Well I discovered ....from a tip that I got from Kelly Dean....that the Super Sulky water soluble fabric stabiliser that is used for quilting and machine embroidery, when dissolved in warm water and then painted onto knitted fabrics makes the best stabiliser I have used so far. It leaves literally no stretch when dry and it's a great way to prepare the fabric.
Stops fraying too.
I take no credit for that I'd never have thought of it so all thanks go to Kelly for his innovation!
in the meanwhile i've been experimenting with Pva glue : water ratios. and the best results are 1 part PVA glue to 3 parts water. Mix in small container and then leave with lid on. Restir and paint onto knitback fabrics when you need or on any areas requiring a bit more strength
How interesting! I have a piece of knit type plush I've been wanting to use for a bear for some time now... just never could figure out how I wanted to strengthen it. I was going to line each piece with fabric.... now I'm going to try painting it with that water soluble stabilizer... Thanks for the tip!