Nancy Mahoney’s Sewing Tips

Nancy Mahoney's Sewing Tips

Nancy Mahoney says . . .

Trying to learn paper piecing is like trying to learn ballroom dancing looking in a mirror … upside down and backwards.  Here are my three best tips:

• Precut your pieces

• Use Martingales’s Papers for Foundation Piecing

• Use a SCHMETZ 80/12 —

SCHMETZ Microtex Needle . . . Making a Fine Point!

SCHMETZ Microtex Needle

When you need to make a fine point, look no further than the SCHMETZ Microtex Needle. Microtex Needles are generically known as Sharps. This needle has a very slim acute point. In other words, a very fine point. Because the needle is so fine, it also needs to be replaced more often. That’s right! Needles don’t last forever. Replace the needle when you hear a little click at stitch formation or your stitches become uneven.

Use SCHMETZ Microtex Needles with Micro fibers, polyester, silk, foils, fake leather, batiks, quilting cotton. The very thin acute point creates beautiful topstitching and perfectly straight stitches for piecing quilts. Use when precision is paramount.

Sizes:  60/8, 90/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16, 110/18



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