Machine embroidery through a quilt sandwich?
by Bonnie Ritterr
Do I need stabilizer when embroidering a sandwiched quilt top?
I have never embroidered through a quilt sandwich so this is only my guess...
...I would think that the batting would provide enough stabilization for the embroidery.
As always, I recommend making a practice quilt sandwich from the remaining scraps from your project and then do a test stitch-out on it.
If you want the design to look as nice on the back as on the front, you'll probably want to using the same thread in the needle as in the bobbin (instead of the usual lighter weight bobbin threads). You may need to adjust your machine settings just a bit to accommodate the thicker bobbin thread.
Readers, if you've embroidered through your quilt sandwich, please add your recommendations based on your experiences. Just use the 'comments' link just below. I'd appreciate the help!
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