Coffee Filters for Embroidery Machine Backing

If you have an embroidery machine, don't buy that expensive backing. When I bought mine, the man told me to just go to the dollar store, buy some cheap coffee filters, and press them out. They work great!


By roseoma3 from Liberal, MO

June 23, 20090 found this helpful

I have also heard of using used fabric softener sheets (not the foam ones). Press them flat to remove wrinkles before using.

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January 25, 20120 found this helpful

What a great idea, I've used stabilizer for years on sewing projects and never figured this thrifty tip out, thank you very much for posting!

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January 25, 20120 found this helpful

Yes, and you can use non-woven fabric (i.e. bibs for child at some restaurants such as Mc Donald's, Flunch (the best..). They are bigger in size than coffee filters.

Try it!

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