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macybaby

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I think they missed a step at the factory. 







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OH that's funny.    That's like the spark plug I used to have that had no threads on it.    Really a hoot to think of.  [rofl]


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Start with needle TDC, and floor it! It'll go right through - NOT.
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I don't think we see that very often.
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oops!
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It is for one of those 'heavy duty " Singers that will go through anything.
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Oh how funny!  It took me a couple seconds to figure out the issue.  (hey, it's early)

I wonder how many people tried to figure out how that particular attachment worked before shrugging and tossing it back into the box.  Nice prank, Greist!

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Hemmers aren't that easy to use even with the needle hole.
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I've only used a hemmer once, and it actually went pretty well except for the corners.  I think I was probably supposed to trim off a wee bit of fabric in the corners but I just sort of went for it since it was a Halloween cape I was going to wear once.  I was really impressed with quickly it went and how neat and tidy a hem it made - definitely a lot smaller and more consistent than I'd ever manage without it, even if I'd glued the heck out of the seam to keep it steady. 

Beginner's luck, probably.  It'll be a total disaster next time I try it...  LOL


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Like any other skill based activity, hemmers (and other attachments) take some practice and persistence.  Once sorted out it is a lot of fun to use them (especially in front of folks...hehe)
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I agree with Steve, practice and persistence. Hemmers used to frustrate the heck out of me, and then one day, it clicked and BAM! And it is the absolutely best looking finish for fine, thin fabrics like organza, voile, batiste, etc. It is a great demo especially on a treadle. Folks get really excited when it all works, most can't even imagine getting it all coordinated and then to see it!! I've had a few friends become converts after seeing (and hearing) a treadle in action with a hemmer, or other specialty foot.
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I've been meaning to get the hemmer back on the machine but I "mean" to do a lot more things than I have time (or energy) for.  I got all excited after my cape success and bought a bunch of thin fabrics on sale that I intend to make into simple lightweight scarves but so far they're just another of my "brilliant ideas" taking up space in the house. [nono]
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I should play with my hemmers more. I can see how they would be excellent tools - if I could get them to work correctly! I've tried and failed in the past. Would you recommend trying with a wide hemmer at first??
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The secret is......(whispered)  Be willing to throw away some fabric...

Just take some simple fabric with a clean edge and try it.  shove it in too far, barely put it in.  give it a shot with the idea that you plan to toss it anyway.  Takes out the stress.

Eventually you will find the angle and feed amount that works.  it is much more about feel than specifics (IMO)

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The secret is......(whispered)  Be willing to throw away some fabric...

Just take some simple fabric with a clean edge and try it.  shove it in too far, barely put it in.  give it a shot with the idea that you plan to toss it anyway.  Takes out the stress.

Eventually you will find the angle and feed amount that works.  it is much more about feel than specifics (IMO)


I used a bunch of scraps from other projects, but otherwise did just as Steve suggests. Experiment and you'll find what works for you. I can't get it to work like the instructions say, but by gosh it works my way.
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Thanks Steve and Tom for the suggestions on using a hemmer. I like the idea of less stress, and can toss the fabrics when done...or not. [smile]
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I'll try that! I have plenty of scraps! Don't we all??
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I'll try that! I have plenty of scraps! Don't we all??


When I first started quilting I used to hear people say that their scraps would multiply in the dark and thought it was too funny.

No. No it's not. No matter what I do the scrap bins keep getting fuller. And it's not just in the dark that they reproduce. Even when I'm using scraps to sew with they multiply right in front of me, they have no shame.

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