Machine Embroidery, The stabilizer is one of the most important things in the embroidery machine, in spite, most people don’t give it attention, it is responsible for creating a beautiful and professional design with no wrongs or defects. If you want to make a professional design you should choose the right stabilizer. To avoid creating a poor design.
If you embroider quilts, home accessories, or clothing you will need a soft, easily laundered, and durable design so the stabilizer is responsible to achieve your needs and is considered as the founder of your work will determine the failure or the success.
It is also responsible for supporting your stitches, so that’s so good and will ease your work and save your time and ensure that your work is well completed. But in case you choose the wrong stabilizer, you will not achieve any of these, because your design will be full of mismatched stitches, puckers, gaps in your fills and outlines.
There are some categories of Machine Embroidery stabilizers:
1- Tear away: it is something like paper which comes with a large range of weights, from soft to crisp, this category is very good for redwork designs which worked on linens. It is created by using stitches (outline) that are stitched over themselves multiple times. So the role of your stabilizer here is to prevent your stitches from pulling and puckering on the fabric.
2- Cutaway: this type of stabilizer is considered a nonwoven stabilizer, but also there are other types of cutaway stabilizers like nylon mesh which is a woven stabilizer. The cutaway stabilizer is used for toile-type embroidery.
3- Wash Away: the wash away stabilizer is come in two forms which are plastic and mesh forms, wash away stabilizers are washed by the water completely as their name suggests. You will need it when you want to remove all traces of your stabilizer.
Using More Than One Stabilizer:
For some projects, it is better to use two or more stabilizers together and you will get the best result, these cases when you need to tow layers of stabilizer, such as filling embroidery areas.