I used washaway stabilizer for the first time on a few pieces I was going to embroider. After I finished all the needle work on the pieces it came to removing the stabilizer. Before I used it I read the instructions but when it came to actually removing the stabilizer I didn’t refer back to them. When I placed the pieces in the machine I left all the excess stabilizer on the back of them and didn’t remove it. Not a good idea I discovered. When I open the lid of the machine it was very much an Uh Oh moment as in front of me looked like I had washed 10 tissues at once. On the bottom of my machine was also big chunks of stabilizer. The piece of stabilizer remained on the back of each piece it was just a lot thinner than before it went into the machine. I peeled off all the stabilizer I could from the pieces than put them through the machine again. This time they were a lot better. The good news is that the washaway pen I used disappeared in the first wash.
So lesson learnt, I need to remove the excess stabilizer from the items before I wash them. This will be a mistake I shall only make once.