After serging the binding on my quilt with fusible thread, I stitch in the ditch with 100wt Invisafil by Wonderfil. Of course, any thread can be used for this but if you want your stitching to virtually disappear this is the thread to use.
Putting the binding on a quilt with fusible thread is a great technique to add to your bag of stitching tricks. The fusible thread goes into the looper and when you finish stitching the binding on the front you then turn the binding to the back against the fusible thread and press. Awesome way to attach the binding. In this video, I will show you an easy way to start and finish the binding. How to stitch off the corners to make the miters perfect and easy to turn and how to find the correct width of binding to cut. Let me know how you like it!
Skipped stitches can be very frustrating. You need to make sure your needle is new and is the correct type and size for your thread and project. Re-threading the machine both top and bobbin is many times the answer. Cleaning and oiling are mandatory. But after all this is said and done many times you are still having an issue.
I have made this video to show you how important the height of the foot in relation to the surface of the fabric can be. If there is too much room between the bottom of the foot and the fabric, you can get flagging which will cause skipped stitches. Flagging is where the fabric has room to move up and down with the needle.
I hope you enjoy the demonstration and it helps you to solve a skipped stitch mystery someday.
Here is a video that I found from last January that shows using fusible for a backing to your quilt label so that it is perfectly turned and easily applied ready to hand stitch in place. Since I just showed you how to create this type of quilt label with lettering, I was very happy to find that I had made a video showing the actual process of turning it for application to the quilt back.
Here is a video about how to use a BERNINA #50 walking foot.
Here is a great trick for being able to see better when threading a needle. Need I say aging eyes?…………
Here is a post from my facebook page that will really help when you get thread in and out of the tension or thread that is shredding and breaking at the needle. This is shown on a serger but the premise is the same on a sewing machine. You do not even have to un-thread the machine sometimes, just turn the spool over and continue. Other times it may work best to turn the spool and re-thread. Be sure to use a thread net when needed.
I am Sew Excited to have a class at Sew Expo in Puyallup, WA February 28, 2018. Come join me as we make a funny little backpack full of techniques. Here is a link to the 2018 Sew Expo class catalog.
The class is #4808 on page 36 of the catalogue. Wednesday, February 28, 2018. This is a 4 needle sewing class from 8 to 12 in the BERNINA classroom.
For more information or to register 866-554-8559 or www.sewexpo.com
I broke my new echo clip and I don’t want you to do the same so here is a video that shows how to use and attach the Echo Quilting Clips easily. They are awesome!