This tearaway stabilizer has a light fusible coating and was developed for embroidery on light weight cotton, shirt weight denim, linen and other woven fabrics that tend to distort or stretch when they are hooped or when the embroidery is forming. The uniqueness of this product is the fact that it is fusible. This eliminates the need for messy spray adhesives which leave a residue on the needle, machine and fabric. By fusing the stabilizer to the back of the garment, embroiderers are more successful in hooping and do not stretch the garment out of shape. Most importantly, the stabilizer is attached to the entire area where the embroidery will be stitched unlike spray adhesives which only "spot" tack and allow shifting of the fabric. This product is also well liked because it offers a clean tear from around the design.
- Use for solid type embroidery designs on light weight woven fabrics such as batiste, linen, shirt weight denim, pin-point cotton, quilt cottons, etc
- Makes hooping a snap by eliminating shift and stretch within the fabric
- Fibers of the fabric will not move during the stitching process
- Will support about an 8,000 stitch count, well digitized design.
- Tears away clean from around the embroidery design.
- No need for basting or spray adhesives!
To use Heat N Sta® Tearaway:
- Fuse one layer of Heat N Sta® to the back of the fabric to be embroidered. Be sure to use a piece at least one inch larger than the outer perimeter of the hoop to insure proper stabilization. *Important - Use a low to medium temp (260°, silk) setting on your iron. Do not touch the surface of your iron to the Heat N Sta®, 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” tension.
- 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 design's size), float one layer of Floriani Medium Tearaway between the hoop and the bed of the machine for each additional 10,000 stitches for added support!
- Once the design is complete, remove the hoop from the machine and tear away the Heat N Sta® from around the embroidery.