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« on: January 15, 2009 09:09:46 PM »

i am new to embroidery and i wanted to try it on t-shirt material. i saw some other posts that mentioned a tear away stabilizer. is it really necessary? if it is, can you find it at a craft store? how does it work?
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2009 09:14:45 PM »

T-shirt material is generally a stretchy pain in the rear to work with. The stabilizer does just what it says - it'll keep that fabric from moving all over the place on you, so your embroidery doesn't turn out funky. I imagine craft stores carry it, if not, Sublime Stitch does. I wouldn't want to work on a tee without it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009 07:14:14 AM »

hey thanks! i'll definitely try it
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2009 08:45:31 AM »

i've also used a couple of sheets of regular tissue paper layed together under the fabric, hooped together, and stitched away. then you gently tear the tissue paper away when you're done stitching and use tweezers to pick out any pieces of tissue paper.
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2009 11:53:05 AM »

Solvy.  You can actually draw your design on it with a pen and stitch through it.  Washes away in water.  Cheap to purchase.  Love the stuff.
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