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embroided butterflys too limp
col47
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Date: 9/10/12 10:18 PM

I embroider 2 butterflys for my first pillow I have made. I used a white felt but the butterflys are too limply. What can I use to make them stiffer?. By the way, the pillow came out great.

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Date: 9/10/12 11:38 PM

What kind of stabilizer did you use?

col47
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Date: 9/11/12 0:03 AM

Did not use a stabilizer. The felt is heavy enoght

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Date: 9/11/12 3:30 AM

If they are too limp, then I guess the felt isn't heavy enough on it's own. Try embroidering the butterflies with some interfacing on the back. Maybe that will work better.

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Date: 9/11/12 7:37 PM

I would use a medium cut-away stabilizer on the back, and a solvy on top so your stitches don't get lost in the felt.

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