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« on: September 19, 2013 07:40:26 PM »

I'm making drapes for our new house, which we close on in a week. I want desperately to do a blind hem stitch at least along the bottom (already gave up for the side hems), but I cannot make this work. The thread just wants to stay really bunched. I've tried increasing the stitch length. Is this happening because I'm using very heavy fabric and/or thread? Do I need to change tension? Ideas on how to make this work? Oh, and I'm using a 110/18 needle. Biggest they had.
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013 05:49:45 AM »

If you're using heavy thread, you'll need the longest stitch, and use a practice piece to play with the tension, which could take a bit of time. Having a blind stitch foot is helpful if you don't currently have one.
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