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Can any one tell me where i can find shiny red twill for making patches. I have an order for embroidered biker patches and have never done them before. Any input would be appreciated. I can use all the help I can get on this project.

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Karen
 

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I've made the jacket back rocker and oval patches with heavy twill purchased at the fabric store.

I used iron on patching material (also available at the fabric store, in larger size than knee patches) on the back.

I laid the patch pattern out in Corel, then printed it, and cut it out.

Then I fused the patching material to the twill.

Next, I used a rolling cutter (like the one the quilters use) to cut the shape. The rolling cutter give a nice, clean edge.

I then used my sewing machine to overcast the edges. You don't have to use a real dense stitch as the patching material keeps the twill from fraying.

I used the Corel document to bring the patch pattern into my digitizing software so that I would know exactly where to lay out the lettering and graphics. I also ran an outline stitch around the patch edge.

I hooped tearaway backing, let the machine stitch the outline. Then I used paper medical tape to keep the patch in place on the outline of the tearaway.

Then I let the machine stitch the lettering and/or graphic on the patch.

I hope this isn't too confusing. It really was very easy...just time consuming.
 

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Imprintables Warehouse, Stahls, Coastal Business or TwillUSA all carry red twill fabric either with or without pressure sensitive backing. Several people here, myself included, are using twill for embroidery applique's.

I have the TwillStitch Pro software that I got from Imprintables, it's simple to create patches or appliques with it.
 
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