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« on: October 03, 2011 10:41:33 AM »

I just did my first machine embroidered applique and while I am pleased with how it turned out, I did notice a problem.

I used a fat quarter (quilter's cotton) because it was the right color.  The outline stitch has basically perforated the material so much that I can peel the material off.

Is this because of the material I used?  If so, what is the best kind of material to use?
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2011 12:53:53 PM »

It sounds more like your stitches were too close together. Try using a larger stitch size on your machine.
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011 07:44:36 AM »

Try using a fusible stabilizer on the back of your applique fabric.  It will give it extra body.
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011 10:42:00 AM »

Thank you.  I will try this.
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