A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you know about all of these Craftster features?
Total Members: 298,105
Currently Running With Scissors:
814 Guests and 24 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Trimming a bath mat with rubber backing-I know its not clothing  (Read 332 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Sarah1
« 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
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Must going to be a good day, I actually got off the bed!
stacysews
« 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.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Sarah1
« 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
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Must going to be a good day, I actually got off the bed!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Succeed on Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader
How to Succeed on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
How to Play Flip Cup
How to Play Speed Quarters
How to Play Quarters
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Scrabble Afghan
These Are a Few of My Favorite (Spooky!) Things
Meatless Monday: Pea, Potato, Leek, Mint Soup

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.