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    FMQ on fusible

    I am trying to add some light quilting to fused evergreen trees. They are fused with Lite Steam-a-Seam2. I was able to add machine blanket stitch around the outsides of the trees just fine, but I can't stitch branch lines within the trees - the stitches don't catch. I just get one long line of thread - no individual stitches. I'm using Aurifil 50 wt with a 70/10 Microtech sharp.

    Any advice?

    #2
    Re: FMQ on fusible

    I have done this successfully, but I was using a 90/14 microtex. Maybe try a larger needle?
    Diana Grey

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      #3
      Re: FMQ on fusible

      I would definitely try the larger size 90/14 needle. I stitch over fusible all the time with no trouble at all.
      Cyndi


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        #4
        Re: FMQ on fusible

        Thanks, Diana and Cyndi! I'll try a larger needle and maybe a 40 at thread.

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          #5
          Re: FMQ on fusible

          Have you rechecked your threading? Is it threaded through all the required positions? Also recheck your bobbin thread, my son was recently sewing some pj pants for his daughter and I did a quick look and thought it was correct. Then all he got was a long thread, He forgot to slip the bobbin thread through the spring. Just an idea.

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            #6
            Re: FMQ on fusible

            Here is the table of what size needle to use with what size thread. A 70/10 is to small to use for 50 weight thread

            http://www.superiorthreads.com/educa...stitch-needle/
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              #7
              Re: FMQ on fusible

              A quilting friend recommended that I try "Sewer's Aid," a silicon needle lubricant. Has anyone used that? I won't get to Joann's to get a bottle in the next few days, but that gave me the idea that I could try spritzing a silicon spray on a paper towel and wiping the needle.

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                #8
                Re: FMQ on fusible

                Originally posted by DeniseSm View Post
                Here is the table of what size needle to use with what size thread. A 70/10 is to small to use for 50 weight thread

                http://www.superiorthreads.com/educa...stitch-needle/
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                  #9
                  Re: FMQ on fusible

                  Reporting back...

                  Collins Sewer's Aid is amazing! I applied a thin line of it to the spool of thread and spread a drop on the needle, and there were NO skipped stitches!

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