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Old 05-29-2008, 01:25 PM   #1
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embroidery on PUL

I just bought some PUL to try and make some dipes. After I get the hang of it, I'd like to embroider some dipes, but I'm worried about the needles causing the dipes to wick. Will ball point needles work? Can I even use them for embroidery? Should I just stick to fleece?

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Old 05-30-2008, 08:27 PM   #2
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Re: embroidery on PUL

Use the proper needle for the embroidery, back the PUL with another piece of PUL or iron on a patch of PUL that's a good bit larger than the design. I always back with another full piece of PUL just to be sure. I'd hate to go through all of that work only to have leaks.
You can see some of my embroidered dipes in this Flickr set. HTH!
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:56 PM   #3
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Re: embroidery on PUL

universal needles work fine for embroidery. you really dont 'need' to back embroidery unless you are using thin layers for the soaker layer, or have a heavy wetter. most mommas would change their baby long before it would wick through the embroidery, but at night or in the car (compression) they might wick faster.

i used to back embroidery with fleece and that really works fine, but most people are more comfortable having the embroidery backed with pul, so now i do it that way.
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Do the needles holes allow moisture to seep through? It seems that the more holes in PUL the more liquid to go through.
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