Transfer-Eze, a new product for embroidery.

   I was reading the magazine Quilt Mania and I came across a new embroidery product called Transfer Eze.  With Transfer Eze you can put a sheet into your computer (like a normal sheet of paper) and print your embroidery pattern.  Once this is done you peel that backing material off then stick the film, with the image, onto your fabric. When you finish stitching your design you use cold water to get rid of the film, leaving just your stitching and fabric. 

   Here is my step by step on using Transfer Eze and the results.

  Using my regular, cheap HP printer I printed my design onto the Transfer Eze.


  I peeled off the backing paper and stuck the image on 100 % cotton muslin fabric.  The Transfer Eze was easy to apply. As you can see I didn’t iron my fabric and the film adhered very nicely.


  Printing on the Transfer Eze was very easy and left a nice, dark and clear pattern.  Transfer Eze feels like a paper fabric.


  No problem putting the fabric and the Trans. Eze into my hoop.  The Trans. Eze feels like having your fabric applied to a stabilizer.


  Very little trouble with stitching.  There is some extra resistance  but probably not much different than using a stabilizer.  I have major carpel tunnel and stitching with Trans. Eze didn’t bother me a bit.


  You can see the texture of the Trans. Eze in this photo.   I tend to manhandle my work so I was glad to find that I had no lifting or releasing of the Trans. Eze while stitching.


  Completed stitched design with Trans. Eze still attached to fabric.



After stitching, peel and cut away extra Trans. Eze. 


  Lastly, after clipping the extra Trans. Eze off I soaked my fabric in cold water.  The directions states that it takes 5 to 10 minutes to remove the film, but it dissolved much faster on my project.

The only problem I had with Transfer Eze is that Trans. Eze film was like having a very thin spacer between the stitching and fabric. When I removed the film my stitches weren’t as tight as I would like to be.  I believe I could improve the tension of my stitches with practice.   Maybe this tension problem happens with stabilizers too?  I just don’t know. 

Remember, if you try Transfer Eze practice on a sample first.  The results I had may not be the same for everyone and every fabric.

The only place I could find Transfer Eze was at Original Creations Quilt Shop.  Here is their info.:

Original Creations Quilt Shop, 16863 Highline Blvd., Cut and Shoot, TX, 77306

phone: 956-491-5650


Website:  ,  Their website is a little hard to use.  If you click on Transfer Eze it doesn’t take you anywhere. 


35 Responses to “Transfer-Eze, a new product for embroidery.”

  1. Cute design and interesting product! Thanks for testing it for the rest of us! 😀

    (Oh, and I just have to say that the name of the town (Cut and Shoot) that Original Creations is located is a hoot!)

  2. Patty says:

    This sounds like something I’d like to try. Thanks for the review!

  3. Amy says:

    Nice review Andrea!

  4. sarachung says:

    Wow, thanks for the review! I think I will give it a try! :)

  5. Jen says:

    Thank you for the review! This might be worth trying.

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  7. yvette says:

    This sounds so much better than the red transfer pencils I’ve been using. I knew transfer technology had to of evolved and now I know where. Thanks!

  8. amy dame says:

    wow! that’s so cool!

    i use a tear away stabilizer almost every time i embroider. i cut it to 8.5×11″ sheets and run it through my printer, then hoop it with the fabric the same way you have with this product. it doesn’t stick, though i guess you could use a temporary spray – i don’t think you really need it. i started doing it this way because my stitches are so tiny and tight that i was having problems with the fabric puckering no matter how tightly i’d hooped it (and i tried stitching looser, but i’m too anal!), and because it’s a super easy way to stitch on dark fabrics without worrying about transfering. it’s super cheap (i pay $1/yd for the stabilizer) and super easy, but it doesn’t work for all kinds of stitches (like satin stitch), and i do end up spending some time with a pair of tweezers at the end of the project!

    transfer-eze sounds like it would be perfect for projects where the stitching is so close together that tear away wouldn’t tear away easily, or where i’m doing lots of satin stitch. awesome!

  9. jafabrit says:

    thank you for such a detailed explanation :)

  10. Laura Bray says:

    Wow! I’ve been looking for something like this. My biggest challenge is finding ways to transfer embroidery designs. Can you recommend any other products or techniques? Thanks for sharing such valuble information!

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  12. Lisa E says:

    You can also get Transfer-Eze at Bird Brain Designs:

  13. Joan H says:

    Thanks Andrea. I gave up after finishing the embroidery on muslin portion of a project, stumbling on the wool felt design in the center. I tried everything to trace the design on the felt to no avail. Just purchased a test piece of T-E from Bird Brain Designs Did you use the regular setting on your printer? Directions say light (vs. dark) settings. I can adjust, but if regular works, will go with that.

  14. Andrea says:

    Joan, I just put the Transfer -Eze E into my printer and printed. I didn’t change any settings.


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  16. Sarah says:

    Hi Andrea,

    I have a question for you about some of your great images! Would you mind emailing me as soon as you get a chance please?


    Sarah Stephenson

  17. Nora says:

    I ordered transfer eze. I haven’t gotten yet. Ordered it June 27. Not here yet. A little disappointed it’s taking so long. Did your order take a long time.

  18. Hello Andrea,
    I have been reading your great blog about Transfer-Eze and all the comments about it. It is just plain super stuff!

    We,, are the largest supplier in the country for Transfer-Eze and LOVE it. I use it for RedWork, embroidery on wool too plus needle felting on wool fabric.

    Give us a call or check us out on our website if you or your faithful followers need more Transfer-Eze. We can ship the same day or next!

  19. Jenn says:

    Can you use transfer eze in Laser printers or just inkjet?

    • Carla says:

      I am LOVING Transfer-Eze. Trying to make quilts for grandchildren with self-made designs that I am embrodering on some of the blocks. Instructions say you can use either inkjet or laser. Mine was an inkjet. I was really struggling trying to get my patterns on denim. This is perfect.

  20. Pat Raymond says:

    I have used Transfer Eze on two kitchen towels and on the first one, everything stitched in yellow or gold turned lime green after soaking and washing. ON the second towel, I can see pieces of the black outline through the lighter colors and it doesn’t wash out. Very disappointing.

  21. Pam says:

    Hi Andrea: A thought on your loose stitches while using Transfereze. A woman I know that uses it, does exactly what you showed here but then takes her piece and lightly fuses it to Pellon 987F Fusible Fleece. It gives it strength and her stitches look absolutely fabulous. She was using woven linen and then another kind of loosely woven fabric and it still looked like the stitches had been done in a hoop. Awesome. Here is a link to a piece Carmen made using this method.

    I love your designs and blog. Just found it today, so I’ll check back often! Pam in chico, Ca

  22. urila says:

    this looks like great stuff. I have one question. How do I get the pattern that I want to do on my computer so I can put the Transfer-Eze through the printer? thanks for any help you can give,

  23. Elnora says:

    Wow! Thanks so much for your excellent explanation of how to use Transfer Eze! I’m going to try it!

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  25. Andrea, I was researching Transfer-Eze online for a book I am working on, and your review was the second search result! The photos are really clear and very helpful, so thanks for this.

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