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    Removing Stabilizer

    I was wondering just how much of a stabilizer you remove after you have finished your design. I have nine snowmen blocks done in bluework for a wall hanging/small quilt. Each one is done on a white fabric. What happens to the leftover stabilizer once the quilt is washed? Just a little concerned that it will show behind the white fabric. Stabilizer is a medium weight tear away if it makes any difference. Thanks,
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    Carolyn, if it is tear-away I tear it all off - if there are small areas I use a dental pick to lift the edge so it can be removed. Not certain the type/brand of stabilizer you are using, but my experience is that any stabilizer left when an item is laundered may ball up.
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

    "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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      Thanks Sandy, I was thinking that would be the most likely scenario. Lots of little places in these designs, I have been running a used machine needle along the edge of the stitches to help remove the paper. Hopefully I will remember to take some pictures when it's done. I am so bad about that.
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