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From: MyGirlFriday
Date: 01-06-2005, 09:09 PM (1 of 7)
Going to work on polar fleech ponchos this I need a special needle for that??
Any helpful hints in working with this would be great!!

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User: MyGirlFriday
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From: plrlegal
Date: 01-06-2005, 11:14 PM (2 of 7)
I just finished making a fleece pullover and a fleece doggie coat. I used a Schmetz Microtex Sharp 80/12 needle. At first I tried a 80/12 Jersey Ball Point but changed to the 80/12 Sharp. I also used a stitch length on my Pfaff of 3.5-4.0. You can also use a medium width/length zig zag stitch but I have found that a 3.5-4.0 straight stitch works just as well.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: MaryW
Date: 01-07-2005, 07:25 AM (3 of 7)
It probably depends a lot on the fleece, thick and fluffy or finer and lighter in weight.

So Patsy, do you and your baby have matching outfits?
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: plrlegal
Date: 01-07-2005, 08:07 PM (4 of 7)
Not!!! LOL We put our baby's coat on her and she just stood in the middle of the floor and wouldn't move. We both crack up laughing. She sure was happy when we took it off her.

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From: DorothyL
Date: 01-08-2005, 08:07 AM (5 of 7)
Patsy --
My little dog loved the coat (leopard skin) I made her last year. But she grew and it didn't fit this year so we bought her a sweater for Xmas. The other day she wanted out but shied away from the harness after she took a peek out the window and saw the snow. When I pulled out her sweater she jumped on the couch to have it -- and the harness put on.
It was cold yesterday and wore it most of the day inside. She loves it because it helps keep her warm.
I always laughed at people who put clothes on their dog and now I'm one of them.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
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From: plrlegal
Date: 01-08-2005, 01:39 PM (6 of 7)
My little girl has decided she's not having any part of clothes. She likes her harness because it means she can go for a walk but even showing her the harness and asking her if she wanted to go for a walk couldn't get her to walk around in her coat. She's not having any part of being dressed up. I think her philosophy is that God gave her a perfectly good fur coat. LOL

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: toadusew
Date: 01-10-2005, 09:10 AM (7 of 7)
When I work with fleece, I use my walking foot, increase my stitch length to 3 (straight stitch), and use a 75/11 HS (stretch) needle. (Since fleece is a knit and has some stretch, this made sense to me. :smile: ) I tried several different combinations and found this worked best for me. The teflon foot is ok, but I liked the walking foot better. However, I've also read that the roller foot is a good foot to use so I may try that one the next time I sew fleece.
User: toadusew
Member since: 01-08-2005
Total posts: 369
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