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pro tips

free flow of materials, light hands steering

You would like beautiful stitches or punchwork placed as desired and your machine would like a free flow of all materials delivered to it. Having set up your machine for the materials intended, your job is to gently steer and maintain the flow.

spooling off  

outer guide is like an extra hand
outer guide is like an extra hand

Draped over the outer guide (included with rotary punch set) is a silk strip, sliding freely to reach the punch tool. Both hands are free to glide the base fabric and the silk being fed isn't getting in the way

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extra thread stand in back
extra thread stand in back

These come in handy for quilting and punchwork. Loose yarn on the table enters the rear of the punch tool and exits through the foot sole

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outer guide
outer guide

Lots of different spool types will fit on the outer guide too

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outer guide is like an extra hand
outer guide is like an extra hand

Draped over the outer guide (included with rotary punch set) is a silk strip, sliding freely to reach the punch tool. Both hands are free to glide the base fabric and the silk being fed isn't getting in the way

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While feeding fabric for dogs-up practical and decorative stitches, gently steer fabric ahead of the needle.

 

Smoothly move the base fabric for free-motion activities like thread painting, quilting and punchwork. 

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more spooling off for overlocker, metallic thread, embroidery, etc.

  • avoid shoving or pulling materials
     

  • check for hang ups like materials getting caught on something
     

  • use notions that help direct and keep the flow going
     

  • relax your hands using soft fingertips and palms up in just a bit of a gentle arc

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