Save a Little on Machine Embroidery Stabilizer!
My favorite stabilizer to use while embroidering with my Baby Lock Esante is the kind that you can hoop and stick your fabric to and then it tears away…like, this: Stik-Tear, Tear-Away Stabilizer! I LOVE being able to hoop only the stabilizer and then positioning and sticking my item-to-be-embroidered right on the stabilizer (especially when I’m working with onesies or a class full of students when hooping needs to be quick)! So, I thought, to save a little bit on stabilizer, I’d do the following: after I have embroidered once, I carefully tear away my project, creating what it would look like below.
After, I have torn away my design from the stabilizer, I then cut a small square to place over the hole, as shown below.
I cover the hole and peel away the sticky, so that I can use it once more and it works fabulously! I wouldn’t recommend using this trick on all projects or really more than once, but it’s a handy little trick for simple projects! 2 of those cut out squares equals one entire 5 x 7 hoop sheet; so, for every 2 things you embroider, you save one sheets worth! :D