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What do you ALWAYS follow the rules for - the opposite topic of Revolutionaries!
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Date: 7/9/12 8:41 PM

Thought this would be a fun one, too!

What do you ALWAYS do the RIGHT way? Where do you really feel you shouldn't, couldn't possibly stray from the way you were taught or told is the CORRECT way to do something?

Personally, I am very good about changing machine needles. Not after every project, but after every 2 (unless it was particularly heavy duty). And I'm very good about matching needle to fabric.
I have become a pressing fanatic! Every seam must be pressed first the way it was sewn and then open or however directed.
I'm sure there's more, but that's enough to get the ball rolling I hope!

Please share your perfect ways and bask in the glow of your righteousnesss!!

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Date: 7/9/12 8:50 PM

Pressing as I sew. I will deviate from most other rules but not this one.

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Date: 7/9/12 8:53 PM

EVERYTHING! but then why on earth doesn't everything turn out perfectly? Aarrgg!



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Date: 7/9/12 9:00 PM

Another for pressing.

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Date: 7/9/12 9:00 PM

The only rule I follow to the letter is the requirement that garments, especially long sleeves and pants, be cut on the grain. Everything else is up for grabs.

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Date: 7/9/12 9:50 PM

I always follow the stay stitching rules. Nothing ruins a garment faster than stretched out fabric.

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Date: 7/9/12 10:14 PM

I prewash all fabric prior to cutting out. Don't trust fabric labels after I saw my tiny outfit on the clothes line. Had a bad experiance once with a 60" polyester labeled fabric that turned into a 40" crinkled fabric in cold water.

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Date: 7/9/12 10:55 PM

I would have to say pressing as I sew as well as stay stitching.

As nancy2001 says, everything else is up for grabs.

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Date: 7/9/12 11:08 PM

Pressing and finishing seams. I am freaking fanatical about finishing seams. Nothing looks more homemade to me than ugly fraying seam allowances.

I also always pre-wash. Even silk 'cause I know I'm just not going to dry clean anything.

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Date: 7/9/12 11:36 PM

I'm close on the pressing, but not quite there, I have been known to skip, and usually regretted it. However, I really do have to, have to, have to - prewash my fabric. I learned this lesson decades ago, I was 12 and my mother made me a cowl-neck long-sleeved top of a stunningly beautiful polyester print. It fit me absolutely perfectly. Then I washed it and it was suddenly more than a size too small with three-quarter length sleeves. I then faced the IGNOMINY (great personal dishonor or humiliation) of seeing my OLDER sister wear it, she-who-must-always-be-svelte-and-beautiful. I was never able to wear that top. Nowadays, the only things I don't prewash are cotton quilting scraps that come to me precut. I have to hope for the best...and use them where they won't break my heart if they do betray me. Hmm, ok, it's been a while but I don't prewash woolens either. I lay wet sheets out on long tables, lay out the fabric on the wet sheets, roll up and leave overnight. The next day I unroll, smooth out the woolen fabric, making sure the grain is parallel to the table edges and leave it all to dry. This is a variation of the London shrink method and really gave me good results.

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