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« Reply #60 on: December 22, 2004 03:06:46 PM »

No worries! I've been working with a lot of types of vinyl and haven't had a fray problem with any.  I have had problems when I use the felt backed stuff for anything that you  are going to see the raw edge, though.  You can see the felt backing from some angles.  I haven't ever used interfacing on my vinyl stuff so I'm no help there.

If you look at mo11ydo11's post on the first page you can see the stitching.  There's no heaming involved.  Just make sure you cut the vinyl cleanly.  I use a craft knife blade for cutting mostly with a tiny pair of scissors in some areas.  The fact you don't need to heam is what gives you those great sharp lines.  Kiss

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« Reply #61 on: December 22, 2004 07:05:04 PM »

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« Reply #62 on: January 18, 2005 08:15:10 PM »

Hi! I'm new here and need some serious HELP!!!

I've recently started working with vinyl.....ugh! I really want to master it, but it's trying my patience! I'm buying a teflon foot soon, so hopefully that will help. I seem to do fine when I'm sewing on the back side of vinyl, it's topstitching when things get ugly! It twists up, bunches!! Does this have to do w/ the foot, tension or stitch length???

Also, I bought some vinyl that has a grid type backing (thick stuff) and when I use the upholstery thread, the stitches just pull right out. It's very strange. Anyone understand what the deal is w/ that?? I'd appreciate any advice y'all could give.

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