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a colourful topstitching idea (Tip/Technique)
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Posted by: Clemmie
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Posted on: 6/11/05 6:34 PM
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On a recent project, I was having a hard time deciding which of four colours of thread to use for my topstitching, so being the indecisive person that I am, I decided to use all of them!
I used a twin needle with two different colours to do the topstitching. Then I went back and used the twin needle to make another parallel set of stitches again, centering one of the first lines of stitching in the middle of the twin needle.
Use a twin needle that is two thirds of your desired total width.
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Mary Stiefer said...
I would love to see how it looks - can you link up a pic for all to see. It sounds great.
6/11/05 6:44 PM
Kathy in NM said...
Good idea! I too would like to see a picture of your example.
6/11/05 9:13 PM
ashleyanne said...
this is a very useful tip thank you
6/11/05 9:47 PM
tigger said...
Yes please post a picture or send me one!
6/12/05 3:04 AM
Clemmie said...
I added a photo!
6/12/05 3:12 AM
Maychi said...
Wow, it looks great! Good tip!
6/12/05 7:41 AM
Kathy in NM said...
Thanks for the pic - the multi colored threads make a nice match for the knit hood!
6/12/05 8:46 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Great idea. Thanks for sharing.
6/12/05 9:27 AM
Nickle said...
Clemmie- What a great idea. Liked your jacket.
6/14/05 6:29 AM
Jayme girl said...
Loved the tree and adorable girls sewing also good
6/14/05 4:47 PM
Muria said...
This will make a great addition to a plain white shirt/skirt my daughter asked me to make. Thanks! (Now to decide where to put the topstitching.... )
6/14/05 11:59 PM
quiltsammon said...
I love that idea!
6/15/05 8:29 PM

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