Carol's Embroidery Tips
As we all know it takes a lot of time to complete our embroidery designs,
and its really upsetting when they don’t turn out the way we feel they
should. Taking a little extra time to prepare our fabrics will help in the
success our projects.
1. Always pre wash in hot water and dry in a
2. Using “Magic Sizing” (lite starch) spray and iron dry,
important do not stretch the fabric when ironing, then I repeat this step 2
more times, this puts the sizing back into your fabrics, and also helps to
stabilize your fabric.
3. Use a fusible nylon mesh (or nylon mesh
and 505 spray) and heavy cutaway, and I only cutaway the heavy stabilizer,
trim close after your embroidery is complete. I sew the nylon mesh right
into my project.
4. When hooping your project always hoop fabric and
5. You never want to iron your embroidery designs, but
to get rid of some of those puckers you can cut a piece of heavy stabilizer
just big enough to cover your design. Lay it over your design and spray
lightly over your block with Magic Sizing and iron from center out, the
cutaway will protect the embroidery.
6. After you complete your
project. I sew through all layers right next to the embroidery design using
a thread that will closely match my background fabric. After you stitch all
the way around your design you will notice how it really makes your design
Stabilizing Embroidery Tips