How do you balancing the tension of the upper and lower thread?
Adjusting top tension
The tension discs are located at the front of the machine head before the uptake lever. Turning the thread tension nut in a clockwise direction will increase the tension on the top thread. To decrease the tension on the top thread, turn the tension nut in an anticlockwise direction.
How do you cover up bad stitches?
There are a number of options:
- Make a ruffly flower. Cut a long strip of fabric, sew along one edge and gather. It will start to curl around itself. …
- Applique something over the hole.
- Hide it with lace or ribbon.
- Make a bow and sew it over the top.
- Hide it with a decorative button.
- Sew a contrasting band over it.
What is a balanced stitch?
The stitch is balanced when you cannot see two colors of thread on the fabric. This technique, sometimes called contrast quilting, is often used when a quilt top is of a different color than the backing and matching colors of thread are desired on each.
What is the easiest stitch for outlining?
Of all the basic embroidery stitches, running stitch is the easiest to master. This quick stitch is perfect for borders and outlines. You can change the look by lengthening or shortening the stitches.
What is permanent stitch?
They are used to join two pieces of material together permanently. These stitches are made permanent on the cloth and need not be removed later. Examples of permanent stitches are: Running Stitches.