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Date: 2/11/13 7:03 PM

okay, I am desperately in need of help.

I want to finish this dres so bad but it is conspiring against me.

the fashion fabric is rayon challis and the lining fabric is cotton batiste (i think)

no matter what, when I sew through both layers the tension is wrong.

I am using Viking sapphier quilters edition. what kind of needle and stitch should I be using?

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Date: 2/11/13 7:29 PM

I would try a microtex 12 and lengthen the stitch .5

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Date: 2/11/13 7:39 PM

I would use a Schemtz sharp 12 and lighten the foot pressure.
I would also maybe use a walking foot.

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Date: 2/11/13 11:44 PM

okay whats the difference between a sharp 12 and a microtex 12?

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Date: 2/12/13 0:10 AM

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Date: 2/28/13 7:58 PM

okay - just wanted to let EVERYONE know - I tried the microtex and that did the trick. yeah. I don't have to quit my machine and buy another one. such a lifesaver you guys. thanx soooooooooo much.

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