Start sewing at the very top edge of the fabric, sew 3 or 4 stitches then reverse back over them. Then continue to sew the seam and line of stitching right to the bottom of the fabric. When you get there, reverse back 3 or 4 stitches, the come forward again to the very end of the fabric.
What is the first step to do before laying the patterns over the fabric?
Pressing. Press your tissue pattern pieces before you lay them on your fabric. Your pattern pieces will have creases in them from being folded in an envelope. If you put your iron on a low setting, you can safely press the creases out without damaging your pattern pieces.
Is it okay to sew at night?
Don’t cut fabric at night (this is sadly a lesson I’ve learned several times) and/or it’s time to get better lighting. 2. Don’t sew when you’re tired.
Why is my thread bunching underneath?
A: Looping on the underside, or back of the fabric, means the top tension is too loose compared to the bobbin tension, so the bobbin thread is pulling too much top thread underneath. By tightening the top tension, the loops will stop, but the added tension may cause breakage, especially with sensitive threads.
Do you tie a quilt before binding?
If you want to use strip binding on your quilt’s outer edges, you should tie your knots before you do your binding. On the other hand, if you want to use the pillowcase style (where you sew along the outer edges of your quilt then turn it inside out), you should do your tying after you’re done binding.
What is a self binding quilt?
Self-binding is a quick and easy way to bind small quilting projects. Also known as fold-over binding, a self-binding is made from excess backing fabric that’s trimmed to size and folded to the front side of the quilt to enclose the raw edges.