by anitas1403 06 Apr 2017

I am wondering what others use as stablizers when embroidery on the cotton dishtowels.. Cut away or tearaway,self stick or what. and then if tear-away do U pull out everything that is left around the stitching or leave it?

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by stock 07 Apr 2017

I always pit the t.towel in the hoop, sliding tearaway under, and always line the back with cotton square and a frame at the front, or if applique cotton under with final stitches...wendy

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by stock 07 Apr 2017

I always pit the t.towel in the hoop, sliding tearaway under, and always line the back with cotton square and a frame at the front, or if applique cotton under with final stitches...wendy

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by katydid 06 Apr 2017

I use the wash away -tear away from TheEmbroideryStore.com . It looks like regular tear away but washes out except under the stitches. I have been using this for almost 10 years and is my favorite. I don't even tear it away just treat it like cut away knowing that it will wash-away. Kay

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parkermom by parkermom 06 Apr 2017

Thanks for that site info. I haven't been using tear away enough to be comfortable. I'll have to try this kind.

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by vickiannette 06 Apr 2017

I used a bit of tear-away last time, but the design was a 'quick-stitch' type. Worked okay, but still left a few bits on the back [was for me, so didn't matter really] May use Wash-away if to give or sell.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 06 Apr 2017

I have used tear away with the regular cotton towels. The terry towels one I will add WSS as a topper to stop the stitches from being buried in the fabric. I will try to remove as much as possible of the tear away.

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noah by noah 06 Apr 2017

I do the same ok

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by pennyhal2 06 Apr 2017

A lot depends on the type of towel it is. If I'm doing a drying towel like a flour sack on that is thin, I put vilene (a wash away that you can buy in rolls too) stabilizer on bottom and top...and I use a design that isn't dense at all like redwork. If towels are thinker, I use a tearaway on bottom and vilene on top. The vilene helps keep the towels top flat.

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by graceandham 06 Apr 2017

I use tearaway and tear away the edges. If there are large bits of tearaway left in the interiors of the design, I might go after some of those with my scissors. Whatever I have to do for the neatest result. I know it will wash out later, but my giftees or customers might not be confident about that!

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by sewmom 06 Apr 2017

On the back I use tear away or the fabric type of wash away. It depends on the design and how easy it would be to remove the tear away. Always put the wash away on top too.

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