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Kimbra8
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Date: 2/9/14 5:00 AM

When you do a Tshirt do you just cut around the outside of the design or try to cut off every last bit of stabilizer? Just needing some expert advise... Thanks

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Date: 2/9/14 7:16 AM

I over trimmed when starting out I think. I added another name to a friend's grandmother shirt way back that came from an expensive commercial embroidery place( this was before everyone in the world had home machines) and was shocked at the big dpsn of heavy cut a way still on the back of the thing though it had softened from laundering it was still too much left. I don't think they had trimmed anything as much as was on the back. After that I still trimmed but didn't kill myself getting into the little spaces. It's probably better not to overtrim. I got in the habit after that experience looking at commercial or purchased embroideries on the back and you find all sorts of things going on. My daughter had a horse shirt done at a large show and it still had the solvy in the open areas on the top side. I am not an expert but have been doing this a long while and have a casual friend who runs a large athletic embroidery business in a store front and she doesn't spend much trimming time either. What ever trimming her people do is fast and furious on the sport shirts, etc. as they do a lot of items in those orders.

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Date: 2/9/14 7:17 AM

meant span of cut a way stabilizer left on back. oops

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Date: 2/9/14 9:24 AM

Just cut neatly as possible, close, but not too close.

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Date: 2/10/14 5:33 AM

Thanks all for your help. I noticed when I washed them they got a lot of puckering and I had to iron the design after washing. I had trimmed every bit I could and thought maybe I needed to leave it and just cut around the outside of the design leaving the middleness alone for more stability. Again thanks bunches....

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Date: 2/10/14 3:19 PM

I use a tearaway stabilizer unless the fabric is thin or sheer. With a tearaway, there is little or no puckering.

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Date: 2/10/14 6:03 PM

I read somewhere to leave about 1/4". That seems to work well for me for cut away stabilizer. For the most part, I try to stay away from tear-away stabilizer unless it's for really small items.

My preferred stabilizer for knits is a polymesh stabilizer applied with temp adhesive spray. It holds the fabric in place while having a soft feel (and it typically doesn't show through from the front like normal cutaway stabilizer.)


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