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Rhys
« 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!
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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.
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Rhys
« 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
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Rhys
« 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
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« 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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