Stable Stuff® Poly
A versatile, multi-purpose stabilizer
Size: 8.5" X 11"
Count: 50 sheets
Guidelines for using Ricky Tims' Stable Stuff® Poly:
For Ink Jet, Laser Printers, or Copiers: Remove standard paper from paper tray. Use on sheet of Stable Stuff at a time. If product tends to curl, press with a medium heat iron to flatten first. Use a light ink setting and copy designs that will be created on medium to dark fabrics. For light colored fabric, trace with a water-soluble pen or pencil. (Always test your project first by making samples). For larger quilting designs, copy overlapping segments onto Stable Stuff. Align overlapping elements, then use a fabric glue stick to assemble into a larger design.
Appliqué: Cut shapes from Stable Stuff. Baste appliqué around shapes. For extra firm templates, adhere two layers of Stable Stuff, then stitch your design. There is no need to remove Stable Stuff — when Stable Stuff is wet or washed, it will soften and reside inside your appliqué as a fine, soft layer of poly fibers. Stable Stuff can also be used as a stabilizer for machine appliqué Tear it way or not!
Embroidery: Use a stabilizer under machine embroidery projects. Tear it away or not!
Foundation Piecing: Piece your paper-piecing project directly onto Stable Stuff Tear away or not! Remember, Stable Stuff will become a fine layer of polyester fibers inside your quilt. Once your quilt is quilted and bound, wet or wash it to soften Stable Stuff
Machine Quilting: Copy of trace quilting design onto Stable Stuff using the printed guidelines show above. Place Stable Stuff on back of quilt top in desired position using water-soluble glue stick or a light dusting of fabric spray adhesive. Using water-soluble thread (top and bobbin), stitch the design. The bobbin thread will mark the quilt top. Tear away Stable Stuff or not! Wet or wash completed quilt to remove water-soluble thread and soften Stable Stuff
BONUS! For Machine Trapunto: Place a single layer of thin batting between Stable Stuffand quilt top (back). Stitch with water-soluble thread to accomplish both trapunto and marking at the same time. Cut away excess batting and Stable Stuff. Layer quilt sandwich, quilt and bind. Wet or wash finished quilt to remove water-soluble thread and soften Stable Stuff
Ricky Tims, who is well-known in the quilting world for his extraordinary quilt designs and educational classes, has helped develop this new, versatile, multipurpose stabilizer.