by mlbell70 17 Feb 2012

I need help from you talented cuties. I've been trying to emb. a name of the center patch of a childs quilt. First hooped soft'n sheer cut-away permanent stablizer made by Sulky in my magnetic Janomie hoop, then I sprayed the very thin flannel patch and stuck it on the stablizer. Emb. the name (BELLA)using all large caps in the cheltenham font. tension at 2.0 size 11 needle. When I looked at it saw that all around the edges of letters looked like the fabric was slightly frayed or pulled. Would heavier stablized help...or what to do??

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by sandyqueen 17 Feb 2012

Try water soluable on the top of patch. Could just be flannel poking up through the stitches.

S

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mlbell70 by mlbell70 17 Feb 2012

I,m ready to try anything! Thank you

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by sewdoctor 17 Feb 2012

Sounds to me that your needle is too big...try a smaller needle. You also may need to loosen your tension....or lessen the density of your "design"

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mlbell70 by mlbell70 17 Feb 2012

I used a size 11 regular needle Would a blue tip or other special needle work better? The flannel is so thin I can see the needle holes around the letters. Thank you for helping

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