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Thread: I need help with Velcro!

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    Senior Member gellybean402's Avatar
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    Guess I should have asked this question months ago! I too used the sticky velcro and threw away quite a few needles in the process! Thanks for bringing up the subject!

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    Have you tried the soft velcro? It is more like felt and sewing through it is a breeze!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lois-nounoe View Post
    Have you tried the soft velcro? It is more like felt and sewing through it is a breeze!
    I wish I knew about this a few months back!!!What a pain!!!

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    I have just used some invisible nylon thread in bobbin and top on diaper bags and had no trouble, just used regular needle that I sewed the bag with

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    Well, I got all my velcro sewn down. I used a size 14 needle, a short straight stitch and stuck close to the edge of the velcro. It worked! And I'm happy with the results. One thing I did notice was helpful was when sewing down the 'hook' side, I tried to sew in the small space between the hooks. This way my thread was less likely to get tangled. Thanks for all the great tips.

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    Hi,

    I always sew it on that little flat edge on the side, with a zipper foot.

    Don't ever sew sticky velcro with your machine, my dealer preaches that over and over....will gum your machine up big time!

    Hope it worked for you!

    Bev
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    I never seem to have a problem sewing it down but it usually on a larger project.
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    Thanks for all the tips - I have avoided velcro because my first experience was awful Now I may have to try it again - Thanks for posting and and all the great advice!!!
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    I like to use one of my larger size needles when sewing velcro; it seems to help.
    Wendy

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    I was sewing sticky velcro and had the same problem with the thread sticking to the needle above the sewing. i used Dawn dish liquid to clean the needle. I sewed the rest of the sticky velcro on by hand.
    I have a lot of sticky velcro that I hate to throw away, but I do have problems with it gunking up my needle. I begged a couple of alcohol wipes from my Dad (a diabetic) and use them to clean off the needle. Works pretty well.
    Sue

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