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Thread: Piecing thread tension

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    Junior Member Rebecca_S's Avatar
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    Piecing thread tension

    I have a number of HST made as leaders and enders. These pieces were often the first sewn after I put in a new bobbin or spool of thread and for some of them the thread tension was not quite right. Do I need to throw these out or can they be used in a scrap quilt if I use them in blocks where the seams are crossed? Is there any harm in using them or are they likely to fall apart when the quilt is used?
    Thanks!

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    I think it depends on what you mean by "not quite right." How does the seam look? Try pulling on the seam and see how it acts.

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    If the tension is too loose, just sew over them and press. No one will be able to tell.

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    I would run over the seams once more and then use them.

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