Behind every beautiful stitch there is an unsung hero: stabilizer. Quality stabilizer is a crucial part of machine embroidery and a key player for many quilting and sewing projects as well. Why? Well, it’s simple: as a needle pokes fabric, the fibers have to shift around to make room for the stitches. The continual push and pull can result in distortion, gaps, uneven stitches, puckering, and a whole host of other problems. The right stabilizer plays an important part in reinforcing fabric, reducing shifting, and providing a solid foundation for stitches.
We are so excited–thrilled, actually–to announce that Kimberbell Stabilizer is here! Each type surpasses the Kimberbell standard of quality with consistent results on our favorite projects. Let’s take a look at what makes the Kimberbell Stabilizer product line so unique.
OUR INNOVATIVE COLOR CODE
Kimberbell’s premium selection of Cut-Away, Tear-Away, Wash-Away, and Specialtystabilizers are recognizable at a glance. You see, each product line is assigned a specific color, with the gradient indicating the weight. The lighter the color, the lighter the stabilizer. The darker the color, the heavier the stabilizer.
For example, if you’re looking for Tear-Away, always look for the red packaging. The darker the shade of red, the heavier the Tear-Away. If you’re looking for Cut-Away, look for shades of orange. Wash-Away will be labeled in blues, while Specialty stabilizers will always be in greens. With Kimberbell Stabilizer, finding the right product for your embroidery projects has never been easier! Oh, but that’s not all. (Drumroll, please…)
We’ve also got color-coded Slap Bands! These innovative bands wrap snugly around stabilizer rolls to keep them labeled and easy to find.
After removing the packaging, simply wrap the coordinating Slap Band around the roll and you’ve got an efficient, tidy, (and might I say very pretty) solution for your sewing room shelves. Again, the ombre color gradient indicates light, medium, or heavy stabilizer. It’s like a whole rainbow of creative possibilities!