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Date: 3/19/12 3:43 PM

I'm making a cover for my 830 and will be using S&S for the very first time. The cover I made for my Babylock Serger was made using fusible fleece. CJ now recommends using S&S instead.
Since I've not used this product before I'm looking for any advice about handling the piping as well as how to keep it from shifting when applying it.
The cover is made with Bali Pops Cherry and the colors are really, really beautiful so I don't want to screw this up. (I am not an advanced sewist.)
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Linda

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Date: 3/19/12 4:09 PM

ByAnnie.com website, Soft and Stable Tutorial videos

Have you seen the Soft and Stable tutorial videos at the ByAnnie website? Lots of good info there about Soft and Stable and how to use it.

One technique Annie demonstrates is basting the S&S to the seam allowances of the the individual pieces before you begin construction, to hold the S&S in place as you continue the construction. I think this would help you hold everything in place as you sew the piping. By basting the S&S to each "batted" piece, you then have ONE layer to deal with for each pattern piece.

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In reply to lgrande <<


Date: 3/19/12 8:24 PM

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Annie demonstrates is basting the S&S to the seam allowances


This is what I was going to suggest. CJ said she had trouble with adding piping too. It would be an extra step to baste but it will save you the headache.

Another idea would be to cut the piping fabric wider than you need so you have extra fabric to hold the piping in place while sewing the seam with the S&S...
-- Edited on 3/19/12 8:29 PM --

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Date: 3/20/12 8:42 AM

As an alternative to basting, secure your fabric to outer edges of S & S using an "Elmer's School Glue Stick" ... just make sure it is the "School Glue" since that's the washable glue. I use this glue stick to hold my slinky T-shirt hems together so nothing moves during cover stitching. Works great and no need to wash it out until I've worn the top.

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Date: 3/20/12 9:31 AM

Thanks so much for the great tips, I'd gone to the Annie website but they appeared to be having problems and I couldn't view the tutorials...I'll check back in there later today.
The basting or glueing idea makes a whole lot of sense and I'll try that.

Linda

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