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Thread: I need help with Velcro!

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    Hi,

    I always sew it on that little flat edge on the side, with a zipper foot.

    Don't ever sew sticky velcro with your machine, my dealer preaches that over and over....will gum your machine up big time!

    Hope it worked for you!

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    I never seem to have a problem sewing it down but it usually on a larger project.
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    Thanks for all the tips - I have avoided velcro because my first experience was awful Now I may have to try it again - Thanks for posting and and all the great advice!!!
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    I like to use one of my larger size needles when sewing velcro; it seems to help.
    Wendy

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    I was sewing sticky velcro and had the same problem with the thread sticking to the needle above the sewing. i used Dawn dish liquid to clean the needle. I sewed the rest of the sticky velcro on by hand.
    I have a lot of sticky velcro that I hate to throw away, but I do have problems with it gunking up my needle. I begged a couple of alcohol wipes from my Dad (a diabetic) and use them to clean off the needle. Works pretty well.
    Sue

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    This is a good topic
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    In case you haven't tried it, there is an iron on velcro that has received very good reviews - several have said that it gets stronger with use....might be a solution to any type of sewing.
    Kate

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    This. I volunteer in a hospital sewing room, and when we need to sew velcro we always use the 'vintage' machines. They do a much better job than the newer machines.
    Quote Originally Posted by Doreen View Post
    If I need to sew velcro, I use my featherweight. It does the job!

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    I learn something new all the time from this board, did not know there was iron on velcro, now that sounds wonderful. I have to look for this now, never seen it.

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    Just looked on the Michaels site and they have it, it is called Velcro Fabric Fushion. Not sure of the cost, but this would be perfect for doll clothes. Now I have a reason to go to Michaels. Sewing velcro can be a problem, lately I sew on the edges with a zig zag stictch (small) and it works but for very small pieces it can be an issue. Thanks for sharing this tid bit, certainly worth a try.

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