Date: 02-24-2007, 01:57 AM (1 of 10)
Here's a tip for gathering, I hope it hasn't already been posted. Set your machine on the largest stitch length and the largest zigzag and sew over dental floss. It's strong and the fabric slides very easily. I've used it on wide wale corduroy and it works wonderfully. You'll all have to have dental floss in your sewing kit!
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Date: 02-24-2007, 09:48 AM (2 of 10)
|Great tip! I haven't tried it yet myself but I have recently begun a pattern requiring gathering & I am using a heavy fabric. Good to know it will work!||
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Date: 02-24-2007, 10:30 AM (3 of 10)
I do the same thing only I use fishingline. It sets nicely between the gap on the front of my foot.
Husbands gone fishing..... I've gone fabric shopping
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Date: 02-24-2007, 11:35 AM (4 of 10)
|When we changed to the floss picks I put all the dental floss from dental visits in the sewing room. It works wonderfully for gathering and is pulled out easily. I also use cotton crochet thread.||
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Date: 02-24-2007, 12:22 PM (5 of 10)
Seems so logical, doesn't it? Never thought of it though.
Thanks so much, Bruna.
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Date: 02-24-2007, 12:42 PM (6 of 10)
Thanks for the tip! It seems so simple, wish I'd thought of it a long time ago!!
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Date: 02-24-2007, 07:30 PM (7 of 10)
Dental floss cutters are also great for taking on planes to cut thread lengths.
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Date: 02-26-2007, 11:15 AM (8 of 10)
I figured that out by accident once when I didn't have any cord or fishing line to use. I thought I was brilliant, then found that other people have been doing it too LOL!
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Date: 02-26-2007, 09:36 PM (9 of 10)
I use 2 lb test fishing line. It isn't a whole lot heavier than monofiliment thread and it is clear.
Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
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Date: 03-17-2007, 12:48 PM (10 of 10)
|Embroidery floss also works good in gathering, however, you need to use 3-6 strands.||
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