by pennyhal2 24 Jun 2016

Does anyone have a website where they list the different weights of stabilizers by mfgs? I look at the stabilizers and I have no way of knowing just how thick they are. LIke is a heavy weight the same thickness no matter what brand?

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by jofrog2000 26 Jun 2016

Here is a page of information on stabilizers that might give you some insight on which to choose and when.
Jo

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 27 Jun 2016

Thanks for the link! Great info there.

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by graceandham 25 Jun 2016

Weight is not the total answer in terms of successful hooping. If something is "touchy" or dense to stitch out, that's when I pay the extra for the Floriani tearaway, which has more than paper in it - it includes fibers which really help hold the design! Of course, you pay for quality!

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 26 Jun 2016

I'm beginning to be more intuitive in selecting the stabilizer for a design/fabric. Right now I have to buy a roll to find out just how it performs. If I don't like it, it sits on a shelf.

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by dragonflyer 25 Jun 2016

I doubt it...I do not think there are "standards" for stabilizers...not all medium or light or heavy stabilizers by different manufacturers have the same weight...I do think that most list a gram/ounce weight so you can compare that manufacturer to manufacturer...wish they were standardized...it would make things a bit easier when ordering...all mediums are not created equal...same said for light and heavy...it's a crap shoot! I do try to pick up samples at shows when they are available so I have them to compare....

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 26 Jun 2016

Thanks! That's good info for me. Maybe the best thing is to find a stabilizer that I really like and if I need heavier, just add another sheet.

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by pennyhal2 25 Jun 2016

I think another way of saying this question is how do you know if a medium weight tearaway in...let's say... Floriani as in OESD? It would be handy to have a chart. The packages I have really don't say anything other than Med. or Light/heavy. Is heavy the same in all mfgs?

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by icana 25 Jun 2016

www.allstitch.net will send you a free sampler pack. Everything I have bought from them has been excellent.

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by parkermom 24 Jun 2016

that's a great question. Wish I knew the answer

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by bevintex edited 24 Jun 2016

longcreek mills will send you a sampler pack for $3.00









15 samples of our most




popular selling stabilizers.









Light, medium, heavy




tearaway - Heavy soft




tearaway - Tear & Wash -




Medium, Heavy, NoShow &




Fusible NoShow Cutaway,




WSS topping, Hydro-Stick




Tearaway, PeelandStick,




Fuse and Tear, Sew and




Wash, Fuse and Stick. 7.5x7.5 squares

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pacmp by pacmp 25 Jun 2016

Thank You, looks like a good sized sampler pack that would be great so you could also compare them to the brands each of us may generally use and for just $3 very reasonable. Pam

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by mops Moderator 24 Jun 2016

Mine came with a mention of the thichness, 15 micron the thin topping, 30 micron the intermediate and the 60 micron one for FSL. Got rolls when I bought my 4-needle Melco at an embroidery shop that also import and distributes the Bravo multineedle machines.

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by 02kar Moderator 24 Jun 2016

I doubt that all the different brands agree to a universal standard. I know at Allstitch you can get a sample pack and make a judgement of what you need from that. Perhaps other websites also offer a sample pack. It can't hurt to try. Best wishes on your search.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 24 Jun 2016

I can not find a thing. Maybe someone else will be more sucessful

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