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Old 09-11-2010, 11:38 AM
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Too funny, I would have done the same thing. Now I know better, thanks for the tip.
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:43 AM
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Water soluable thread can also be used in garments and swimming suits to deter your "friends" from borrowing.

Just a thought
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:46 AM
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I remember when I tried the water soluble thread on a trapunto: I had trouble getting the needle threaded. OK - what do we do when we can't thread a needle? WE LICK THE THREAD. Not such a smart idea when using the water soluble.
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My eyes have grown old with me, so when threading sewing machine needles, I put a little bit of white paper behind the needle and instantly i can see the hole. Also good is a touch of White-out on it, that is more permanent.

That works best for me.
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Old 09-11-2010, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
I remember when I tried the water soluble thread on a trapunto: I had trouble getting the needle threaded. OK - what do we do when we can't thread a needle? WE LICK THE THREAD. Not such a smart idea when using the water soluble.
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My eyes have grown old with me, so when threading sewing machine needles, I put a little bit of white paper behind the needle and instantly i can see the hole. Also good is a touch of White-out on it, that is more permanent.

That works best for me.
I solved all of that by buying a machine that has a built-in needle threader; also cuts the thread at the end. Of course the machine was a little pricey, but for me it was well worth it. Now all my Vikings are built-in threading and auto cutters. When I have to thread my serger or my hemmer I miss the feature; keep a magnifying glass handy.
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Old 09-11-2010, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by MadQuilter
I remember when I tried the water soluble thread on a trapunto: I had trouble getting the needle threaded. OK - what do we do when we can't thread a needle? WE LICK THE THREAD. Not such a smart idea when using the water soluble. hahahahaha.
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Old 09-11-2010, 03:13 PM
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I use the white paper trick too. My problem is not being able to see the thread too. And my son and my grandson both are wanting me to make curtains for their new houses. UGH!!!
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Old 09-11-2010, 03:25 PM
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So funny Martina! We have such a habit of that don't we? I have never used the water soluble thread before but I can see me doing the same thing. Thanks for the chuckle!


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Originally Posted by Anne Marie
Oh, some instructions seem to have you quilt (stitch in the ditch) the entire quilt - is that necessary?
So far, I am not able to do Free-motion Quilting yet so all of my quilts are Stitch-in-the ditch. I like the look of the straight lines being quilted - sometimes a diagonal across. However, as someone already pointed out, the batting tells you how far apart it NEEDS to be quilted. I use Warm and Natural because it allows a larger open space. Sometimes, I combine SID with tied centers.

I remember when I tried the water soluble thread on a trapunto: I had trouble getting the needle threaded. OK - what do we do when we can't thread a needle? WE LICK THE THREAD. Not such a smart idea when using the water soluble. hahahahaha.
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Old 09-11-2010, 03:37 PM
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I saw a gal do a demo using water soluble thread. She used it to do something called Madiera applique. She stiched a heart shape of main fabric to lining fabric. Leaving a little unstitched area, she turned it inside out (right side out) and steam ironed it. The thread dissolved. She was left with a heart with turned edges which she then appliqued onto a jacket. It looked very nice.
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:24 AM
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They are using this also for fringe embroidery designs.
There is a viedo on Embroiderylibrary showing you how to do a fringe on a lions main.vry cool.
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:28 AM
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I am working on a TNT quilt and had to get water soluble thread to hold the pleats in place until the quilt is done.
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