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The Stabilizer Series: The Blog Round-up

I started a very popular Series in the beginning of 2015 called The Stabilizer Series.

THEIt has been a lot of fun to do and then I got busy with many other posts and haven’t been able to add anything to it in awhile. Don’t worry, I will keep adding to this series, but I thought it might be helpful to just get everything in one place. So here is the entire series so far, in order.

  1. The Stabilizer Basics – Series
  2. The Stabilizer Basics – Cut-Away and Tear-Away Stabilizer
  3. The Stabilizer Series – Your Questions Answered
  4. The Stabilizer Series – More Questions Answered
  5. The Stabilizer Basics – Water Soluble and Heat-Away
  6. The Stabilizer Basics – How Do I Get Started?
  7. The Stabilizer Infographic
  8. The Stabilizer Series – Tender Touch

As I add posts to this series, I will also update this post so you may want to bookmark this one! And just because it is so helpful, here is the infographic

The Sulky Stabilizer Basics

Happy Sewing!

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  • Barbara Lussier

    Kelly, I bought several yards of waffle fabric, intending to make dish towels as gifts. I would love to embroider them before giving them away. I was thinking of embroidering recipes. What stabilizer(s) would you suggest for waffle fabric? Thank you for your help.

  • Patti Lee

    Hi Barbara – Patti Lee here. Kelly’s on vacation, but she will check in periodically, but I didn’t want you to wait for an answer. Waffle weave towels definitely need a Solvy topper. Normally I would use 1 or 2 layers of Tear-Easy for a regular design, but I would not want that much residual tear-away on the back of the towel as there could be with all those little words in a long recipe. For recipes, I would use one layer of Fabri-Solvy on the back. Depending on how dense the digitizing is, you may need two layers, but that’s pretty unlikely unless the towel is wimpy and stretchy. Try our 40 wt. Rayon and see if the lettering is crisp and readable. If not, then switch to Sulky PolyLite 60 wt. which is my preferred thread for writing and recipes. It’s always a bit of an experiment with waffle weave towels. The quality is all over the place. You may also find that washing and shrinking them beforehand is a good idea with all that writing because any shrinkage might make the tiny writing hard to read. I hope this helps.

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