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Posted on: 7/7/08 4:54 PM
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I just completed my first project that had gathers. The way the pattern was configured, there were two rows of gathering threads, a row a of basting, and another row of stitching. I was sewing with black thread and was really confused as to which threads to pull to make the gathers under the bust area. Long story short, I messed things up. When I re-did the gathers, I used a different colored (brightly, in my case) thread. It was easy to tell which were the gathering threads.
I hope this tip is useful to someone! I'm kind of new to sewing, so I don't want to post a dumb tip!

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Marji said... (8/18/08 12:16 PM) Reply
Not a dumb tip at all, in fact this is a really good suggestion.
anncie1 said... (7/11/08 2:42 AM) Reply
I also use a different color when gathering and basting as well. No tip is a dumb tip. I don't know anyone yet who knows everything! Thanks for taking the time out! Knowledge is power! Even if you already know-it's good that someone else can confirm it!
jbsew said... (7/7/08 5:24 PM) Reply
I use different colors in the needle and the bobbin. That way I can easily find the bobbin threads which are the easist to pull up on and gather the fabric. I use the thread that is leftover on my bobbins for gathering and basting. It is a great way to use up the last bits of thread
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