I use two layers of vilene with 75/11 universal needle.
i use 1 layer of the really heavy wws then under were the pattern is to be sewed i float all my scrapes till theres nothing left to use.Sew i likely use 3 or 4 layers sometimes .Look at my apples i just did this way lol hugs carolyn
Try 2 layers of the Badgemaster especially if the FSL design has areas where there are layers of stitches on top of each other.
It's not your machine. Badgemaster isn't good for FSL. The suggestions below are great. I use two layers of vilene as well for FSL. If you haven't used it before for FSL, you just have to rinse it out really well to remove the vilene. If the lace is stiff when it dries, soak/rinse it again!
I use 1 layer of heavy WSS for less dense FSL designs and 2 for heavy dense stitching and seldom have a problem. I will also reinfore with an extra bit of WSS if I notice tearing starting to occur. I use my univeral needle. I also keep my machine at about 600 SPM.
I use the brand called wash-a-way. 2 layers, 75/11 needle and when I do metallic, I just slow the machine down. I just use two rolls in the last 2 months and also did 6 of sonias angels and had no trouble with anything. LOL
I use two layers of stabelizer and a tip, when you see the stabelizer begin to make holes, remove hoop and add a patch to the back of the hoop. Use a patch at least double the size of your hole, dab water to the hooped stabelizer and press the patch into place, this usually helps.
I use the same water soluable vilene in my Janome 11000 . It works best with 2 layers 1 layer has too much give in it. The 11/75 needle works for mine too. I use a size 14 needle for metallic thread as this needle has a larger eye. Hugs Joyce
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I use water-soluble Vilene (2 layers normally) and titanium embroidery needle 11/75.
thank you for these helpful tips.
That's exactly what I use too - best combination for my machine!
Thank you everyone for your tips it has given me a better understanding on the various needles and wash away. Ethel