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Embroidering on MILKY? - 5/17/2018 6:01:23 PM   
DebiG

 

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I have three Milky Blankets" a friend wants personalized. Will someone help me about what font - underlining - backing will work?

I am open to ALL suggestions. I read that using a tear away under a slovy on the top will keep the fibers from poking out... at first I can see YES but what about after a few washings?

I am LOST!

Thank you for your help!
SMILES
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RE: Embroidering on MILKY? - 5/17/2018 6:20:29 PM   
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I think she means "Minky"...and that fabric needs an iron-on stabilizer or it slithers away!

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RE: Embroidering on MILKY? - 5/17/2018 8:20:18 PM   
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The plastic type Water Soluble Stabilizer is a must for the top, to keep stitches from disappearing in the plush. I would hoop a tearaway stabilizer, spray it with 505 adhesive, and also pin the fabric to it. It works for embroidering towels...

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RE: Embroidering on MILKY? - 5/18/2018 7:24:27 AM   
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Last summer when I attended the MP licensing class in Arlington,TX we made an adorable
minky blanket with a cute fish embroidered on it. We used sticky stabilizer on the bottom and
we used Glad Press n Seal on the top. It worked like a charm and no sticky residue. Pealing
the stuff off was very easy. Our Minky had a nap so we pealed the stuff off with the gain.
I do remember the embroidery was an applique so that made it easy.

Give it a try....good luck
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RE: Embroidering on MILKY? - 5/18/2018 11:38:10 AM   
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Kathy - so if it is applique you did on the minky that press n seal is under the applique.... I did something similar - not because I had no stabilizer but read about press n seal...... I also think that it was a towel and applique and that towel never got used... every once in a while I pull it out and touch the design - it crinkles because of the press n seal - I would not recommend the press N seal for that reason however if you are going for the sensory stimulator for a baby it might be all right just be away that press N seal is there for life....
I would use floriani wet n gone on top or H2gone or a wash away cotton looking stabilizer not the plastic type and yes a stabilizer like perfect stick on the bottom to hold that MINKY

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RE: Embroidering on MILKY? - 5/18/2018 12:58:23 PM   
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Shirley,

You are right the press and seal is probably there for life. I did give the blanket away but when
I pressed on it right after it was made it did not crinkle. Also, it helped keep all the fly away
fuzz from being so messy as we applied the press and seal before we cut it to size on the end
where the applique was embroidered. I would use it again as it just made it easier and not
worry about the possibility of crinkle sound. Or not use it with applique.

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RE: Embroidering on MILKY? - 5/18/2018 2:00:14 PM   
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That crinkle under the applique drove me nuts..... it is in my linen closet and I bet before the day is out I am going to dig it out and crickle that mistake but it is perfect better than perfect for baby things.... when you are making those busy squares - you attach ribbon and satin and cord and all manner of things to challenge sensory development.... I should perhaps cut that towel and make a baby bib out of it.....


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RE: Embroidering on MILKY? - 5/18/2018 6:07:00 PM   
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YES, it is "Minky". I have made items with this fabric and I have used the Press and Seal very effectively.

My machine has only satin stitches for lettering. Will the Press an Seal hold up during washing and drying?

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RE: Embroidering on MILKY? - 5/18/2018 6:07:57 PM   
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YES, it is "Minky". I have made items with this fabric and I have used the Press and Seal very effectively.

My machine has only satin stitches for lettering. Will the Press an Seal hold up during washing and drying?

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RE: Embroidering on MILKY? - 5/18/2018 6:10:17 PM   
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YES, it is "Minky". I have made items with this fabric and I have used the Press and Seal very effectively.

My machine has only satin stitches for lettering. Will the Press an Seal hold up during washing and drying?

If anyone knows where I can find a "cross hatched" alphabet which I can size... that will be helpful as well.

THANK ALL of YOU for the input!!

SMILES & HUGS!

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RE: Embroidering on MILKY? - 5/19/2018 8:44:48 PM   
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Are these what you are looking for:

https://www.windstarembroidery.com/Results.cfm?secondary=224

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RE: Embroidering on MILKY? - 5/19/2018 11:19:54 PM   
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Debi, I'm not an expert on machine embroidery, but you really don't need the press n' seal to hold
up through washing and drying. After the embroidery is nicely done, it's served it's purpose. It
probably is there for the life of the garment.

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RE: Embroidering on MILKY? - 5/21/2018 10:53:20 PM   
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I Googled "machine embroidery cross stitch alphabet" and found lots of sites. Becky J has some but I'm not sure exactly what you're looking for. https://www.secretsof.com/machine-embroidery/designs/Becky-J-Cross-Stitch this is her shop at Secrets.

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RE: Embroidering on MILKY? - 5/22/2018 11:05:46 AM   
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Kathy,

Thank you! I did not give a cross-hatch (stitch) any thought; I will get a set and try it out. I did find a "padded" stitch and will try that today.

THANK YOU for your help!
SMILES!
Debi

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