Removing the stabilizer

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I just read the instructions.  I really did.  They say " It is best if most
fabrics are not in contact with the adhesive for more than one hour".
    That's from Sulky Sticky+.
    I don't know if it's the humidity here in the Swamp or what but removing
the bits from beneath embroidery is gobbling up way too much time.
    Are there any fast and gentle tricks we need to know?  Doesn't seem
(here) to matter if the embroidery is a minute old, overnight or a week.
Polly


Re: Removing the stabilizer


On 26/06/2010 06:35, Polly Esther wrote:
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I cannot answer you question, but I see I shall have to read the
destructions VERY carefully...

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Re: Removing the stabilizer


Polly Esther wrote:

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Use a soluble stabilizer if the final product (and the thread) is
washable.

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Got it, Herb.  The aqua you suggested arrived this morning.  I guess I was
asking for Kate who hasn't even gotten started yet - but I cannot imagine
her spending precious stitching hours tweezering bits of stabilizer.  Hardly
anything I sew is not washable - but Kate is very likely to take on fabrics
(and things) that are not.  Polly


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Re: Removing the stabilizer


On 26/06/2010 07:02, Polly Esther wrote:
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All the time!  Especially with wedding stuff!

I might not want soluble for that, but the stuff you iron off into
little balls and then brush away sounds perfect for sheer and delicate
fabrics...

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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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OT, to Polly


Polly,
You've mentioned the "Swamp" several times and I think you also said where
you live; I am curious as to which state in which you live.  I love the
study of geopgraphy and keep my atlas handy to get to know where my sewing
friends live.  
I grew up in South-Central MS, lived in many parts of several states, but
have been in TX almost continually since 1961, except for a short time in
the New Orleans area in the late 60s and a time in Torrance, CA when I first
retired from teaching in 1996.
My children live in FL, SC, TN and the eldest DS with me in the Houston, TX
area.

-- Emily



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The Swamp is Black Creek Swamp - on the MS / AL  line:  population, mostly
moonshiners and 8,500 alligators, more or less.  Nobody who goes out to
count the gators ever comes back.  Polly

"Emily Bengston" > Polly,
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Re: OT, to Polly


On 27/06/2010 04:00, Polly Esther wrote:
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I googlemapped it and looked at the satellite pix.  I can see why!

Doing the same for my house doesn't reveal such interesting terrain...


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Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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