stabiliser for cotton jersey

Hello,
I am hoping Beverly or one of you other machine embroidery experts
will be able to tell me where to get some light backing for machine
embroidery onto small cotton bodies/onsies. It's not me that is the
embroiderer, it's my Mum but as they are my bodies/onsies I feel I
ought to get the supplies in. I am assuming I need a stretch backing
am I right?
At the moment I am having to post via google groups which is an awful
place although I can read through my thunderbird reader. sending out
mails and posts is a no no at the moment as my internet provider has
a problem, so forgive me if I don't answer very speedily but I will
answer even though I lurk here more than I post.
Claire in Montr=E9al FRANCE
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claireowen
Claire, for knits, use a cut-away stabilizer, NOT a tear -way. I learned this the hard way after ruining a t-shirt of my DGD's. I like Floriani's no-show mesh in either white of beige:
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For really stretchy knits I also add Sulky Solvy over the top. It truly does disappear , all you have to do is spray it lightly and "dab"
HYH, NAYY,
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BEI Design
Le 25/05/2011 17:48, BEI Design a écrit :
See, I knew you would now this Beverly. I will have to check if I can find it closer to home as the shipping is gulp 52$ Checking google as quick as possible. thank you the quick response Claire in Montréal France.
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Claire Owen
Hey look at that I complained on line and my emial sender started working!! What do you know.
Claire in Montréal France.
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Claire Owen
Le 25/05/2011 18:20, Claire Owen a écrit :
Found it with £2.50 delivery straight to Mum. Thank you again Beverly.
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Claire in Montréal France.
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Yay!!!
I also should have mentioned that if the design is dense (or goes back over the same areas more than once) I STRONLY advise using the Sulky Solvy on top. The T-shirt I ruined was a cat design, and by about the third pass (I was using tear away because I didn't know any better), the stitches pulled the fabric out of line, doubled it over, and ... well ruind the shirt. I have never had an issue with knits using fusible cut-away, *and* Solvy. If at all possible, test first, using a similar weight of knit, and both methods of stabilizing.
Good luck!
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BEI Design
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Additionally, all the tips at the bottom of that page are excellent, be sure you let your mother see them. I had not seen the advise to cross two pieces at right angles before. I'll have to test that.
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BEI Design
Le 25/05/2011 20:41, BEI Design a écrit :
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I will show her that. I know she sometimes doubles up on the stitch and tear on some desogns. The technical reasons why I don't know . I can see I will have to work on her to join alt mach embroidey but so far she doesn't get news groupss. She's too busy card making and sewing I think, plus she lives in a place where she can get contact with other like minded people in the Uk, unlike me in the middle of the lovely countryside.
Claire in Montréal France.
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Claire Owen
Another question Beverly or anyone else who would know?
Mum has had the stabiliser it arrived this morning. From reading the instructions it seems to explain that this type of stabiliser on the baby bodies is to be used on top of the fabric, is this so? Previously she has always stabilised the underside of woven fabric using a stitch and tear stabiliser.
Claire in Montréal France.
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Claire Owen
Le 27/05/2011 13:29, Claire Owen a écrit :
I have just checked the website instructions,
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they say back of the fabric so I will tell Mum to re-read her instructions. She maybe read to fast in her excitement of getting a new product to play with.Claire in Montréal France.http://claireowenperso.free.fr
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and they say back of the fabric so I will tell Mum to> re-read her instructions. She maybe read to fast in her > excitement of
Correct, the cut-away mesh goes on the *wrong* side of the fabric. If you decide to add Sulky Solvy, it goes on top (the *right* side). Sulky is not fusible, just lay it on and hoop. When done, tear it away, and either spray and dab to remove the tiny bits which peek out in areas of the design, or soak for a few minutes in warm water, depending on the item. I think for something I intended to sell, I would spray and dab.
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