Madeira Embroidery Stabilizers – Ultimate Beginner Guide


All Madeira embroidery stabilizers are divided into subgroups:

  • Tear-off (Tear Aways),
  • Water soluble (Wash Aways)
  • Cut-off (Cut Aways) (here also includes heat-melting  ).

Thus, among them, you can always find the right one for your embroidery and your material.

Tear-off (Tear Aways)

Cotton soft

Cotton Soft is a non-versal stabilizer that can be used with sewing and embroidery machines. It comes in white and black. During the embroidery process, it helps to stabilize the fabric and prevents it from moving around. Ideal for machine embroidery and applique work, as well as decorative and patchwork sewing, buttonhole sewing, and patchwork. It is a soft non-woven fabric. Cotton Soft is made entirely of cotton and does not include any artificial additives of any kind. Because of its gentle and pleasant texture for delicate skin, it is an excellent choice for the manufacture of clothing for children.

Instructions for use Cotton Soft   

  • Machine embroidery:  Cut off the required length of Cotton Soft from the roll and place it under the fabric to be embroidered (fig. 1, fabric = fabric). Hoop the fabric on top (fig. 2). After embroidering (fig. 3), remove the excess edges of the stabilizer (fig. 4).
  • Machine applique:  Place Cotton Soft under the fabric to which the applique will be sewn. After finishing work, carefully remove the excess edges of the stabilizer. Patchwork: Apply pencil design to Cotton Soft. After you sew on the fabric, remove the stabilizer.

Cotton stable 

Stabilizer Cotton Stable is designed to appear and feel the same as Cotton Soft, but it has an adhesive coating on one side that allows it to be ironed onto fabric rather than being sewn. Cotton Stable makes the fabric more stable so that it can be sewn after it has been ironed. Cotton Stable is simple to remove because the adhesive is not particularly strong. Ideal for preventing embroidery from moving on highly elastic fabrics like T-shirts, jersey, and knitwear It is utilized in the process of making buttonholes on elastic fabrics, as well as in the appliqué and embroidery of computer designs.

Instructions for use Cotton Stable

  • Machine embroidery:  Cut the required length of Cotton Stable from the roll. Place the adhesive side on the wrong side of the fabric. Press on the stabilizer (fig. 1, fabric = fabric), the temperature of the iron depends on the type of fabric, but not higher than 2. After 5-20 seconds. the stabilizer will begin to adhere, depending on the fabric structure. Hoop the fabric on top (fig. 2). When finished (fig. 3) remove the Cotton Stable (fig. 4) 
  • Machine Applique:  Cotton Stable fixes the fabric and improves the quality of the work (the applique is smooth). Press the Cotton Stable as described above to the wrong side of the fabric to be embroidered. When finished, carefully peel off any excess Cotton Stable edges. Transferring the design to the fabric: You can apply the design to the light-colored fabric using the Cotton Stable and a regular inkjet printer. First, cut the fabric and Cotton Stable to A4 size. Press the Cotton Stable to the wrong side of the fabric as described above. Remove Cotton Stable after printing. Caution: the drawing is not waterproof!
  • Buttonholes:  Cotton Stable is ideal for making buttonholes on stretch fabrics. Press the Cotton Stable to the wrong side of the fabric as described above, make buttonholes, and remove excess stabilizer.

Cotton fix

Cotton Fix is very similar to Cotton Soft, but unlike Cotton Soft, it has a coating of adhesive on one side and a paper backing to protect it. Because the fabric can be fixed with Cotton Fix without the use of a hoop, it is used for machine embroidery. This is the case with materials that still have hoop marks on them (velvet, suede, etc.). Patchwork sewing is another popular application for Cotton Fix, in which individual pieces are stitched together in accordance with a predetermined design. Velvet, leather, collars, cuffs, capes, knitwear, jersey, high stretch fabrics, T-shirts, appliques, and patchwork are all excellent candidates for the stabilizer.

Instructions for use Cotton Fix

  • Machine embroidery:  cut the required length of Cotton Fix from the roll. Hoop the stabilizer with the paper backing facing up. Use scissors to carefully make a cruciform incision (fig. 1). Caution : make the cut on the paper backing without damaging the web. Tear off the top paper base slightly larger than the embroidery (fig. 2). Place the fabric on the adhesive surface and press firmly (fig. 3, fabric = fabric). After embroidering, carefully separate the embroidery from the fabric: it comes off easily (fig. 4). 
  • Patchwork:  sewing patterns consisting only of contours (eg heart or circle) are very easily transferred to the fabric with the Cotton Fix. Draw a pencil sketch on the stabilizer. Cut along the outline, peel off the backing paper and glue the template to the fabric. Sew along the outside edge of the template. When finished, remove the Cotton Fix.
  • Appliques:  Apply the applique pattern to the Cotton Fix and cut out. Peel off the backing paper and glue the template to the right side of the fabric. Cut out from the template with a 5mm allowance, and sew the applique with small stitches onto the fabric. When finished, remove the Cotton Fix.

Madeira Water Soluble Stabilizers (Wash Aways)

Avalon Film 

The Avalon Film Stabilizer is a very thin film that is transparent, and only one side of the film is rough to the touch. It works wonderfully for embroidering on fleecy fabrics as well as knitted fabrics. Stabilizing machine embroidery on transparent fabrics with Avalon Film ensures that the embroidery will be of a consistent quality. Because it holds the fabric in place while you sew it, Avalon Film can also serve as a stabilizer for sewing delicate fabrics like silk. It works well with terrycloth, velvet, knitwear, silk, organza, tulle, and other similar fabrics. Copying patterns, creating buttonholes on thin fabrics, performing sandwich and pizza patchwork, and other specialized patchwork techniques all call for its utilization.

Instructions for use of Avalon Film 

avalon-film
  • Embroidery on terry cloths such as towels: cut the stabilizer to the required length from the roll of Avalon Film, place on the right side of the towel. Hoop the towel and stabilizer into the hoop (stabilizer on top) fig. 1. After embroidering (Fig. 2), remove the excess stabilizer and immerse the embroidery in warm water (Fig. 3): the rest of the stabilizer will completely dissolve in the water (Fig. 4)
  • Machine Embroidery: If you are using Avalon Film to stabilize your embroidery, place it under the fabric when hooping. Then use as described above. 
  • Delicate fabrics: Avalon Film is the ideal stabilizer for sewing delicate fabrics such as silk and organza. Avalon Film prevents fabric shifting while sewing. To do this, place the fabric between two layers of Avalon Film and sew as normal. After the product is sewn, you need to carefully tear off the visible film and remove the residue with water (with a wet towel or cotton swab).
  • Buttonholes on lightweight fabrics:  Place the fabric between two layers of Avalon Film and sew a buttonhole. Carefully tear off the visible film, remove the rest as described above. 
  • Patchwork technique:  Transfer the patch templates to the Avalon Film stabilizer with a water-soluble pencil such as MADEIRA MAGIC PEN. Avalon Film Stabilizer Baste to fabric. Sew according to the pattern. Carefully remove the film; if necessary, dissolve the rest of the stabilizer in water. 

Avalon Ultra

Stabilizer for embroidery that can be done both with and without hoops, Avalon Ultra is ultra-tough and transparent, and it dissolves completely in water. It is a thick film that is completely clear and smooth. The Avalon Ultra is exceptionally long-lasting, meaning that it does not rip even when subjected to intensive embroidery. Recommended for work requiring extra strength, such as dense embroidery and other similar projects. Ideal for embroidery in a variety of techniques, the creation of products using the specialized technique known as “Sandwich,” scarves made from threads and braids, and other similar projects.

Avalon Ultra Instructions for Use 

The Avalon Ultra can be used with or without an embroidery hoop, making it suitable for large embroidery designs that will not fit in the hoop. 

  • Hoop or Freehand Machine Embroidery:  Cut the Avalon Ultra to the required length from the roll. Embroider the stabilizer with the hoop or using a free technique (fig. 1). When embroidering, make sure that the stitches are intertwined and connected together so that the embroidery does not disintegrate after dissolving the stabilizer in water. Cut off the excess edges of the stabilizer (Fig. 2) and dissolve the remainder in warm water (Fig. 3). 
  • Lace embroidery:  Embroider with the Avalon Ultra stabilizer (no fabric), hooped or using a free technique. The lace is sewn onto the stabilizer as described above. You can also use ready-made laces for additional patterns or different thread tones. To do this, they must be carefully secured to the Avalon Ultra foil with aerosol adhesive. Cut off excess film edges and dissolve the remainder in warm water.
  • Sandwich Textile Collage: Place small textiles or yarns between two layers of Avalon Ultra. Tip:  Apply some spray glue to the bottom of the stabilizer – the layers will not move during work. Additionally, you can secure the work with pins. Then sew as described above. Dissolve the rest of the stabilizer in water. 

Avalon Plus

For machine embroidery on delicate fabrics, Avalon Plus is a dense and water-soluble stabilizer that can be used. It is a gentle non-woven fabric that looks and feels very much like very thin sewing interlining. It works wonderfully for free embroidery designs with a high stitch density, machine embroidery on light and transparent fabrics (silk, organza, tulle), patchwork, lace embroidery, monograms, scallops, and braids, darning, the Richelieu technique, and creating volumetric panels from textiles and embroidery.

Avalon Plus Instructions for Use 

 

Avalon Plus is used to strengthen fabric from the bottom or top. It can be used without fabric. 

  • Free Technique Machine Embroidery: Hoop one or two layers of Avalon Plus, and apply the design with a water-soluble pencil directly to the Avalon Plus stabilizer (Fig. 1). Then sew twice along the outline of the pattern. After that, the pattern is embroidered with a mesh or small circular movements, while all the stitches should be connected between thin fabrics so that the embroidery does not disintegrate after dissolving the stabilizer in water. In conclusion, the project can be decorated with a dense zigzag or other lines (Fig. 2). After finishing work, cut off the excess edges of the Avalon Plus stabilizer and dissolve the remainder in water (Fig. 3). Place the product between two sheets of fabric and iron dry.
  • Embroidery on lightweight and terry fabrics:  Place the fabric between two layers of Avalon Plus (Sandwich technique) and hoop all three layers. After embroidering, cut off the excess edges of the stabilizer, dissolve the remainder in water.
  • Embroidery “Richelieu”:  place the fabric on the Stabilizer Avalon Plus and sew a straight stitch holes planned. Then you need to cut the fabric out of the holes with special embroidery scissors, while not damaging the stabilizer underneath. Sew tightly zigzag around the edges of the holes. Dissolve Avalon Plus in water. 

Avalon Fix

Avalon Fix is a gentle non-woven fabric with an adhesive backing that is shielded by a paper backing. It is similar in appearance to thin sewing interlining. It is perfect for embroidering on things that can’t be put through a hoop. Stabilizer It is recommended to use Avalon Fix for all types of machine embroidery techniques, but particularly for free embroidery techniques, as well as for textile surface decoration. Compatible with the process of making lace and braids, as well as stabilizing delicate, sheer fabrics. Following the process of sewing scarves made from the braid and a variety of threads, this material can be utilized as a bottom lining. Also suitable for embroidering designs that require a significant number of stitches to complete.

Instructions for use of Avalon Fix 

 

  • Embroidery on fine fabrics:  Cut to length from the Avalon Fix Roll and hoop with the paper side up. Using the sharp end of the scissors, carefully make a diagonal cross cut on the paper side (fig. 1). Caution:  cut the cut on the paper part without touching the web. Remove the backing paper slightly larger than the space for the future design (Fig. 2). Place the cloth on the sticky surface and press firmly. After embroidering (fig. 3, fabric = fabric), carefully separate the fabric from the stabilizer (fig. 4) – the embroidered garment will be removed from the fabric by itself. Remove any remaining Avalon Fix stabilizer with water. 
  • Ribbon and Thread Scarves:  Cut from the roll of Avalon Fix to the desired length and place on a table or ironing board, paper side up. Peel off the paper layer, the adhesive side should be on top. Place the tape and threads as you wish on the adhesive surface and press lightly. Overlay the same length of Avalon Fix or Avalon Ultra stabilizer and quilt all layers. The stitches should be connected and intertwined with each other, so that after the film dissolves, the product does not disintegrate. Finally, dip the scarf in water to dissolve the stabilizer. 
  • Embroidery lace and braid:  Hoop the Avalon Fix. Cut the paper side as described above and remove to fit the design. Attach the finished lace or braid in the middle of the adhesive surface. Add additional embroidery or embroider with different thread colors. You can fully embroider a finished lace or braid design. After the garment is embroidered, carefully cut off the excess edges of the Avalon Fix and dissolve the remainder in water. 

Cut-off stabilizers Madeira

Super stron g

All varieties of computer-assisted embroidery are completed with the use of a standard stabilizer called Super Strong. The embroidery is held firmly in place by Super Strong, which also prevents the fabric from moving. Ideal for stabilizing embroidery with a large number and high density of stitches, for appliqués with many details, guarantees precise sewing of company logos and emblems Ideal for stabilizing embroidery with a large number and high density of stitches Appliqués with many details It is either white or black in color and is a dense non-woven fabric.

Instructions for use Super Strong

  • Machine Embroidery:  Cut the required amount of Super Strong and place it under the fabric you will embroider on. Hoop: fabric on top (fig. 1 fabric). After embroidering (Fig. 2), cut off the excess stabilizer around the embroidery, while holding the stabilizer, not the fabric (Fig. 3 and 4). 
  • Embroidery on collars and caps:  Super Strong can be used with spray glue to embroider small items that cannot be hooped. Hoop the stabilizer and spray on the fabric to be embroidered. After embroidering, cut off the excess stabilizer around the embroidery, while holding the stabilizer, not the fabric.

Super stable

After the embroidery is complete, the Super Stable is iron-glued on and then cut off. When working with any type of machine embroidery (embroidery machine). In order to secure the fabric, the canvas is ironed on top of it together with the fabric. You can use the Cotton Stable, which is optional, if you want a stronger hold. Super Stable is not removed after embroidering. Ideal for stabilizing embroidery on dense and stretch fabrics, designs with a high density and a large number of stitches, patchwork, and stabilizing fabrics for backpacks and bags, book covers, decorations, and other similar applications. The pattern is cyclical in nature. Super Tough, with a coating on one side that glues together when subjected to high temperatures.

Super Stable Instructions For Use

  • Machine embroidery:  Cut Super Stable to the required length from the roll. Place the glue side of the stabilizer on the wrong side of the fabric. Press the Super Stable to the fabric (fig. 1, fabric = fabric), with the temperature of the iron corresponding to the type of fabric, but not higher than 2. The stabilizer starts to adhere after 10-15 seconds, depending on the type of fabric. Then tuck the fabric with the stabilizer into the hoop with the fabric on top (fig. 2). After embroidering (Fig. 3), cut off the excess edges of the stabilizer (Fig. 4), while holding the stabilizer, not the fabric. 
  • Machine Applique:  Super Stable fixes the fabric and improves the advancement of the fabric. This makes the appliqué more even. Iron Super Stable to the wrong side of the appliqué fabric as described above. When finished, cut off the excess edges of the stabilizer, while holding the stabilizer, not the fabric.
  • Sewing buttonholes:  With Super Stable, buttonholes on stretch fabrics can be sewn without problems. Press the Super Stable to the fabric as described above, sew a buttonhole and carefully cut off the excess edges of the stabilizer.
  • Bags and Textile Accessories:  Super Stable can be used as padding for bags, backpacks, book covers and other textile projects. To do this, press to the wrong side of the Super Stable fabric as described above.

SUPER FILM 

The unique stabilizer known as Super Film is known to disintegrate when subjected to high temperatures, such as when ironing. It is a film that is see-through and perforated. When it comes to embroidering emblems, Super Film is an absolute necessity due to the fact that the design, once embroidered, can be detached easily and evenly. Super Film has an advantage over other water-soluble stabilizers in that it can be used with fabrics that cannot be wetted, whereas other water-soluble stabilizers cannot (velvet, moire, etc.). Perfect for machine embroidery, lace embroidery, logo and emblem embroidery, and other types of embroidery that don’t require fabric.

Super Film Instructions for Use

  • Embroidering emblems and logos:  Emblems and logos can be embroidered by first cutting the Super Film roll to the required length, then hooping the material. It is possible to apply the stabilizer in multiple layers; the number of layers required will depend on the structure of the embroidery. In the event that a single layer is sufficient, the side without any ridges should be placed on top. In the event that you are utilizing two layers, fold the stabilizer so that the rough side faces inward. To create the desired emblem or logo, embroider it. When you have finished separating the embroidery from the stabilizer, use an iron or ironing press to liquefy the remnants of the film. In addition, the iron should not be left in a single spot; rather, you should move it along the embroidery in a circling motion as you press it. Temperature of the iron: 2 points; if necessary, it can be increased to 3 points.

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