tutu tops for my grand daughters.

    Thanks!
    Suzanne

    Wanted to add that I am researching stabilizers but I want to know what works best for you.

    Suzanne
    do not try to hoop stretchy fabric, it will distort the design. use a sticky stabilizer, just hoop the stabilizer and stick the fabric to it.
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    Old 11-30-2010, 08:19 AM
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    Maybe this attachment will help.
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    Old 11-30-2010, 10:44 AM
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    Thank you Lanny, This has helped me :XD: :thumbup:
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    Old 11-30-2010, 11:27 AM
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    http://www.emblibrary.com/el/elproje...px?page=PR1153

    Try this, lots of info.
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    Old 11-30-2010, 12:17 PM
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    Thank you for sharing this document with us!!
    Great information :D:D:D
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    Old 11-30-2010, 04:46 PM
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    Thanks for both the download and the link!
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    Old 11-30-2010, 04:57 PM
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    Most of us who emb. find what works for us by trial and error. I dont like the sticky stabilizer so I spray my tear away with Kk2000.Buy a few t shirts at Goodwill or use your old ones and practice on. I also suggest you try your design on scraps before you put it on something good.
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    Old 11-30-2010, 05:34 PM
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    Here are two links as well for stabilizers

    http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/...of-stabilizers

    http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us/me...r_Know_How.pdf

    For stretchy fabrics, I would use a medium-weight, cutaway stabilizer behind the design. There are several brands of fusible (iron-on) cutaway stabilizers that work well for knits. Inspira has a nice selection (second link) - my favorite is Inspira Stitch Point Cutaway.
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