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  1. Sheila
    Sheila

    I have been embroidering by hand, off and on for a couple years. I am asking for any tips on getting the hoop to stay in place, and staying straight on a wide line of satin stitch. I always seem to end up diagonal almost, and end up starting over. Thanks for all your help. S.

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    • Customer Service
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    • Linda Schlosser
      Linda Schlosser

      My best advice it to leave a bit extra space when you come up from the bottom. the point of the needle is smaller than the eye. so when you are poking through the thread from underneath your eye sees a very small point. but when you go down (on the other side of the satin stitch) poking the top of the fabric your eye doesn’t see the imperceptible extra space that the needle takes up. So as you work along one side is closer together than the other. You must make a concious effort to spread out the threads on that side. good luck!

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  2. Diane Schmieder
    Diane Schmieder

    Made the art quilt for a friend of mine. Her husband passed away last year. In his memory I used his shirts to make the quilt of Hilton Head. He has a home on the island. I used a photo to guide me in my first art quilt.

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  3. Jean
    Jean

    When I first saw the picture I thought it was a top. It’s a very beautiful tote….great job!!

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  4. Sandra White
    Sandra White

    I’m looking for information for the lovely pieced bag that was pictured in the Feb.6 email which is a “members project”. I cannot see any pictures of the projects on this ‘Show us your project” page so I can’t show it but please tell me if anyone has information on it. Thanks.

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  5. REGINA KELLEY
    REGINA KELLEY

    I custom make pillows per order, but this one was specially made for my sister and she loved it. I also make matching valences

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  6. Sandra White
    Sandra White

    I logged in, went to Menu, then Blog, then Project Gallery and I am not seeing any pictures of the projects that folks are talking about. Can someone please tell me WHY I AM NOT SEEING ANY PICTURES?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Sandra!

      I’m so sorry you’re running into this issue! Make sure that you’re internet connection is a strong connection. You can also reset the device you’re using to look at the photos, as that may help it overall.

      If you continue to run into this issue, please send us a screenshot of the error, the name of the device that you’re using (computer – PC or Mac, smart phone, iPad/Tablet, etc.) to the email address of: nationalsewingcircle@program-director.net and we’d be more than happy to take a look into this for you!

      Thank you,

      Jessica
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      • Sandra White
        Sandra White

        Thank you Jessica, I am at a loss so again I sent an email to the address you provided.

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  7. Samantha Ventura
    Samantha Ventura

    Oh my, that is absolutely STUNNING! Wow. I only wish I had seen something like this years ago, I would have forgone the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Darleen,

      Elastic thread is wound on the bobbin and stitched using a long, straight stitch. The long stitch length and elastic thread will gather the fabric to create a shirring effect. The more rows of stitching you do (roughly 1/4″ apart), the more the fabric will gather. Ensure the fabric lays flat under the presser foot as you stitch subsequent rows. Lightweight fabrics gather better than stiff, heavy fabrics, and one layer of fabric will always gather better than a doubled-up layer. Make sure you backstitch or tie off the end of each row so the elastic doesn’t unravel from the seam.

      The way you thread the elastic on the bobbin depends on your machine. With my Pfaff, I hand-wind using moderate pressure on the thread, so it’s on the bobbin tight enough to stay put, but not super tightly stretched. Some machines require you wind the elastic thread onto the bobbin using the machine’s bobbin winder to achieve a tighter stretch on the bobbin.

      If you have a Premium membership, check out my video on sewing with elastic thread and creating a shirred dress:
      https://www.nationalsewingcircle.com/video/shirred-skirt-017333/

      Hope this helps! Have fun!
      Nicki

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  8. Janice Johnson
    Janice Johnson

    I have an old Singer that won’t pick up the thread. Took it to a repair guy and he wouldn’t tell me what he did to fix it. I only sewed about 2 feet when it stopped. Do you know what he adjusted?

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    • Customer Service
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      Hey Janice,
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  9. Marcia Anderson
    Marcia Anderson

    I made some sun hats to stay hidden from Florida’s brutal sunny rays.

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  10. CATHY SMITH
    CATHY SMITH

    I’ve been sewing up a storm for my G.grandaughters,and loving every minute doing things for the 4 of them.

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  11. vivian helena
    vivian helena

    Fun and quick with Bias Tap, no cutting or fitting in each strip. Just sew it on, then fit the blocks together, and layer. Quick and easy. And one collection of clutter used, bias tape left overs all gone.

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  12. Denise
    Denise

    I absolutely love this outfit! It looks so comfy and the way you used the fabric prints is outstanding. Bet you’re really enjoying wearing it.

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