SBQ Catch up: November 8

November 8’s SBQ is:

When you have to frog out stitches, do you reuse that thread or do you start over with a new strand?

Like most of the responses, it depends on the state of the thread. If I am frogging a huge amount I use a new thread since the thread is usually frayed far too much to reuse. If it is only a few stitches I will likely just use the same thread.

In response to Kathy’s question to the October 27 SBQ on railroading:

Railroading is laying your threads flat in the same manner each time. Making sure they do not twist on the fabric but rather lay side by side. To do this you just stitch “inside” your thread to lay them flat. Some people use tweasers to ensure it does this and it makes the largest effect on blended threads. This page has some instructions on how to do it.

Until the next sbq catch up!

One thought on “SBQ Catch up: November 8

  1. Kathy A

    Hey Christine – hope you are doing well. thanks for answering my questions about railroading. I looked at the site. Not for me that’s for sure. Take care


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