stitching, what do i need to know?

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Posted 6/28/2013 by lilgik in General Scrappin'
 

lilgik
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Posted: 6/28/2013 4:14:13 PM
i'm super excited to be getting a sewing machine this weekend! for those of you that have one, can you pass along any words of wisdom? thanks!



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Posted: 6/28/2013 5:00:47 PM
Oh that is exciting. Is it your first? Have you any idea what you want to make?

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Posted: 6/28/2013 5:06:28 PM
That is sew exciting I remember when I got mine I took every quilting class I could for 2weeks sew Because I knew nothing.
happy sewing.

lilgik
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Posted: 6/28/2013 6:05:00 PM

Oh that is exciting. Is it your first? Have you any idea what you want to make?


yup, my first, i feel so grown up. hahaha! i definitely want to stitch on my scrapbook pages and i have a simple fabric project that i would like to take care of. quilting would be a possibility as well.



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Posted: 6/28/2013 6:29:18 PM
I found This to be very helpful.

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Posted: 6/28/2013 10:32:21 PM
*main thing, do not stitch over dry adhesive, it gums up your sewing needle and gets stuck.
* Also, It helps to have a second cardstock under your background as it gives the tread something more to grab on...if you stick on just one piece of cardstock it tends to form those messy loopy threads on the wrong side, and even adjusting tension won't work as well as just starting with a thicker base.
*I use invisible thread for my bobbin, that way it'll go with any color thread.
Good luck!


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