We go through yards of No-Show Mesh embroidery stabilizer every week!
We use it for the base of in-the-hoop embroidered quilt blocks, embroidered zippered bags, and just about anything that needs a good stable base. This stabilizer is known by a couple of different names: No-Show Mesh or Polymesh
No-Show Mesh stabilizer is a cut-away stabilizer. This waffle-weave looking stabilizer has a soft drape, holds up to high embroidery count designs, and can help keep the back of an embroidery design from getting itchy next to sensitive skin. For lightweight knit fabrics such as T-shirt polos and jerseys, this stabilizer will practically form to any body shape.
This very versatile stabilizer can be used just about everywhere.
No-Show Mesh cut-away stabilizer also comes in a variety of color options. The most common color is off-white. When working with white or very light-colored fabrics, select the nude color for a true no-show result. And then for the darkest fabric that might be seen from the back side select the black no-show mesh stabilizer.
No-Show Mesh even comes in an iron-on, fusible version and a wash-away version. See this funny post using Aqua-Mesh stabilizer to eliminate droopy embroidery problems!
No-Show Mesh Popularity
When Anita Goodesign started creating quilt blocks in an embroidery hoop complete with batting and embroidered quilting, we could barely keep up with the No-Show Mesh stabilizer demand. These unique designs require the user to hoop only a single layer of No-Show Mesh stabilizer and start the embroidery design.
Here are a few of our embroidery videos from our free Embroidery Video library that will give you an idea of how to create embroidery blocks in an embroidery hoop with batting and quilting.
Even the famous zippered bags start off with a layer of No-Show Mesh!
No-Show Mesh Roll Size
No-Show Mesh and Polymesh come in a variety of widths. With its popularity across the embroidery world, this is one stabilizer to buy in one or even two different widths to match your own embroidery machine’s hoop sizes. Selecting the closest stabilizer width to your embroidery hoop width will save you time, and money, and stabilizer waste frustration.
Forget cutting a length of stabilizer – now we hoop No-Show Mesh right off the roll.
When embroidering multiples of the same item, quilt block, or zippered bag, DO NOT CUT THE STABILIZER when the embroidery is finished. Instead, rehoop close to the previous embroidery design and stitch the next design. By leaving less stabilizer between each design, a roll of stabilizer could last almost twice as long!
By moving each new embroidery design to within 1” of the previous embroidery design, the amount of stabilizer waste will be greatly reduced.
No-Show Mesh Takes Center Stage
In Sara’s upcoming launch of her 3 1/2 hour online course “Embroidery Essentials”, No-Show Mesh has a starring role in 12 of the 15 embroidery techniques featured. The “Embroidery Essentials” online course is designed to help you master your embroidery machine while learning 15 different embroidery techniques. This online course will be launching soon! If you want to be notified when this online course will be LIVE, sign up to receive the SewingMastery.com e-mails.
Now you know why No-Show Mesh has become a staple in our embroidery stabilizer arsenal. This would be a good time to check your No-Show Mesh inventory to make sure you have plenty on hand!
If you still need help mastering embroidery stabilizers, check out Craftsy’s online course “Stabilizer Savvy” by Terri Hanson.