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Old 02-19-2010, 04:02 PM   #1
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Sewing Machine Question

OK, this might be kind of a dumb question, but all I have is a simple Brother machine. If I wanted to make a large blanket and needed to stitch down the middle (not really quilting, but making a straight stitch down the center)...is there a kind of machine that can accommodate that? I mean, if there's 20ish inches of three layers of fabric/batting to the right of the needle that's not really going to fit...does that make sense? What kind of machine would I need to accommodate a large amount of fabric on either side of the needle?

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Old 02-19-2010, 05:43 PM   #2
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Re: Sewing Machine Question

I would pin (with safety pins rather than straight pins) on both the left and right sides of where you want to stitch so that you're stitching between them, then roll the right side so it fits under the arm of your machine. Make sense?
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Re: Sewing Machine Question

Roll up the blanket on the inside between the needle and the big part of the machine. Just roll it evenly, and it will make room for the fabric on both sides of the needle. Happy Sewing!
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:26 AM   #4
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Re: Sewing Machine Question

Yeah, I get it...but what if it's too puffy to fit? I'll just have to try it. I'm working on a product and trying to figure out the best way to make it. It's large and has big layers, so I'm just figuring out the best way to get to the middle. Thanks!
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