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    Thread: stablizers for very dense designs so they don't shift

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      Default stablizers for very dense designs so they don't shift

      I just finished stitching a very dense design on a t-shirt. It had 46,300 stitches and I used 2 layers of thick cut-away. 2 layers of medium cutaway, and 1 layer of visquene/fabric- type washaway as a topper. I hooped one layer of thick cut-away and floated the rest. I pinned the t-shirt and other floated layers together. I changed my needle before starting. I still ended up with a design that shifted. What should I have done differently?

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      I'm sorry that you had problems with your project; I have never had complete success with a very dense design on a T-shirt . I do prefer to use an iron-on stabilizer for stretchy fabrics--2 layers in this case, hoop it all--then float tear-away beneath. (The iron-on can be reheated and carefully removed from the item for the excess to be cut away.) If your machine has the capability of a "fix" stitch, definetly take advantage of it for this project. I'm unsure if the fabric-type WSS will produce different results vs. the plastic-type like Solvy. Did you use a ball-point needle?
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      No, I didn?t think to use a ball point needle but I will try that as well as the iron on. I tried to talk my grandson into a different design but he loved that one, so I gave it a shot. 🙃

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