Today I made a scarf using a new sticky Sulky Solvy
AND IT WAS SO MUCH EASIER!
(And so much more expensive.)
I bought a roll of this awhile ago using a half-price coupon, but since it was so expensive I was saving it. But last night I used up the last of the regular Solvy, so I gave this a try. It's wonderful. All the little fabric and yarn snippets stay right where you put them, and you don't have to pin it all together.
It's called STICKY FABRI-SOLVY. Here's the link: http://www.sulky.com/stabilizers/stickyfabrisolvy.php
The stitching went SO much faster since I didn't have to keep stopping to remove safety pins. And this product has a heavier, fabric-like feel that makes it a lot easier to control under the needle than the flimsy regular Solvy.
It took longer to rinse out, but most of the stickiness was still gone in less than five minutes. I squeezed it in a towel, hung it up to dry and it was ready to wear in no time.
The only downside I can see is the price. My 12"-wide, 6-yard roll was priced at $29, and I use 60" per scarf. That's only 3 1/2 scarves per roll, or about $8 a scarf. (Don't hold me to this -- I'm doing these calculations in my head and rounding numbers.) I'll need another half-off coupon before I buy more.
Have a colorful day