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« on: November 23, 2005 11:09:45 PM »

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WHY WON'T THE STITCHES STICK IN THE MICROFLEECE??!!

Every time I try to sew this microfleece with my sewing machine the stitches won't "stick" in place. The only way I can get a line of them to stay in place is to go back&forth&back&forth&back&forth and then it looks horrible. This doesn't work at All for the zigzag embroidery I want to do and means I'll have to handsew this stuff. I don't have enough time, patience, or skill to handsew this thing in time to mail it out on Friday. Please help me!!
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2005 08:14:36 AM »

I have seen you post enough stuff on here to not have to ask the obvious: using right needle..........Tension set properly? 

You could try using wooly fleece or wooly nylon thread in the bobbin and in the needle if it won't rub itself to the breaking point. 

I have sewn micro fleece and never had a problem, I am really stumped on this one.   What stitch length are you using?  try the longest. 

Is the problem that the stitches are falling out, not locking together?  you could try re-winding the bobbin, re-threading and a new needle.

(Have you noticed that sometimes your machine wont work, just wants something new?  Its like they have a mind of their own!  Or maybe they are unionized)

HTH, don't know what else to say

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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2005 04:08:59 PM »

I ended up just borrowing my friend's auto-tension machine. Unfortunately it's not as good at doing the short zigzag satin stitchness, so I may have to rip that bit out and do the embroidery by hand, a skill which I barely possess and never practice. At least it sews the seams nicely.
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