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trick to tear away "tear away"?

Old 07-15-2012, 12:54 PM
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I just finished some applique and used tear away stabalizer. any tricks to get rid of it? if I miss some bits will they ball up inside my project after washing? The appliques are on muslin, so it is a light colored fabric
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:13 PM
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Tweezers are good to have. I use the fine point ones. I also use a smaller stitch, 2.0 instead of 2.5; did you know there is a wash-away stabilizer?
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:18 PM
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Tweezers are a good thing to have! Also, you can wet the stabilizer along the embroidery lines using a Qtip or small paint brush. This will help soften it so it doesn't distort as much when pulling it off.
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:17 PM
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using a shorter than normal stitch length makes removal easier- place a finger over the end of the stitches & tear the paper away- small bits will disolve- disappear when the quilt is laundered- you can run a finger nail over the seams & remove most of the bits left- but as long as you are not leaving behind large pieces of paper it will go away. i generally use 16-18 stitches to the inch when using a tear away- and secure the ends of the stitching -with a reverse stitch or (fix stitch) so tearing the paper away doesn't pull out any stitches.
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