by cantab 8d ago

Does anyone use coffee filters as backing on your embroidery ??

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by lidiad 3d ago

Somebody asked the same question many years ago and the majority of the answers were negative: Better not, as coffee filters are not made to be used for embroidery. I'm using water-soluble Vilene and the result is always great. They are selling it in rolls or by the metre (or yard, depends where you live).
Hugs, Lidia

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by sharonleekesner 7d ago

I did try it a long time ago and also one time when I ran out of stabilizer. It did work but kind of linty and not made for that and I think in the long run it would be much more expensive. I send for my on a big roll now.

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by dragonflyer 7d ago

Are they even large enough to hoop??

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cantab by cantab 7d ago

YES I HAVE SOME BIG ONES THEY ARE ABOUT 12 INCHES AROUND

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by asterixsew Moderator 7d ago

No sorry but as I don't use coffee filters I haven't got any in the house. I have used weed suppressant though very successfully

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by gerryvb 7d ago

no I never tried, and probably will never do....

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by AuntAnnie 7d ago

Maybe in an emergency, but overall I agree with mrskiki. We spend lots of money on our machines and expect our designs to look perfect. Why use items not intended for embroidery? (Confession time: I did use a dryer sheet once while at my mother's because she had run out of stabilizer.)

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by graceandham 8d ago

I have seen a posting where a Cutie in a far distant place used them because of the difficulty of acquiring stabilizer in a hurry where she lives.

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by mrskiki 8d ago

No-why would you? Stabilizer is not that expensive and is made for use with embroidery.

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cantab by cantab 7d ago

SOMEONE TOLD ME ABOUT IT AND I WAS JUST WONDERING

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