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    What size stiches

    I am work on my youngest grand son lap quilt and put it togeather wrong I am now ripping all of it out what size stich do you use I am using a brother regular sewin machine .

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    1.5..... if taking piecs apart (not quilted)... go to the dollar store and find a package (there will be 3 or 4 to a pkg) of Noxema eyebrow wands... they are fine, small, protected edge razor blades... you open the seam vertically and when you can see the threads, you lightly touch the wand (it has a handle and is about 3 inches long)... to the threads and they will melt in front of the wand... mine came from Family Dollar but Dollar General had them too... masking tape will pick up the thread shreds with a minimum of fuss ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by deemail View Post
    1.5..... if taking piecs apart (not quilted)... go to the dollar store and find a package (there will be 3 or 4 to a pkg) of Noxema eyebrow wands... they are fine, small, protected edge razor blades... you open the seam vertically and when you can see the threads, you lightly touch the wand (it has a handle and is about 3 inches long)... to the threads and they will melt in front of the wand... mine came from Family Dollar but Dollar General had them too... masking tape will pick up the thread shreds with a minimum of fuss ...
    Thanks!!!
    What a neat idea! You should send this in to Fons & Porter for their tips. I am going to check out Dollar General in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by one-and-only View Post
    Thanks!!!
    What a neat idea! You should send this in to Fons & Porter for their tips. I am going to check out Dollar General in the morning.
    i have no idea where, but i saw it somewhere.... could have been F&P..... I don't quilt the way they do, but I love their tips... my fave of theirs is the fat pipe cleaners to hold buttons... you just sort the buttons, stick a fat pipecleaner thru one hole in each button... push them together and done! it works so well... I can cut them if i want short lengths and you can get one button in the middle of the pipecleaner without taking anything off... this has been saving me time and hassle for 3 or 4 years now..

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    This is a great tip, I also use the inexpensive emery boards (finger-nail-file) to pull loose threads.
    Quote Originally Posted by deemail View Post
    1.5..... if taking piecs apart (not quilted)... go to the dollar store and find a package (there will be 3 or 4 to a pkg) of Noxema eyebrow wands... they are fine, small, protected edge razor blades... you open the seam vertically and when you can see the threads, you lightly touch the wand (it has a handle and is about 3 inches long)... to the threads and they will melt in front of the wand... mine came from Family Dollar but Dollar General had them too... masking tape will pick up the thread shreds with a minimum of fuss ...
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    I usually sew with my machine set at 1.8 - 2. If I'm doing paper piecing I go smaller; if I'm sewing multiple layers I go higher. For just plain cotton quilting seams I'm set for 1.8.

    Hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinson7 View Post
    I am work on my youngest grand son lap quilt and put it togeather wrong I am now ripping all of it out what size stich do you use I am using a brother regular sewin machine .

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    why are you taking it all apart? and what size stitch did you use?
    is there a problem with the stitching?
    just wondering- maybe we could save you some work...
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    I use 1.8 to 2, unless paper piecing then I uswe 1.5
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    Wal-Mart also has them at a low cost also.
    Quote Originally Posted by deemail View Post
    1.5..... if taking piecs apart (not quilted)... go to the dollar store and find a package (there will be 3 or 4 to a pkg) of Noxema eyebrow wands... they are fine, small, protected edge razor blades... you open the seam vertically and when you can see the threads, you lightly touch the wand (it has a handle and is about 3 inches long)... to the threads and they will melt in front of the wand... mine came from Family Dollar but Dollar General had them too... masking tape will pick up the thread shreds with a minimum of fuss ...
    Earleen The best helping hand is at the end of your arm.

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    Thank you for all the usefull ideas The reason I am taking all if all apart is there are three circles and a square that I was going around .When I had finished my outline of them and took it off my machine I notice my back had moved and I had a very big fold had to take all stiches out any help would be apperciated

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