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HELPFUL HINTS AND
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as they are added to the top of this list.
When sewing hems on t-shirts and jersey material, I like
to use a double needle. Thread your machine according to
your machines directions for using a double needle. Press
your hem and stitch on the right side of fabric. Not only
does this double run of stitching look nice, it will allow a
little bit of stretch to the hem.
When making binding that is a solid color, mark one end of the
binding with a marker pen before you cut it into strips.
This can be your right side of fabric or the wrong side, you just
need to remember :) By marking your binding, it will be
easier to stitch together and not twist or reverse the pieces.
This is very helpful on large runs of binding.
When you make a quilt, your 1/4" seams are very important.
If you are not using a 1/4" foot as a guide, you can easily check
your measurement with your sewing foot by placing a piece of 1/4"
graph paper under your pressure foot. Make sure that the
needle comes down in the predrawn line. You can now easily
see where the 1/4" seam allowance lines up with your foot.
You can mark your machine with tape as a guide for the 1/4".
Your blocks will come together so much easier when you are sewing
an exact 1/4" seam allowance.
We all run out of things sometimes when sewing. If you
are sewing jersey and do not have any bias tape for the shoulders.
Cut a thin strip of cutaway stabilizer and sew this into your
shoulder. It will help your new jersey maintain its shoulder
shape without over stretching.