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embroidery tear-away stabalizer (Tip/Technique)
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Posted on: 3/7/04 11:46 AM
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I found this tip on another web site awhile back and have used it ever since saving alot of money. Instead of using the expensive tear-aware stabalizer sold in all stores, use unused coffee filters pressed open. They are very cheap, you can use spray adhesive on them, and they tear away quite well in dense areas and being careful not to rip stitches, pull away in lightly embroidered areas.
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Mollykat said...
Great idea!
3/8/04 9:16 AM
LSBCATS3 said...
I like this idea. It is a cheap alternative and something always around the house in case of midnight urge to embroider something.
3/8/04 11:29 AM
vita said...
Fantastic!
3/8/04 11:37 PM
Stefstuff said...
This sounds like a great idea! I am going to the warehouse club to get the industrial size this weekend so I can try it out on the bigger hoop! Thanks for sharing!!!
3/9/04 7:42 AM
victoriaj said...
When exactly do you use a stablalizer?
3/11/04 1:30 PM
robinann said...
hi victoriaj, i use stabalizer when i am embroidering or doing any decorative stitches on the sewing machine, it keeps the fabric you are sewing on from puckering and pulling down into the bobbin compartment. if the project is very dense on lightweight fabric, i use several layers of coffee filters. it works wonderfully.
3/12/04 8:01 AM
Carolny said...
I tried this technique and it was very very helpful. I have been trying to reduce the thickness of my embroidery so that they are useable on clothes and are not like patches. This does the trick.
3/17/04 4:42 PM
Ellabell said...
Thanks for the tip on the coffee filters, I bought some at costco and now have enough tear away for years to come.
10/8/04 9:39 AM
susie k said...
I have also used parchment paper, this works quite well too.
1/15/11 0:07 AM

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