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Thread: Misc. Tips

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    Super Member craftiladi's Avatar
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    some of these maybe old hat for some but I found a couple i hadn't heard of:
    1]Seam allowance....when 2 seams will be joined together, press the seam allowance in opposite directions. This helps distribute the bulk.

    2] Feed dogs...if your machine doesn't allow you to drop the feed dogs place/tape a business card over the feed dogs for free motion quilting.

    3]Pressing...after pressing piece work allow it to cool for a minute, prevents distortion.

    4]Glue Sticks....store in the frig. this keeps them firmer and they will last longer, espically in warmer climates.

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    I did not know that about the glue sticks, thank you!!! Mine have been drying out way before they are used up :D:D:D

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    thanks for the tips

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    I keep glue sticks in a ziploc with a damp sponge. That seems to keep them from drying out.

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    The glue stick tip was new to me. See, I learned something new today. Thanks.

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    I learn something new everyday, thanks!

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    does anyone have any more tips!

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    I put a piece of saran wrap over the glue stick before putting on the cap. It helps to keep a film of dried glue from forming on the stick, less waste.

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    great tips

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    After pressing, put something heavy on top of the block while it cools. Helps to keep it's shape.

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