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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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Sarah J Doyle said...
Good tips - thanks. The stretchy knits can present problems.
11/9/08 8:48 PM
TheSewingGirl said...
This beginner sewer knows just what you mean by tunneling! I have done it!! Thanks for the needed tip.
11/10/08 1:09 AM
Patzee said...
Your tip on "tunneling" -- can't wait to try this!
11/10/08 5:25 PM
glenj said...
thanks for sharing.
11/13/08 4:12 AM
brissie71 said...
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!
3/2/09 2:36 PM
 
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