Sunday, May 13, 2007
Tip of the Day
Sometimes, especially in paper piecing, your basting stitches show. And these little stitches are just too teensy to take back out. I thought they were well hidden in the seam lines, and yes, as an afterthought, I should have used a darker thread, but you know how it is when sewing with lights AND darks - there are always times when you wish you had used a different color. Chances are, the darkened stitches might be covered with machine quilting, but just in case, I colored them to make them less visible.
I keep a package of Pigma Pens in various colors, as well as Sharpies, to color those occasional threads that unexpectedly appear. This also works well for machine quilting, when those light 'pokies' show through on a dark background. You will have to be a bit artistic about coloring the threads, you know, a dab of this color, a dab of that color. Go slowly and carefully, a little at a time -- you don't want a solid streak of one color. Be sure you use a PERMANENT pen!
Hey, sometimes you have to cheat a little bit. Better?