Towel Question

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Towel Question

New postby temom on Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:59 pm

When you do machine embroidery on towels, do you put anything over the back of the embroidery after it is done? Or do you just try to trim really well?
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Re: Towel Question

New postby MartySews2 on Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:55 pm

Nancy Zieman's website http://www.nancyziemantv.com has a tutorial on embroidering towels. She uses tear-away stabilizer on the back & a water soluable on the front. I tried this last night when I was embroidering a hand towel but I forgot & put 2 layers of medium weight tear-away on the back. I think when it goes thru the washer & dryer more of it will come off of the back. Of course at 12:30am, I wasn't in the mood to tear off stabilizer.
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Re: Towel Question

New postby carman on Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:06 pm

i use cutaway stabilizer on the towels, i find i have zero distortion during or after washing, as after cutting it away and washing it the stabilizer is pretty much gone where you need it to be gone.

i also have water soluble on the top

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Re: Towel Question

New postby lendube on Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:08 pm

I haven't embroidered towels for a while but I just trimmed closely after using a med. tearaway on the back. I don't know what else you could do. I assume you're asking in regard to having a rough patch on naked skin, right?
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Re: Towel Question

New postby temom on Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:18 pm

lendube wrote:I haven't embroidered towels for a while but I just trimmed closely after using a med. tearaway on the back. I don't know what else you could do. I assume you're asking in regard to having a rough patch on naked skin, right?


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