I use fusi-knit which has cross stretch but is stable on the lengthwise -- great for edges that need to be stabilized (I use if when I find installing a zipper necessary -- makes putting in an invisible zip a breeze).
I also use a soft all bias tricot from HeatNBond which has the same properties as the one mentioned above (controlled stretch in all directions).
I also use a lightweight fusible woven in areas I may want to have completely stable (removes the stretch of the fabric) -- I use this most often when doing skating and dance shirts that have a traditional shirt design but are made from nylon/spandex -- works great for stable collars and cuffs.
"sewing very slowly to fill an empty closet"
2014 Stash Tally: 106.625 yds out/145.125 yds in (net +38.5 yds)
2015 Stash Busting:
55.75 yds sewn (as of 07/26/15)
24.375 yds purchased (as of 07/26/15)
Texas USA Member since 4/1/08 Posts: 6696 Skill: Intermediate
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Date: 3/29/14 4:09 PM
Fashion Sewing Supply.......me too. Ordered enough, along with the sample pack and some elastic, to utilize free shipping to reduce the price. A solid investment - perhaps a friend or two would share an order with you. The quality is beyond noticeable. It is like the difference between cooking with a crummy beat up pan and a quality piece if cookware.
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CdnSkier Illinois USA Member since 3/18/09 Posts: 323 Skill: Intermediate Body Type:
Date: 3/31/14 0:42 AM
A third vote for Fashion Sewing Supply. You can't imagine the different in the quality until you see/feel/use it.
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