by jayemcee46 30 Sep 2008

I don't usually use fine fabrics as I have a tension problem with my machine which ends in puckering and pulling up which I don't know how to correct. I found some firm taffetta like fabric to practice the butterfly from the machine's memory. I was pleased with the result and went onto use a soft satin (top card), I resized to maximum which made the stitching less dense.I hooped with 1 layer of tear away stabiliser and am pleased with the overall result.

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by migs 06 Jan 2009

great job, butterflies look beautiful

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by castelyn 06 Jan 2009

They look great. I've not yet made cards but want to try it out.
When I use fine fabrics I just hoop the stabiliser and then spray with spray adhesive and stick the fabric on top. This seems to work well

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by lbrow 05 Oct 2008

this is lovely jaye *4U

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by grannyo 01 Oct 2008

This is lovely. wtg There are so many reasons for designs to pucker. The less stitches there are, the less chance of puckering. That is the way you solved this problem. So, I won't think the puckering was due to a bad needle. It might be the type of stablizer for the fabric and design you are working with. There are just so many variables. Happy stitching. :-) I love the butterfly.

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by sllakin 01 Oct 2008

Turned really pretty!

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by gerryvb 01 Oct 2008

well done!

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by michelej 01 Oct 2008

They look great!!!

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by anna25775 01 Oct 2008

well done, they turned out great. *

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by stickmuster 01 Oct 2008

ADORABLE card !!! , *4U

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by lenamae 01 Oct 2008

very pretty. sometimes when it puckers the needle has a burr on it dul or to big when I have that problem I change my needle. some times it is either to loose or to tight.

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by sherylac 01 Oct 2008

very nice, well done

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by shirleysisson 01 Oct 2008

They look great. Well done on finding a solution to a problem. *4U

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by mops Moderator 01 Oct 2008

Your experiments went well, you've made beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing, it shows us that a bit of experimenting can lead to nice results.

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by avaclaire2 01 Oct 2008

what lovely cards such clever ladies so very nice

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by annyn 01 Oct 2008

Beautiful!!

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by shirlener88 01 Oct 2008

WOW Jo, these look great!

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by jrob Moderator 30 Sep 2008

very nice!

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by elenu 30 Sep 2008

Your perseverence paid off Jayemcee. Love the butterfly design.

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by ezzemml 30 Sep 2008

Very nice

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by adelmarie 30 Sep 2008

well, you got some beautiful results

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by dkjack 30 Sep 2008

Looks great1

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by grandmapapers 30 Sep 2008

Looks great.

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by annmounce 30 Sep 2008

Looks great ! Thanks for sharing all of that info for those of us who have never tried a card yet ! *4U I have been looking for cards that have the opening already cut out. Where do you find them ? Ann from smalltown, USA

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annmounce by annmounce 30 Sep 2008

Thank you for that link.

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