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Have you tried this?:a similar product in the past but this one is a step up from that in my opinion and you'll see why.
Here is how to use it:
The package I bought came in one large sheet so the first thing I had to do was cut it down to a size that would fit in my printer. The surface is kind of rough - almost like a paper towel - and the back is very slick.
Stitches Del Sol pattern set). I pulled it up in my computer and lightened it a bit (they suggest in the instructions to print on a 'draft' setting from your printer). It went through just fine. My printer - even though it's nothing fancy by any means - is a real trooper so it had no trouble with this at all.
It was easy to use, there is no tracing since I can print right from my computer, it also acts as a stabilizer as I stitch so I don't need to use a hoop (I don't usually use hoops anyway actually), no picking and tugging stabilizer out after I'm done stitching.
The only downsides in my opinion are: 1. it's a bit pricey BUT! I got mine on the JoAnn's website where they were having a sale AND offering free shipping so it wasn't too bad, 2. you could not use this on fabrics that cannot be immersed in water. I'm actually not all that crazy about immersing projects in water generally. I always feel like the stitches are never as nice as they were before they were wet. But I think that might be one of those things that only I really notice. And lastly, 3. the backing paper is pretty think so if you did want to trace a pattern rather than print it you might have a hard time seeing through it.
So overall, I recommend this product enthusiastically. It can be a real timesaver which means of course that you have more time for more embroidery projects and that, my friends, is what we're are all looking for, am I right?