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Hello Beverly,
you are such an expert in this field. My problem is this: DD destroyed two of her still wearable polo shirts by tears or cuts in visible places. I meant to mend them by embroidering over those spots. Since I haven't got an embroidery machine, I thought about needle painting, a technique especially suited for my gear, since I do own an BSR (which is a Bernina Stitch Regulator, a little device that adapts the speed of stitches to the speed of transport, invented for machine quilting, I guess).
Now, what kind of Madeira product shall I put under the spots? I bought a test package that holds, as far as I know, all available embroidery film etc. products. I had meant to close the tear with ironing the fleece under, and then stabilizing it with embroidery.
Please be so good and help me, will you?
U.
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Ursula Schrader

I use mostly Sulky and Floriani stabilizers. For knits, I really like Floriani's no-show mesh under:
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and Sulky's Solvy wash-away on top:
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That combination works well for me for dense designs on soft knits.
I didn't know that Madeira makes stabilizer. I googled and found this description of the Madeira sample pack:
Most sample pieces are 30cm x 40cm, and will fit perfectly into the frames of both sewing and embroidery machines. The samples of Cotton Soft (Tear Away), Avalon Film (Wash Away) and Super Strong (Cut Away) are even bigger, and at 30cm x 60cm, these pieces will even fit the frames of semi-professional embroidery machines such as the Brother PR600.
For stabilizing knits, I prefer a *cut-away* *fusible* *mesh*. DO NOT use a tear-away or a wash-away for stabilizers *under* the knit. I learned this the hard way, when I destroyed one of DGD's knit shirts. I don't know anything about the Madeira one described as "Super Strong". If it does not look "woven" I doubt it will do the job.
If your sample package has anything that soundly like that the Floriani no-show-mesh, fuse a bit to some scrap knit of a similar weight and do a test. It is possible you will have to use two layers at 45 degree angles to stabilize the polo shirt knits.
Sorry I cannot help more.
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Beverly 
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Well, Beverly, that was quite a lot of help. Thank you so much! I'll look through the stuff and will iron something permanent under the area, and put some wash-away on top before embroidering. Since it's just a children's tee, and a small area, non-stretch won't really matter, I guess. Will try to post pics. Mind, I owe you all a lot of pics of what I made in the past two years, I guess. ;-)
U.
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Ursula Schrader

You're welcome.
Once you are finished with the stitching, gently pull the 'cut-away' stabilizer right up to the stitching, and then carefully cut it off, leaving a small margin. Press the edges back down after you cut away the excess. It should not interfere too much with the stretchability.
Oh, yes, please do!
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Beverly 
http://www.ickes.us
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