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Thread: sewing tip

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    Super Member ceannastahr's Avatar
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    Placing a piece of wax paper between the pieces of fabric
    you are sewing keeps them from sliding around.

    Once the pieces have been sewn, tear the wax paper away.

    Using wax paper or freezer paper under your sewing (on
    top of the feed dogs) will allow the fabric to glide
    right through your machine.

    This can be helpful if you are sewing curves.

    Ironing pieces right sides together will make them
    stick together when you sew them.

    Smaller pieces may not need to be pinned at all.

    Collect your threads as you sew:


    A small paper bag taped to your sewing table

    A damp washrag on a plate

    A small piece of batting

    Masking tape, folded sticky side out


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    Super Member Dawn Hendrix's Avatar
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    Thanks....We need all the tips we can get!

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    I never thought of using wax paper this way. do you think you could use it to make string squares? :D

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    Super Member ceannastahr's Avatar
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    I don't see why we couldn't I never thought of that

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    Good Tips, Thank You :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
    I never thought of using wax paper this way. do you think you could use it to make string squares? :D
    My hesitancy would be the fact that when you iron your strips your going to be melting the wax paper and will have wax on your ironing board and project both. Other than that...

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    Thank you so much.....I am really trying to learn to sew......each good tip counts...Thanks again

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    i'm not even sure wax paper is coated with wax anymore. i've ironed over it with no damage to the paper, the iron, the fabric or board.

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    Your tips are much appreciated---there is so much to learn!!!!! :lol:
    Joan

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