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Machine Embroidery Stabilizer Comparison
 
We've been on the hunt for the "perfect" embroidery stabilizer. The one that never puckers. The one that makes our appliqué shirts look fabulous both before and after laundering--even with tossing them into the dryer! Does such a product exist? We'll find out!

The goal: To find a nylon or poly mesh stabilizer with consistently good results.

Why nylon/ poly mesh instead of regular weight cutaway stabilizer? We are using mesh stabilizer on our shirts as it is less likely to show through the t-shirt as it's lighter weight than regular weight cut away. This stabilizer is meant to support a good quality machine embroidery appliqué design. If you're design is dense (embroidery filled stitches, sayings with fill stitch, satin stitch lettering, appliqué lettering or poorly digitized you made need a second piece a stabilizer to support the stitches).

Note: If you are having satisfactory results with your current stabilizer, that is great, by all means keep using it. However, if you are less than happy with the look of your garments, either before or after laundering, the results of these tests may help you find a stabilizer with better performance.
 
 The tests: We put the various stabilizers though the same kind of treatment our shirts receive on a daily basis, from the process of embroidering them to the process of washing them. For us, this includes ironing as well as laundering and putting the shirts into the dryer.

Does poly or nylon stabilizer shrink when ironed? Does it shrink when put into the dryer? This PDF shows you the results of our testing.

The brands of stabilizer we tested:

OESD Poly Mesh Fusible
OESD Poly Mesh (Non Fusible)
Floriani Nylon Mesh Fusible
AllStitch Sheer Stitch No Show Poly Mesh (non fusible)
Inspira Whisper Mesh Light


 
 
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Instant download! You will receive a single zip file that will include all *available* sizes. Formats available are: ART, DST, EXP, JEF, HUS, PCS, PES, SEW, VIP, VP3 & XXX. (Please note that PCS and SEW formats will only include 4x4 files when available for the design) 

These are digital machine embroidery designs…NOT a finished product. You must own an embroidery machine & know how to unzip your files and transfer files to your machine.
If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ and TERMS OF USE pages where you may find your answer. If you still need assistance, please CONTACT US and our support staff will assist you.

Our designs are manually digitized and test stitched before release. For best results we recommend stitching our designs unaltered on projects hooped with stabilizer appropriate for the material being used. We cannot guarantee results when our designs have been modified in software or non-traditional hooping methods are used. We highly recommend doing a test stitch on an altered design before putting it on a valuable blank.That being said, we are often asked for a recommendation for embroidery editing software for customizing purposes:


Designs by JuJu recommends the user friendly Embrilliance embroidery editing software to type out fonts in BX format, combine/merge designs, personalize and customize projects and more!  Check out their programs Essentials, EnthusiastStitchArtist , and Thumbnailer to learn more about their other useful, fun and easy features!

Where hoop sizes are mentioned, we are referring to standard hoop sizes:
4x4 (100mm x 100mm)
5x7 (130mm x 180mm)
6x10 (160mm x 260mm)
8x8 (200mm x 200mm)
7x12 (180mm x 300mm)
8x12 (200mm x 300mm)
9.5x14 (240mm x 360mm)
10.5x16 (272mmx460mm)
It is your responsibility to understand your hoop capabilities. Please note that "in the hoop" and "applique" designs can NOT be used with a repositionable / multi positional hoop. 
NO REFUNDS per our policies.

Due to the numerous types of embroidery machines and software programs available, we are unable to offer technical support for machine or software questions. Please refer to your machine manufacturer's manual or software's help feature if you have questions.

Machine Embroidery Stabilizer Comparison
Machine Embroidery Stabilizer Comparison
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