STABILIZERS AND THEIR USES TYPES OF STABILIZERS 1_ Badgemaster A

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Badgemaster A) USES 1) Making Lace a) Example: Free Standing (FSL) b) Example: Non Free Standing 2) Making Badges 3) Free Standing Applique a) Example: Coasters b) Example: Ornaments 4) Cut Work B) Places to Buy 1) Allstitch : http://www.allstitch.net/s_badgemaster.html 2) 5 T's : http://5ts.com TIPS: 1) Use 2 sheets: Place 1 sheet horizontally and 1 sheet vertically. This makes it more stable against the push pull of the needle & thread and minimize the puckering. 2) Dissolves instantly a) Firm: Rinse in warm water for a few seconds b) Soft: Soak in warm water 10-15 minutes then rinse again c) Lace: Block and pin and let dry completely 3) Can be used with other water solubles 4) Store in plastic bag to help keep it from getting hard and unusable.

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a) Example: Free Standing (FSL) b) Example: Non Free Standing 2) Making Badges 3) Free Standing Applique a) Example: Coasters b) Example: Ornaments 4) Cutwork B) Places to Buy 1) Allstitch : http://www.allstitch.net/s_vilene.html TIPS: 1) A Fiberous water soluble stabilizer 2) Dissolves Instantly a) Lace: Rinse in warm water for a few seconds b) Lace: Block and pin and let dry completely 3) Works best if 2 sheets are used 4) Can be used with other water solubles 5) For firmness needed for lace, rinse only for a couple seconds ******************************************************************* 3) H 2 Gone A) USES 1) Making Lace a) Example: Free Standing (FSL) b) Example: Non Free Standing 2) Making Badges 3) Free Standing Applique a) Example: Coasters b) Example: Ornaments B) Places to Buy 1) Wal-Mart in the fabric section TIPS: 1) A Fiberous water soluble stabilizer 2) Dissolves Instantly

a) Lace: Rinse in warm water for a few seconds b) Lace: Block and pin and let dry completely 3) Works best if 2 sheets are used 4) Can be used with other water solubles 5) For firmness needed for lace, rinse only for a couple seconds 6) If you buy by the bolt make sure they measure it so you don't get charged for the bolt and it not having 20 yds on the bolt. ****************************************************** 4) Solvy A) USES 1) Use on top of fabric to help keep embroidery from sinking into the material 2) Use on knits, terry cloth, fleece, and other textured fabrics B) Places to Buy 1) Allstitch : http://www.allstitch.net/s_solvy.html TIPS: 1) Dissolves Instantly 2) Mist lightly to remove or 3) Use a damp sponge ****************************************************** 5) Poly Mesh ( also called NO SHOW Stabilizer) A) USES: 1) Use on bottom of hoop for lightweight knits 2) Helps to keep outlines in place B) Places to Buy 1) Allstitch : http://www.allstitch.net TIPS: 1) Is a transparent cut-a-way backing 2) For extra stability other stabilizers can be used

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6) Water Soluble Thread A) USES: 1) Machine Basting 2) Trapunto 3) Quilting 4) Applique 5) Heirloom 6) Numerous uses B) Places to Buy 1) Web of Thread: http://www.webofthread.com/vanish.htm 2) Sew Thankful: http://www.sewthankful.com/SuperiorVanishThread.html TIPS: 1) Transparent Thread 2) Dissolves in seconds in warm water ***************************************************** 7)

Cut-a-Way A) USES: 1) Great for high stitch count designs 2) For stability on underside of fabrics, t-shirts, knits 3) Available in lightweight, medium weight and heavy weight 4) Available in several colors B) Places to Buy 1) Allstitch: http://www.allstitch.net 2) Carriff: http://www.carriff.com/Products/embroidery.htm 3) Zieglers Embroidery Supply: http://www.zieglersembroiderysupply.com

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A) USES: 1) For stability under designs 2) Best used under stable stable fabrics (woven garments) 3) Easily tears away 4) Available in lightweight, medium weight and heavy weight B) Places to Buy 1) Allstitch: http://www.allstitch.net 2) Zieglers Embroidery Supply: http://www.zieglersembroiderysupply.com TIPS: 1) Works best using 2 sheets 2) Can be used with other stabilizers such as WSS 3) Excess can be torn away

****************************************************** 9) Iron-on Fusables A) USES: 1) To stabilize stretchy or slippery fabrics 2) Used on hard to hoop fabrics 3) Available in one sided or two sided Fuseable B) Places to Buy 1) Wal-Mart Stores 2) Erica's : https://www.ericas.com 3) Zieglers Embroidery Supply: http://www.zieglersembroiderysupply.com TIPS: 1) Can be used with other stabilizers

****************************************************** 10) Sticky Back A) USES: 1) To keep from having to hoop hard to hoop fabrics

2) Prevents marks or hoop burns 3) Hoopless Embroidery B) Places to Buy 1) Allstitch : http://www.allstitch.net 2) SIA : http://www.sewingembroidery.com 3) Zieglers Embroidery Supply: http://www.zieglersembroiderysupply.com TIPS: 1) Can be used with other stabilizers 2) Hoop stabilizer instead of hooping fabric ******************************************************** 11) Stick Glue A) USES: 1) Use with Appliques B) Places to Buy 1) Wal-Mart in the Fabric section TIPS: 1) Can be used with other stabilizers ******************************************************** 12) Adhesive Sprays (505) A) USES: 1) Used to keep fabric from shifting and sliding in hoop 2) Temporarily Bonds Fabric 3) Applique 4) Quilting 5) Basting 6) Holding fabric to stabilizers 7) Basting multiple Layers together 8) A misaligned piece may be removed & repositioned several for 15-20 minutes after spraying B) Places to Buy

1) Quilters Husband: http://www.quiltershusband.com 2) Allthreads: http://www.allthreads.com 3) Sofisticated Stitcher: http://www.thesewphisticatedstitcher.com 4) Soft Expressions: http://softexpressions.com 5) Sew for Less: http://www.sewforless.com TIPS: 1) Can be used with other stabilizers 2) Clean up with soap and water 3) Spray on wrong side of fabric 4) Test on scrap material before using 5) Spray lightly cuz a little goes a long way


				
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