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The right sewing machine needle for quilting

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The right sewing machine needle for quilting

Choosing the right needle for your quilting project can make your stitches perfect! However, the wrong can cause skipped stitches, tension issues or broken threads and even holes in your fabric.  Read on to find out all about sewing machine needles and keep them organized, making this easy needle case and keep track of your needles! Sewing Machine Needle Parts A sewing machine needle looks simple but has many different parts. The shank is the part that seats into your sewing machine; the flat side usually goes towards the back and the rounded side towards the front. Some specialty needles may have a...

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Why Size Shank Matters in my Sewing Machine?

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Why Size Shank Matters in my Sewing Machine?

Some of the most popular specialty feet -Walking Foot and Darning Foot free-motion or ruler foot, for example - are screw-on, which means you need to take off the ankle and fasten these feet on, by screwing them in place. The best way to find out if a particular foot is right for your machine, first you need to understand what sort of sewing machine you’re trying to fit. Most of the presser feet that come with your sewing machine are flat, and they snap-on to the “ankle” thing called foot holder/adapter.  With the screw-on feet, the height of shank...

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Learn How to Square Up a Quilt

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Learn How to Square Up a Quilt
Taking the time to do this prep work can transform your quilt from a homemade “nice job” to a stand-out, professional quilt project. One of the most important steps is to true, or square up, the quilt as you complete it.

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