This 1.5 oz
tear away stabilizer is ideal for airy, open work type embroidery designs on
light cottons and linen. It's unique because it is made up of half soluble and
half non-soluble fibers. By wetting the design once it is complete, the
stabilizer is easily torn away without distorting stitches or harming the
delicate fibers of heirloom quality fabrics. The design will retain the
non-soluble part of the stabilizer throughout the life of the garment keeping
the embroidery looking smooth. Any remnants of the stabilizer around the design
will wash out in the laundry. This product is now available in 8 Â½" x 11" sheets
for feeding through a printer for paper/foundation-piecing designs and
The fusible version
of Stitch N WashÂ® is great when doing embroidery on loosely woven
versions of the fabrics mentioned above that tend to shift during the hooping
and embroidery process. By fusing the Stitch N WashÂ® on to the back of the
fabric, it will aid in keeping the fabric taut. This version also eliminates the
need for basting or messy spray adhesives.
Easy to remove from around delicate embroidery or machine
Won't shadow through light colored fabrics.
Eliminates countless hours of "picking" out stabilizer
Super stable and will support about 8,000 stitches if the design is
Stitch N WashÂ® Fusible:
Fuse one layer of the stabilizer on to the back of the garment. Be
sure to use a piece at least one inch larger than the outer parameter of the
hoop to insure proper stabilization. *Important - Use a low temp (260Â°, silk)
setting on your iron. Do not touch the surface of your iron to the Stitch N
WashÂ®, press from the fabric side or use a press cloth (muslin or cotton).
Hoop the garment and stabilizer. Try to achieve "tight as a drum"
Embroider the design. *Tip - If the design is denser than 8,000
stitches or if it is a poorly digitized design (too many stitches for designs
size), float an additional layer of Floriani Stitch N WashÂ® between the hoop
and the bed of the machine for each additional 8,000 stitches for added
Remove the hoop from the machine and from the
Wet around the edge of the design using a sponge, foam paint brush or
envelope sealer. Wait about 10 seconds to allow the water to activate the
water soluble portion of the stabilizer.
Tear away as much of the Stitch N WashÂ® as
Stabilizer remnants will wash out in the laundry with a mild detergent