I wanted to make a baby blanket fast (instead of quilting one). I bought two pretty pieces of fleece and am trying to sew the edges together. My sewing machine does fine with cotton but with this fleece, it skips stitiches (I am zig-zagging) and then the thread breaks every few inches. Is it just sewing with fleece that causes the problem? Does anyone else ever have this problem? Could it be my machine? I put in a bigger needle thinking that would help but seems tonot make a difference. Any ideas??
I don't want to do those fringe edges that everyone does. I like to outline the design (in this case, fish) and then on the other side, I cut out just one layer and then the fish shows through on the backside. Then I stitch around the outside edge (again with zig-zag) and then cut just outside that with my wavy rotary cutter.