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Hi, it's me again asking silly(?) questons. When I was sold my machine the dealer also sold me a light weight tear-away backing and said that I should use two pieces at an angle to each other. It seems to me from reading this forum that the backing has a great bearing on the finished job. Rather than anyone saying "use a thick one or a cut-away one" could anyone tell me the actual weights of cutaway I should be using? As I said I mostly use a lightweight tear away with no mention of the weight. I also have a backing that has 55g on the packaging. (20 cm X 20 cm).
I mainly embroider knitted (polo & hoodies) garments.

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We use a mixture of backings dependant on the material and initial test stitch.
We've just done a batch of polo's with single tearaway backing, but when we came to do the t-shirts with the same design, the test stitch showed a little bit of bobbin thread. Added two layers of tearaway and no bobbin thread.
We also use a cutaway when we are doing something such as fleece jackets that need the extra stability.
 

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Another thing thats helpful would be if you can get some sample packs. The suppliers often give away assortments of backing types at trade shows. I wonder if you could request some? Here are some additional suppliers you could contact:

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