FLANNEL FABRICS ARRIVAL! NOTHING SAYS HOLIDAYS BETTER THAN FLANNEL! SNOWDAYS FLANNEL SELECTION ARE WONDERFUL! Flannel has to be on the list of almost everyone's favorite fabrics. It is soft and fuzzy and makes you think of cuddling up by the fireplace in pj's. *Flannel has a loose weave and will shrink quite a lot - better to buy more than you need. *Prewash flannel fabric before sewing. Most important!! *Wash in hot water to allow for shrinkage before going into the dryer *Dry on high heat to allow for maximum shrinkage * Pressing your Flannel Fabric is very important * Use spray starch on wrong side and steam iron - do not drag fabric as you can distort it that way.
FLEECE - Don't feel intimidated sewing with fleece, it makes super quick cozy cuddly blankets which are top favorites with everyone.
Needle size - we like 90/14 ballpoint.
Use a longer stitch Length
Short stitch can cause it to stretch - and distort
I always increase my stitch length to at least 3.0 mm and decrease my stitch tension.
If you have a presser foot pressure dial, reduce it as well.
If you don’t adjust your stitch settings, you’ll encounter the dreaded thread nest.
for fleece, we traditionally vote for a Walking or Even Feed food when working with fleece because of the thickness and the slippery-ness of the layers it feeds from both the top and bottom.
You don’t have to use a Walking Foot to sew fleece, but I’ve found it to be incredibly helpful because you do not have to pin as much
Fleece has a tendency to shift around, so you want to secure it well before sewing.
If you don’t have a walking foot, utilize long straight pins or Wonder Clips ( we love wonder clips!).
Sewing with fleece is fun and rewarding, but it will leave bits of lint everywhere!
Be sure to clean your sewing machine after finishing your fleece project to avoid lint buildup inside the machine.
Consult your manual as to the recommended cleaning procedure.
Don’t disassemble any part of the machinery unless you’re absolutely certain you know what you’re doing.
This can alter the sewing machine’s timing, which can render it useless without further professional maintenance.
FLEECE IS ALL 60" WIDE - WE SELL BY YARDAGE - 36" or pre package You may need some aid going over bulky seams Jean a majig