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MsMargaret
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Date: 10/11/12 10:53 AM

I have a design I want to embroider and then frame. I wonder what is a good fabric, in white, that is readily available for this purpose. I was thinking felt because I can't really get good cotton in my area. I only have JoAnns and hobby stores in easy reach.

I think I used backing wrong. I meant a top fabric to sew the design on not the stabilizing fabric; for stabilizing I thought to use a cutaway that would not be cutaway.
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Date: 10/11/12 11:23 AM

For designs I'm framing I use white or beige canvas.
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Date: 10/11/12 2:57 PM

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For designs I'm framing I use white or beige canvas


What weight, please? I always think of canvas as being very heavy.
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Date: 10/11/12 3:28 PM

Not sure what you mean by weight. Just the canvas they sell at Joanns. Not like sail weight. I like it cos it's firm for dense designs and for a framing isn't going to be washed. Also don't wash it before use or you will have a wrinkled mess. The heavier the cloth you embroider on the less chance of wrinkling around the designs which of course is rather noticable.

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Date: 10/14/12 11:18 AM

I always use felt.

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Date: 10/14/12 11:48 AM

I bought a few yards of JoAnn's poly/cotton Target bottomweight. Next time I go I will buy some felt and then I can do a compare. I haven't tried embroidery in a long time and much of my knowledge is outdated and new products have appeared.

Thanks to all for the help.

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