NSC LIVE! January 2018

Join us for another installment in our NSC Live series with the wonderfully talented Nicki LaFoille. Nicki answers your sewing questions in this interactive and informative Q&A.

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23 Responses to “NSC LIVE! January 2018”

  1. susan

    question i am new to sewing and am having trouble seeing my markings (of darts, placements) they are either not transferring or they are too light for me to see. i have tried tracing paper, trailers chalk, and marking pencil with n success. any suggestions?

  2. Jaqi

    When not in use, is it better to store a sewing machine with the needle in the up or down position or take the needle out?

  3. Leslie

    As sewing machine pressure foot tensions are default set for silks, how would you test your best tension for the pressure foot?

  4. Diane

    I’ve pressed fleece. I do it quickly and not on really high heat. It will melt the fibers otherwise.

  5. Roslyn

    with dull needles, can you see it by looking at the needle or is it just when you sew? I’m not great at keeping a record of how long I have used the needle for.

  6. Rita

    When machine embroidering a design on a quilt block, do you need to remove the stabilizer before you sew your blocks together

  7. DIANE

    I use serpentine often – also dont use stitches that go backwards to complete the pattern

  8. Mary

    When you start sewing at the edge of fabric, how can I prevent the fabric from being pulled down into the machine?