NSC LIVE! March 2017

During the March NSC LIVE, Nicki LaFoille discussed some of the popular types of thread and what you can use for everyday sewing, how to work with stretchy knit fabric, and why to use a twin needle.

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39 Responses to “NSC LIVE! March 2017”
  1. Julie

    How do I sew stretchy material? What type of needle, best stitch and size? Do I need to change tension? Every thing me I try the material gets stuck in my machine.

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  2. Rose

    Why do I get an awful mess on the wrong side of a hem when using a double needle, especially on a jersey or stretch? I’ve tried everything I know. HELP!!!!!

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  3. Muriel hagen

    I am a first time Visitor to this live broadcast. Guess I will listen first, no questions at the moment.

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  4. JC

    What are the some suggested projects to start if you have a membership & are an advanced beginner?

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  5. Marcia

    What is the easiest way to put pockets into a purchased skirt or dress? Should I just go for patch pockets even though I won’t have matching material? Most of these skirts or dresses don’t have enough side seam to use for a pocket!

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  6. Sheryl

    Any comments about coverstitch machines? (Janome CoverPro or Brother Coverstitch)

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  7. Michelle

    Do you like using a 1/4″ seam allowance or a scant 1/4″ seam allowance and why?

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    • Sam Kirchoff

      Hey Michelle! You accidentally said the same amount for both numbers. If you wouldn’t mind giving me an update on which you meant, I can pass it along. Thanks!

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      • Virginia

        I would like to make a Coco Chenal type suit or dress. Do you have any suggestions for a pattern? Answer for 1/4 inch and SCANT 1/4, I believe the SCANT is just what the name implies, move the needle a couple of stiches. Is that the answer?

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  8. Becki

    I am sewing simple wool skirt and would like to line it. Easiest way to do that?

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  9. Gail

    Any tips for sewing faux fur? Have been sewing for many years but never sewed with fur and am going to try to make a jacket for granddaughter

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  10. Marcia

    For double needle stitching on stretch fabric, make sure the size of the “stretch” needle is appropriate for the stretch fabric!

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  11. Kay

    I am trying to add a piece on my square pieced block. You take a rectangle and cut kitty corner so when you add it the original square is tilted. I don’t know how to attach so it comes out straight edges. Help please.

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  12. Stephanie

    What is a benefit of sewing with a double needle? Are you able to show us what a double needle stitch looks like? I’d love to see a product that has that stitch used.

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  13. Aurorer

    I have a question about sewing silk. What material do you use for interfacing — such as neckline?? And any other tips you may have on sewing silk.
    Thanks!

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  14. Debra

    What is you favorite brands or weigh of knits fabrics and thread? I will be start kids sewing classes what you suggest what sewing fabric to stay away from with beginners/

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  15. Sheryl

    I try to steam-shrink fusible interfacing, and follow the directions carefully but still get the “orange-peel” texture showing through the fabric. (Especially on quilt-weight cotton fused before embroidering). Is there a way to avoid that?

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  16. Jaqi Briggs

    You talked earlier about using different threads, have you ever used anything other than all-purpose thread for making button holes?

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  17. Virginia

    I would like to make a Coco Chenal type suit or dress. Do you have any suggestions for a pattern?

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  18. Linda

    I still use an old treadle. To help keep the rest of the shirt out of the way, I use a toilet paper roll. I cover them with anything and slit the roll lengthwise. Then roll shirt and put it on the roll where the slit is. I love you girls. Y’all even help and answer things I wanted to know and things I didn’t know I wanted to know. Thanks do muvh girls.

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  19. Graciela

    LAMENTO NO SABER INGLES. POR ESO LOS VIDEOS SOLO ME SIRVEN CUANDO ESTAN EN ESPAÑOL O SUBTITULADOS.

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  20. Deb

    Holding thread and using starter piece of fabric may help alleviate “bird nest” on bottom side of fabric.

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  21. Susan

    Hi girls. I’ve not missed an episode yet and I’m learning a lot. You’re both fun to hang out with as well. Ahaha lots of laughs and inside sewers jokes. Keep up the great work! Sincerely yours Susan.

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