[amayausers.com] Re: Holes in tshirts

And Gildan and Port Authority are actually 6.1 oz not 7 oz

Aaron Sargent
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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: r.rinehartsr 
  To: amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 3:39 PM
  Subject: [amayausers.com] Re: Holes in tshirts


  Hey Roland!!  Debbie here!  What tees are 7oz. besides Port Authority and 
Gildan?  I  have searched for a really heavyweight tee (even though many of 
them call their shirt a heavyweight, they aren't).  Thanks!!!!!
  Debbie Rinehart
  Deb'z-N-Stitches
  www.debznstitches.com
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    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Roland R. Irish III 
    To: amayausers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 12:07 PM
    Subject: [amayausers.com] Re: Holes in tshirts


    Because teeshirts are the absolute worst garbage material you can think 
    of embroidering on...most shops won't even touch them.
    You need several layers of 3 oz. backing just to get a stable base...
    standard teeshirts are only 5.5 to 6.5 oz. material, decent 100% cotton
    heavyweights might be 7 oz., and some of the real good premium weight
    shirts can be 8 oz.
    But it is not a pique knit or poplin, heavy weave material-it's a 
lightweight
    fabric that just isn't made for embroidery.
    You have to back off on density-the needle is making the holes, the thread 
is
    tightening up and exposing it-and the material
    itself will rip easily, very very easily, so after you've punched a hundred 
holes
    in a half inch area for embroidery-then the thread tightens up and pulls it 
in...
    instant hole!
    I won't do teeshirts. Period!
    Just not worth embroidering on anything that costs LESS than the thread
    price to sew on it.
    The only way around it is a ton of backing-then it looks and feels like you 
    have a patch sewn on the inside of the shirt and is very noticeable.


    My opinion...
    Roland





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    On Feb 12, 2008, at 11:52 AM, Darlene Weber wrote:


      Can anyone give me some ideas as to why I get holes in tshirts when I am 
stitching lettering on them???

      Thanks!



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