I'm going to answer this question with another question. Does anyone know a place in the L.A., CA area or Santa Barbara, CA area where you can buy stabalizer (large rolls) at wholesale prices? Like downtown L.A. or any place in Southern CA or Central CA? I find big rolls on E-bay all the time, but the shipping cost is more than the stabalizer.
Here is a wonderful Video to watch done by Sonia Showalter which shows how to apply the Sticky Water Soluble Stabilizer to you hoop and also shows how to use it for her corner designs on Napkins with scalloped edges.
This is Part One.
This is Part 2
Thank you for this link
This is my favorite way of doing odd sized items. It works so well.
Thanks for asking the question - I bought Floriani at Christmas in July for 30% off but was still very expensive (and it is not on sale other than Christmas in July)!. Will look for feedback from anyone who bought from worldweidner.com to see what they thought and may try it.
Thank you for this question, I did not know that water soluble sticky back stabilizers could exist.
It can be very useful. I have seen that worldweidner.com have this product and they seem cheap. Has someone already ordered here?
You can find it at the link below.
I can fit my hoop under my sewing machine ( not the embroidery machine ) and use it for this type of basting... I draw on with water erase pen the lines to use to correctly line of the item to be basted. Not sure if u ever thought of this
I use a basting stitch as a back up positioner, but over the sticky back water soluble. It works best when you are doing the type of embroidery I am doing.
she sells sticky back at a decent price
So far this is one of the places that carries the product.
and of course Designs by Sick carries it also.
Thanks for all your great answers, but I am specifically looking for water soulble STICKY back...not just water soluble. I need it for my Fast Frames hooping system right now, as I am doing a heap of baby blanket and baby items and need for the stabilizer to disappear when I am done. Taping and gluing do not work in these frames, but you can embroider almost anything if you get the correct sticky back in place...and the good thing is that the needles do NOT gunk up.
So far the only place that is worth considering for pricing is DBS. I don't like putting out over $60 for a roll of stabilizer (12 inches by 10 yards). I will place an order and see how the quality of their water soluble sticky back compares with the Floriani that I am using now.
I saw the sticky soluble at this store see my early post
Nope. Called the store and they have not carried it. She didn't even know about it.
Oh, well. Back to putting out 60$ a roll for it again.
I bought mine at The Embroidery Store.
That was where I was going to suggest, too.
I understand all too well. I wait until I go home to purchase my stabilizer at my first dealer. You have lots of options so I hope 1 works out for you.
I like to use really good stabilizers, because the end product is always better and when you scrimp, it usually makes the design kinda bunchy and wavy....not a pretty sight.
design by sic has wws sticky..I thought it was a great price.
And the product is nice and sticky!
I am leaning towards purchasing some of his product. I still have a smidge left of my last roll.
Hi, to save my pennys, a dab of children's school glue-stick keeps things in place. Allow to dry a little while before embroidering. It is water soluable. The magic double sided tape can also be used.(we also use this tape on our hoops)
Save your expensive stabilizer for special or very tricky items.
Try floriani.com. I don't know if it's cheaper but they are the best.
Yes, they are, but yikes !!!!
They are the last resort.
Try Create for less. Not sure but it won't hurt to try. Let us know what you find.
try this site. I have had good luck with them
Yippee ! they have it !! and the price is ok.
Look here http://www.abc-machine-embroidery... I think I will try this. I was looking for this type and it is twice the amount for only pennies more with other sites add on shipping. Let us know of any bargain you find.
They don't have WATER soluble STICKY either.