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From: Spinnersilver
Date: 11-22-2006, 08:21 PM (1 of 4)
What are the pros and cons of stabilizer sheets over the rolls.
I am new at this and bought rolls. I am making fleece throws with the receipent's name embroidered on for Christmas gifts and am finding playing with the rolls is really a hassle.
User: Spinnersilver
Member since: 07-15-2006
Total posts: 8
From: LegalDealer
Date: 11-24-2006, 07:18 PM (2 of 4)
I think it must depend on the project. For instance, I had just finished a table runner with a random multi-leaf design. And, while I was using multiple stablizer sheets down the length of the runner, I couldn't help but wish that I also had a roll of sticky stablizer so I could stablize the whole length of the design instead of using so many sheets, ie more steps AND it would have helped with getting everything in the hoop more acurately and faster! Because I would have had one solid piece of fabric stuck to stablizer to hoop instead of going with the mark on the fabric with the stabilizer blind to me.

I do like the sheets, it is ultra convienent, and I got a great deal at website.

User: LegalDealer
Member since: 10-19-2006
Total posts: 27
From: paroper
Date: 11-30-2006, 12:13 AM (3 of 4)
I almost always buy the rolls when I have a chance. I nearly always use two layers of stabilizer. Often I can just fold the width of the stabilizer from the roll and use it without waste. Also, I only cut what I need. I find that I have lots of pieces of sheets left over, many of which I can't really use. I have several hoops so I keep a short roll and a med-long roll of each stabilzer on hand. I have one very wide roll but it was just what was available at the time.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
From: mamadus
Date: 11-30-2006, 01:39 AM (4 of 4)
most of my stabilizer I buy in rolls that are about 60 inches long, by whatever the yardage is... then I usually cut a piece the entire length of the roll and I can hoop and move along that long piece... I find I end up with a lot less waste this way than buying pre-cuts...

just my 2 cents...

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User: mamadus
Member since: 12-31-2004
Total posts: 492
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