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New Ultra Solvy
  • What is new Sulky Ultra Solvy?

    Ultra Solvy is an extremely stable water soluble stabilizer. The firmest, clearest stabilizer and transfer agent that dissolves in water like magic. It is made of polyvinyl alcohol film.

    Four times as thick, heavy and strong as the Original Sulky Solvy. Ideal for Computerized Embroidery! Perfect as a topper pattern guide or as a backing stabilizer.

    When would I use New Ultra Solvy?

    Ultra Solvy is perfect as a topper on napped fabrics like towels to keep the loops or piles from poking through the stitching, to prevent stitches from getting lost in the fabric, and to enhance the clarity of fine lettering and detail stitching.

    Where would I use New Ultra Solvy?

    Use it anywhere that disssolving the stabilizer would be preferable to tearing, cutting or heating it away. Widely used in the following techniques:

    Quilting - Embroidery - Lace Work - Buttonholes - Thread Sketching - Edge Work - Charted Needlwork Design Patterns - Intricate Embroidery - Designs on Knitwear - Cut Work - Monogramming - Machine Spun Lace (Needlelace) - 3-D Applique - 3-D Computerized Machine Embroidery - Shadow Work - Heirloom Serging and Sewing - Battenburg Lace - Smocking - Toweling - Hoopless Embroidery - Faux Woven Fabric.

    It is ideal for computerized hoopless embroidery, perfect as a topper pattern guide or as a backing stabilizer.

    Four times as firm, thick and heavy and strong as Original Sulky Solvy and twice as thick, heavy and strong as Sulky Super Solvy. One layer of Sulky Ultra Solvy will be adequate for most projects. Perfect as a base for free-motion embroidery, computerized or free-motion embroidered lace, three-dimensional embroidery and more. Perfect for heavier applications of thread, anywhere you want added support or a firmer working foundation than you would get with Original or Super Solvy. For use only on fabrics or fibers that can be wet without staining. Do not use on non-washable fabrics like velvet or silk.

    Why would I use Ultra Solvy instead of another kind of Sulky Stabilizer?

    1. To stitch with a delicate straight stitch or on delicate fabrics without concern that the stitching will be pulled out or distorted when the stabilizer is removed.

    2. It will leave no "fuzzy" white edges when removed.

    3. It can be layered toether for heavier treatments using KK 2000 Temporary Spray Adhesive.

    4. Adds no bulk to designs.

    5. You can make a liquid stabilizer from scraps left over from other projects....no waste!

    6. Because it is clear, it is so easy to write, draw or trace onto it with either a permanent-ink marker or a water soluble marker.

    7. One layer of Ultra Solvy is ideal for most projects, like as a topper for holding down the nap on towels or when stitching out computerized embroideries that have a combination of both satin stitching and straight stitching.

    8. For hoopless embroidery, you can also moisten the hooped Ultra Solvy with a damp sponge and smooth the fabric over it. Let dry, then embroider. Remove stabilizer.

    How can I remove Ultra Solvy?

    Removal is easy -- submerge in cool water for 5-10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Lay project flat to dry.

    Can I also make Liquid Solvy out of Ultra Solvy?

    Yes, dissolve the equivalent of 9" x 20" in 8 oz. of water, and store in a sealed, labeled jar in the refrigerator. Save 2/3 off bottled brands.

    How would I use and store Ultra Solvy?

    It can be used by itself, above the fabric as a topper, under the fabric as a stabilizer, or fused together in layers with Sulky KK 2000 if additional heaviness is desired. Trace or draw a design onto Ultra Solvy, then spray Sulky KK 2000 Temporary Spray Adhesive onto the fabric, and hand press Solvy to the fabric for a pattern to follow when quilting or thread sketching. Store unused portions in a sealed zip-lock bag.



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