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Old 06-14-2013, 12:04 PM
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Do y'all use a Bob (starter) when piecing? I'm so in the habit that I don't even know if my machine would eat the fabric or not. So does your machine bite? What do you call your starters?
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leaders and enders
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:08 PM
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Only when it is hungry does it take a bite. I have to remember to use a Bob - good advice.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Boonedox View Post
Do y'all use a Bob (starter) when piecing? I'm so in the habit that I don't even know if my machine would eat the fabric or not. So does your machine bite? What do you call your starters?
only if I put my finger the needle
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:39 PM
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Mine can bite if I'm not paying attention where I stopped it but I use leaders and enders for two other reasons: I will eventually get a quilt out of them and I also find that using them saves me lots of thread that I would otherwise pull, cut and throw away. I like watching my pile of leader and ender pieces growing while I'm sewing something else!
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I call mine a spider when I use one. On triangles I usually just start sewing 1/4 inch from the start and backstitch to the edge and then continue.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:40 PM
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no my machine doesn't eat fabric so I don't use leaders
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:42 PM
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Nope, mine doesn't bite, so no need for leaders, enders.
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I do not understand how you get a quilt from your leaders and enders. I have lots of little pieces. Just trim off 1/8" and keep sewing a line 1/4" from the edge until it is too small and it goes in the doggie bag with the rest of its pieces.
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I use a scrap piece of fabric too. If I get cocky and try to start a seam without it, my machine always knocks me down a peg! It's pretty much a habit for me too
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