Favorite Machine Embroidery Notions & Supplies

These are my favorite machine embroidery supplies that I have on hand all the time. 

Threads:

I have tried lots of different embroidery threads.  For rayon my favorite is Jenny Haskins thread and for polyester I love both Floriani and Isacord.  I have never had trouble with either of these brands.

Scissors:

I have several favorite scissors for different techniques.  For clipping jump stitches I like the Ultimate Machine Embroidery Scissors with large finger holes  or the Ultimate Squeeze Scissors.

  


We all have to rip out an embroidery eventually.  One highly effective technique is to scrape a scalpel-like seam ripper along the bobbin stitches, cutting them.  Then remove the needle stitches with tweezers.  *Be careful not to cut so deep that you damage the fabric.*
My favorite tool for this technique is the E-Z Grip Seam Ripper.


Stabilizer:

My favorite stabilizer is Sulky Totally Stable.  This is a fusible tear away, which can be used with woven fabrics, terry towels, and polar fleece to make machine embroidery easier and pucker-free.

Sulky Solvy, a water soluble stabilizer, is also helpful as a topping for fabrics with a nap.

I have tried polymesh cutaway stabilizers from many different companies and like them all.

I also love the Jenny Haskins range of stabilizers, especially for certain techniques and projects. 

Water Soluble:

Dissolve Magic and Dissolve Magic Sticky

Sticky Tear Away:

Hoop Magic

Fusible batting:

Quilt Magic


Jenny Haskins products can be purchased from www.margaretmoorehead.com and www.sewcreativecottage.com.

Other:

Nylon organza for embroidered decoupage.

Tulle for topper on towels.

Double-faced basting tape and gripper shelf-liner for hooping slippery fabrics.