by kustomkuddle 21 Jan 2018

Question/advice. I have a client that is making this quote into tabletop banners. In making this one, I used three layers of lightweight tear away stabilizer. It came out with just a little puckering but took forever to take the stabilizer out. I thought about polymesh and cut away stabilizer but thought they would be to heavy to leave in for the banner. Any suggestions on what might be easier or work better would be appreciatedI, as I have three more to make. I might even have to make one for myself as I found the quote quite thought provoking. Thanks for your help.

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by mops Moderator 31 Jan 2018

I like starching cotton or use a light iron-on Vilene (the same I use for sewing) and then hoop it with a tear-away.

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by pennyhal2 23 Jan 2018

How about "sticky back vilene?" It feels like paper except it's sticky on one side and washes away. If you are wanting to do a little experimenting, I'd try one layer on the back and just a topper of two layers fo regurlar vilene. While stitch, if you don't feel that that is enough stabilizer, you could slip a tearaway under the hoop and just float it there. You'd have to wash it and the sticky vilene is more expensive than tearaways. Because the tearaway would be under the vilene, when the vilene washes away the tearaway should be easier to remove.

I find that when stitching on light weight fabric I get puckers because the thread tension is so tight that it makes the fabric bunch up. I was scolded for fooling with my new machine's tensions as they are supposed to be "automatic" so I don't do that any more.

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by dragonflyer 22 Jan 2018

You might also try a fusible knit interfacing like what is used to back baby onesies after embroidering to keep the embroidery from scratching the baby's skin...one is called Cloud, but Pellon Easy Knit or their Knit & Stable work well and I get it at JoAnn's with a coupon. It does not show through the fabric, does not really add any weight to the fabric, but stabilizes extremely well and really helps prevent puckers...

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kustomkuddle by kustomkuddle 22 Jan 2018

I think I have something like that from Sulky that I put on the inside of onsies. Thank you.

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 22 Jan 2018

Forgot to add...I use this with a tear away stabilizer or WSS depending upon the application...I have not used with a cut away...never seen the need...

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by jofrog2000 22 Jan 2018

Why don't you try a lightweight fusible interfacing-what we use for interfacing collars and things while sewing. There are super light ones, that will not add weight, but really stabilize.

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kustomkuddle by kustomkuddle 22 Jan 2018

Cuties are so good at helping. I would not have thought to use "sewing" articles for embroidery. Thank you.

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by jenne 22 Jan 2018

I love this quote. where can I find this design?

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kustomkuddle by kustomkuddle 22 Jan 2018

Thank you. It is my own design.

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by mrskiki 22 Jan 2018

I use WSS for almost every project now. I would do 2 layers with your fabric. Hugs. Nan

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kustomkuddle by kustomkuddle 22 Jan 2018

That is something that I had not thought of using. Thank you.

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by cfidl 22 Jan 2018

I guess I would use canvas as the fabric and then not need stabilizer. Maybe...

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sewist1 by sewist1 22 Jan 2018

Agree a firmer fabric would give a better result.

kustomkuddle by kustomkuddle 22 Jan 2018

I might try that with the one I do. The client would like it to be on quilter's cotton to match the other fabric she is going to use. Thank you for the suggestion.

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by toogie 22 Jan 2018

Our peacher/pastor spoke about prayer and being thankful in prayer this morning (Philippians4: 6-7). This was the very thing he asked the congregation.

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toogie by toogie 22 Jan 2018

Oh I forgot about your question. Sorry I can't advise, my experience is always trial and error.

kustomkuddle by kustomkuddle 22 Jan 2018

God works in mysterious ways. This phrase has been randomly popping into my head.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 22 Jan 2018

Just a thought. What about WSS the fabric kind. It will wash out. Hopefully someone else will come up with a better idea.

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kustomkuddle by kustomkuddle 22 Jan 2018

Thank you for the suggestion.

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