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« on: March 02, 2006 09:21:53 PM »

This should really go in the Stitch N Botch section, because I am embroidering on a little onesie for my new niece and I am using Sulky tear-away medium weight stabilizer (one sheet under the pattern in an embroidery hoop). Well, I went to tear it away and half of my little Maneki Neko came undone! The stitches are all loose and half the face came away! I'm so MAD. Am I doing it wrong?  Huh

Do you think it will help if I wet or carefully CUT away some of the stabilizer before I continue?

Or should I go and get the water-soluble stabilizer and throw this other junk away? What in the world do people use it for if it tears out all your stitches?

I am frustrated.
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2006 09:11:41 AM »

that stuff I carefully cut around where I've stitched and leave what is in/under the stitching there.

I like wash away (the clear plastic looking kind, it washes out better) for under embroidery.  I found a type that is self stick, but the place I got it from isn't there anymore and when I ask about it at other places I get funny looks.

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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2006 12:21:06 PM »

Ohhhh.... maybe I AM doing it wrong. Figures.
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2006 12:37:37 PM »

Now, for the question.  Was this hand embroidery, or machine embroidery?
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2006 01:04:42 PM »

I don't know if there is a "right" way to clear the excess.  For all I know I'm doing it "wrong" too.  I just found a way that worked and didn't worry so much about "right"

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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2006 10:36:51 PM »

Hand embroidery all the way!
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2006 07:30:31 AM »

I'd suggest you use a light weight tear-away, and tear very carefully.
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