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Old 12-04-2017, 07:12 PM
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I am working on a GFG....thought I was doing it right...but today I was looking a tute via Pinterest on them, and noticed the hexies were being joined together using two strands of thread...hand quilting thread too. I have been using bottom line bobbin thread and only one strand.....btw, can't count how many times that tail has had to be retreaded onto the needle! But, back to question.....do you do double or single thread when working with hexies or any epp for that matter.....
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:27 PM
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I always use a single thread for EPP.
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:55 PM
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I use double but I think it is just personal preference... I like the extra seam strength.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:39 PM
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When hand piecing, I use a single strand of thread - but I backstitch about every ten stitches.
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
can't count how many times that tail has had to be retreaded onto the needle! But, back to question.....do you do double or single thread when working with hexies or any epp for that matter.....
I use single thread Bottom Line.

And here are a couple of un-asked for tips on sewing hexies (or any other hand piecing project):

1. Use a ladder stitch instead of a whip stitch. Your stitches won't show at all.

2. To prevent your needle from coming unthreaded, try this: thread your needle, then sew through the tail 3 times. Here's a video:

https://youtu.be/L84L0HqOn50?t=10s
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Old 12-05-2017, 03:36 AM
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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.....
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:05 AM
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I use 2 strands when I hand sew (which I try not to do very often!) but I do it because I get tired of rethreading. With 2 strands I can tug it tight and not pull it out!!!
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:30 AM
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I use this method, works really well for me. Double threaded, go through one way, turn go back through, pull loop over point and tighten.

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Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
I use this method, works really well for me. Double threaded, go through one way, turn go back through, pull loop over point and tighten.

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However do you get that needle threaded twice? I frequently have a challenging time getting one thread through that eye!
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If you twist it together after threading the first time, you can drag the end back through the eye by pulling some of the already threaded thread back out.

I feel like that sentence made no sense whatsoever, but I hope you can suss out what I mean!
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