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Bettye Cutting
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Joined: 19 Jun 2004
Posts: 3
Location: Bossier City, La.
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12:26 am Jun 19, 2004

I have been stitching for eons but just found a neat help for taming thread. Whenever you have threaded your needle, pull both needle and thread through a folded dryer fabric sheet (Bounce, etc)
4 0r 5 times. The needles will seem to be sharper. The thread will have no frazzles, fraying, or fuzz. When you actually stitch, it will go through even the thickest work much more easily. It will not snag, curl, knot, or fray. The stitch will be so much more even and with much less effort. Just this extra second of preparation of the thread has helped my work so much . Hope you find it helpful, too.

Bettye Cuttingl.
christine
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Joined: 25 May 2004
Posts: 17
Location: New Jersey
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3:40 pm Jun 23, 2004

Smile I will have to try that. Another tip I have used when I stitch is to run the thread between a damp sponge. It helps to straighten the thread . chris
Judy K`
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Joined: 16 Apr 2004
Posts: 36
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6:27 pm Jun 29, 2004

Tried this tip and was amazed to see what a difference it maes with the stitching. Thanks for the tip!!
quote:
Originally posted by Bettye Cutting
I have been stitching for eons but just found a neat help for taming thread. Whenever you have threaded your needle, pull both needle and thread through a folded dryer fabric sheet (Bounce, etc)
4 0r 5 times. The needles will seem to be sharper. The thread will have no frazzles, fraying, or fuzz. When you actually stitch, it will go through even the thickest work much more easily. It will not snag, curl, knot, or fray. The stitch will be so much more even and with much less effort. Just this extra second of preparation of the thread has helped my work so much . Hope you find it helpful, too.

Bettye Cuttingl.
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lucy43g
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Joined: 11 Jun 2004
Posts: 4
Location: PA
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5:39 pm Jul 01, 2004

Sounds like a good tip - I'm going to try it and pass it on!!!

Thanks,

Lucy
jenmore23
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Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Posts: 20
Location: Frederick, MD
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1:45 pm Jul 20, 2006

Pretty funny -- this tip got pushed to the top of the list by someone doing spam email -- but it actually sounds like a very informative useful tip. And I wouldn't have seen it were it not for the person sending spam.

I'll have to try the tip and see how it works.
rifestitch
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Joined: 16 May 2005
Posts: 639
Location: North of Atlanta
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10:16 am Jul 21, 2006

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Originally posted by jenmore23
Pretty funny -- this tip got pushed to the top of the list by someone doing spam email -- but it actually sounds like a very informative useful tip. And I wouldn't have seen it were it not for the person sending spam.

I'll have to try the tip and see how it works.


Yep, I think the forum is getting spammed. I looked at the Insurance/- post, saw the links, and sent a quick e-mail to try to get it deleted before somebody clicks on one, and bad things happen. God knows the world needs more spyware.

But also cool, because I hadn't seen this tip before - I'm going to try it Laughing
BarBaraPrz
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Joined: 16 Apr 2004
Posts: 420
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
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12:13 pm Jul 21, 2006

quote:
Originally posted by jenmore23
Pretty funny -- this tip got pushed to the top of the list by someone doing spam email -- but it actually sounds like a very informative useful tip. And I wouldn't have seen it were it not for the person sending spam.

I'll have to try the tip and see how it works.


Guess that's why it sounded so familiar... Wink
Teressa
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1:02 pm Aug 01, 2006

Bettye or anyone else how long have you used the dryer sheets to calm the threads?

My concern is what the long term effects of the deposited chemicals from the dryer sheets will have on the thread. Do the chemicals change the colors of the threads in or out of light? Do the chemicals from the dryer sheet weaken the threads? Do they eventually change the color of the cloth on which the design has been stitched?

It sounds great, but I'm allergic to those things. I also fear the chemical reactions (especially in heat or cold depending on the storage environment) would ruin the work eventually should it be kept around long enough to be handed down to someone in the next generation.
Meredith
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Joined: 23 Feb 2004
Posts: 128
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4:20 pm Aug 05, 2006

I think Teressa has a point about long term effects - I don't know what's in dryer sheets since I don't use them. It might be nothing more than some form of oil though, which I think is basically what's in the spray anti-cling stuff. In any case if you use them on your floss it seems like it would be imperative to wash the work afterwards. Whatever is in them surely must wash out!
Alanna
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Joined: 27 Aug 2006
Posts: 633
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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4:48 am Aug 27, 2006

I hate to sound ignorant here, but I have no idea what a "dryer sheet" is- have never heard of them. Embarassed Can someone explain?
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