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From: debbiekitkat
Date: 04-02-2007, 09:41 AM (1 of 7)
Hi... it goes...I am starting my business and want to do a promotional shirt so I can wear as a walking advertisement....what kind of backing should I use for this material. Thanks in advance!! I am also looking for a company that sells canvas purse blanks. If anyone can help me I would love it!
User: debbiekitkat
Member since: 03-17-2007
Total posts: 5
From: Chrysantha
Date: 04-02-2007, 09:04 PM (2 of 7)
I use an iron on mesh from Floriani...and add to that if I need to (and I almost always do...) I keep a variety of weights of stabilizer, plus flesh and black, just in case I need them..
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: lendube
Date: 04-02-2007, 09:06 PM (3 of 7)
Good Luck and try

Lennie :up:
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: paroper
Date: 04-02-2007, 09:59 PM (4 of 7)
I would use two layers of mesh or Poly Mesh. Iron on is fine. If you don't use the iron on I would use 505 to keep the shirt from "walking" while you embroider on it.

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: debbiekitkat
Date: 04-03-2007, 02:33 PM (5 of 7)
Thanks so much!! This is a nice place to come.
User: debbiekitkat
Member since: 03-17-2007
Total posts: 5
From: Military_Mom
Date: 04-12-2007, 07:26 PM (6 of 7)
Try for blanks. Not sure if they always have the bags but you can check it out.
User: Military_Mom
Member since: 01-10-2005
Total posts: 109
From: mamadus
Date: 04-15-2007, 01:58 PM (7 of 7)
for blanks you can also check S&S Activewear and Sanmar, do a google search for the product you want... It's helpful if you have a vendor's license... mine cost me $25 at my county gov't office... you can often get better pricing that way...

life is too short, not to explore
User: mamadus
Member since: 12-31-2004
Total posts: 492
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