Stabilizer? Yes or No?

I’ve had a few people ask me about stabilizer for fabric the past few weeks. I decided to dip my toe in the water and ask everyone who reads this!

I’ve never used it, but every now and then, I think to myself, it would be nice for some projects, but I also hear it makes the fabric not as soft and makes it rather rigid and uncomfortable. I know people say to use it for wall hangings because you won’t be touching them, and it helps get you those perfect corners! I just don;t know, so I’m hoping one of the readers will help me out here, and help everyone else out as well by letting me know what they think.


  1. Maria Lang Slocum says:

    Don’t get stabilizer you leave on. Get a tear-away kind or a kind that will dissolve when it gets wet (washed) the first time.

  2. Linda Cartwright says:

    I agree with Maria, I use washable when quilting appliqué pieces. Easy to sew with, and love that it washes away.

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