Backing or Stabiliser for Fabrics - Iron-on, Wash-away, Spray-on, Tear-away

When embroidering on to material it is extremely important that you use the correct stabiliser for the type of embroidery you are stitching and also take in to account the type of material you're using.

It would be a shame to spend time stitching out an embroidery design only to find the stitches have stretched the fabric and the design does not line up. We are often asked which backing would be best to use for a set embroidery. This is a very difficult question to answer. It depends on the fabric, thread and type of embroidery. There are so many variables to give a solid answer. Experience is the key.! Look for the starter set of stabilizers, it includes a book and 10 samples of different stabilizers to practice on, it's great value and well worth testing with your project.

For the more experienced, we offer a comprehensive selection which I think would satisfy every need where fabric backing for embroidery is required. There is a spray-on basting adhesive or a super melt-a-way stabiliser available too The water soluble stabiliser is a real treat to use if one has not used it before. The stabiliser melts in water and leaves the embroidered lace design in the tub, ready to be removed and dyed off, couldn't be more simple!!.


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(3m X 30cm) Avalon Plus Firm Wash-Away
SKU# 9442
Large 10m X 33cm Roll Water Soluble Stabiliser
SKU# WS48610
(5m X 30cm) Tear-Away Cotton Soft Stabilizer
SKU# 9436
(1m X 24cm) Avalon Fix Self-Adhesive Wash-Away
SKU# 9443
(5m X 30cm) Tear-Away Cotton Fix Stabilizer
SKU# 9439
(5m X 30cm) Iron/Heat Melt-Away Super Film
SKU# 9448
(12 Pack) Starter Set Of Different Stabilizers
SKU# 9449
(5m X 30cm) Cut-Away Super Strong In Black
SKU# 9446
(5m X 30cm) Tear-Away Cotton Stable Stabilizer
SKU# 9438
(5m X 30cm) Cut-Away Super Stable
SKU# 9447
Inspira Tear-Away 25 Yards Backing Stabilser
SKU# 620112296
(5m x 30cm) Cut-Away Super Strong in White
SKU# 9445
(3m X 30cm) Avalon Ultra Stable Wash-Away
SKU# 9441
Out of stock
Large 10m X 35cm Roll Iron On Stabiliser
SKU# BB661100
(5m X 30cm) Tear-Away Cotton Soft Stabilizer Black
SKU# 9437
(10m X 30cm) Avalon Transparent Film Wash-Away
SKU# 9440
Inspira Stick-On Tear-Away Stabilizer
SKU# 620115396
Out of stock

Backing or Stabiliser for Fabrics
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Brand Gutermann, Madeira, Vilene
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