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Posted on: 11/9/08 6:14 PM
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When working with a stretchy knit that doesn't seem to move through the presser foot, I use a rolling foot.

Double Needle: Adjust the tension on the bobbin down to a low setting to use the double needle and Wooly Nylon. This helps eliminate or reduce the tunneling that can occur with a double needle.

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brissie71 said... (3/2/09 2:36 PM) Reply
Thanks for the tip on the double needle. I think I can work out how to adjust the bobbin tension on my new machine and I'm just about to try using a DN on it!
glenj said... (11/13/08 4:12 AM) Reply
thanks for sharing.
Patzee said... (11/10/08 5:25 PM) Reply
Your tip on "tunneling" -- can't wait to try this!
TheSewingGirl said... (11/10/08 1:09 AM) Reply
This beginner sewer knows just what you mean by tunneling! I have done it!! Thanks for the needed tip.
Sarah J Doyle said... (11/9/08 8:48 PM) Reply
Good tips - thanks. The stretchy knits can present problems.
 
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