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I do lots of embroidery and I have bought good quality stabilizers on Amazon in the past. But this is different. This is the first time I got such a low quality “stabilizer”. I did not expect this to be the case given the overwhelming number of positive reviews of the product!!! However, in the case of this particular product, it is the few bad reviews that give the real portrait. Here are my own observations.
This so called tear away “stabilizer“ feels more like paper than a quality tear away stabilizer, it is very brittle and “powdery”: -it is difficult to hoop without tearing when trying to get it decently taut. -when the needle goes through, as when creating a template, the holes left behind are larger than “normal”. -support is poor. I am used to much better. -the worst is that it creates an incredible amount of dust in the bobbin area!! I have never seen my bobbin holder, feed dogs, and bottom area so full of dust particles!! I clean my machine very regularly. I like to keep it in top shape. When I checked the bobbin area after doing a 30 000 stitch project using this “stabilizer”, it was so dirty in there, I was scared I would not be able to clean it back to health!! I will never use that product again, never. Update: Amazon.ca has accepted my request for a refund but I had to pay $25.70 for shipping (almost the exact price as my purchase!!) N.B. Amazon says there’s a maximum of $20 refund for that purpose. I’ll see how that shipping refund works out. Bottom line: there is NO way I was going to keep this low quality product, throw it away, or give it away. It was going back! I have since ordered a Sulky’s 12” x 11 yard Tear Away stabilizer while waiting for a quality and affordable larger size roll alternative.
I love this stabilizer for most if not all of my projects. Would be nice if it came in colors to match my projects but from what I have seen most only come in white or black but not colors so maybe thats something they can look into. Anyway it is soft enough for most projects, tears away clean and easy while keeping my project stable while embroidering.