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Posted on: 6/4/05 11:18 AM
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This just happened to me so I thought I would share what I did. I matched the thread to the fabric so well for this project that it caused me a little problem. I had to rip out the point of a dart and resew it to avoid those pointy boob problems (you know what I mean). The thread matched so well that I found it hard to see the thread line to continue sewing from there. My solution was to take a bit of chalk and just go over the thread. This made it easy to see the thread line on that dark green fabric.

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OP Gal said... (8/8/06 9:47 AM) Reply
Great tip for us who are experiencing (ahem)... mature eyes.
BjP said... (6/10/05 8:09 AM) Reply
I love any tip that helps my eyesight!
Deb Bee said... (6/6/05 4:02 PM) Reply
I love it when a simple answer is the best! Great idea!
flginny said... (6/5/05 12:43 PM) Reply
Some people are so clever!!!
PixieCat said... (6/5/05 5:36 AM) Reply
What a great tip! I've had this problem many times and will definitely try this.
Vonnevo said... (6/4/05 11:24 PM) Reply
Teriffic tip Mary :) I have used this method too and recently used my soap leftovers for rubbing across the stitching.
Sew it seams said... (6/4/05 8:57 PM) Reply
great tip, thanks Mary.
sosoatsewing said... (6/4/05 4:12 PM) Reply
Great tip..I have found I am a little "too good" at matching fabric and thread colors...makes for a hard time ripping out..Thanks!
Clev said... (6/4/05 1:42 PM) Reply
Good one, very helpful
Kathy_AZ said... (6/4/05 12:01 PM) Reply
Thanks Mary. I've had this problem with black on black - what an eye test - so this tip should help alot.
Nickle said... (6/4/05 11:22 AM) Reply
Great tip - I'll have to try that next time.
 
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