by dailylaundry 18 Oct 2021

Question for you! I am about to stitch on 2 hankies and a Ring Bearers Pillow (all three are Linen). I need hints on how to keep my stitches from puckering. I believe starching them will be important. What stabilizer should I use - should I float them or hoop - I would so appreciate any and all suggestions for keeping the puckers away. Thanks for your input - Hugs, Laura


by mrskiki 19 Oct 2021

If you are using very small or tiny lettering, be sure to use bobbin weight thread in the needle. Also turn off your machine's automatic cutter as it makes knots underneath. Nan

dailylaundry by dailylaundry 19 Oct 2021

This is great info too!! There will be tiny stitching. Thanks you!!!

rachap by rachap 19 Oct 2021

I'd add use a small needle #9 Can you get an extra one to practice on?

dailylaundry by dailylaundry 20 Oct 2021

No, but I will practice on some thin cotton. I appreciate the small needle hint!! Thank you!!

by graceandham 18 Oct 2021

Hoop 1 or 2 sheets washaway, then also hoop or pin your heavily starched hankie. Add a topping cover to assist in stability. Stitch to your heart's content!

graceandham by graceandham 18 Oct 2021

If using any lettering, you want it to be from your machine or a really reliable digitizer. There's lots of crummy alphas out there that have poor underlayment (structure).

dailylaundry by dailylaundry 18 Oct 2021

These are all great hints - thank you, Betsey - I am nervous about doing these 3 items! What type of Washaway is best? I have a woven type and the plastic type? I appreciate you help on this! Hugs!

graceandham by graceandham 18 Oct 2021

When I make FSL I use one sheet of each type. On this project it probably won't matter, so make yourself happy.