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Old January 24th 09, 03:52 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
Polly Esther[_5_]
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I don't appear here often (for which you may be profoundly grateful) but I
think I know what Woolstitcher means by 'runs'. When the SM needle is
burred or too large, it may hit a thread in woven silk and pull it - giving
the appearance of a run. An old trick for preventing puckered seams is:
before pressing - firmly hold the seam at the top and sort of slide the
joined fabrics down the threads of the seam. This will smooth out the
puckers - or at least give you a better chance when pressing. Polly Esther

Old January 25th 09, 02:17 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.sewing
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Dear Polly

If you have to slide the threads down a seam, there is either
something wrong with the machine, or the tension is wrong for the
fabric. I would have whipped my students with a blivette if they did
such a thing, Using silk thread, as Kate recommends, or pressing the
seam flat before pressing it open are the answers.


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