STABILIZERS - INTERNINGS AND FOILS
HOW TO HOOP FOR BEST RESULTS
STABILIZERS - INTERNINGS AND FOILS
What are interlining and foil needed for?
Supports separated as interlining and foil are an important part of quality embroidery. Its task is to stabilize the textile floor to be processed. If a large number of textile parts of different materials and thicknesses are to be processed, the supports will also be different. If possible, only one layer of interlining should be used. You can learn which interlining is suitable for which textile material from the interlining configurator.
What information does “g/m²” give about the interlining?
Grams per square meter (g/m²) indicate the thickness of the backing. Generally, the thickness of the stabilizer should be chosen according to the material to be embroidered, so the leading number can help to achieve a perfect embroidery result.
How do I find the right stabilizer for the embroidery result I want?
The backing configurator provides an overview of all backing options and assists in choosing the right backing. You can start the search by type of interlining (tearing interlining, cuttable interlining, and fusible interlining), fabric type, or quality level (premium, standard or basic). In the overview table, you can see which interlining is suitable for which base fabric or purpose. Frequently used textile samples make it easy to choose the right backing. For fusible interlinings, details such as temperature, time and pressure are also given for safe processing.
The backing configurator in the link contains the interlining brands available directly on the German market. On request, we help you find the right backing for your market.
What are the advantages of die and individual narrow roll cutting services?
Anyone who wants to save time in the preparation phase of production should use molds. Thanks to this measure, you can achieve the perfect embroidery result in a short time. Thanks to their handy dimensions, the molds can be placed directly on the production machine. For anyone who prefers rolls.
Is there a stabilizer suitable for any embroidery project?
The bad news: Unfortunately, there is no universal backing suitable for all embroidery projects and basic fabrics. To achieve a perfect embroidery result for various and ever-changing orders, you should always have one of the 50, 75 thickness or 80 g tear-off stabilizer and cut-away stabilizer types.
Why are the interlinings available in black and white?
The interlining fibers can be pulled forward with the needle and are visible on the back of the fabric. To obtain a perfect result, the color of the backing should match the color of the base fabric as much as possible.
Is it recommended to use more than one layer of interlining?
There is a myth that multi-ply interlining provides a better embroidery result. We recommend using only one layer of interlining, because multiple layers will result in a rigid and inflexible embroidery and will not look very pretty.
When should cuttable interlining, tearing interlining or fusible interlining be used?
It is recommended to use cuttable interlining, especially for elastic fabrics such as functional fabrics. For solid materials, torn interlining should be used. Fusible interlinings, on the other hand, are an alternative to the previous two interlining types but include an additional work step.
When should I use foil?
For embroidering towels, T-shirts, pique fabric, and knitwear, it is recommended to use a thin (AVALON) foil layer to prevent embroidery or lettering from penetrating the fabric.
How to hoop correctly for best embroidery results
What you'll need: Hoops (magnetic or standard), fabric, backing, scissors, adhesive spray
Place the lower hoop
Place the lower hoop on a flat surface, then place the interlining and fabric and straighten both without stretching the fabric.
Place the upper hoop
Place the upper hoop and press down lightly. If you cannot press down easily, loosen the setscrew on the lower part of the pulley and try again.
Check that the hoop is correctly attached before embroidering
When the garment is properly hooped, you can run your fingers over the fabric without moving or creasing the fabric. If your garment is too loose, remove it from the hoop and repeat the process. Never pull or tighten the screws further after hooping the fabric as this can affect the placement of your designs.
Using magnetic pulleys
The use of the magnetic pulley is almost the same. When placing the upper part, leave it on the lower part and wait for it to snap into place, being careful not to pinch your fingers, as the magnets are very strong. Unlike the standard frame, the magnetic frame allows minor adjustments to the fabric or fasteners to straighten the folds when the hoop is closed.
Hooping delicate fabrics
Delicate fabrics can be difficult to hoop when satin, lycra and thin nylon are prone to slipping and the hoop can leave marks on these fabrics. The solution to this is simply attaching the interlining to the hoop and laying the fabric on top by securing it in place with a temporary adhesive spray or an adhesive interlining without the use of spray. If only interlining is attached to the hoop, use a larger frame so that it can be draped over the garment.
Important usage information
Process each fabric according to its characteristics; e.g:
- Do not tighten the braids too much
- Fasten thick fabrics
- Use special hoops for hats
We recommend using a pulley system to hoop multiple parts in one shape.