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« on: August 02, 2006 01:41:43 PM »

Hi everyone! After falling in love with SS after buying the Stitch-it-Kit, I ordered all the sets of patterns (I'm addicted) from the website. But now I'm having a major problem.

The Stitch-it-Kit had tissue paper in between each design, because some of the ink rubs off. Almost all my patterns I odered from the website (they're all folded) have rubbed off on each other, leaving lines, blobs, and superimposed images over each other. Unfortunately I didn't realize this until I ruined some nice material.

Has anyone else had this problem? Is there any way to fix it? I'm so anxious to use my patterns!

Thank you for your help!
Miss April
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2006 04:20:52 PM »

My patterns rubbed off on each other a little bit, but not too bad.  I used one and a couple extra lines transferred onto my material, but when I finished and washed it, those other lines disappeared.  I don't know how much this helps you if yours are really in bad shape.
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2006 04:34:43 PM »

Thanks, April. Maybe washing will help. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2006 05:30:15 AM »

I've had the same experience, and like Miss April, my extra lines washed out.

After the first time I saw this, I immeadiately put some glassine sheets inbetween all my SS patterns to prevent this from getting worse!  I had the glassine from my stamp collecting days -- I think ordinary tissue paper would probably work fine.
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2006 06:37:11 AM »

I had this prob too.  After I did it the first time ( my lines didn't wash out) I started doing my first try on a scrap piece of fabric so the extra stuff transfered on that.  Hope it helps.. Smiley

« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2006 07:06:42 AM »

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone, I appreciate them! I'm afrraid of doing all the embroidery and not being able to get rid of the extra lines, so maybe I'll try the scrap test first. Thanks a lot! Smiley
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2006 02:01:46 PM »

Hey ladies,

Ulgh- it always turns my stomach when I read something like this, especially if you feel you've ruined your fabric (which is why I say in the instructions, in big 'ol letters, to TEST FIRST, please! Test first, you may save the life of a textile. Thank you.) Maybe this topic should be a sticky?

So here's what I can tell you:

experiments in our labs have reported that unnwanted pattern lines will come out with a stain stick

And, if you get a pattern sheet that looks a dookied up, send it back to us! We'll exchange it for a new one.  AND- All new patterns come with  a blank sheet to prevent that ghostly feeling.

I hope that helps!

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