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Topic: Trimming a bath mat with rubber backing-I know its not clothing  (Read 484 times)
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« on: January 13, 2008 03:57:27 PM »

 Roll Eyes Just a quick question. I need to trim off a bath mat and wondered if my Janome quilting machine will have trouble with the rubber on the back? Should I use like a denim Needle? What are your thoughts?

TIA   Sarah

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2008 04:57:26 PM »

I'm not sure how your machine handles bulk, but I would imagine it would be a challenge to get it to feed.  If your sewing on the rubber side up, use a teflon foot since this will help it slide through easier.  If your sewing rubber side down, use something like tissue paper under the rubber to help it feed evenly.  You might even want to put some on top of the rug too just incase the loops of the fabric try to get caught up on your feed dogs or presser foot.  You'll want to use a larger needle (like the denim you mentioned) and increase your stitch length and tension.  If you do give this a whirl, let us know how it goes, I've never tried doing this before.

« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008 03:53:59 AM »

Thanks, I think it will work. I just needed some advice and you helped me!!

Thanks again, Sarah

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