Pocket Guide to Stabilizers | Sue O'Very-Pruitt

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The best and most convenient guide to stabilizers you'll ever have!

The ultimate resource for deciding what stabilizer to buy, from tear-away to heat-away to specialty, and how to use them properly
Fabric profiles for knit, woven, napped, sheer, non-woven, lace fabrics, and more
Compact and portable at only 4" x 6", you can easily take it to the craft store or stash it with your supplies and materials
Perfect for beginners to learn everything you need to know to determine exactly which stabilizer you need for any given project
Excellent reference for seasoned embroiderers, sewers, and quilters, whether you're stitching by hand or machine
Unbiased summaries of the benefits of each product will help you save money by choosing exactly the right stabilizer the first time

Learn everything you need to know about stabilizers!

Pocket Guide to Stabilizers will help you fully understand all the options for the many different types of stabilizers, the differences between them, and which ones to use on every kind of fabric.

From cut-away and wash-away stabilizers to working with woven, sheer, knit, and napped fabrics, Pocket Guide to Stabilizers will help you correctly choose which stabilizer you need and learn how to best use it. This handy little 4x6 guide fits easily in a purse or project bag, making it perfect for keeping with your craft supplies. Take it with you to the store so you get the right stabilizer for every fabric, every time, resulting in finished products you'll love!

Inside this valuable pocket-sized book, you'll find over 50 pages of helpful information on types of fabrics, stabilizers, how to properly hoop each fabric, and more. Included are unbiased reviews of each product that will help you pick the right stabilizer for your project, saving money and expensive materials. Perfect for any beginner crafter, sewist, or quilter, you'll reference this essential handbook again and again!

Author Sue O'Very-Pruitt is the owner of Sue O'Very Designs, an Aurifil thread designer, and a columnist for Designs in Machine Embroidery magazine. Sue also owns an online store that specializes in machine embroidery patterns. Inside her book, you'll find an introduction on what you should know before you start; a helpful section on the basic types of materials; detailed insight on each of the five stabilizer types: tear-away, cut-away, wash-away, heat-away, and specialty; lists of popular brands, product names, and tips for use; a handy stabilizer cheat sheet; and additional resources for further inspiration, information, and products.

This compact must-have guide can be carried along anywhere to save you money, materials, and frustration. Don't begin another project without Pocket Guide to Stabilizers!

This is a printed book.