I could swear that some stabilizers shrink, but then I think maybe it's something else that I do wrong. Do stabilizers shrink? I seem to have a shrinking problem with tearaways, but not the iron-on ones.
I just need to vent. I got a Babylock Journey 1 1/2 years ago. It worked perfectly for one year. Then it had an awful thread nest. since then, I keep getting nests, breaking needles, poor tension control, shredding thread, and terrible results. I c
I've noticed that when I stitchout a design that my fabric shrinks the WOF but not length. Not a lot, but enough to throw a frame off. I do use a basting stitch, but does not help. I've tried different kinds of stabilizers but so far none fixes the prob
I'm making my first tote...and I swear this project is jinxed. The worst thing I did was grab my rotary cutter instead of the marking pen. Anyhow, I want to put somethink in the bottom of the tote to make it firm. I was thinking cardboard, but that'll g
I'm looking for suggestion as to what fsl can be used for. I have a ton of them that I haven't stitched out, but when I give them to people my suggestions are limited...bookmarks, insert in a card, stitch on clothing...I was thinking about gluing onto a
I had bought some tearaway/washaway stabilizer a few years ago. I had used it in a project but it did not tearaway cleanly, so I didn't use it again. When I asked around about it, I found out that the paper did washaway but left fibers underneath the sti
I want to try to do multiple hooping to make a quilt. It seem that when I do embroidery with batting in it, even with a cutaway stabilizer, the embroidery takes up space and shrinks the fabric a little. I'm concerned about getting the merged parts to lin
I have some tearaway/washaway stabilizer. It's a paper type stabilizer that is suppose to wash away over time...I guess. Anyhow, I wanted to use it in a pocket that will have fabric on top and on bottom. Will the stabilizer that is enclosed in the pocket
Does anyone have experience with tearaway/washaway stabilizers? Do they tearaway cleanly? How do they wash away...do they dissolve in water? Do they disappear after one wash in a machine? Do they remain under the stitching and make pokies? Is the
I had a thread nest that pulled my inner hoop out of the outer hoop. Any suggestion as to how to realign the stabilizer back into the hoop? Of course, this only happens when I almost done with the design.
If you have a fabric that bleeds, will rayon threads absorb the color? I have a red sweatshirt that I was going to use some rayon thread on. While I don't normally prewash sweatshirts, I did this one and it bled. It is an 85/15 poly cotton so I w