2821Re: underquilt proto results
- Sep 9, 2003Ciyd--
If you can get a walking foot for your machine, you will probably
find that sewing silnylon becomes much easier. You might still have
to fiddle with the tension, but controlling the fabric as you're
actually sewing becomes much easier.
A walking foot is essentially just a set of duplicate feed dogs which
replaces the usual presser foot. Thus, instead of both layers of
fabric being fed only by the lower feed dogs, both layers are being
fed simultaneously, each by its own set of feed dogs. 'Way better!
Brandon in Honolulu
> Sewing Silnyon is a beast, but I'm getting ok at it. It takes a
> of tweaking on my crappy sewing machine to get the thread tensionsedge.
> right and, even then, the fabric is so thin, it's still on the
> I'm going to try a couple of tips I picked up talking to someladies
> in town who sew with really lightweight polyesters and silks andsee
> if they they apply to silnylon. Tape, including duct tape, doesnot
> stick to silnylon. Fray check does not stick to silnylon. Pinseverything
> cause holes that need to be sealed. I tend to finger tack
> (hold everything tightly with your fingers and pray for the best).plugs.
> Post some pictures of your quilt if you get a chance.
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