150 Favorite Crochet Designs (Dover Needlework) by Mary Carolyn Waldrep

By Mary Carolyn Waldrep

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Great for crafters of all ability degrees, here's a superb choice of vintage heirloom-quality styles for tablecloths, bedspreads, doilies, edgings, and more.

The publication additionally contains a whole record of fabrics and specified directions in addition to a hundred and forty invaluable illustrations.

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The thread goes through in the same manner. Thread Tips • Invest in high-quality thread; it will last longer, resist breaking, and produce strong seams. • Polyester thread is a good choice for all-purpose sewing. You can also use threads based on the type of fabric you’re working with—for example, cotton with cotton and silk with silk—but it’s not necessary. • Rayon thread is generally used for machine embroidery. • Thread that’s wound in a crisscross manner is less likely to get tangled on the spool pin and unwinds more evenly.

There are multiple variations depending on the stitch width and length you select. To sew this stitch, select the stitch on the stitch selector, then use the stitch length and stitch width selector to set the size of the zigzag. 5 1 4 3 5 The shortest stitch length setting creates what is called a satin stitch. Changing the stitch length causes the stitches to be either closer together or more spread out. All the stitches shown here are sewn at the same width; only the length has been adjusted.

6. Zigzag foot: This is the standard, all-purpose foot that comes on the machine. It has a wide opening for the needle, which can accommodate a variety of stitch styles. 1 Back view of the machine. Raise the presser foot. Push the button or lever on the back to release the foot. 2 Slide the foot out. Position the new foot just under the presser foot holder, and lower to attach. Chapter 2: Know Your Machine 29 Adjusting the Tension and Stitches Several methods are available for adjusting the tension and stitches on a sewing machine (refer to your manual for specifics).

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