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- 'How to' for batiste
- Polly Esther
June 21, 2010, 1:10 pm
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I'm having an heirloom attack. So far, I've only used my new emb machine
for things where what the back side looked and felt like didn't matter.
There's some soft, fine Swiss batiste here and I'd really like to make
some baby gowns. What stabilizer ( or whatever) do I need so I won't have
scratchy bits stuck permanently on the 'wrong' side of the embroidery? I'm
thinking I'd need to baste the batiste to the stabilizer and only hoop the
stabilizer so the batiste wouldn't have stretchy hoop marks - but other than
that, I don't know where/what sort of stabilizer technique will work 'and'
disappear. I do thank you kindly if you have any guidance for me. Polly
Re: 'How to' for batiste
Polly Esther wrote:
Water soluble adhesive stabilizer. One would be "Adhesive-Back Aqua
Melt Water Soluble Stabilizer". No basting, either. Non adhesive
brands of water soluble stabilizer include Solvy (made by Sulky) and
Floriani's "Stitch 'N Wash", which are just two of many. It just
washes away. Also use for towels, bed linens, t-shirts, etc. etc.