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Old 12-05-2017, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
However do you get that needle threaded twice? I frequently have a challenging time getting one thread through that eye!
Use embroidery needles. I use Japanese embroidery needles or Bohin. The eye is much longer.
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Old 12-05-2017, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by cashs_mom View Post
Use embroidery needles. I use Japanese embroidery needles or Bohin. The eye is much longer.
Duh - I forgot about embroidery needles -
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Old 12-05-2017, 03:12 PM
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I use 2 threads but not quilting thread- just regular thread. I do use quilting thread for basting the hexies though. I also use that thread heaven stuff and it helps prevent knots and tangles. I notice that when I try to cut the thread too long I get in trouble with those knots and tangles.
I'm working on a hexi right now and having fun with it.
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Old 12-05-2017, 03:23 PM
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I use single but thick thread. Doing all that work I want my stitches to show. I do keep them all the same size and spaced evenly. My hexie my way.
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Old 12-05-2017, 03:45 PM
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I use a single thread.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:02 PM
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Instead of threading the needle twice as Kitsie has drawn in Step 1 and Step 2, fold the thread and push the fold through the eye.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:56 PM
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Just a single thread for hand piecing and the whip stitch. But I stitch close about 10 to 14 stitches per inch. ( I know its over kill but I have always stitch close together. )
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:43 PM
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I use double thread and thread my needle at the fold and then half hitch it. This prevents the thread pulling out. Love bottom line for this. I also prefer ladder stitch. A little beeswax helps with tangles. I also do, as someone else said, back stitching every inch or so.
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
I'll try to get that needle thru that thin thread three times if not I'll switch to a thread used for beading (s------ can't remember name.....)
i don't like the ladder stitch, I don't whip stitch either...I hold hexies side by side and catch the fab just at the crease on both hexies...it seems to keep the thread all on the backside for me.... Thanks for reply.....
I have been using this method on my Lucy Boston blocks (Patchwork of the Crosses) it works for me
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Old 12-06-2017, 04:09 AM
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I use one strand, and silk thread for my EPP. Maybe the tutorial was showing double strands of heavy thread so it would be seen easier on the video.
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