Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Still sewing Christmas Presents

I followed the instructions for using the Floriani perfect stick tearaway. I knew since the towels had some body to them, getting them hooped was going to be a problem so I went hoopless.  The problem came up when I tried to remove the stabilizer, it did not release like the instruction said it would.
I asked for suggestions and found water would work in getting rid of the bits.  No where in the Floriani instructions does it give you a clue this might happen.
they cleaned up pretty good but I had more towels to do, towels with a much deeper pile.

Some seemed to have luck adding Sulky Totally Stable between the towel and the stabilizer, so I tried that.  I have scribbled on the stabilizer because it is white on white.
Then I stuck it to the perfect stick.
I make a copy and use those to center my design.
It seemed to stitch fine. Yes, I did use a topper.

Then the test--tear it all away!! It tore away with no problem, none of the stickies sticking to the loops.
I do have some clean up to do, but I am happy with the results. Now, I don't feel so bad about facing the other towels I need to do.



  1. Yay! I knew you could do it!

    Now if I get this captcha thing right, I should win a prize!

  2. Those look great! I especially like the one with the name on it. Our daughter had our GRANDson's names embroidered on towels for their bathroom!!! I love that idea. Handmade CHRISTmas gifts are the best!!

  3. Those are just beautiful. How wonderful to be able to sew something so pretty. So glad it all worked out for you.