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Posted on: 7/18/09 11:19 AM
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An 'happy accident' tip! I wanted to use a hem finish on a delicate knit. Using the same colour of thread in a 3-thread overlock on a print like this would have stuck out like a sore thumb (on a plain fabric I would have bought regular thread, threaded 3 bobbins and used them for serging).

Like quilters who use a soft neutral for blending, I figured grey or tan would work well. I used light in the loopers and a darker tan in the needle. Unfortunately I ran out of one of the lighter shades before I got to the hem finish, so I had to use the darker shade in the needle and one looper. Luckily, using the combination of light & dark threads in the loopers gave a blended colour that worked well as a hem finish!!

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carolrv said... (6/18/10 7:29 AM) Reply
looks great.
Raye Ann said... (8/13/09 9:12 PM) Reply
very pretty- and timely for me! I am just beginning to sew with printed knits. I will definately keep this in mind.
 
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